Monday, September 7, 2009
The curtain opens. New adventure! When we went camping we picked blueberries, did wine tasting, and played around. (Daddy was in France) When we went to Nature’s Kennel, we helped feed and walk the dogs, swim and play hide and seek. When we went Camp Dearborn, we swam. At Bella’s birthday we read and played with Bella. Kenny’s birthday we played with bubbles. At Maeve’s we swam and played carnival games. In France we read, walked, hiked, and played a lot. When we went to Minnesota, we went to the state fair and played with Drew. We also saw Mrs. Kristyn when she was camping.We also went to the Renaissance Festival we watched jousting and played fencing. My brother won, but it was still my favorite. Finally, yesterday Uncle Ben had a hamburger and hot dog roast. I played with Bella. With that final act, the curtains close, and another show……….BEGINS!!!!!!
Summary of the summer day
Oh, you`re probably thinking about how I just write reviews every day on games. Hunh? But no! Today is 発音記号表!! (that`s Portuguese.) I`m writing about the things I did! (Evil laugh… HAHAHAHAHA!) The best parts of my summer were: France, camp, camping, and the state fairs, plus the Renaissance fair. I`ve already written about France and the camp (see camp mirage series.). So, during camping it was mostly, reading, walking, and helping around camp. Almost all the stuff I did with Uncle Ben was games and such. Also, all the adults did some wine tasting, and then bought some. During the last few days of our trip, my grand-father brought us down to the beach, where I and my sister made friends with some people and wanted to stay longer when we had to leave. After that we ended up with the Minnesota state fair. Mom`s friend, Sue, offered for us to stay at her house during our stay. We did lots of stuff out side when we were there like base ball. But the best thing was the state fair. It was ab-sol-ute-ly HUGE!! Although similar to our state fair, it was wayyyyyyyyy different! Also, Drew, (Sue and Damon`s three year old son.) would yell a lot before bed: “MO-MEE!! DA-DEE!!! It`s time for bed!!!” It was actually kinda` funny. When we did our fair back home, that was fun too. But best of all, was the renaissances fair. I left with three souvenirs: one bought, one lived and another watched. I had bought a tooth necklace, I did fencing match and watched a tournament. All –in-all I probably had the best summer yet!!!!!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The chacha slide
2 new cheers
The cradle is like double base but after you get her up you throw her up into the air and catch her.the rest you know except the two cheer s.tomorrow I’ll do those. I have to go now.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Today I went to Camp Mirage. My camp is called so you think you can dance and cheer camp. Today we did stunting, the waltz, a jump, and a cheer. What we did in stunting was this there was two bases (the bottom who are lifting up.) a backdrop, (who holds the flier and helps.) and, last but not least, a flier. (who is on top and the one people throw and lift.) I was a flier. (of course!) The stunts we did were the elevator and something else like it. Here’s how you do it the elevator
1. The two bases stand with their feet crossed together with the other person’s. One leg is back farther than the other and the front leg is bent so that from their knee down is a straight line with the other person’s.
2. The backdrop lifts the flier up and puts her on the bases hands which they have cupped on their thighs so her feet can fit there.
3. And then they start lifting her up slowly until she’s about head height and through it all, the backdrop holds her waist and at the end the backdrop holds her ankles when they lift her up.
4. And then, this is how we did it though, she goes into a bear hug and the backdrop is holding her waist and the two bases move and she drops down.
The other one which I cannot remember the name of
1. You do the same thing except you don’t lift her up you just keep her waist high.
The third one is the hopper.
1. The two bases stand straight with their feet and then they have their hands in the same position and the backdrop is holding the flier’s waist and she bends down and prepares to jump and then she with the backdrops help jumps onto the bases hands and then the bases bounce down a bit and then straighten out and hold her up.
We did the waltz for a while, then learned a jump. It went like this. You have your hands on your hips with your feet together and then you bring your hands up and clap and then you put your hands so that they are like in a circle you don’t have your fingers but just in the place where your thumb is separated from the rest and bring it up above your head. The next part is kind of quick really quick you jump and bring your arm out and bring your right foot up to it and put your other hand on you hip and kick your other foot up and you land with your hands on your hips. We also learned a dance. Actually a cheer. It went like this. You start with your hands on your hips and then I’ll sing the song afterwards. So you hands on your hips and then you clap and then clap and then clap twice and then you bend your knees and bring your hands down to your thighs and put them there and then you straighten out and put your arms in a straight line parallel to each other and then you bring one arm over like that and then kick the leg that is like it like your right leg and your right arm and kick them backwards and then turn your head backwards and then this part comes rally fast you bring everything back and then you clap and then you clap and then you clap twice and then you do the same thing. Here’s the song : Thunder and lightning will put you to the test bang crash lightning flash jaguars are the best jaguars are the best.
