Thursday, May 28, 2015

THURSDAY - FAMILY BLOGGER NIGHT - PERSONAL NARRATIVE

Tonight you'll have an opportunity to share a favorite time that you had with your family.


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  1. A favorite moment in my life is Christmas Eve and morning. On Christmas Eve I opened a present from my cousins from my dad's side. It was Need For Speed Rivals for the PS4, I was really shocked, I loved it! I said, “OMG this is epic, I am so going to play this.” On Christmas morning, I opened a gift from mom and dad. It was MineCraft also for the PS4. Next I got black Beats headphones and a Parrot drone that I could control from my Iphone. Last was Maroon 5 tickets. I was amazed and surprised. I said, “Wow seriously mom and dad those are the best presents ever!” The next day I woke up and I placed Need For Speed Rivals into the disc slot and I started to play. I was driving a Dodge Charger police car. With my siren on I drove off getting random people in my way. Also, I was parked at the side of the road until a random person sped by me. I drove after them with my lights and siren on. That same night I put MineCraft into the disc slot and started to play. That was a fun time with my family

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    1. How did the concert go?

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    2. How many people were there?

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    3. By the way, Great response!

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    4. What was your favorite part of Christmas Eve?

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    5. Was the parrot drone actually shaped like a parrot?

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    6. great job I have beats too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. What’s my favorite thing to do with my family? That’s easy! The thing my family does best is traveling; my family loves to travel to places, especially out of the country! How is traveling with my family? Well, every year in the summer we go to either Spain or Sri Lanka (we switch every year), this year were going to Spain! Spain is a fun warm place to relax on, the best part of Spain are the beaches, they’re filled with people and beachside restaurants, and with everyone talking in a different language it really makes you get into the day! At Spain we also get to see our family members on my mom’s side, we also get to see our cousins we almost don’t get to see. Another place we went to, like I said, is Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka is a small island under Asia, it has three wheeled cars and is a place full of excitement!

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    2. Here's a picture taken in Spain!

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    5. I've never rode a three wheeled car, but I did go in a four wheeled bicycle. It was like a carriage or a car that you pedal to move.

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    6. I bet you can't wait to go to Spain!

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  3. My Europe trip with my family. Me and my sister both thought that we both went somewhere special and different.
    The hotel was very fun because we all kept getting lost in the hotel rooms because there were so many rooms.
    And we went to different places and i remember when i said i want to go get ice cream and my cousin said "why do that if you have it on your head" and he put ice cream on my head.

    It was like floor cake except it was head ice cream.

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    1. How did you like the feel of the cold, sticky, freezing, fresh ice cream dripping on your head?!

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    2. That sounds really fun, if it was during the summer I bet it was refreshing!

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    3. WOW!!!!!! That must have been fun! Did you consider putting the ice cream on your head?

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    4. Were you laughing after that experience? And how old is your cousin?

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    5. How did that experience change you?

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  4. It was the week before first grade started, basically known as one of the billion best days in my life. I had waited all summer for my little, tiny, fluffy, fuzzy, and noisy chicks. My sister and I have never felt more excited, besides those other billion good moments. I couldn’t help, but scream, “YAHOO!” We were going to go and buy six little tiny chicks that were described as I just said.

    We set up a huge cardboard box in the living room, not knowing that the chicks could escape. My mom and grandpa put a red lamp above and filled the box with newspaper, a feeder, and a waterer. The six chicks would peep all day. Peep peep peep.

    Once we got back from the people who sold them, I held the chicks in a shoebox the whole way home. They kept peeping and moving so it was hard to keep the box actually still instead of shaking so much. My mom took them out of the shoebox, I helped of course, and into the house box. As I always do, whenever I get a pet, I stay in the same room of the pet all day.

