Bloody Ghosts

One day, a girl named Susan was playing outside with some of her friends. One of her friends, Alice, told her that she had seen a ghost at night in the cemetery, where the girls enjoyed riding their bikes. Susan didn’t really believe Alice, since she didn’t believe in ghosts, but she decided to check the cemetery out that night. That night, Susan got her bike, then headed to the cemetery. After a while Susan hadn’t found anything, so she decided to head home. But, as soon as she turned around, there was the ghost. It was terrible. It was bloody. And it screamed. Susan turned to run, but it caught her by the shoulder. Its hand was cold, and the icy pain shot through Susan, making her scream with the ghost. Susan was spotted only once later, as a bloody, screaming, ghost.

 

                                                                 Happy Halloween!

5 Fun Things to do on a Rainy Day

It is spring, and it rains a lot in spring (and it already has) so I thought that I’d write about what to do on a rainy day. Of course these don’t just have to be used for a rainy day. They can be used for any day, but whatever kind of day you use them, I here to write them at sometime, so here.

1. Dance. Turn up the music on your favorite song or CD and just dance.

2. Color. I really like the Design by me Books from American Girl, and Tiny Rotten Peanuts has some great coloring pages and other fun crafts.

3. Read. Reading can bring you to a totally different world, on a great adventure in such a short amount of time. Here are some great book lists and here are some of my own favorites.

4. Prepare. I love the idea of creating a rainy day basket in this article 🙂

5. Be active. There are some awesome ways for kids to burn of energy indoors here. Or if you’re just bored, go outside and take a walk, go on a bike ride, play hopscotch, jump rope, or any other outdoor activity that you can think of that sounds fun to you.

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Happy Valentines Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Once Upon A Time, Part Four

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Okay everybody! Time for the final part of Once Upon A Time! Here we go!

The next two days passed slowly for Princess Maryanne. But finally it was the night of the ball. The whole castle was in an uproar helping Princess Maryanne get ready for the ball. (But not a whole lot was getting done.) One second: “Maryanne, where’s your ball gown? The next second: Ellen where’s the soap?

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By the time the horse drawn carriage finally pulled up to the palace, the sun was already set, even though it was just 5:00. The scene was breathtaking. The Palace was lit up with fancy candles, and everything was white from snow. Guards were everywhere and the gates were wide open. Even though she was a Princess, and she saw beautiful things every day, Princess Maryanne was sure that she had never seen anything more beautiful in her entire life, Once Princess Maryanne got inside, she was once again amazed. The inside of the Palace was just like the outside, except even more beautiful. There were beautiful paintings, and grand stair cases. There were chandeliers and swords. There were suits of armor and large chairs. After meeting King Charles and Queen Elizabeth, it was time for dancing.

Once Princess Maryanne was home again, she told the King and Queen all the ball. “Oh Mother, Father it was so elegant! We danced all night, and there were tea sandwiches and little cakes and oh! If only you could have been there!” “It sounds like you had a wonder time!” said the Queen” “But it’s time for bed now.” “O.K., Mother!”

The End

Once Upon A Time, Part Three

The dress was bought and taken home to the Royal Palace where Princess Maryanne showed the dress to the King. “Oh my, that dress is beautiful my dear.” King Richard said. “There’s just one problem.” “What is it Father?” Princess Maryanne asked worriedly. She knew that her Father was the ruler of the house, and that if he said they had to return the dress, they would have to return the dress. “It isn’t on you!” The King teased. “I want to see the dress on you, my dear.” King Richard explained. “Oh, of course I can try the dress on Father!” Princess Maryanne answered, relieved.

After carefully putting the dress on with help from Ellen, Maryanne went back downstairs, while Ellen stayed upstairs to dust. Once Princess Maryanne got downstairs, there were several oohs and aahs from the King and Queen. “Of course you may keep the dress.” The King said. “It’s so pretty on you, and you obviously love it. Dear, can you think of any reason this beautiful young Princess should not have this lovely dress?” The King asked, glancing at Queen Isabelle. “No I cannot.”  The Queen answered, kindly, but firmly. “O.K., then its settled. Today is the Thirty-first. Yes! The Thirty-first day of day of December. And what was the day of the ball?” The King asked, glancing at Princess Maryanne, who looked a bit bored. “The ball is on January second Father.” She replied. “So the ball is in two days.” “Thank you dear.” The King said.

Come Back Next Wednesday for Part Four (and the final part of) Once Upon A Time!

Once Upon A Time, Part Two

APerfectFit                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The next morning the King, Queen and Maryanne had applesauce pancakes, sausage, and grapes for breakfast.

After breakfast the Queen spoke “O.K. Maryanne, are you ready to start looking for a ball gown?” “Yes Mother I’m ready.” Maryanne replied.

Later that day, after visiting several dress shops, Maryanne finally said “Mother this is the one! I’ve found the dress! Isn’t it pretty?!?” And indeed it was pretty. It was a hot pink dress with long sleeves that had puffs at the top, and a long, flowing, skirt. “Oh my, that dress is beautiful, but before we can even think about buying this dress for you we must know if it fits you. Go into the dressing room dear and try it on. I’ll wait out here. Ellen, you go in with Maryanne and help her put the dress on.” Ellen quietly followed Maryanne into the dressing room as her Mistress had told her to do.

After several minutes Maryanne came walking out in the dress. “What do you think, Mother?” She asked. “Oh dear, you look like a dream.” Queen Isabelle replied, happily. “Oh Mother do you really think so?” The delighted Princess asked. “Yes I really think so.” Queen Isabelle happily replied. “So we can get the dress?” Princess Maryanne asked, hopefully. “Yes dear we can get the dress.” Queen Isabelle answered.