After that we had to go home. I hope tomorrow just as much fun!!!!!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Papa is getting a new cat. Yesterday before we went to Uncle Mark’s we went to the humane society. He won’t tell us what cat he got but they tried out two with us and then we left and they tried out one more. I think it’s going to be Shadow, the first one or melody’s sister, the third one.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
· We went to Greenfield Village with Nana and Bumpa.
· We went swimming with Uncle Ben, Aunt Sarah, Bella, + Nana and Bumpa.
· We went to Uncle Ben’s house for dinner and played video games there.
When we went to Greenfield Village we didn’t really do anything. Me, Dad, and Nana had iced tea while Mom, Luke, and Bumpa went to the baseball game. After that, we left Greenfield Village. Then we went swimming. Then we played Marco Polo and me and Aunt Sarah were jumping and diving in. We (me and Aunt Sarah.) cannonballed Uncle Ben. For dinner we had pasta, chicken, corn, and salad. Then we played Singstar. We played Singstar Queen and something else Uncle Ben didn’t tell us the name of. Wii also played Wii. The game we played was Wii Motion Sports we played fencing and archery. I won one round of fencing. Then we had to leave.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
*Please note not actual times
8:00- Get up
9:45 Drive to Allen Park for schedule and come back
12:00 Lunch at McDonald’s
12:30 Invite Montana + K.C. over to play
1:00 Still playing
4:00 Dad comes home
We didn’t really do anything today. All we did was grocery shop and read mostly. So, today was ……….Hmm….what’s what word…..BORING!?!
And so on that happy cue, I’ll leave. Bye! Olivia
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Zach’s Zoomer 2
Spinny Thing(unknown) 1
And a couple of others I don’t remember. Then we went to the water park. The rides are: the funnel of fear, snakepit, wave pools, and green and white slide. Then we went to dinner, (Pizza Hut.) and ice cream.
Here is the digital comic book Luke has been working on:
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Yesterday we(me, Luke, and Sadie.) had a sleep over at Granker’s! First, we went swimming at our house. Me and Sadie were diving and cannonballing like crazy. After a while, I got cold and went out. Then Kenny, Tyee, (and this is in order.) Luke, then Sadie. After that we went to Granker’s. We mostly watched TV we watched all sorts of things. We stayed up until past midnight story: Me and Sadie went upstairs (we were sleeping in the basement.) to get some tea. Well, we got it but Granker said we had to go to bed in a half hour. But it was probably more of an hour than a half hour when she told us to go to bed. After that, we stayed awake for awhile and kid under the covers when we thought Granker was coming. We also talked, laughed, and made noises, and whispered. BED!!! Then next morning for breakfast was: rice krispies with sugar and milk. After we did that, we had to go home. We also washed the car a couple of minutes ago.
Livi 7:00 p.m.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
* I am two people in this, one is my calm side, and the other is my excited side (this). Thank you!
Monday, July 27, 2009
The other exciting thing that happened today was my dad came home from France and it was really, really a nice surprise! I forgot that he was coming home today.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
· Whipped bubble gum
· Bean bag in the mouth
· Lollipop tree
Explanations: Whipped bubble gum: you put two pieces of bubble gum on a plate, cover it with whipped cream, then see who can blow a bubble first. Bean bag in the mouth: try to shot a bean bag in the alien’s mouth. Duckie: Try to get a duck with an orange spot on the bottom of it. Lollipop tree: Same thing except lollipops. Then we had to leave.
Also, last night, I was taking a bath, we had the door open, so pierre came in.[he escaped]. He climbed up on the ledge of the bathtub, went to the corner, and jumped in. Can you belive it?!??????????????! Pierre is one weird cat.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Dart shooting plants, crazy monkeys, a wild stampede, and a magical board game called Jumangji. Also, a gun toting lunatic. If you ask me, It`s TOTALLY WICKED!!! In the beginning, A boy named Allan, and a girl named Sarah, find a game called Jumangji. Allan gets sucked into it and Sarah is attacked by bats. 26 years later, a new family moves in and the children, Peter and his sister Judy, find Jumangji. Once they started, Peter rolls a 5 and Allan returns, They find Sarah, to finish the crazy game. That`s all I`m gonna` spill, so watch the movie and you`ll see how it ends! (p.s. IT`S AWSOME!!) The characters are: Peter, who turns into a half monkey late into the movie, Judy, Peter`s sister, nothing bad happens to her except at the end, Allan, one of the original players of the game, and Sarah, Allan`s girlfriend, and the other original player. Things to notice: Monkeys, lots and lots of `em!! Crazed explorer. Straight from Jumangji, and, he wants to kill Allan because he rolled the dice. So really it`s a good movie if you like jungle adventure and near death experiences. WICKED!!!!!!!!!!
