Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

One year ago, I posted a post about Easter. Now I will do it again.

HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Even more stories

Yes, these are complete stories, Auntie. They have a beginning, middle, end, climax and resolution.

Best Friends
Once, there lived a puppy named Grace. Grace loved nice, friendly people who were kind to her. She lived with a stable hand in Scotland. Grace's old owners both died in 1432, so she had to live with the stable hand, Michael. When the two walked out to the stable, the horses were being noisy because they were hungry. In the feed bucket, there was no grain. Quickly, Michael walked out to the fields. Grace followed. Tirelessly, the horses were making an even bigger racket.
Grace was trotting ahead of Michael, and suddenly, she spotted a ferocious dragon. Fearlessly, the dragon shot fire at them, because he wanted them to go away. Outside the dragon's cave the two stood their ground. Grace noticed a thorn in the dragon's tail. The dragon, who realized that Grace was looking at something, remembered the painful thorn in his tail. Grace approached the dragon's cave.
The dragon sensed Grace's kindness, and let her gently pull the thorn out of his tail with her mouth. An hour later, the dragon noticed Michael carrying too many baskets of grain. He offered to help them, because Grace had helped him. They accepted his help. Carefully, they climbed on the dragon's back. The dragon flew them to the city gates, and flew away without a word. Inside of the stables, Michael fed the horses, who had stopped their racket, and were waiting patiently for their food. Grace always disappeared twice a day to visit the dragon, who had become her best friend.

To be Rewarded
There once was a very stubborn camel, who didn't enjoy carrying spices all the way from China to Europe. The camel's master led him across the Himalayas and across many rivers. Although the other trips didn't go wrong, one did, because the camel became very annoyed.

More on the camel one later, my fingers are sore. (I am typing this on my iPod.)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Drying herbs

Okay, so, like I want to use mint to make a potpourri, does anyone know a good way to do this?


Well, my mom is going to help me start my own garden!!! I plan to grow mint, cilantro, tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, maybe lavender, carrots, lettuce, and maybe some flowers to attract hummingbirds. I am going to have a 4*4 square foot garden. Mom says I should read the Square Foot Gardening book, and I will also read 'The Country Wisdom Almanac'. My uncle got the Almanac for my mom.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Books, books, and MORE books!

Well, I read A LOT, so here are some of my favorites... (The order is just how I happened to think of them.)

1-'Winning Balance' by- Shawn Johnson, Olympic Gold medalist. (Gymnastics)

2- 'I, Q'- By-Roland Smith (VERY exciting. The Secret Service, CIA, and FBI are in this book. For people who like suspense. Aimed toward middle schoolers) There is more books in the series.

3- 'Soul Surfer' by- Bethany Hamilton (Very inspiring! Loved it!)

4-'Extra Credit' By Andrew Clements (Really shows the difference in life between the US and the Middle East.)

5- 'Island of the Blue Dolphins' by- Scott O'Dell (Very well written! Sad when the girl's brother dies.)
I read this in 5th grade.

6- 'Mara, Daughter of the Nile' by-Eloise Jarvis McGraw (Very intriguing! Set in Ancient Egypt. I reccomend this mostly for a girl, but a boy could read it too. This one I read in 7th grade)

Okay, people, only 4 MORE!!

7-' Golden Goblet' also by Eloise Jarvis McGraw, and also set in ancient Egypt. This one I reccomend for boys and girls. (7th grade)

8- 'Mystery of History' by- Linda Lacour Hobar (This is a history book, but it is written like stories, not like a history textbook)

(I think there is more but I can't be sure...)

9-' A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver' By E.L. Konigsburg. I know, I've already mentioned it, BUT IT WAS A GOOD BOOK!!! (7th grade)

10- ' White Stallion of Lipizza' by Margurite Henry It was very good!

There. I'm all done. You can click on the pictures and buy the books on

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Disney, bees, and drag racing

     We went to Disney a few weeks ago. Epcot was the first stop, and we saw half of it, then we went to Animal Kingdom, which was fun. I rode on Expedition Everest three times, once in regular wait, once in Fastpass wait, and once in single rider, because there was a HUGE group in the Fastpass wait. Then we went to Magic Kingdom, and then we saw the other half of Epcot. The last day, in Epcot, Mom had secretly booked the princess dining in Akerhaus (in Norway).
 This is a giraffe that we saw on Kilimanjaro Safaris in Animal Kingdom. Below, is some scones that I made for a bake sale.

This is an airplane made out of cans.
Here is the drag racing museum that we went to.

My sister and one of the cars at the museum.

Here we are all dressed up to go see some bees!

Can you find the queen bee?

 P.S. She's in the middle of the picture.