Monday, September 21, 2009

The Best Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. It was the best birthday.
I went to the hunting shack with my friend Brady. We went grouse hunting with my dad. We spent the night. It was a lot of fun.

Then on Sunday afternoon my grandparents joined my family to help me celebrate.
The best part of my day was my presents. My parents gave me "The Dangerous Book For Boys" I have wanted it for over a year. I am so excited. I also received money from my one set of grandparents and my uncle Mark for a hunting bow I have been saving money for.

My other grandparents gave me a camera! One that can zoom in and out and has a flash. It has a lot of cool features and I couldn't wait for the battery to charge so I could try it out.

This was the best birthday. I am 10.
pictures taken by my mom

Friday, September 18, 2009

I Am A Black Belt!

Today I am a black belt.
I passed my test.
I have been in Tae Kwon Do for four years and 1/2 month.

I started the summer before kindergarten. I am now in Fourth grade.
I only took one summer off. It was worth it.

I am so excited and proud!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

First Day of School '09

The first day of school is just a memory.
I was nervous, excited. Both scared and excited.

I missed my friends. I was ready to go back.
I am used to being in Fourth grade already. I like my teacher, Mr. Smith.

Fourth grade will be o.k.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fourth Grade - Here I Come

This year I will turn 10.
I will be in Fourth Grade.
I only have one year of Elementary School left.
I will earn my "poom" (jr. blackbelt)

This year I am growing up.

On The Beach

We spent 5 hours in the sun.

picking rocks,

and throwing the rocks,

and pinecone fight.

Two days at the beach was a good way to end the summer.
I have a sunburn on my back, but still had a good time.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I Survived 14 Days In A Van

I about went crazy.
But I survived 14 days in a van
with my mom, dad, 2 other brothers,
my 1 sister, and our dog.

We went through (or were in) North Dakota, South Dakota,
Nebraska, Colorado, and Utah.

We saw mountains.
We even saw the tallest mountain in Colorado - Mt. Elbert.
We also saw reservoirs
(my sister took a mud bath in one called Buckeye)
We drank out of springs, and swam in them too.

I even got up close to a herd of elk
(until someone's dog barked and scared them away)

This was the third waterfalls we saw on our trip.
This was taken in Sioux Falls
(at the Sioux Falls)

After spending two whole weeks in a van I can say this about my trip
"it was boring, happy, exciting, and I'm glad I went."

All pics in this post taken by me