On Christmas morning all of us were really excited. All the kids woke up really early even Lily. We wanted to go downstairs but my mom and dad weren’t awake. Finally they woke up and came into our room. When we went started looking through our stockings Max came in. He got a new ball and loves it. I got some spy stuff from Santa and a new bike from my parents. I love my bike it is a sea green beach cruiser. Ade got a makeup kit and gave us all makeovers. After our Christmas dinner Lily dressed up as a bandit. I rode my bike for a while it was so much fun. I had a great Christmas!
Christmas eve was really fun. We did so many fun things. We went to Pirate Island Pizza, the movie Princess and the Frog, made ginger bread men and a house, and went to see some dancing lights. I had a lot of fun.
I recently had a choir concert. It was really fun. All the songs were really challenging. One we sang last year but it was so hard that we had to try it again this year. This year was Morgan’s first performance. She was really excited. After the performance my friend Sarah, Morgan, and I got our picture taken. That performance was really fun.
This Halloween, I was the Queen of Hearts. On Halloween when I first got up we had cinnamon rolls for breakfast. After that my mom and sister got ready for a baptism. The rest of us got ready to go shopping. I got a ton of clothes. I got to go shopping with my mom after. When we finished we got dressed in our costumes and took pictures. Right after...well right, right after I had to help at a birthday party. After the party we went to a trunk or treat. I helped with Lily most of the time. She really got the hang of yelling "TRICK OR TREAT!" It was cute. After the trunk or treat we went home. I got to go trick or treating with my friend Sarah. It was so much fun! I got a ton of candy. I love Halloween!!!
On the 24 I hosted a Halloween party. It was a ton of fun. We played three games. We played the witches brew game, a ring around the pumpkin, and my favorite the mummy wrap game. For the mummy wrap game we saw who could wrap the best mummy. After we had the contest everyone buried me in toilet paper. After that they started to toilet paper our tree so I got out of the pile and helped them. Then my dad said to find the secret piece of toilet paper we searched for a while and found out that is was a teeny tiny piece of toilet paper. After that we watched Wallace and Gromit and the case of the Were Rabbit. I had a great time at my party.
I have a new cousin named Gwen. She is really cute. I have never heard her cry before. I love it when she smiles at me. She doesn’t like it when Morgan wears glasses in front of her. When she does wear glasses Gwen just sits there with a bored look on her face. Gwen was born on August 3rd, 2009. She likes it when Lily smiles at her. I am glad that I have another cousin.
At my school, we have a broadcast type thing. It is called the POINT. I got hired to be a cameraman. I get to film the POINT almost every time. So now, I am in the blog committee, yearbook committee, and the POINT. I am so excited for the POINT.
This year I am in tap 4. It is fun. There are 5 people in my class. I am the only one who has done tap before,everyone else are beginners. So right now we have been doing a review. I know that we are going to learn some stuff soon.
This last week 5th grade has been studying explorers. Each student had to do an explorer report. My report was on Hernando Cortes. He conquered Mexico and found the Aztec treasure. The Aztec treasure was the most valuable treasure in the world. I think that Hernando's purpose was to conquer land. But, my dad disagrees. He thinks that Hernando wanted treasure not land. In school we learned that Hernando wanted land. My dad still thought that Hernando wanted treasure so he tried changing my project. Now I think Hernando went for land and treasure. I can't believe that lots of explorers tried to get the Aztec treasure and Hernando Cortes got it.
This year my grade does committees. There are a lot of committees. You get to pick which ones you want to do. I chose yearbook and library. The yearbook is something where you are in charge of the yearbook. In the library you organize the library. There are some other committees where the teachers get to pick who is in the committee, like the blog committee. I got chosen for the blog committee. So far it is really fun. This Friday we get to start taking pictures. I am really excited for Friday. And I hope I can do yearbook. I love 5th grade!
Today I went to the Oquirrh Mountain temple dedication. I also got to go to the open house and see inside the temple. When I first got to the dedication they showed pictures of the temple and I remembered most of the pictures but, some of them I didn’t remember. The rest of the time President Thomas S. Monson and some other people spoke. After that everyone did this thing called the Hosanna Shout. I felt really good after the dedication. This is the first time I have ever been to a dedication and to an open house. And for my first time I had a great time. I can’t wait until another open house and dedication. I had a great time.
A few weeks ago I got a haircut. I didn't just get a trim, I cut off four inches in the front. This is the first time I have really gotten my hair cut in my whole life. My dad really hasn"t ever let me cut my hair, but this time he said I could do anything I want if it was okay with my mom. I am so glad I got my hair cut.
This year I went to Idaho for my birthday. I had lots of fun. I went to a park and met a bunch of my aunts, uncles, cousins, and my grandma and grandpa. We had a picnic and played. I got to play at my cousins house. I met my grandparents at a restaurant for dinner. Later, I went to my first drive-in movie. I had a great birthday!