Just after lunch, the truck arrived. We all ran to see the massive 26ft long truck. I felt light-headed just looking at it and the amount of stuff we had to put in there. Then, Johnathan informed me that one of his friends was coming to help load the truck. My burden was suddenly manageable, the sun was brighter and the mood lifted tenfold. I was thrilled, not just to have another hand at this daunting task, but, also to have a friend around while we spent our last days in Sioux Falls.
The day couldn’t have gone any faster and smoother than it did, my Grandma and Sarah came over to clean and continue packing in the house. There was bearly a squabble amongst us thanks to our friend, we listened to upbeat music, teased, and laughed together. I couldn’t have asked for a better day. We worked from noon until 9 pm, and we were tired-but not done. We had probably filled 3/4 of the truck and Landon, (who was the one who did most of the strategic placement and organizing of the boxes and furniture) was starting to wonder whether or not we would fit it all in.
They were best buddies
Boys will be boys!
Ahh, those dressers were no easy task, but they managed!
Here ye here ye Claire Monica Frederes beat John’s walking record. John was taking 2-3 steps at 10 and a half months and Claire is now taking 2-4 steps at 9 months! She is the earliest walker ever in our family. Congratulations Claire.
This year for Thanksgiving we went to my grandparents farm on my dads side. We had a wonderful time, my grandma made her delectable deviled eggs, brownies, stuffing, and more. My granddad made the best turkey I have ever had, Sarah made yummy pumpkin pie, mom apple crisp, I made some kind of drink with ginger ale, fruit punch, and raspberry sherbet. Some time after lunch my granddad took two children at a time out to his field to drive the tractor. First he brought Daniel and Joseph, then Alex and John, and last but not least he brought me. Driving the tractor was very fun. It took me a while to get used to driving such a big peace of machinery. After that my granddad went outside with Landon and dad to shoot a big gun (we are way out of town) at an old can, the gun was very loud, and they did have ear protection. I stayed inside. I do not like to shoot guns it hurts my shoulder. After that we all stayed inside. It was very cold and windy so I did not get any pictures. But my granddad just sent me a picture of the tractor and deep till I drove.
On Tuesdays I take a class for strengthening and conditioning for pointe. On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving my teacher said ( we must be thankful for our food and I will make you be thankful, and make you remember me over thanksgiving.) Everybody remembered her, including me. I was so sore, and even to this day my abs and shoulders are sore.
Happy Thanksgiving to everybody. I hope you were thankful because some people have only a piece of bread to be thankful for, NOT turkey, pumpkin pie some kind of drink with ginger ale, fruit punch, and raspberry sherbet,apple crisp, deviled eggs, brownies, stuffing, and more.
The butterfly house got a touch pool with sting rays and little sharks. The first time we went to the butterfly house I did not touch anything, but the second time I went with two friends and I touched every thing.
A sharks tail and a crab of some sort.
There is a more clear picture.
The lion fish the most poisonous fish that I know of.
This plant is unheard of to be sean in SD, it grows in Hawaii.
The second time we went is bellow.
The one on the left is Hannah and the one on the right is Gretchen.
Our grandma took us to the zoo for a valentines present. And the zoo added a dinosaur exhibit. All the statutes of the dinosaurs could move. In the bird area all the birds were yelling at us, I even had a conversation with one. This peacock was walking right by me. They must be aloud to walk around the zoo. This is the dinosaur exhibit. He even smiled for me. This picture was difficult for me to get because it was moving. The eggs were so cute they moved there heads like a real baby chick would. There was a dying, and other dinosaurs on top of it, and it was very realistic. The ducks were fun, Daniel for the first time fed the ducks. If you look closely you can see (above) the Geese’s beak sticking out for the food.
Just look a at this poor bird. It is a plucker! He did that to himself. The baby monkey was teasing us. He’s got a carrot. The last time we were here he was more than half the size he is now. That’s his mom. Look at those arms. She was feeding the baby when we got there. The entire time were there the dad just sat in a corner. But we got to see two of them fight
Dominic was out by the time we were at the duck. The ducks are on the way out.