Friday, June 19, 2009

Tellus Museum

Yesterday my grandmother, sister, brother, mom, and I went to the Tellus Museum in Cartersville. I had already been there for a field trip in middle school. Tellus is a huge science museum, and it has many interesting things. In the main lobby there was this huge ball hanging from the ceiling. Below that there were dominoes. The ball moved back and forth. The dominoes moved with the Earth's rotation. So every ten minutes the ball would knock a domino down. The sign you could read said it took twenty three hours to knock down all of them but I'm not sure how many there were. One thing we did is the Planetarium. There is a large room with seats that lean up towards the ceiling. When we looked up there was a huge dome over our heads. They shine lights to the dome to look like stars and planets. It looked real like you were outside at night.
We also saw all different kinds of rocks and minerals. One of my favorite things we did in the museum is gem mining. We got to mine for rocks in sand. After we were done we got to keep them. After that we went to the fossils. There were all different types of dinosaurs. Another really fun thing we got to do was dig for fossils. When you found one you liked you could keep it. There were shark teeth, rocks with different animal prints in them, and so many more. I found a shark tooth that ended up being the one I kept. After we were all tired and saw everything in the museum, we headed home. We all had so much fun and would love to go again!

Monday, June 15, 2009

My First Week of Summer

During the first two weeks of summer my brother and sister had basketball camp. So I got to spend time with my mom and grandmother. One day we went to get our nails done. My grandmother and I got our toenails done, while my mom shopped. My grandmother only got her toenails done, but I got my fingernails done too. It was hard to pick the right color. They have so many colors to choose from. Finally, I picked a pinkish color. I got my fingernails done the same color. They gave us a massage, and we sat in a chair that vibrated like someone was rubbing your back. Pretty soon it was time to pick my brother and sister up from school. Those few days were so much fun!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Turkey Trot and Rabbit Run

One morning this week I looked out the front window of my house. I saw a big black turkey. It was running in a zig-zag pattern in our high grass. I was wondering why it would be running. So, then I looked in front of it and saw a big gray rabbit. You could see it jump up in the grass every once in a while, then it would go back down into the grass and you couldn't see it anymore. The turkey chased the rabbit very far away. After a while I couldn't see where it had gone. It was very funny watching a turkey chase a rabbit in our front yard!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Baseball All-Stars

My brother made the allstar team this year. One day this week we went to his tournament . We left supper early just in case we got lost. It was about thirty minutes away. The time flew by so fast it seemed less than twenty minutes. We got there with time to spare. My gram, granddaddy, and my cousin came with us too.
My granddaddy stayed with my brother at the field. While my mom, gram, sister, cousin, and I went shopping. We expected to get back to the field in time for his game, but his game started ten minutes early. So we missed a couple of minutes of his first inning. They were ahead of the other team for the first four or five innings.
After those innings the other team started to catch up to our team. We were both tied for a little while. We ended up losing the game by one point the last few minutes. Everyone ended up playing a great game. They play three more games this season. I am so proud of my brother !

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Old Friends Visit

My family and I moved before the school year started last year. We moved after my fifth grade year from Buford to Rome. Yesterday some of my first grade teachers came to visit us from Buford. They also worked with my mom . So we were all really excited about them coming to see us. They came about lunch time so we made lunch for them. After we were done eating we talked for a while before they had to go. We had so much to talk about. Before we knew it they had to go to get back to Buford before dark. It was so much fun having them over!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's Summer

This is the first week of summer for middle school. It feels so good to sleep late and not get up early in the morning. We have a lot of things to do this summer. We plan to go to Six Flags and White Water. We also plan to do a few little things, but they're usually really fun. We'll have movie night, spa night, and a lot more.

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is go to our farm house . We share this house with our family. We have done a lot of work on the land and the house since we have bought it. It is a lot of work, but it will be worth it. It is so beautiful and clean.

My mom always works hard to make our summer the best it can be. In the summer my family tries to find fun and cheap things to do. We play cards, and games, and Wii. Summers are always fun for me and my family!!