PS- Have fun playing with the monkey-you can make him swing from branch to branch by pointing to branch with the mouse and then clicking on it. Mom added it-isn't it cool?
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
A damsel in distress, 4 brave heroes, and a big fat, Japanese kappa monster. What else could a Mario gamer ask for? Nothing except for an awesome finish to a perfect game!! The game that I am talking about is Mario 64 for DS, it is one of my favorite games and I am at the end of this game. The story is: peach invites Mario to tea with her, but Luigi and Wario end up coming too. Then all three get trapped inside of rooms, there special are paintings in other parts of the castle that hold the keys to the rooms. You are probably wondering who you play as in the beginning, the answer is Yoshi! He is a dinosaur who can use Mario, Luigi, and Wario hats to transform into the bros and anti-plumber! The objective is to rescue peach by using all 4 heroes (though Mario has to be used for the last battle) and collect all the stars! I think it`s a great game and so you gamer people out there get it because it`s awesome!!!!!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
there we played a game. In the game Maeve was a daughter of Posiedon being forced to marry Hade's oldest son, Nicko di Banshalno. The character are: Ekul (me): a half-Phantom who will protect his firends fiercly. Alex (Maeve): Posiedon's daughter, forced to marry Hade's oldest son, the otter twins (Livi and Rory): I have no story for these two. What happens is Alex is abducted, and we have to save her and deafeat Hades. So really, it was AWSOME!!!!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The thing that I will miss most about France is Daddy.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The kids have written everyday about their “adventures” and I believe that this really is a misnomer. We have not found the “adventure” that many of my friends found on their trips. In fact, I’m sure it seems as if the kids aren’t doing much, although I can tell you that they are quite content. What we have been able to create here is a little piece of home for all of us, complete with our normal routine. At home, we would spend our time reading, swimming, visiting, and running errands before Mike came home to join us for dinner. We have the same life here. Every day we run the errand of getting bread or postcards and then head to the playground. We go for a hike (unfortunately one time it was accidentally for 9 miles!). We also read and have got to do something that we have not been able to in a long time. We have taken the time to read aloud and enjoy a book together, 2 so far. We swim and, thanks to Skype, get to visit with friends and family every day. And each evening, we are able to spend time with Mike.
In many ways, I feel as though I have cheated my children out of that fabulous European trip. No sightseeing, no museums. I know that there is an issue with my own discomfort and also with having the money to pay for admissions, a car, gas, etc. . . We are also at the mercy of Mike’s work schedule. The first 4 days we were here, he was working nights! And our main objective is to see him, no matter how much we would have liked to spend a couple days in Paris seeing the Eiffel tower and visiting the Louvre. But I also know that I have done much better at the one thing Luke said I was not good at, doing nothing.
I am thankful that I had this opportunity. I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the people of La Petite-Pierre. People have said that the French are very rude. This must have been a reflection of the person who said it because everyone we have met has smiled and wished us “Bon Jour!”. In a part of France where the two language options are French and German, we learned ways to understand each other. Like the little boy who couldn’t understand why I was telling him that I couldn’t speak French, when I was speaking French and who attempted to tell us his name (which much to his horror we completely mispronounced) or the wonderful old lady who wanted to tell me something about my children as we were walking down the street but after learning that I only spoke English had to just shrug and smile. Or the waitress at one of the restaurants that we frequented who would bring the English menu and the French one so that I could find what I wanted and then show her on the French menu. And the hoteliers! They have been so kind to give us 2 bedroom suites at the same rate they were giving Mike his one bedroom room so that we could be more comfortable as a family.
