I can't believe my birthday party is finally
here! We went bowling! But we didn't just bowl, we also had a limbo
contest, dancing and goofed around...a lot!
Mom made the "bowling alley" cake
After bowling prizes and presents we went to
the arcade...I like bumper cars!
Some of my friends wanted to play laser tag.
I've never played it before and didn't think I'd like it.
They let mom, Lauren C and me go in and just watch. It was pretty
If the other team hit you in one of your target zones they got points
and you couldn't shoot for a few seconds. You also got points for
destroying their station.
It was fun to watch but I don't think I'll play it, thanks.Great
Thanks for coming!
My cousins came to visit. We played in the
house for awhile then brushed Goldilocks
Next we rode Sundance. Drew won the coin
flip and rode 1st
Samantha rode next
Annabelle was last but didn't mind-she was
Next time I see my cousins I bet it is in Hawaii!
Aloha! can it be soon?
I met up with my cousins at Como Zoo. I don't
see them often because they live in Hawaii. The first photo isn't
a cousin...it is a sloth. Mom had to take a picture of the sun-worshipping
pose. It must be new for spring. The sloth was actually moving while
we were there which is quite unusual. She only moves twice a day!
My cousins and I moved all over the zoo! The Bison were playing
in the snow! ever seen those things run? It was really funny...they
were more like "bounding" kind of like a bunny! My cousin
Samantha will be 5 in April. I wish she could stay and be my little
sister. It took one group picture to get all our sillies out and
then we could all smile nice.
Today is my best friend Lauren's birthday party
for friends. The party was at Michaels. We decorated a canvas bag
and played games.
Of course there was a cake and presents too! She had the silliest
penquin cake! It was chocolate...who knew that Penquins are dark
Tonight we made meal packets for "Feed
my Starving Children". I scooped two ingedients into a bag.
My mom held the bag for all of us to scoop the food into and weighed
it. My dad helped pack it. All the teams that were working our shift
made enough packets to fill the boxes behind us. After we were done
packing we got to sample the meal that we packed and checked out
an example of the type of hut many of the people live in that will
receive our meal packets. Something tells me that they don't get
Time for the Sock Hop!
Poodle skirts are everywhere! I'm in a conga
with my friends
and twirling with my buddy Lauren
my feet are sore! good night!
A day off school! Yeah! Mom took my friend
Lauren and me to the Childrens Museum
the first thing to do is get all made up like the other kids!
The new exhibit has dinosaur eggs and
nest as well as lots of big ones
I made some HUGE bubbles...
and got the balls from here to there...
we clowned around with the shell
and had lunch b-4 heading home
We made an igloo in the back yard!
It was big enough to fit everyone...well except
Another Christmas! this time with the Anderson
and still more presents. Christmas should go
on all year and not just last three weeks!
On Christmas eve I set out "Santa Bait"
Cookies and milk plus carrots!
It worked again! The
stocking is plumb full!
Santa found "wings of Isis" flying
mom made my
and dad played "Rock Band"
On our last day at school before break we made
gingerbread houses. My house had LOTS of frosting and goodies. Dad
helped me a bit but I had my own ideas about just how things should
be done because I have lots of experience with this sort of thing.
Mom helped some too and got my classmates to sign the book we gave
the teacher for Christmas. Look at our village!
The Peterson Christmas party is finally here!
Presents and more presents! I think AJ likes what we got him too!
Everyone loved the cookies but as soon as the presents were unwrapped
we had to run
back because mom and I were in the Christmas at Peace concert at
You can mix 'em and cut 'em...
bake them just so....
but sugar cookies just aint sugar cookies
until little girls add the sprinkles and sugar!
Yippee-no school today! Mom and I have a chance
to visit the Holiday display at Macys. The Christmas tree in the
IDS center is huge! Mom made me this outfit-isn't it cute? comfy
too! The "Santa's Workshop" display is the same one as
last year but I still love it! Afterwards we had ice cream cones
and I mailed my letter to Santa. I hope it gets there on time! and
he can read my writing...
Go dad Go! Faster...faster!
The first sledding outing of the year might
not have much snow but it seems to be the most fun for some reason!
We had close to 7 inches of snow on the ground but there wasn't
as much on the slope so we added some with every trip up the hill.
By the time we left we had a great sledding run and a bit of a jump
at the end!
Send more snow please!
Every year we try to get to the Oval in Roseville
at least once.
The speedskating track is a great place to skate with friends but
the skating sleds are the most fun. We took turns pushing each other
The bonfire is always a great place to meet up with buddies.
We joined friends at the Boston Scientific outing and enjoyed the
cookies and hot chocolate party after skating.
