Alexander, Maya, and I

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Today Alexander and I were outside, and we were playing with a three-year-old neighbor girl named Maya. Since she has no sisters of her own, she suddenly decided I was her older sister. When she told her dad “This is my sister,” Alexander became possesive and declared very loud and firm: “No, mine!”

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Ballet Exams

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Today I had a ballet exam. That is when older ladies come and watch you dance to make sure you know how to do the exercizes. They may ask you questions such as ‘what does plier (PLEE-ay) mean’ (answer: to bend.) They also watch for imperfections such as bending a leg which is supposed to be straight. I learn the results on Sunday or Monday.

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Abbreviations

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Abbreviation for Jesus+Mary+Joseph.

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Abbreviation for the latin words  Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam-all for the greater glory of God .

 

This is Spring!

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What a day! What a lovely day! The robins are singing, flowers are on their way up, and it is just lovely! These words from the Magnificat somewhat describe my feelings, I have been thinking of them a lot today: ‘My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.’
 

 

Landon bought me a little present for no reason at all! Wasn’t that nice? He let me choose two boxes of flowers from Sunshine to plant. I chose lillies of the valley (what a pretty name) and more mixed colors of columbine (my favorite flower.) Here I am planting them.

Planting

 

Here is Landon planting one.

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Shopping Day

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The temperature has been creeping steadily up, as has my height. Today when I brought down my summer clothes, I found that almost everything is too short! So we went on an emergency shopping day this afternoon! Most of my shirts came out of the juniors section instead of the girls section! I am getting older!

Shopping Day

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City Spelling Bee

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Today was the city spelling bee. I got into it by competing against other homeschoolers in the annual homeschool spelling bee and winning. I came in forth place and won a trophy  that is exactly two feet tall. A man from the newspaper that hosted the bee talked to me while writing stuff down. It was very fun.

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Flowers are UP!

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I have tulips, irises, daffodils,  columbine, bleeding heart, and delphinium popping  their little heads up through the soil, invited by the sun and 60F degree weather.  I am also noticing swelling buds on the lilac bush we have.

Spring is on its way!

This is a columbine plant. I have been very pleased with it and I highly recommend it to anyone with a garden. It blooms a very long time for a spring blooming flower (from mid-April to early June.) These flowers are my favorites alongside roses.

Columbine

Little Red Riding Hood Tulip

 

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Quiz Bowl

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Last night there was another quiz bowl. I was not a captain this time. My team came in 7th place. That might sound pretty good until I tell you that there was seven teams. Oh well. There is always next time.

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In Like a Lion

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 It is blowing snow and sleet everywhere. We are scheduled to get 20 inches of snow and forty miles an hour winds today, tonight, and tomorrow.  A number of things were cancelled for the blizzard, including the homeschool ballet and tap classes we have every Thursday.

As I do yearly on March first, I began the countdown to my birthday, which is March thirteenth. This year I shall be twelve years old.

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