My Dad and I (and a couple other people ) took a bus to San Luis. At first I didn't want to get in the water because it felt cold, but as soon as I got in I got used to it in like 10-15 seconds. You can see a video that my dad made of my adventures below, and by clicking on this link
After that we hiked up to the stop with the water slide and a 3 meter jump.
At first it was scary, but I just had to remember ''I have a life jacket and someone is there to help me if I need it. Next we hiked and crossed the river but at different points. It was hard because some of the rocks had moss that made them slipery.
We stoped to have lunch and a little later we swam under a mini waterfall
Then we went down a bigger rockslide it was a lot more scarier and finily we hiked back and took our bus back
I have a had a great time back home in Canada. It has been an amazing year at school, where I have been learning cursive writing and competing on the Lego robotic team among other things. I have made a lot of new friends, who even though I have known them only a short time, I will miss a lot. I know that leaving will be hard, but I am excited to make new friends, and learn a new language at our new home in Colombia!
This year at school I was lucky because I had two teachers. I had Mrs. Coben for English and Social Studies, and Mrs. Wheeler for Math and Science. I did pretty good and fun learning division and multiplication, and also learning about interesting countries all around the world like Ukraine. Some day I would like to live in the Ukraine because they have a pretty neat alphabet.
One of my favourite activities this year was piano. I took lessons from Sioban Winterhalt, and I think I learned a lot. I can play so many new songs, and I even got to perform a couple of times for people in public! Brynn and I also continued in ballet, but I think I will write about that in a different post. All in all, it has been a pretty successful and exciting year. Now I am looking forward to travelling to see my Nainie and aunt Caitlin in Nova Scotia!
I am still learning to type, but I feel this is a more interesting way to read about my adventures anyway, hope you like my first family blog post!
It has been an exciting first half of 2015 for me. I have lost a lot of teeth, I think I am up to six or seven now! My adult teeth within the last week or so have finally started to come in across the top of my mouth! I am enjoying life as a big sister to not just one but two little people. We all enjoy playing moms and dads, and it is very exciting for Brynn and me now that Clara is walking.
I am loving life as a year 2 student in a year 2/3 split class. I am doing well with my reading, and I am even doing well in math! I am getting ready for my next dance rehearsal and I am on the Kapa Haka team at school, and we have a performance fro that coming up as well. The Kapa Haka team does traditional Maori dances and songs, and it is a lot of fun. I get to sing and dance in front of a whole lot of people.
This last weekend my dad took the training wheels off of my bike, and I am happy to say that I was able to ride all alone without any help quite quickly! I have figured out how to stop, and I can make really big sweeping turns, but I am still having a little bit of trouble getting started from a complete stop. We are going to keep practicing, and hopefully it won't be long before I can ride my bike everywhere! I will let everyone know how my Kapa Haka, and ballet recital go next time, bye for now!
Growing up is exciting. I am six years old now, I have just finished Year 1, and I am enjoying my summer holidays with my family. I have just come home today from a short vacation to Fiji, with our friends Miss Jenny, Mr. Richard, and Mr. Pete. Fiji was pretty warm, and I had lots of fun fishing and swimming and enjoying the warm weather for Christmas, but my dad will tell a more detailed story of our trip to Fiji in the family travels section soon. I was pretty lucky this Christmas, because I got to open presents in Fiji and again when I came home, when I got my very own scooter!
Shortly after I got home from Fiji, I lost my third tooth! It had been wiggly for a long time and my mom helped me pull it out just before I went to bed tonight. I really hope that the tooth fairy brings me some fairy dust like I asked for, I guess I will have to wait and see. Hopefully all of my friends and family had a good Christmas, bye for now.
Aurora has shifted activities from gymnastics to ballet, and she seems much more enthusiastic and engaged in ballet. She is constantly spinning and jumping around the place, working on "fairy moves" and the like. She was especially excited to hav her first ever dance recital at the aptly named Aurora Centre, which is actually the performing arts theatre at her dad's school.
Her inaugural audience was quite large probably between 2-4 hundred people, but she was a champ in her two dances, one as a fairy, and one as a little Alice, from Alice in Wonderland.
I was long past due for a hair cut, and today was finally the day mom and I went to the mall to get it done!! It was a really great salon where they had a special seat set up for kids with a movie player to pass the time. I love going to the hair salon and getting my hair done, I feel like such a special little lady:-) I love my new do with my lovely bangs (or 'fringe' as they would call it here in NZ).
Today marks my second go around with gymnastics. Last term I showed some great improvment over the 9 weeks I attanded and I look forward to showing the teacher what I have been practising over term break. I have been trying to ace my front rolls and being able to roll onto my back with my knees tucked in, and get back to a sitting position with as little assistance of pushing myself back up as possible. I really enjoy coming to gymnastics everyweek, and it has definitly given some self-confidence in climbing anf jumping that I never knew I had.
I started 'school' today! They call it preschool here in New Zealand, but in Canada, we would call it daycare. I made a few friends already on my first day, and can not wait to go back tomorrow.
I go to school Monday - Thursday 1pm to 5pm and it is located inside our local YMCA.
I am eight years old, and love ballet, fiaries, and going on travelling adventures with my family. By the time I get home, I will have been to 17 countries! I also love crafts and playing with my little sisters. Now that I am eight, I will be starting to write my own blog posts. Enjoy following along with my ever changing activities that keep my parents on their toes!