At sailing, we adventured on a big keelboat because the winds were too strong for the little boats. There were two floors. The first floor is where you walk in. It is the deck. The bottom floor has 2 sofas, 2 beds, 1 seat, and storage compartments. When we were in the ocean, our boat started rocking like crazy! It was very fun like a roller coaster. Some kids didn’t like it. One of them even started to cry!
About 5 minutes after we turned around, we got stuck inmud! The place with mud should have been marked, but it wasn’t. A worker from the Newport Seabase came to try to get us out, but that did not work.
We had to call the Coast Guard so all the kids could get off. The reason was because we needed the boat to be lighter. Luckily, they got us out and “We lived happily ever after”.
My dad took us to Anaheim Ducks and Angels night at the Honda Center. First, we got the free Ducks T-shirts. Once we had gotten into the gate, we ordered churros and hot cocoa. The Honda Center, where the Ducks play, has 200,000 square feet of marble. After we had eaten our food, we went excitedly to our seats. The Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers came out to practice on the rink. We watched them. Then, a lady came out and sang our national anthem and the Canadian one.
Finally, the game started. It was awesome. After a while, we went to get a snack. I got a hotdog, apple juice, and animal crackers.
Sadly, the Oilers won 4 to 0, but I am very glad that we went.
The Nixon Library is super fun! Everybody got to go in for free because it was President Nixon’s 104th birthday. First, we went to the wreath ceremony. A band played and people from the military came to speak.
Next, we watched a movie on the president. It was about the hardships he had and many other aspects of his life. Next, we went to see his influence with China.
He went to China and made a deal with them. The were many photos of him walking on The Great Wall of China.
Next, we watched a movie on some important things he did including:
Created the EPA
Title IX which helped fund girls’ sports
President Nixon took the first call from the moon ever!!!
Also, he was president during lots of the Apollo missions with astronauts and took the first call from the moon ever!
After that, we went to see Nixon’s childhood house and a military helicopter.
I had super fun at my 9th birthday party on the beach. While we were waiting for the guests to arrive, my brother, sister, dad and I played frisbees and football. After about 35 minutes, people started to arrive.
Once almost everyone had arrived, we started to open presents.
I received 2 Nerf guns, an art kit, and 3 coloring books, a dress, and a shirt, a million cards, an ant farm, a flower design kit, $50, and lip balm. After we opened the presents, we ate cupcakes. There were 24 vanilla cupcakes with blue frosting, 24 chocolate cupcakes with green frosting and 6 red velvet cupcakes with white frosting.
A little while after the cupcakes, we went down to the beach. All of us ran deep into the water and kept on falling over.
My knee got hit by a rock. So, I went back up to the lawn to eat some cupcakes and chips. After a while, everybody came up so we played some more. We finished up the food, and some of the families started to go.
We had a great time, and I will probably have my birthday party there next year.
We arrived in Silverado Canyon for a survival field trip which included building a shelter.
We learned about what we could eat if we were lost. Also, we saw a swarm of bees moving their home and protecting the queen bee.
We walked a little bit on the pavement and followed a narrow path to a clearing.
At the clearing, we collected big sticks to make a shelter. It was very hard. First, we had to take the biggest stick and tie it to smaller sticks. Then, we put branches as walls and piled them up till there were no more cracks. After that, we put on leaves to fill in the holes. All of us went into the shelter, but the oak leaves hurt.
We had a great day and did not encounter any rattlesnakes. Thank you for stopping by CommuniKate!!
We arrived at the Ecology Center with our homeschool group. Ecologists are interested in helping our earth. First, we learned about the history of the house and asked questions. The house belonged to a Pony Express rider. After that, we learned how to use a compass. Splitting into groups, each group found which direction was north.
Next, we learned which would a better everyday choice to save water. Here is an example: A cup of water = 8 oz. of water. A can of soda = 33 gallons of water. We were surprised to learn that many things take more water than we thought.
After we learned about saving water, we went on a hike through the garden. There were many vegetables and flowers. We watered our favorite plants. I watered some tiny purple flowers and and a cactus plant.