    Eventually it was around the beginning of 2011. I was in first grade having fun in school, and then I came home from school. The chicks had totally vanished! I searched the living room before I could go do anything else, very determined to find them all. My little sister was only one, so she couldn’t do much really. Mom started looking with me, mainly just following while I checked each corner. From what I know, all chicks like to huddle in cramped spaces and just peck everything in sight.

    I heard peeping. Lots of it in fact. We went to the corner where the sound was coming from, which was behind a counter. I look from behind, and saw six little chicks pecking, pooping, and peeping all over behind that counter. We took them out one by one and made sure they didn’t escape for the rest of that day. The poop didn’t go away until just two-three years ago, which I was only in third or fourth grade when it was cleaned. I call it the memory stain.

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    1. AWW!!!!!! THAT IS SO CUTE!!!!!!

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    2. Weren't you scared out of your mind when you thought you lost them?

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    3. CUTE CHICKIE'S!! What was your initial feeling when you found the chicks?

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  5. ......... My dad is in the capital of Utah (Salt Lake) and my mom is driving Lola to dance, so I am doing this by myself.

    It was just a normal dinner. We were being served the classic meal in our family, salad, salmon, and quinoa. We were all tired from our activities. My sister, Lola, had just suffered through 2 dance classes while I, Gigi, got 3rd place at a 1.7 mile race up a bunch of hills at Crystal Springs. As we started eating, I noticed that my sister was eating with her hands.

    "Stop Lola!" my Mom shouted. "If you eat with your hands, you will have to go to your room!" We kept eating, in almost utter silence. As I was finishing my salmon, I noticed a bone, so I picked it out. "Not you too!" Mom shouted.

    Then, I did something crazy. I put my feet on the table and pretended to be a gorilla, and soon after, Lola followed. I didn't think my Mom's threat was real, but as she shouted for me to go to my room, her face looked as red as a tomato. Suddenly, as I walked towards my room, an idea came to me.

    "Lola! We should dress up the super proper girls from the 1800's! That will show her!" I whispered. Once we got in her room, we put on old costumes, fancy dresses, and small umbrellas. As we emerged, we looked like a couple of 5 year olds that decided to take a trip to the dumpster and found a couple of old ratty costumes buried inside. Anyway, we decided to go with it.

    "Cheerio, Mother!" we said in unison as we walked into the kitchen. She laughed so hard, I thought she would burst into flames or whizz around the room!

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    1. GREAT STORY!!! Funny ending by the way. (: What do you think you learned from that experience?

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    2. I think that I learned that sometimes, making people laugh and have fun is better than following the rules. Being the "Goody-Two-Shoes" that I am, sometimes my friends complain about me following the rules too much, and this showed me that sometimes, it is better to make people laugh.

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  6. My last trip to Japan:
    We arrived at the front door of our house in Niseko, Japan we stepped in the house and the first thing I noticed was that same smell of the fire burning on the fireplace upstairs and my sister whispered “ this trip is going to fun!!” I was kind of sad to be in the house because this was going to be the last time I was in Japan for a very long time since my dad just told my family we were moving. Every time my family and I go to Japan we love it because Japan has amazing places and the people their are so nice and the snow their every year around christmas is AMAZING!!!!! My family will never forgot that amazing time we had in Japan I hope we visit it soon.

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    1. Cool. I bet you're one of the only people in the class who has been to japan.

