On Sunday, Mark helped me to ride my bike!Â I did it the first time!Â I can ride my bike!
I can ride it in the grass.Â I can ride it on the bumps.Â I can ride it on the dirt driveway.Â I can’t ride it if both cars are there, I have trouble driving it through.
I feel good about it!Â I snitched one of the pictures Mark took of me.Â I like this picture!
I got to go to the First Grade Class for Sunday School!Â Momma and Daddy surprised me by being my teachers!Â I don’t remember my other teachers.Â I like it!Â It will be a fun year!
On Sunday before church in the morning, the butterfly hatched!Â Â Oma taught me a poem about a butterfly in the three year old Sunday School class.
I saw a little caterpillar. It wiggled up a tree.
It wiggled long, it wiggled short, it wiggled right at me!
I put him in a little box, “Don’t go away!” I said.
But when I opened up the box, he was a butterfly instead!
I could never make one, even if I tried.
Only God in Heaven can make a butterfly!
We let our butterfly go.Â It will go to Mexico, so it can stay there for the winter.Â She will married and then she will have her babies.Â Â She will lay her eggs on the way back.
Yesterday, we saw a caterpillar hang in a “j”.Â Then it made its chrysalis!Â It made a chrysalis faster than the last one!Â He wiggled.Â He is a wiggle worm! Now he is in his chysalis.Â He is all green with yellow dots on his front and black and white on top.Â The white is holding him up to some paper.
Today we saw another one make his chrysalis.Â It took longer than all of them to start making his chrysalis.
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.
We looked on a leaf– actually a milkweed leaf–and Momma found Monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars!Â After church, we stopped to get some milkweed because we were running low and Momma found a big Monarch caterpillar, a big one and big one!Â It looked like it was going to make its cocoon tomorrow.
It ate a whole milkweed leaf since yesterday!
I hope it makes a beautiful girl butterfly.Â It makes a cocoon and then turns into a beautiful butterfly!
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!