Christmas is the smell of gingerbread and peppermint in the air,
the warm of the fire that penetrates the frigid winter wind,
A brightly lit noble fir that sits in the corner buried in presents,
The sea of wrapping paper that litters the floor,
Excited screams of children as they play with brand new toys,
the exchanging of hugs,
Hot coco and all the sweets you could ever eat.


Food……mashed potatoes with cheese
Movie….. Catching Fire
App…… Pottery maker
Subject…… Sciences
Holiday….. Christmas
Fruit…….. Apple, orange
Vegetable ….. peas
Song….. I like most music
Animal…….. Capybara
Season…… Spring
Activity…… Sleeping



Where I’m From…
By: Hope

I am from barking at 3am,
from morning dew and Muffins for breakfast.

I am from the only green lawn in the coldasack,
and the overwhelming scent of chlorine.

I am from the oak trees,
From the “bunny bush” where the cottontails
take shelter at night.

I’m from oyster stew and home-made gifts for
from Loraine and Barry.

I’m from Christmas Eve at our house, and Christmas
Day at my aunts,
and from jokes that aren’t even funny.

I’m from be nice and polite,
and please and thank-you

I’m from Matt’s El Rancho.
I’m from Texas and Connecticut,
and any food imaginable.

From an old family house on my mothers side,
still standing in Norway.
Along with old photos from when people didn’t smile,
Black and white in my aunts photo album.


It was pouring hard. Really hard. I love rain, I love any water. I decided I wanted to go outside. I jumped as I was walking out the door because my umbrella popped open. The rain was so loud my head hurt! (we have a metal roofed portico outside) The water was beating it like a drum. It was foggy, blurry and gloomy but I didn’t care. I punched the gate code in to the console and had to lift my umbrella up to get through the gate. As I was walking down the driveway, the only sound was the thunder and rain.
Then I jumped! I landed in my ditch and splashed around for a while until I realized it wasn’t very smart of me to be barefoot in the water holding a metal pole in the air…… So I splashed back up my driveway.

My new Beta Fish

On Sunday I got a new beta fish!
His name is Neptune, and he is the prettiest color blue. I also got a 2.5 gallon tank for him, but I couldn’t put him in until Monday after school because it said to wait 24 hours ๐Ÿ™
He is in now and I think he likes it ๐Ÿ™‚

My Seven Pets

I have two dogs named Ginger and Scout. Ginger is a six year old golden retriever who acts like she is two. Scout is a 15 to 16 year old flat coated retriever who sleeps all day, then barks whenever he wants anything. We also have two gerbils named Peanut and Walnut. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย ย  Plus we have a Guinea pig named Blitsen (like the reindeer) and a parakeet named snowflake. Our seventh pet is a fish named Zap. (my sister named it)ย 

I really want a Hermit Crab too!