Monday, September 13, 2010
So you know how I went to China - well, I imagined China like just another country kind of like maybe America. Well when I got here, I definitely proved myself wrong! It was so much different - totally not what I expected. So, you step outside and pretty much get blasted with hot air. The sites are pretty cool, but down in the city it's a little different. There are tropical trees, stores like so close to our apartment it's unimaginable. It's so sad how you see so many stray cats and dogs. I mean I expected probably a couple, but wherever you walk you see one stray cat or dog.
A couple of weeks ago we climbed a mountain. It was stairs, not just a normal path - stairs! The whole way up! It was so tiring but the views were amazing.
Overall, China is a pretty interesting country. Pretty soon we're taking this awesome trip to Yangshuo, a beautiful mountain village. There's kayaking, biking and swimming and we'll have our own huge cabin with an upstairs. I'll definitely post some pictures so be expecting some.
For now, here are some pictures that me, Emma and my Mom have been taking.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
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Monday, May 10, 2010
We're leaving for China on July 29th. We have been watching DVDs and looking at books on China. I have mixed feelings about going to China. I want to stay here but I also want to have an awesome adventure going somewhere new. I never thought I'd be going somewhere this far away. At first, we thought we might end up in Europe cause my Dad lived in Germany once and it sounded really cool. Me, I wanted to live in Italy. But when I heard we were going to China, I was pretty psyched. It was really exciting since we know some people from China. I thought we could send cool stuff and show everybody what it looks like.
We'll be able to come back in the summers on school vacation. Another cool thing is that Emma and I will be going to school. I've never been to school except going to preschool and that doesn't really count! The people in the school will not be speaking Chinese because it's an International school with people from all over the world. The school is an English speaking school. I can't wait to go to China!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I really like taking photos. Especially ones of the pets and nature. I got a camera for Christmas. It's so useful cause I had to always use my Mom's and now I have my own so I can just do whatever I want with it. So here are some cool pictures I have taken with my camera and my Mom's:
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Every year we go to Mooselookmeguntic. It's a camping place on Mooselookmeguntic Lake. We usually canoe to the island to get to our camping spot. It's usually a long trip and the canoe is always so full with our luggage. Sometimes it even takes us two trips! At the camping spot, we set up. Then me and Emma usually go for a swim in the lake if it's a nice day. The lake is so cool! We also have this other small island we go to. Well first, let me tell you the story of this island. One year my Dad left his glasses in the campground office. They sent them back to us and instead of saying to the "Woodheads", they said to the "Woodbrands". So that's how the island got its' name, Woodbrand Island. Every year we canoe out to Woodbrand Island from our campsite. Once we're there, we explore a little bit to see what's changed from the last year. Then we go swimming. Jumping off the rocks is our favorite thing to do.
We like to go fishing at Mooselook too. Sometimes we sit on the rocks, sometimes we go in the boat. We usually do it in the evening.
Sadie always comes with us to Mooselook. She loves swimming and scoping out the area. When we're fishing she likes to try and get the bobber. Then for the rest of the night she's obsessed with trying to get in the water and find it. But once it's time for her to eat, she totally forgets about it.
At some point on the trip we go hiking. We usually try something different every year.
I've been going to Mooselook since I was three. I always look forward to our trip!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Last summer I went to a Colonial camp on Peaks Island. Every day we'd get on the ferry with our friend Mazie and ride to Peaks Island. There we would walk to the teacher's house. They had chickens, a bunny, and a dog with blue eyes named Wallace. The teacher had three or four rows of peas in the front yard and before class we ate the peas! She also had a real outdoor clay oven. Every day we made bread to bake in the oven. She had an old-fashioned cookpot hanging over a fire. We made soup in it every day. Each day a different group would do the many jobs, like bread-making, fire-watching, soup-making or biscuit-making. We even made clover tea! After we did the cooking, we'd make crafts from colonial times like baskets, rope, aprons, and candles. On rainy days we'd have to spend some time in the house working on our projects.
I loved doing the candles and the cooking. The basket making was pretty fun but quite difficult. The last day you could bring family members to Peaks Island. We made a nice feast for everyone. We made biscuits, a chicken soup, a veggie soup, and clover tea. We also made fruit leather and spice cake. It was the best and only camp I've ever done!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
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Monday, April 5, 2010
Finally my pansies sprouted!!! Only one sprouted, but one is better than none. I also planted Asters, Sweet Peas, and purple Alyssum. Those have all sprouted.
My Easter was awesome! We did an awesome jelly bean hunt at our house when we woke up. Then we went to my Aunt's house and had an Easter lunch. In the afternoon, we went to my grandparents who live in Old Orchard by the beach. We went on the beach for a little with my two cousins. We found some cool drift wood. It looked like a ship wreck had just happened there was so much of it!