Monday, May 30, 2011
This is a video of my violin recital Saturday. I played Minuet No. 2 by Bach. My wonderful teacher ( and "hired big sister") Kaitlin was the one who got me in the recital. I'm her only student and so we weren't going to get to do a recital, but her teacher was having a recital for her students and she said it was okay for me to be in it. I was nervous, but it was really fun.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Josh and Miss Tammy
Josh in his graduation cap
Josh doing Five Little Monkeys
More Five Little Monkeys
Part of the program
Sunday, May 22, 2011
THE PUPPY DANCE! It is also the cutest dance EVER! This is what happens at home while I'm at school. The puppy in question is named Chocolate and has not been questioned on the matter.
First up is The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester. The main character is Piper McCloud who has, at random moments, floated around since birth. One day she decides to teach herself to fly instead of just float by jumping off the roof of her house. Many complications in the plot result from this, and she ends up going to I.N.S.A.N.E. which stands for Institute of Normalcy, Stability, And NonExceptionality. I.N.S.A.N.E. is a secret school for children with unusual gifts like Piper's. Piper's new friends can do things like make their own weather and shrink to the size of a leaf. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and I read it at least once a year.
The other book is our Mother/daughter book club book, Fairest by Gail Carson Levine. This is one of my FAVORITE books! It is about Aza, who thinks she is ugly but is an extraordinary singer. She gets a chance to go to the king's wedding, but after the wedding the king is injured and the new queen blackmails Aza. LOVE this book!
And thats all for now.
My mom got one of the elusive Dig it play videos to load. This is us singing the first half of "The land Between Two Rivers," the song for Mesopotamia. At the very end you can hear a boy talking really fast, he IS actually saying something, but the only people who actually know what it is are the teachers.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Mr. Incredible in the street show.
Me meeting Minnie Mouse
Saturday, May 14, 2011
These are some of the beautiful rock formations we saw:
We saw this lone little tree at the bottom of one of the canyons. Mom thinks the picture should be titled Persistence.
Friday, May 13, 2011
While we were there shopping for souvenier, we discovered it is nearly impossible to find ANYTHING with Daisy Duck on it, and she's my favorite character. After four days of looking, all we found was a small plush, a pin, and a keychain. I did find some really cute plushes of Donald Duck and Alice in Wonderland.
All in all, it was an awesome vacation, and I'll be posting my pictures of the trip once I get them all sorted out and edited.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
At the end of each year we have big end of level tests to gaauge whether or not we have learned what we need to for each grade. Most of my class is a little over halfway done, with the two tests each for Language Arts and Math finished. But, the really great part about this years end of levels?
I AM FINISHED!!!
I am finished because when the rest of my class is finishing up tests WE WILL BE IN DISNEYLAND!!! OUR FAMILY IS SKIPPING A WHOLE WEEK OF SCHOOL TO GO TO CALIFORNIA!!!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
1.Keep your daughter from taking your picture by putting a pack of gum in front of your face.
2. Dress up in random things from your closet.
3.Make a cute fabric flower wreath to hang on the door.
4. Make won tons!!!
6.Take apart a computer.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Anyway, this is my new favorite website. Its called http://nameberry.com and I love it. It may seem weird for an 11-year-old to like a name website, but its got all sorts of features. It has a blog, a discussion page, and a huge list of names, their, origins, and what they mean. I LOVE it!!!
Left to right: Robert Petrie, Sally Rogers, and Buddy Sorrel
Our other favorite TV show is more current. It is Phineas and Ferb. Its about two brothers, Phineas and Ferb, and all of the amazing inventions they make every day over their summer vacation, which drives their sister Candace crazy. My mom likes that they don't try to make Candace crazy. Nothing they do is meant to be malicious. The only problem she has with it is that the parents are totally and completely oblivious to all of the things they build. The sub-plot is about their pet platypus, Perry, who leads a double life as a mindless house pet and Agent P, a secret agent whose nemesis is the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz. We love this show and have watched all of the episodes available twice.
Left to right: Perry the Platypus, Phineas, Ferb, Candace
And those are our favorite shows!
Monday, May 2, 2011
These are some of the few good pictures of Matt available:
Matt likes Nerf, and shooting things in general. He starts 4th grade in the fall.
Josh, as you can see from the pictures, loves puppies. You know the poem, "snips and snails and puppy dog tails, thats what little boys are made of?" Well, this little boy got a surplus of puppy dog tails.
I have some really cute video of the two of them playing with Matt's Nerf guns, but I can't get it to upload. I'll try to post it some other time.