3 Days Left with a Suprise


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!

Landon, Tetris Master.

Thanksgiving Dinner

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.






Trip To Chicago

We went to Chicago last weekend.  First we went to the Aquarium then to the Field Museum which I carelessly left my camera in the car for the museum so NO pictures.  It took us ten hrs to get there.  

  This was on the way there the mountains were beautiful.


The next day after the aquarium we walked to the sears tower from the aquarium which is like 3hrs of walking.

 This is the aquarium selling.    

 Fish in the aquarium eating another fish.

 Thats what I call a smart fish.

 This is the best picture of a beluga whale I could get, you are not aloud to use flash in the aquarium so excuse the bad pictures.


 A giant jelly fish can you see the tentacles go so far back.

 Look at all the little fish.

Sarah Landon John and I got a separate room from the a joining room.  

On the way home we stopped at the science and industries museum.  This is Landon’s hand and you can see his veins.

Then we went home, and are living happily ever after.


Trip To The Butterfly House

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.

Daniel got lucky. 


4th Of July

This 4th of July was special we got to ride on my granddad’s four wheeler, Landon and Sarah even got to drive.Landon and Sarah gave rides to.  Landon gave me a ride first but no pictures.

Some of these were hard to got because I had to take the picture and FAST get out of the way.   The speed limit was 10 to 15 Mile per hr. 

Proof she was moving.


Sarah with John.

Dad a little bit later tried to do a wheelie.                                         I get a driving lesson next time we go.

Dominic had this worried look on this face after supper.  Then he saw that he was getting attention and stopped, then he did it again stopped and did it again.

This is the only picture I could get I videoed the rest, and could not figure out how to export them on to my blog.

 But I got Alex with a sparkler.





The House Destroyed

Sorry it took my so long to post this stuff.  


We got our entire up stairs painted. 


All the way down stairs.                                   

Getting ready to paint.     


All doors were closed off.

Unusable bathrooms.                                                                              


were all the colors we had to chose from.                                                        

Everything was moved is the school room. 

Joseph’s Birthday

To day is joseph’s 6th birthday!

For his birthday I gave him gum and, I split a squirt gun with John.  He picked a strawberry short cake for his birthday.

P.S. Mom was late on getting Daniel’s birthday gifts so they are in here too.

Grandparent presents were dons in the Morning.     Cake at night.                                                                                                                                                Mom and dad’s gift.                                                                                                                       I had lots of trouble getting Daniel to smile and NOT to cover his face with his shield or his costume.     

More pictures coming.

Trip to the zoo


                                            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.