Let's go twice this year! at least!
I'm ready-let's go!
This house, then that one, and then the next...
ok-bags full! let's go home!
Leaves are fun...
but funner when shared!
This place is sooo cool. I haven't been here
But I think they remember me...
this one looks new, I had better introduce
There is a foal with the ponies too...
I bet we can get the geese to follow us...yup...can
we bring them home?
At least let me bring a goat! just the little
Maybe a Llama?
Hill farm in Anoka
strangely has more pumpkins than berries. Maybe it is just the time
We went on a wagon ride through the fields and the scrarecrow woods.
The wagon dropped us at the field maze.
If we find and can carry the golden nugget we get to keep it!
One of the 48 scarecrows and tree gnomes in
the friendly forest
At the maze we found
the tire first...
then we found the wheel...
this is a big place...
finally we found the nugget....mom, can
you lift it so we can bring it home?
looks like we found the fourth
thing...that's it! to the waterpark!
Last weekend of the Renaissance Festival and
we went with friends. The Queen of last year was paying
a visit and had a few words to exchange with the king...
Twig was there to greet us
as well and I collected my last
fairy stone for the year
My friends really liked Fawna's show and met
Mrs Prickles as well as Flopsy, Mopsy and Peter.
My friends just had to see the joust! We got
there too late to find a seat on the side so we were in the "cheap
seats" where you actually have to stand!
The joust only lasts a half hour or so and standing was just fine
and the view from the end of the arena was better than at the sides!
I think we will always take the "cheap seats"! we even
get our own knight but he didn't win...maybe next time!
Another trip to the Renaissance
and another chance to see Lady
Spicer and be a "gypsy"
Of course Twig is by the
front gates when you get
there as well
Didn't I mention that I now have
black hair for my gypsy costume?
I can wear it for halloween too!
We stopped in to the Fawna show again.
This time the electricity was working so we had music
with the stories like Hunka and Munka and Peter Rabbit
We made it down to the Jillann show. She does
dance and gymnastics and counts on the audience to help out and
I helped out during the show and afterwards she showed me how to
do the two person sommeraults...Can we come back?
Next week is the last
Mom and I received a certificate from the Renaissance
Festival Fashion Police. I guess that means she did good job on
our new outfits!
I've always wanted to pose
with the mushrooms!
I think they are super cute!
There is sooo much to see but I think we have
seen most of the kids shows once and a few twice!
I hope we come back again but in case
we don't I wanted to say good-bye to Twig and get a pic-
"Merry Men" was another show that
we hadn't seen. Robin Hood, Friar Tuck and Little John explain how
they met and formed the strong bond and mission to "steal from
the rich and give to the poor". Each of them had a very different
memory of how the group came to be. Every disagreement seemed to
result in one of them getting tipped into the pool and getting very
I'm glad we didn't sit in the "splash zone"! It is a funny
show...but if you want to stay dry sit in front of the gypsy stage-way
to the left of the water! "Little" John makes quite a
Fauna led us back to the cottage where the story time wrapped
and the kids did some acrobatics. Great job kids! good show!
A new show that we hadn't seen yet was Fauna's
show in the irish cottage by the petting zoo.
In the first box she had the apron, hat and pants lost by Peter
Rabbit, Mopsy and Flopsy. Mrs Prickles had to pick them up launder
and mend them. That made her tired but Fauna woke her up...she is
a hedgehog that lives in the box!! we also met a parrot that was
stolen by pirates and rescued! we also met two mice that live in
a doll house.
We went on an adventure through the shephards green...
Back to the Renaissance for more hugs from
Lady Spicer and to see the rest of the shows..we should see them
all this time!
I gave Twig the little "Twig Fairy"
that mom and I made. She is in Twig
colors ... I think she liked it!
My special treat this time was having my hair
I picked the "5 strand braid junction". I think it works
perfectly with my circlet...
ok world...I'm ready!
I am sooo ready!
mom-promise-no pictures of the bus!
put away your camera already...
I'm in 2nd grade already! no more bus pictures!
First off a fairy has to get their face painting
This is the only weekend that I will have any face
painting done so I know just where to go.
She know just how I like it. I have to promise
to be good all day and eat my vegetables
but it is worth it!
I'm ready to start the day!
Twig was at the gate but the Spicers weren't...we
had to track them down at the arbor where they were decorating for
their vow renewal later in the day. We also ran into Pansy on the
way back! I love unicorns!
The weather was perfect for fairies! Sunny
and about 80 degrees! you guessed it...my mom has purple hair again!
The dragon baby was really quite naughty and
the Fairy Queen needed some help to teach him manners...I think
we all helped some but he still needs more work!
