Cookies are yummy!

Yesterday we made some cookies.  Momma melted the chocolate and the kids did the rest.  You put the chocolate in a pan with boiling hot water in a different pan underneath.  If the chocolate gets to hot, it turns crunchy.  I got to help.

I put peanut butter on crackers and another cracker on it.  Then we got wax paper on the table and some sprinkles.  Then we put melted chocolate-white chocolate and black chocolate on the table.  We dipped the cookies into the melted chocolate, and then we got them out.  Then we put them on the wax paper.   We put sprinkles on the cookie before it dried.

We mixed  up some of the colors, like black with white chocolate.  The cookies were good!

My favorites were the black chocolate and the white chocolate mix.

I took the picture of the cookies and of Adrian eating!

First Snow of Year on Grandma’s Birthday!

Yesterday was the first day of  snow.  We went to Science Sleuths with our sleds.

We went to Pizza Hut and had some pizza.  We ate it at Oxbow Park, because that’s where Science Sleuths is.  It was snowing and it was a snow picnic!

We went to  Science Sleuths.  We learned about hibernation.  That is when something is sleeping in its house like bears.  But they live in caves.

Then after Science Sleuths we sled down the hills!  I liked it.  Tyler is Miss Krista’s son.  Miss Krista teaches Science Sleuths and Nature Nuts.  Tyler went down the hill with me and we flipped.  It was fun.  Yes, it was fun.

I had fun on Grandma’s Birthday!

P. S.  Today we made our first snowman! 🙂

Happy Halloween

Today, we went to the Trick or Treat Goshen and we trick or treated there.  When we were done, we put some candy into some bags.  Every year we pass out candy at Oma’s house, because we have too many!

In my picture I am Queen Susan.  One day, it was first day Sunday in the first grade Sunday class.  I forgot to show Mark something and I went into my bag and I found a pattern.  I wanted it for my birthday.  Momma fixed it and hid it.  Today, I found it and I thought she was going to wear it, but…

I realized Momma wasn’t going to wear it.  It was for me!  I like it! 

Going in a balloon

Last Thursday we went to one of Daddy’s cousins–Big Mark’s–house.  Daddy’s school was having Homecoming.   I will try to write more about Homecoming later.

Saturday night, we went on a hot air balloon.  We were going camping when we saw a hot air balloon.  It was tethered.  Tethered means tied.  We waited for a couple of minutes.  We went on it.  Two came off and three came on.  then the other two came off, and the other three came on.

It felt fun.  I could feel a breeze.  Adrian was nervous when he saw it go up, but when he got on and went up, he liked it.

I liked it.  I was excited!  I would do it again.

Silly pictures!

Yesterday we had a party and Auntie Lorraine and Uncle Steve came.  They are from Swaziland!  They are Uncle John’s Momma and Daddy.  I like them!  And Oma and Opa came.  We had tea and we ate dinner.  I showed everybody our chrysalises.  We have seven now!

I took pictures of everybody being silly.  Auntie Lorraine’s didn’t turn out  :(  I am sad.  If Auntie Lorraine gives me another silly picture I will put it on my blog  🙂

Here are the pictures. 

Trying to Ride my Bike

Yesterday we took a walk.  Daddy got home before us.  I got my bike out.  I tried riding it and I couldn’t.  I looked at both sides and I couldn’t find the training wheel!   I was only riding with one training wheel before.  You can see in the pictures I am learning to ride a bike without training wheels!

I want the wheel on my girly bike fixed for my birthday.  I also want a “pretty, girly” helmet.

I am doing very well riding my bike, but I am still having trouble.  The bike I am using is wiggly and I can’t get control of it.  I need that fixed!  (Momma said it really is a wiggly bike, not just me learning how to ride!)

I am learning to ride my bike in the road.  I tried today and yesterday.  Momma took pictures.  Momma and everyone else looks for cars.

Momma says everyone falls at least once, but I don’t like it!

I don’t know how long until I am going to ride my bike alone.


Today we found a Walking Stick.  He was on a poster.  Mark said “What is that?”  Momma said “I think that is a Walking Stick”.  Mark carried it and it jumped off Mark.  I carried it and it jumped off me.  Then Momma carried it and it didn’t jump off her.  We taked pictures of it.

Yesterday, we went to Science Sleuths.   We was learning about Metamorphis.  It means change.

We looked for bugs.  Miss Krista said there was a caterpillar on a leaf.  She looked in her book.  We thought it was a Sphinx Moth Caterpillar.   I learned how to use a microscope.   When you look through a microscope you can see things close up.

Sunday, we found a Praying Mantis.  My momma gave it to me.  It climbed in my hair!

Our caterpillars are growing.  We still have one “chrystralist” (how I say chrysalis).  If you look closely, you can see the wings of  the butterfly!  The “chrystralist” is still green.  When the other ones make their “chrystralists” we will put them in the aquarium.

I like raising caterpillars.  It is fun!

The Happy Birthday!

Yesterday I got a fan and my sister got a fan.  I got one with a dragon on it.  Audrey got one with a flower.  We got it from a program we went to called Flintlock and Tomahawk.  (It was at The Elkhart County Historical Museum).  We played.

I tasted some yummy old fashioned candy.  We learned candy was medicine.  They changed it cause they realized it was a treat if they put more sugar in and take the medicine out.

Tea used to look like a  thick block.  They used a knife and them scraped it off.  Them cut a little block out when they were selling tea.

We went yesterday because it was Daddy’s birthday and it was Sunday.

Yesterday, Daddy turned 35?  I think.  He’s the best Daddy in the WHOLE WIDE world!  My momma loves him.  Me and Audrey and Adrian and Mark love him.    His Dad and his mom and our family loves him and some friends love him.

Happy Birthday Daddy, Happy Birthday Daddy!