Winter has arrived!December 19, 2011
Did you know the official start of winter is December 22? That’s so soon! Where I live it definitely already feels like winter…BRRR! We’ve had super cold weather for at least a month now, and everyone is wearing sweaters and hats and gloves.
Also, did you know that in the southern hemisphere December 22 is the start of summer? That’s right! The start of the seasons are opposite once you cross the equator so places like Australia and South America are just getting into their warm season. Sure would be nice right about now to drink a cold lemonade instead of hot chocolate.
Then again, I sure do love those melted marshmallows.
Talk to you later!
School PageantDecember 14, 2011
My school pageant (pronounced PA-GENT) is coming up and I’m really excited. We are performing The Night Before Christmas, which is a story about, well, the night before Christmas, and I get to be a reindeer! Even though my part is kind of small I have to be at all of the rehearsals, wearing my antlers, to make sure I know exactly when to come on stage and where I’m supposed to stand. I have never been in a pageant before so I am getting kind of nervous, but I’m really more excited than nervous.
Have you ever been in a play or performance before? I have a lot of friends who dance and perform in front of people, like all the time. So they are very comfortable being in front of people. And even though I’m in a band, when we have a concert, there are lots of other people with me so I don’t get that nervous. Even though performing can be a little scary, mostly it’s cool because you are entertaining!
Gotta go finish my homework!
Gettin' ReadyDecember 12, 2011
So, we leave next week and I’m getting really excited. Apparently when you go on a ski trip, there is a lot of stuff you need to have, and since we don’t do it all the time my family doesn’t have any of it. We are going to rent most of it from the resort we are staying at. They are used to people visiting who don’t have everything, so they rent out ski stuff all the time.
I’m also making a list of things I need to pack. I’m going to try to only bring my backpack full of stuff to do, like books, my journal, markers, colored pencils, sketchbook and definitely my camera. My dad is letting me borrow his laptop while we’re there so I can play on Bearville! I also have to make sure I bring my warm clothes, lots of socks (in case they get wet with all the SNOW!) and some rain gear, like my boots and yellow raincoat. I also always bring a big water bottle because I never know when I’m going to get thirsty!
I can’t wait. I hope you and your family get to do something fun on school break!