Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Cooking And A Stilt Story

We are all at my grandparents house right now!! I have been cooking away for Thanksgiving today! Tomorrow, I don't think we will have to cook at all. I can't wait to eat some of the turtle pumpkin pie that I made. When we were driving to Forest, which is where my grandparents live, we watched Black Beauty. There is one part when it shows someone on stilts with long pants, like a clown or something. Leah asked me, " How do they have long legs? Do they balance on long things attached to their shoes?" I thought she meant the horses!! I said, " They just have long legs. That's how they are." Leah, who didn't quite believe me said, "But don't they balance on long sticks?" I couldn't stop laughing because I didn't know she meant the person, not the horses!!! Finally I understood and told Leah what I thought she meant. She laughed and laughed. It was very funny. Everyone have a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Twelve Miles, And Christmas Decorations!

Well, today Mama, Julie and I ran twelve miles in this freezing cold weather!!! Next week we will run eight miles, and the next week is the race!!!(thirteen point one miles) In the race it will VERY COLD. Right now, our Christmas decorations are being put up!! We are going to get our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. I can't wait to get our Christmas tree and decorate it!!!!!!!!! And I can't wait to get our Christmas books out!! And, of course, I can't wait for Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cooking With Leah And Sam

This afternoon after I had run on the treadmill, it was my turn to watch Leah and Sam while Mama ran. I wondered if Mama would mind if I made some home made chocolate chip cookies. Hopefully I would have them in the oven before she was through running! I decided to make them. I called Leah and Sam, who were very happy about helping, and pulled them up some
chairs to stand in. Then I washed their hands, and went into the pantry to find some chocolate chips. Amazingly, we did not have any! But we did have about three bags of butterscotch chips. I saw that we had all the ingredients for the recipe on the back, so now we were making butterscotch "cookies". Well, more like butterscotch brownies, because it said to spread the mix out in a pan. I measured the ingredients and let Leah and Sam pour it in. Sam started looking in the bowl, his head halfway in. "Don't do that Sam!" I said. "Can I look at it?" he asked. I told him he could, but he couldn't stick his face in. He smiled and put his face over bowl. I moved the bowl away. When it was time to blend in the butterscotch chips, I let Leah and Sam pour the chips in. Leah spilled some, so I told her to pick them up and put them in the bowl. Sam grabbed a handful and said, "I just put them in my mouth." Finally, the cookies were in the oven. They turned out great! Everyone liked them except for Leah, who only tried the dough, but not the cooked cookie. If you want to make them, look on the back of the butterscotch chips bag!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Tag, And A Dog Story

First, here is a tag from Hannah.

1. look right, what do you see? A curtain
2. look left, what do you see? A chair, the table, the kitchen
3. look behind you, what do you see? A rocking chair, Leah's beloved pink pig and bear
I am going to tag Anna Beth, Ashley, and Katlen

And about the dog... Well, yesterday Julie, Mama and I ran eleven miles!!!! That is the farthest we have ever gone!! Before we started (we were in a neighborhood) we saw a friendly dog. So we petted him, and started off. That dog followed us! And he kept on following! Of course, he would stop and sniff here and there, but he would always catch up with us. Before we had gone really far, someone drove up and asked us if the dog was ours. We said he wasn't, he was just following us! The lady who stopped us said that her grandson, who was in the car and looked about five, thought that we were taking the dog away. He had been feeding it and playing with it for a few days. We told him that when we left, the dog would probably go back to his house. Anyway, we planned to run in a few different neighborhoods, and we didn't want the dog to follow because he may get lost, and because of cars. We thought that he would eventually get tired and go away. He didn't stop!! We decided that the dog would follow us out of the neighborhood and back again. We could call him away from cars. That is just what happened!! THAT DOG FOLLOWED US THE WHOLE ELEVEN MILES!!!! Well, almost. When we passed some children, the dog went to them. We soon noticed that he wasn't following us any more, and we had to get him back to his neighborhood! Thankfully, we didn't have to go far to find the dog. We called him away, and he followed us all the way back!! Good job, doggy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Fun Tag From Cassia

I was tagged by Cassia! This is a really fun tag.
Here are the rules: Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fith sentence. Post the next two to five sentences on your blog along with these instructions. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intectual one; pick the closest!! Tag a few other people to do the same.
Okay.... these aren't really sentences, but...

Solution To Exercises
1. Think!

Grains are fruits or seeds of various grasses.
Which of the foods comes from grass? Rice.
Food A (rice) is a grain.

Well! I have never read that before!!
Here is who I am going to tag:

Cut n' Paste-Hannah

Glitter n' Glue-Sarah

About Ashley-Ashley

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Tag, and Instructions

Okay, I finally got the award on my blog. For anyone who doesn't know how to get the award on their blog, here's how. First type six things about yourself, and then award six other blogs. To get the award on your blog, right click it on my blog and save it as a picture. Then download it on your blog like a regular picture.

Levi and Cassia tagged me!

What was the first thing you saw when you woke up? Julie

What do you do when you get bored? Lots of things! Crochet, read, sew, blog...

How old are you? thirteen

Name at least three of your friends Well! I have a lot of friends, so I will name some friends with blogs. Anna Beth, Ashley, Kara Beth, Katlyn

What is your middle name? Olivia. My first name is Mary

Write your whole name backwards nosnhoj aivilo yram

Who will you tag? Kara Beth!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Another Tag

My Aunt Megan tagged me and gave me a blog award, which I do not know how to get on my blog. I am supposed to type six random things about myself. Let me think...

1. I just got braces a week ago, and I am finally getting used to them!

2. The farthest I have ever been from home is San Fransisco

3. I have a LOT of stuffed animals. Most of them are on a tall shelf in my room.

4. When I was three, I had a fish named Cinderella. When that one died, I had another one named Rainbow.

5. I just learned how to e-mail about a month ago.

6. When I was about three, I was afraid of mannequins.

Now I am supposed to tag/award six blogs. Hopefully the award will be up soon!

1. Katelyn
2. Ashley
3. Anna Beth
4. Mrs. Lynn
5. Mrs. Liesa
6. Aunt Jenny