The vow renewal was almost like a wedding even though
they were celebrating their 25th anniversary!
I got my hugs in too!
The bubble fairy saw me on the way out!
This is the way vacation should start! We are
staying overnight at "The Edge" water park in Duluth then
we are heading up to a place called the "Gunflint Trail".
I wonder if there will be a lazy river there or a hot tub?
I'm told that sometimes life is more about
the journey than the destination. Not sure what that means but we
sure had a great time getting to this "Gunflint Trail"
We visited my Great Aunt and Uncle (Jack and Gay) who have the BEST
swing ever! Then we stopped at "Gooseberry Falls" where
I got just a little wet!
Well-we made it to the "Gunflint Trail".
I'll let you in on a secret-it isn't a trail at all anymore but
a paved road! The only pool you will find there is a pool table
and the fish aren't very big either...well at least the one that
dad caught! Good thing I had Tiki along to play with!
"It is quite a climb but the view is worth
it" as Hannah Montana would say!
Back at the cabin I learned how to play Clue-it
is now my favorite game!
On the way home we stayed in Duluth a night
again and walked on the north shore which is almost like the ocean!
We played at the waterpark and then headed home. On the way we stopped
in at my friend's cabin and played for a bit.
I had a great time-and I am ALMOST ready for school!
Time for the first weekend of the 2009 Renaissance
Twig and Lady Spicer met me at the gate!
I like to start the day off with a
Lord and Lady Spicer look splendid at the Courtly
I went in my new Belly Dancing outfit so we started
our day at the Gypsy stage! I picked up some moves and used them later
at the drum jam! We went to all our favorite shows like "Tastes
Like Burning Fire" and Tuey the Fire Tightrope walker. I can't
to go next time...I think we will be fairies then!
It was finally time for "Kids Club"
to go to Bunker Beach! I played with Erin all day but when my school
group left mom and I hung in the wave pool for another hour!
The Pine County Parade starts with planes
while my cousins and I wait for the thrown candy. Cousin AJ and Natalies
mom was in the parade!
The new monkey jump at "Slice of
Shoreview" was fun and I enjoyed the usual rides but it was spending
the day with friends Lauren and Kelly that made it great!
All summer I was in a soccer league where I
ran, and ran...and ran! I'm pretty good at moving it down the field!
I kicked the ball to Bailey-she scored!
I had a big weekend with my pre-school friend
Lauren. We don't get to see each other very often anymore because
we are in different schools but we got to spend an entire weekend
together! on Friday we went to the new indoor playground at the
Shoreview Community Center, played water games at my house (watch
out dad!) and then camped out overnight! It rained but that was
all right. We had more time to play in the morning while mom dried
On Saturday our adventure continued up at the
St Croix Park by Hinkley. Lauren's stepmom was camping there with
her friends and horse so we went up to ride and camp with her barn
group! Great Weekend!
At the Swedish Institute "Sommerfest"
my neighbor Kaitlynn and I made flower wreaths, went to story time
with the fairy and watched the may pole go up and then danced around
Every summer mom's Bell Choir group takes a summer
trip. Last year she went to a festival so this year we went to Lynn's
My buddy Andrew was there so we had lots of fun. We blew bubbles,
played games and even went fishing out on the boat!
Mom practiced bells a lot with her groups so we had time for our own
fun and games.
The first day I didn't have any school was
the first "adventure Friday"! Mom and I went to
"The Dells" with friends. We went on the "original
Duck Boat Tour" and saw great rock
formations and deer too! We took a picture with the driver - he
Our hotel (The Wilderness) had three indoor
waterparks. I liked all of them
but I especially liked the big bucket that dumped on your head.
also a wave pool park and one with more slides.
June 1st...first day of the last week of school
and trip to the Mn Zoo! I couldn't wait! my mom got to be a chaperone
(she kept track of my and my friend Reagan) It was great!
The butterfly tent at the Flint Hills Children's
Festival was great! so was the play area, musicians and the parade-complete
Look mom! Tadpoles! While jump judging the
water jump at Otter Creek I hunted tadpoles-they were soooo cute!
I had quite a collection!
What do you mean I can't bring them home?
Sundance is a LOT bigger than Goldilocks!
But he bahaves really well! Let's go!
Mom-I need another basket!
I love Easter lilies! HAPPY EASTER!
We've never made it out to Maple Leaf Orchard
while the sap was running! This is the last weekend but we can still
hear the steady but slow drip, drip, drip into the buckets. The
sap is boiled for hours before it become syrup. Pretty cool!
The bees were also getting
ready for spring...buzzz!
Ava and Lexi came over to visit Sundance. I
think he is all brushed off... can we ride now?