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Friday, September 21, 2012

Moving Fun

Moving has been pretty fun. Yesterday at our rental, Benedict was running around and playing with boxes while we unpacked. A vase, a permanent marker, even some tape can get into a baby's tiny hands. Finally, he fell asleep, but he soon woke up and went into action again. I am very excited for my new room because it means we are a little closer to moving into our actual house and I get a lot bigger room, hopefully and a big backyard and a pet rat! :) Today is more packing up and there are boxes in many places! We also went to the library and got an abundant supply of books because everything except furniture is packed, including my Legos and books in my bookshelf. Even though this is very tiring, I hope it's worth it!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Apple Fest

Yesterday we went to the Applefest and we had some fun. I met my friend there who was running the doll booth. You are supposed to pick a certain amount of suckers and if there's a colored dot on the bottom you pick a doll or teddy bear. I won three times so I let Emerson and Blaise pick one too. Blaise went on the ferris wheel with dad and Emerson and I went on one by ourselves. Blaise and Emerson played some kiddie games and got some plastic toys. After that we ate some cotton candy. Yum!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fun With Antonyms

My mom told me I had to write a story using antonyms today...this is what I wrote:

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Hannah. She loved God more than she loved her toys. Her mother was going to have a little baby girl. Hannah was happy that she was going to be a big sister. Her mother went to the hospital to have her baby. Hannah followed behind with her father. They met in a room for her mom to rest in. Hannah was strong, but her mom was feeling weak. Hannah played while her mom rested. They played a true and false game. Her mom fell asleep, so while Hannah was awake her father and her took a walk around the hospital. Hannah saw little babies in big windows. Hannah moved rapid, but the babies moved slow. The nurses were kind, not mean. When Hannah came back there was her little baby sister. Her mom and dad named her Emily. Hannah gave Emily a welcome home present a stuffed turtle. Even though Hannah was older and Emily was younger they would be sisters forever.
I hope you like my story, now that I am eight my mom said I have to write more mature longer stories.
This one took me a long time, not a short time!
Emerson Taratuta, 8

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Emerson and I enjoy playing outside during recess. It is very fun and I ride my skateboard and Emerson goes on her roller skates. We love to roll around and have races and things. We play games like jump rope or make up our own. Benedict likes to watch us or play with his garden cart. We like to get our rabbits out on the harness or take my hamster outside. We also ride bikes, hula hoop, and last night we had leftover cupcakes outside for dessert.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

14 months!!

Hi everyone it's me Benedict!! My 14 month day was yesterday and I got a haircut too. It was kind of scary because this lady had these shiny things she was cutting my hair with. Today is very chilly and it feels like fall (which I have no idea what that means). I wore a long sleeve shirt today, and some new socks and jeans. We had to catch up on school today because we didn't do it yesterday. Julia will draw a picture of a baby for her Art. Perfect for my 14 month-I-don't-know-the-correct-term-for-it-day. Well goodnight, mom is going to put me down for a nap.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fun with Synonyms

Today is Thursday. It is boiling with the sun and heat. I turned on the sprinkler, a stream of water pushed out of the little holes. When it is a hot Summer day, if you look far out you can see heat waves.
By Emerson Rose

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Not for the Squeamish

On Monday we went to a BBQ at a friends house. After we had dinner, we dissected a cows heart--and it was very fun! I was going to do it for my science, and they had access to a cow, so we learned a lot that day. We saw the valves and where the blood enters and goes out of the heart. This particular cow had a lot of fat around his heart and I said, "I guess that's normal for a cow."It was big, about the size of Benedict's head. It was really heavy too, and Emerson pointed out that a portion of it looked like raw meat! Their dog was circling the table--he probably thought it smelled good!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Emerson!!

I cannot believe I forgot to do a blog about Emerson's b-day!!!! We didn't invite anyone outside the family, it was just a small party. We had a lot of fun and this is what we did: First, we set up a scavenger hunt and she found her gifts. Then, we went to Confession, which is a great gift on anyone's birthday. After we went home and had a mini soda and pizza party and watched a movie. Today we went to church and went to the park afterwards. Then we picked up her cake--an Ice Age cake. It came with plastic figurines so Emerson played with them outside. Emerson's birthday may have not been big or fancy, but we sure had a lot of fun!!