While here, I read our July book The Glass Lake, Mom said that that’s what I was doing, vacationing in a town like Lough Glass. Oui! I have enjoyed our trip here. I don’t think I will look at it with the wistful look many of my friends have. I most definitely did not take in the exotic tastes of France but I have loved the bread! I do think someday I would like to come back and travel as a tourist with Mike. Someday, I would like to see the Louvre. But for now, I’m excited to be heading home and will anxiously be awaiting Mike’s 2 weeks(hopefully) with us before he heads to Germany.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
PS-Happy Birthday Uncle Ben!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Today was . . . .boring? BINGO! (you have now earned a million dollars :) ) Most of what we did was read. We read Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian. We found out several things like who was the spy, who was the oracle, and who was the hero, who was not-the-hero, who the clue giver was, and who Charlie was waiting for (S). After we read the rest of Percy Jackson, we went for a hike. We found the actual castle this time. YEA!!!! We had to go back after that. For a little while we read Beyond The Grave while the lady cleaned our rooms. That was all we did today. Au Revoir!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Today we got on the plane(s) to France. First, we had the 8 hour flight. I slept through most of the whole plane ride but I watched two movies. First, I watched Marley and Me. It was very very very VERY sad. In the end Marley dies. I also watched Hotel For Dogs. It was about these two kids a brother and a sister whose parents died. They are being placed in one foster home after the other one. One day their dog Friday ran into an abandoned hotel, so they went in after him. Inside they found two dogs. Then a couple other people came to help with the dogs. Basically, they were rescuing every stray dog that they could find. Then they got caught. After that the lawyer guy gave like a little speech thingy and then everybody said to keep the dogs. Then their lawyer adopted them. Bon Jour! Olivia
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Today we had a fun day. This is how things were: 8:25: church, baseball game, then Maeve and rory's house. At Maeve and rory's house, we went swimming. First, we waited abit. Finnaly, we went in the pool. We began playing a fame were Luke was this guy and we were shapeshifters. We would run away (sorry SWIm away) from him. After that, we would go down the portal to atlantis (down the waterslide.) Even though he was in the same place in the pool as us He couldn't see or Hear us. When he went in the portal. We started playing war because He was squirting us with a water gun and hitting our Floaties. (well, that was after we started war.) So we took a ball, two tubes, several diving things (Which was what Luke was hiting us with.) A while after that, me got cold. Oh, yeah, and maranda was trying to hit Luke with a ball.. After we got changed we had to leave. Then we went to …………………………………………………….Granker and Papa's!!! We were coming to give the cat to them so that we could go to France. To see dadd Who has been in France a while. While Pika was getting out, we discovered that Sadie and Frida were there. For awhile, we playa tag. I was it. After that we played Hide-n-seek. Playing hid-in –seek was HILLARIOUS! When Luke was it, (and we were playing in the basement,) We hid in the deepest darkest place we could find, (the corner) we sat, crouched. I was behind Frida, who was behind Sadie who was behind a BOOKSHELF/cart/storeage thingy, which was in plain view. We chose that place because we knew luke wold'nt go down there. We sat there cracking up, while not trying to restrain our laughter. The funniest thing though was luke saying this to Granker (we could hear them) "Where's a floodlight". And then we got kicked out. A good day. A good bye to all, and see you on Skype NANAa and BUMPA!!!!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Three words, WE.WERE.AWSOME!! It was the second playoff game and the A`s better not get too cocky up there or they might blow the whole thing!! We were aganst the braves who we`ve beat twice. The positions I played were short stop, catcher, third, and second. I was catcher with Donnie. I got walked, got two hits, and a strike out. Really today wasn`t too bad a game.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
BOOM CRACK BOOMBOOM CRACK!
Yesterday`s game was exciting! I got on base every time! Mostly I had seen us get all these great hits (note the boom crack boom boom crack).
I mostly got some hits but I also got walked a few times, stole second and third, then got home in two hits. In all it was probably a pretty good game.( Also played well by the mets)
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday was my last day of Animal Planet field-trip camp. We went to the Detroit zoo . We were supposed to go to the Potter Park Zoo on wendesday but instead went to go to the movies because it was raining. At the Detroit Zoo, we saw lots of things there like bears,snakes,lizards,and much more.It was fun.
On wenesday I had my recital.My songs are Colors of the wind,Big yellow taxi,Into white, and king of new York. My favorite is probably either newies or colors of the wind. I want to dance next year but I want to take hip hop.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
(p.s. other's cars are awesome!)
End of camp
Yesterday (June 16th)
Yesterday I got the game ball beacuase, I caught an amazing hit and almost got two outs! (WHOOO!!) Really I was lucky because others deserved it too.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Fun Facts about the elpacko-
- Did you know the they are cousins of the llama, no ta kind of llama?
- 3 hours after their birth bay El Packas can run 3 miles per hour.
End of fun facts.
We got to geel the El Pachas and pet them. that was mostly what we did there.