Come Back Next Wednesday for Part Three of Once Upon A Time!

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Psalm Chapter 33 4-5

13 Great Chrildren’s Books

13 Must Read Children's Books                                                                                                                         1. Charlotte’s Web

A book about a girl named Fern and her pig Wilbur. Wilbur finds out that he is going to be killed. Wilbur’s spider friend, Charlotte promises Wilbur that she will not let him die. Will Charlotte keep her promise?

2. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (Series)

If you are a child, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is the best person you’ll ever meet. She shows you how to make your chores fun.

3. A Bear Called Paddington (Series)

Paddington is always getting into trouble. And he doesn’t just get into little trouble, he gets into BIG trouble! Every chapter is its own story, and every chapter Paddington gets into trouble. Paddington is always making us laugh. This book is a great read-a- loud. (Paddington’s website is here)

4. Imagination Station (Series)

Mr. Whittaker sends cousins Patrick  and Beth on all sorts of adventures. On their adventures they see real vikings and go to Rome. They go to England and they go to China. There adventures seem to never end!

5. American Girl Books (Series)

Most of these great books are historical fiction, but there are also books about girls of today. (Also fiction). There are stories about girls who lived during the Victorian times, the Great Depression, 1970’s, and many more. These are some of my favorite books!

6. Frog and Toad (Series)

I think that these books are best for ages 3-5, but I think that most 6-9 year olds would enjoy them also. No matter what frog and toad are doing, from acting onstage to playing hide and seek, they are always having fun!

7. Little Bear (Series)

Adorable little bear is always doing something fun such as going to the moon, making birthing soup, or playing in the snow.

8. Magic Tree House (Series)

Siblings Jack and Sally find a tree house full of books. They quickly figure out that if they point at a picture in one of the books from the tree house, and say something like “I want to go there” or “I want to see that” that they can! follow Jack and Annie on their adventures as they watch dinosaur eggs hatch, find pirate treasure, find a secret passage in a castle, and much, much more!

9. Find a Good Guide Book

I like Zoo Guide, Aquarium Guide, Museum Guide, Fun With Nature, and More Fun With Nature.

10. A Little Princess

Young Sarah Crew is rich – intill her dear father loses every penny they own, and dies of surprise, stress, and jungle fever. After her fathers death, Sarah is turned into a scullery maid. Will young Sarah have her happy ever after, or die a mistreated servant?

11. The Pocket Daring Book for Girls

The Pocket Daring Book for Girls is great for a camping trip, bonfire, or even just a game of tag or hopscotch. This book teaches you how to tie different types of knots, make a zip line in your own backyard, fry an egg on the sidewalk, (Though you shouldn’t eat it!) and much more! If you are a girl who wants to have a little bit of daring fun, then this book is for you!

12. Adventures With Lily Lapp

It seems like Amish girl Lily is always getting into mischief. After breaking eggs and letting her little brother get into a lot of flour (whoops!) Lily loses her new shoe in the pond and accidentally sits on gum in her new dress. Will Lily ever be able to stop getting in to so much trouble?

13.The Secret Garden

When young Mary finds out everybody that had lived with her had rather died or run away, she has to move out to the country with her old uncle in which most of the rooms are locked up. After moving, Mary finds an old, hidden garden. Will Mary be able to keep it?

Orginazation Inspiration for Tween Girls

OrganizationInspirationForTweenGirlsClutter Control is a fabulous and fun American Girl organizational book for girls ages 7 – 14. This book will help you declutter your life, including your backpack, locker, bedroom and more. Plus, it will inspire you to keep those areas clean. Clutter Control helps you decide whether or not something is worth keeping – from a sweatshirt to old papers to the bunny that used to be your favorite stuffed animal. This book also offers fun ideas like how to make that plain wastebasket not so plain and how to organize your school papers. Plus it includes great stickers so you can label your stuff!

I used this book to help me declutter my life, and my friend Alyson (Who also blogs on this site) used this book to help her declutter her things, so I am sure you and your friends can do the same.

P.S. Hurry! I just found out that American Girl discontinued this book, but Amazon has a few used copies left, so get yours now!

Once Upon A Time

ComeQuick!                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a young princess at the age of nine. Her Mother (Isabelle) and Father (Richard) were quite rich. The young daughter’s name was Princess Maryanne. With short, curly black hair and big blue eyes she was quite a beauty.

One day a footman came up to this young girl’s front door. When the maid, Ellen, answered the door, the footman said, “Letter for Miss Maryanne.” “Thank you sir.” Ellen replied, taking the letter from the footman. After she had shut the door she called “Letter for the Princess.” Maryanne came running down the stairs. “Thank you Ellen” Princess Maryanne said as she accepted the letter. She started to read the letter, “Miss Maryanne is invited to a ball…” She stopped short. “Mother, Father, Mother, Father.” She called.

King Richard and Queen Isabelle hurried down the stairs. “What do you need my dear?” The Queen asked “You know you are not to raise your voice.” “I’m sorry Mother,” Princess Maryanne replied. “I’m just so exited!” “Whatever for?” Asked the Queen. “I have been invited to a ball!” Princess Maryanne answered, excitedly. “May I please see the invitation?” Queen Isabelle asked, also excited. “Of course you can see the invitation Mother!” Princess Maryanne said, happily handing her mother the invitation.

Queen Elizabeth and King Charles

Request the attendance of Princess Maryanne at a ball

On the second of January

In the Kingdom of Luleequa

 

“That is wonderful my dear, but before you can go to the ball we must buy you ball gown. We can start looking for your dress tomorrow morning, right after breakfast. But right now it is time for afternoon tea.” The Queen stated.

Come Back Next Wenedsday for Part Two of Once Upon A Time!