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  7. My Trip To Yosemite:
    We were at the Ahwahnee in Yosemite. There was my dad, my sister, my grandparents, my aunt, my uncle, and my cousin. This was a fabulous hotel to be at. There were warm fire places, lounging areas, and a great restaurant was there too. The hotel was amazing, but that was the problem. See, we were waiting in line for our reservations at the Awahnee, but it was taking FOREVER!
    "How much longer till we can eat?" I said. I sighed about the experience. "I don't know" my dad said. After a little while I could see the person at the desk who was dealing with seating arrangements, talking to my uncle. My uncle received a round disk with red lights on the top. "Okay, we will have to wait until this vibrates" My uncle said.
    We went over to some couches. My grandparents pulled out a family favorite game: Skip-Bo. "While we wait, we can play Skip-Bo!" He exclaimed. Everyone seemed a little more excited about the idea. My grandma dealt the card to the family members. "Okay, what are the orders for drinks?" He asked. We told him our orders. My order was a Shirley Temple. One of my favorite treats for a drink. He went over to the people serving drinks. We started the game, and the tension was rising. The excitement was flowing through us. "This game just made us happier than a dog with a bone" I thought.
    The drinks came, and I was excited to sip mine like crazy. Once I got my drink, I immediately started sipping. It was a great drink to be having in my mouth. "Ummm" I said. We were enjoying the time, and we were waiting to eat! My stomach wasn't growling anymore because of the game, and the drinks. It just takes a little something to make you happy.

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    1. Sounds fun!!!! Which trip did you like more, Yosemite or the British Virgin Islands?

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  8. What a great baseball game my team played last night. We bats were on fire, our were sticky like bubble gum, nothing got past our outfield. The other team had only left handed pitchers. This made me a little nervous since I am the only left handed batter on the team. The first 2 at bats I struck out. I have not hit against many left handed pitchers.

    My 3rd at bat, they had swapped out their pitcher to a right hander. My coach said “this is your ball to hit!” . I took my place at home plate, I watched the first pitch. One strike, the second pitch, I hit. I felt the crack of the bat in my hand, my hit was going, going, and going. The centerfielder jumped up, and caught it. I was disappointed. On my way back to the dugout, my coach said “ good solid hit, I would rather it get caught than not hit at all.” I did manage to advance 2 runners, who eventually scored.

    We ended up winning the ball game. I love baseball!

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  9. Last Summer as a family trip we drove up to Washington (Olympia). We spent two days in Seattle at a hotel. I remember the hotel had incredible make your own pancakes... We went on the big Farris Wheel and explored the main pier. After about two days we got on a Farrie to Bainbridge Island.

    As I stood at the front of the boat, I let my hair fly out behind me as I leaned against the rail with my hands out like I was on the Titanic. I slowly watched Seattle grow smaller against the horizon.

    Finally we were there. It was sunny and sweet. After an hour of driving, we finally reached a quaint little town with a small park and a main street lined with shops. We reached the house that was on a private rocky beach with big rooms with windows that overlooked the water.

    I knew that it was going to be the best vacation ever. Between an awesome 4th of July Festival (I got my face painted!!!! One black dot on my nose!!!!!!!!) and having lunch in the space needle (the resturant moves!!!) Let me describe it in three words:
    IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!

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    1. I've went on the big ferris wheel!!! I was scared out my mind when it stopped!! It was rocking really hard and it started raining (not surprising for Seattle.)

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  10. My trip t Oregon:

    “Welcome to Oregon”, the sign read, I screamed to my mom, “Mom we are here!!!” I saw five birds fly up into the light blue sky and around the forest of trees. We still had a long drive to my cousins house, it was very far. I stayed up all night with my mom and admired the astonishing scenery. I looked to the side, there was a pond and quickly noticed there were geese in the pond so I said “mom look at the geese in the pond”

    Then my mom said “Wow I didn’t even notice them, you have good eyesight”

    Then I said “Thanks mom”.

    We finally arrived at my cousins house. The house looked kind of small from the outside but in the inside it is really big. Then we headed to my other cousin’s house, across the street I saw another big house it was big on the outside and big in the inside too! I asked my cousin Brianna “Whose house is that across the street”? Then she said “that is your other cousins house its big huh?”

    Then my mom met my cousins. We arrived to my aunt Carrie’s house where we met lots of family members, I was really excited to meet my cousins. My favorite cousin is named Cassandra, she has a Wii and she’s also has a parrot and she is awesome!!! We then met more family who lives across the street from my aunts house. Then I asked Brianna if we can go over to their house and she said “Yeah but ask your mom first O.K”

    So I asked my mom and she said yes as well, so when I was in the house I saw people and ask my cousin Brianna "who are they?"then she said "those are your cousins" So I went to one of them and said " hi what's your name? "Then she said "hi my name is Cassandra". After that she said "do you want to play the Wii?" then I said "yeah sure what game are we going to play?"



