Monday, July 9, 2007

Party at the Pool

Last Friday night I went to a pool party with my church. We were there for 2 1/2 hours. A lot of my friends were there. Every hour the kids have to take a 10 minute break. Here is a picture my mom took of us jumping back in the pool.We were so happy to get back in the water! We also had a cook-out there, watemelon, chips, hamburgers, hot dogs, and cookies. Lots and lots of cookies! After the pool party, I went to my friend Olivia's house to spend the night. I stayed at her house all day Saturday. Saturday night we went to Naomi's house because she and her sister were leaving for two weeks. I'll miss her!

The 4th

For the 4th of July we went to the pool. There were a LOT of people there. They had fun games including one called 'grease the watermelon'. It was very fun, even though I didn't get to do it. It was lifeguards vs. other adults. My dad played and he got dunked and kidney-punched! He almost won but lost it at the last minute. Ah, man!

After the pool we went to Fort Jackson. We saw soldiers marching on the way to the field. When we got there we decided to sit in the stands. Other people were coming but they didn't get there in time. They had a fun area with blow-up jumping things and slides. We got free tattoos. Here's a picture of me, it's my new profile pic:

Then we got to make Thank-You cards for the soldiers, and they gave us a free punching balloon and airplane. As it got dark they had a flag show where they show all fifty states flags. As they announce each state, the cannon fired. My mom got a good picture. Here it is:

I cheered the most for the South Carolina flag! After the show, came the fireworks! They were so cool. Here is my best picture:

I had a lot of fun! Thanks, Mom & Dad!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Weekend with Dad

This past weekend my mom went to Raleight, NC to visit my Aunt Andrea for her bridal shower. She had a lot of fun, and I had a lot of fun, too, while she was gone. Dad took us to the pool for three hours. Then we changed and went right to the theater to see 'Ratatouille'. It was so funny! Then my brother got a new bike. On Sunday, we were at church for FIVE HOURS because Dad had to work in all three services and he had to go in early to rehearse. Mom came home that night at dinnertime. Then on Monday, mom took me to get my new bike. It is the same one that got stolen. Here is a picture of my new bike:Thanks mom! (and dad!)


Friday night, I went to my friend Anne-Marie's house for her birthday. It was a sleepover! It was a horse theme. Here is her cake:
The cake was delicious and her sister was being so cute! My friend Erin was there, too. We played with Anne-Marie's Karaoke machine. We sang a lot of songs, like 'I will survive'. We played with her dog and caught a lot of fire-flies (at least 36!). We even played with sparklers! We had a lot of fun!

Member's Night at the Zoo

Last Thursday we went to the zoo and I got to touch a corn snake, a blue-tongued skink, a turtle, and a chinchilla! And I did not get to touch this one but they had an African Millipede. It was about 10 inches long! Yikes! We also got to see the gorillas get fed. There were lots of baby bunnies in there, too! But they weren't afraid because the gorillas don't eat meat.

We got to ride the carousel for free and get free popcorn and coke and hotdogs for a dollar! Then we saw 'Animal Adventure in 3D'. That was really cool, one of the best 3D movies I've ever seen. It made mom a little dizzy!

When it was almost time to go home, we went through a small garden by the theater and I saw this really cool flower. When it blooms the petals curl back and the flower faces down. Here is a picture:

We had a really good time at the zoo!