Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mr. Popper's Penguins

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book
Mr. Popper's Penguins
movie
                         For Christopher's eleventh birthday we went to see  the Mr. Popper's Penguins movie. It was really good and funny. It is rated PG. Although it was nothing like the book, it was still pretty awesome.  In the movie, Mr. Popper is a important business man trying to improve his relationship with his two kids, Bill and Janey. He has just divorced. When his dead father leaves him 8 penguins, and sends them in the mail, things go crazy! However, Mr. Popper's kids and their mother love the penguins ,and it looks like they might get back together. Then, a game warden comes, and every thing goes wrong. In the end everything works out, though. You'll love it!

Key Lime Pie

               
   I made this super yummy (and easy ) pie for the 4-H Project Show. We found the recipe online.Those of you who know me know that I NEVER use cake/cookie mixes or prepared foods, but it is really tricky to get the crust size right. Thanks to http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/easy-key-lime-pie-i/detail.aspx for the recipe.

         Key Lime Pie 

Ingredients

  • 5 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and lime juice. Mix well. Pour into unbaked graham cracker shell.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Top with whipped topping and garnish with lime slices if desired. Yum!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ELVIS

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8,1935 to Vernon and Gladys Presley. He had a twin brother, Jessie, who was stillborn. Elvis always regretted this and wondered what Jessie would've been like."The King" first owned a guitar when, on his eleventh birthday, his parents bought him one. Soon after this when he was 13, the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Many of Elvis's songs are based on gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he often attended, and the R&B he heard on Beale Street as a teen there.
  In 1954, Elvis began his singing career with the Sun Records label in Memphis. By 1956, he was known all over the world. He even starred in 33 movies. He served his country in the U.S. Army after he became famous, which was unusual. He died on August 15,1977.
   Fun Facts about Elvis:
  My mom saw him at his last concert ever.
 He was a Black Belt in karate.
   His wedding cake was 6 ft tall!
   He had a jet named after his daughter,the Lisa Marie.
   Once he sang his hit song, "Hound Dog", to a Basset hound!
        Thanks for reading!
   
   image from http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2gEyAntIJdg/Tc_BcPtlQFI/AAAAAAAAASE/D6uiFcV9Q-Y/s1600/ew.jpg

Saturday, June 11, 2011

What's been happening this week of my life...(so far)!


  • I am getting initiated into Rainbow Girls, and I am really excited!
  • I went swimming for 3 hours and got sunburned!
  • We got 4 (pregnant!) cows.
  • I am reading an AWESOME book called Angels Watching Over Me.
  • Learning a new song on the piano(I love you, Mrs. Rachel :-)!!)
  • Hoping to help with VBS at my church.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Otters!

I love otters!Here are some facts about them:
  1. They have a thick underfur that helps keep them warm and dry.
  2. Babies are called pups!
  3. A mother otter has 2-3 pups per litter.
  4.Their den is called a holt.
  5. The only way to get to a holt is through a secret underwater entrance.
   6.They are VERY sociable.
   7. Although most animals are not playful in their adult life, the otter loves to play.
    8. They adore water. All otters live near some body of water.
    9. Most wild animals have one mate after another, but otters are fiercely loyal, even grieving for it's mate if it dies.
  10. They eat; turtles, snakes, crabs, and eels.
picture from http://carinbondar.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/seaotter2.jpg.

Fiddler's reunion!

  Some nice friends of ours invited us to the Fiddler's Reunion, and it was really fun. There was an 18 and under division where kids could compete, and it was interesting to watch them fiddle. Next we went to a little fair, and we ran into MORE friends there! My littlest brother and his friend rode all the little kid rides, and it was cute to watch them. My friend Lani, her friend, Christopher, and I went on the Tornado ride. It was pretty fast, but not too scary. Then we played all the games at the fair. I think it would be cool to play the fiddle. I take piano from a SUPER nice lady at our church, so I know (somewhat!)how to read sheet music, but I think it would also be pretty tricky. Do any of you play the fiddle? Comment and let me know!

Pico de Gallo

   Here is a delicious recipe my mom invented. She found a recipe for pico de gallo , then changed it completely up, and here it is:
                                    Pico de Gallo (Serves 6)
                                    You will need: 
                               2-3 big tomatoes or 12 cherry tomatoes(diced) 
                               1/3 cup chopped onion
                                4-5 sprigs of cilantro (diced) 
                                1 seeded jalapeƱo (diced)
                                1tsp lemon juice
                                     1 tsp salt
                                       --------
                                  
                      1.  Mix tomato and onion.
                          
                                                         
                                                   2.Cut cilantro with scissors.
                                               3.Add everything else and chill.
                                               4.Enjoy!


                                                     How to make Guacamole.
                                                          2 avocados
                                                           1tsp lemon juice
                                                             1 tsp salt 
                                                             lettuce
                                                           tomatoes


                                                        1. Peel avocados and remove seed.
                                                   2. Puree in food processor with lemon or lime juice and salt .
                                                    3. Arrange shredded lettuce on plates.
                                                    4.Sprinkle with diced tomatoes.
                                                    5.Add a spoonful of guacamole and chill.
                                                    6. Yum!