Last Thursday we went to one of Daddy’s cousins–Big Mark’s–house.Â Daddy’s school was having Homecoming.Â Â I will try to write more about Homecoming later.
Saturday night, we went on a hot air balloon.Â We were going camping when we saw a hot air balloon.Â It was tethered.Â Tethered means tied.Â We waited for a couple of minutes.Â We went on it.Â Two came off and three came on.Â then the other two came off, and the other three came on.
It felt fun.Â I could feel a breeze.Â Adrian was nervous when he saw it go up, but when he got on and went up, he liked it.
Yesterday we had a party and Auntie Lorraine and Uncle Steve came.Â They are from Swaziland!Â They are Uncle John’s Momma and Daddy.Â I like them!Â And Oma and Opa came.Â We had tea and we ate dinner.Â I showed everybody our chrysalises.Â We have seven now!
I took pictures of everybody being silly.Â Auntie Lorraine’s didn’t turn outÂ :(Â I am sad.Â If Auntie Lorraine gives me another silly picture I will put it on my blogÂ 🙂
Yesterday we took a walk.Â Daddy got home before us.Â I got my bike out.Â I tried riding it and I couldn’t.Â I looked at both sides and I couldn’t find the training wheel! Â I was only riding with one training wheel before.Â 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.Â I also want a “pretty, girly” helmet.
I am doing very well riding my bike, but I am still having trouble.Â The bike I am using is wiggly and I can’t get control of it.Â I need that fixed!Â (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.Â I tried today and yesterday.Â Momma took pictures.Â 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.Â He was on a poster.Â Mark said “What is that?”Â Momma said “I think that is a Walking Stick”.Â Mark carried it and it jumped off Mark.Â I carried it and it jumped off me.Â Then Momma carried it and it didn’t jump off her.Â We taked pictures of it.
Yesterday, we went to Science Sleuths.Â Â We was learning about Metamorphis.Â It means change.
We looked for bugs.Â Miss Krista said there was a caterpillar on a leaf.Â She looked in her book.Â We thought it was a Sphinx Moth Caterpillar.Â Â I learned how to use a microscope.Â Â When you look through a microscope you can see things close up.
Sunday, we found a Praying Mantis.Â My momma gave it to me.Â It climbed in my hair!
Our caterpillars are growing.Â We still have one “chrystralist” (how I say chrysalis).Â If you look closely, you can see the wings ofÂ the butterfly!Â The “chrystralist” is still green.Â When the other ones make their “chrystralists” we will put them in the aquarium.
Yesterday I got a fan and my sister got a fan.Â I got one with a dragon on it.Â Audrey got one with a flower.Â We got it from a program we went to called Flintlock and Tomahawk.Â (It was at The Elkhart County Historical Museum).Â We played.
I tasted some yummy old fashioned candy.Â We learned candy was medicine.Â 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 aÂ thick block.Â They used a knife and them scraped it off.Â 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?Â I think.Â He’s the best Daddy in the WHOLE WIDE world!Â My momma loves him.Â Me and Audrey and Adrian and Mark love him.Â Â Â His Dad and his mom and our family loves him and some friends love him.
I was in Exploring 4-H.Â I was doing cooking.Â I won a blue ribbon for making really good cookies. I made them all by myself.Â Momma helped me by pouring the hot stuff into the cereal.Â I did everything else.
When we went to the 4-H fair, we ate curly fry chips.Â We ate elephant ears and home made cookies and an apple (or an orange) and buffalo hamburgers.Â I liked it!
We petted horses.Â We saw an animal show with tigers.Â I liked them.Â I think the white ones with stripes were my favorites.
We went to the fair last week.Â I got to ride on Crazy Mouse!Â I liked it.Â It kind of felt like you would fall off the edge.Â Â It turned and we didn’t fall off the edge!Â We spinned and at the end it spinned.
And then we went to another ride, the fire truck.Â Audrey wanted to ride it.Â It was fun but one time it felt like it was going forward, but it was really going backwards!
Good bye for right now!Â Later I will tell about somethings I did for 4-H.
My name is Andrea.Â I am 6 in a half years old.Â I like to play prince and princess.Â My favorite animal is kitties.
If you go in my big brother’s blog, he is the oldest kid in the family.Â I like to play with Mark.Â I get to be the queen.
I have two younger siblings.Â Audrey is at Mrs. Cripes Sunday School Table.Â She loves birthday parties!Â She loves monkeys (Curious Georgies).Â Adrian loves to give hugs and is learning to share.
🙂 Today we went blueberry picking.Â When we got there we picked some blueberries for a couple of minutes and then the Deardorff’s Mom called and then we went to see where them were picking blueberries.Â Then there was 5 girls–not counting their mommy–and them Grandma was there.
We picked probably a half of a big bucket full.Â Or maybe more than aÂ half.Â We picked 14 pounds!Â We brought home 7 pounds.Â We are going to eat them and freeze them.Â We are going back to get more!