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