On tues day (today), we went on a Nautre Hike. it was mosquito storms! Everybody was slapping, slapping, and slapping at mosquitos. Something Funny happend, when we finnnaly reached the end of the trip and we we like 3 feet away. Me and matt started running for the van because the mosquitos were so bad, Dave said "Stop, were in the parking lot." So then it went like this ------------(tiny steps, quick) until we could go to the vann. The at cabella's we looked at dead animals n fish. When the tour was over we did our scanveger hunt. We divided into teams: team one: me dave (coseler, clue maker) Matt, riley, Aysia, Jake, Jacob, Team two:everybody else aslen Nickk, Joseph Aliceso, Shannon, J+Kelly, audrea, Bridget (couseler-clue maker). We had seven question
1. Find me something that lack color pigmentation
2. What eat 15 pound a day in the winter?
3. Find a smiling Bear.
4. take me to a Blue mylin.
4. I can't rember question 5 eta seven CXape Buffalo
I can't remember the rest of the questions. Also, yesterday we played Freeze tag. It was really really fun.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Today wasn`t how I thought it would go. First, we got Scott, our instructor, who was actually pretty nice. Then instead of working on our cars all day we also did gaga and the fly trap. I enjoyed the gaga and carving our car. The best thing we did today was probably… (And the award goes to!!!...) the designing and carving our cars!! That was the best thing.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
It`s June 13, 2009 and mostly all we did was shop. I mean sheesh!! My sister got to go to a party and I was stuck shopping. Not exactly what I planned. Anyway, I was at target shopping and Meijer returning bottles then Uncle Ben`s house returning a chain saw. Actually, it was cool because I got to see a chain saw. Then we got my sister and she had candy!!!!!! Really I was jealous and that is all I want to say.
On Friday I had a dance marathon. The reason why it was a dance marathon was because it was the day that we practiced our camp dances , colors of the wind [Pocahontas] and king of New York[ from Newsies, you know the news boys ?].The theme this year is colors. Our costumes are: Newsies:a light colored shirt , tan or khaki pants, a vest ,Optional: hat. Pocahontas: a black leotard, ribbons. The two kinds of dance I take are ballet and jazz [Newsies=jazz, Pocahontas=ballet]. I love dancing in the recitals.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I was gonna miss some people. I had made friends with Parth and Nolan who I shall miss until next year. I had told Stav and Parth (mostly Stav I would try to bring them back some French food from France since we`ll be going there this summer. Mostly it was goodbyes, farewells and good lucks…. I am gonna miss every one.
(p.s. I also said bye to some girls not to be mean.)
On Monday we had our school picnic…….well it was also oooooooooooouuuuuuuurrrrrrrrr ….FIELD DAY! We had kickball, basketball ,a dunk tank, and a lot more. Almost every single person in the school did the dunk tank. The three volunteers were:Mrs.Mulkiten,[gym teacher]Mr.Prebe[gym teacher .Again]Mrs.Macek[family 3 teacher.Finnaly!]Mr.prebe got dunked 3o times! Mrs.Mulkiten barely got dunked . Awww.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I really was worried and happy at the same time. The guy who was coming over was Stavros he`s one of my best friends. Both of us have the same hobbies except I prefer to draw while he enjoys soccer. It was the third time he was coming to my house. We were planning to trade Pokémon but also we played outside, played stratego, and mixed records. Luke
When the Navarros came over
On Saturday the Navarros came over.
We spent all morning cleaning, cleaning, and cccccccccccllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnning!
Then we did some hurried shopping because Stavros was coming over to play with Luke [A.K.A Mr. ekul] At 3:30, the Navarros got here. First, we did dancing. Second we played spies.
This is how it went after that.
Monday, May 25, 2009
I had been anticipating this for a week. We were finally going to Aunt Tasha`s!! Most of the time we were at the puppy pens. But, it also included quad rides, spear fishing, a bear sanctuary, and cold porridge (just kidding!). The thing I liked most was the pups and spear fishing. The bear sanctuary was an amazing sight ! If I wasn`t in trouble, I might have enjoyed it better. That`s mostly all we did really.
Ever since Mom had told us that we would be going to the U.P. I had been asking ‘when are we going’ and ‘how much longer till we are going’.I couldn’t wait. Finaly, finaly, finaly we got there. On the first day mostly all we did was hold puppies and play tag. On the second day we: went to the bear center, went hiking in the woods,[A.K.A we walked the older puppies]while everybody else went fishing,played apples to apples mom, aunt Tasha, and Mrs. Shelly, went wading\spearing\fishing, played a very good game of hide and seek, where me ,Emma, and Damon were moving around, and we went through the woods, past a junk pile and in a loop. Then we played a game where you were a fruit and you had to say”I love you banana’ or whatever fruit that person was without showing them your teeth. I was orange. Then me, Justin, Damon, Jake, and Emma played apples to apples. Then we watched a bit of WALL’E. We went to bed after that. When we woke up we left. I loved it all.