    Then she said “We are going to play Super Mario Bros.” Right there I saw a resemblance between me and her, we both had Super Mario Bros and a wii! So I said “Guess what I have a wii as well and Super Mario Bros!!”

    Then she said “Awesome what level are you on?”

    Then I said “Well my dad accidentally erased our progress and so now we are still on the 5th level”

    “Then lets play(if you have experience)!!”Cassandra said So we started to play and then I saw the door open,then my little brother came in and then I said “hey Eric do you want to come play the wii with us?”

    Then he said “yeah sure”. So we played and we played until it was night. My cousin Andy came and said “Come on guys we have to go back home.”

    Then I said “Noooooooooooo I want to stay here and sleep over!

    Then Andy said “O.K you can go ask your mom ”So we went to their house and asked my mom if I can stay over there and she said “yeah sure, why not” so we slept over with them I had a room that was her room (I can just tell you she loves Ariana Grande) she had a giant poster of her. The next morning was that moment when we had to leave I was so sad I ran over to my other cousins house and said ”Bye guys” then I went straight back to the other house and said by to all of them and gave them hugs. Then we left and then we saw the “Welcome back to California” sign then I screamed “mom we made it back to California!” and then we went home told everybody about the trip.

    My Family will never forget that time at Oregon

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  11. The most fun we have had was when I went skiing with my dad and sister. As we got of the gondola on the top of the mountain getting ready to ski down into Italy my sister found 20 euro. As we skied down the black diamond slope I said to my sister and my dad race you there then I went into a tuck position and zoomed past them soon my dad passed me but my sister couldn't. As we skied down me and my dad found a cool jump and we did it it was so much fun. as we skied down to meet my mom at were we were staying we told her all about it.

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  12. On Monday i had the best day with my mom and dad.We went to the ice cream shop and got so many ice cream i got the biggest ice cream.I ate everything.We also went to the mall and bought things.We had Dinner and i got a big plate i was the last one two finish but it was good.The was one of my favriote day.

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  13. A favorite time for me was when we went to disney land and we went on all the best roller coasters. California screaming, and my favorite roller coaster tower of teror. That is a roller coaster that brings you up 300 feet into the air and drops you down over and over again. Belive it or not, that was are favorite roller coaster. During the roller coaster you felt nothing inside so that was my favorite time.

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  14. I opened my eyes to a bright sunny morning when I gasped. It was the day I would finally see my brother after a month. I leaped out of bed, humming a tune under my breath, and plopped on some clothes. I skipped out of my room and saw my mom in the kitchen smiling and cooking breakfast for us. She saw me and I waved good morning. "Good morning Mom! I can't wait to see Ronan today!" "Me too!" exclaimed my mom. After a big breakfast with waffles and eggs, we grabbed our suitcases and hopped into the car to make our way over to the airport. During the ride, I listened to Katy Perry. At the airport, we walked inside, and there was my brother. Sitting down and waiting for us. Once he saw us he grinned and ran over to us. He gave each of us a big hug and said how much he missed us. We drove home and had a lunch on the way. That was a happy day none of us would forget.

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  15. Over the summer my cousins and I went to my grandmas house. I was not expecting my cousins Cameron and Deia it was a huge surprise. We went to my grandmas house because it was my grandpa's birthday. We made a fake cake. We got a tinfoil box and covered it with chocolate, it even had frosting all over it. When my grandpa cut the cake we were all laughing so hard and he just said" Hey whats going on?'' over and over again. The next day we went to the boardwalk and did every single ride there was. My favorites were the fireball, the big one that goes up and down and also the big dipper. That was one of my most favorite weekends.

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