Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Lucy

      My family owns a bunny named Lucy. She's a she's black and her ears droop down so they almost touch the floor. We got her the day before Easter and my dad brought her home as a surprise to our whole family.  My sister was 14 and I was 11. My sister and I kind of suspected something was different but wasn't expecting this.  My mom had no clue this was happening either. We had a bunny when I was 8 but was medically challenged so didn't make it long. 
    My whole family and I had gone to a Hockey game that day. My father left early because he said he had a lot of work to catch up on (not.) We stayed until the end because we had too. It was a Taekwondo demonstration we had been there to perform in at the end. So once the hockey game was over we went to the mall to buy a few things. A few things turned into many and we spent twice the time then we wanted to there. By the time we were done it it was about 7 pm. My mother, sister, father and I had been invited to a bonfire later that night with our friends. Everyone thought it was a good idea to go. On our way to the bonfire my mother didn't feel good so we turned around and went home at about 9 pm. We were all disappointed but we didn't know what we were going to see when we got home. My mother, sister and I were so surprised by the bunny in the middle of our living room. Bridget, my sister was very attached to our other bunny Mason. When she saw Lucy she was very sad because it reminded her of him and she wasn't ready to let go of him.  She instantly ran away from Lucy, historically crying. I invited her best friend over, with the permitting of my parents to help her gain the courage to meet our new bunny. 

     By the time I met Lucy I loved her. It took a long time to think of a name for her. We had to pick something everyone agreed with, we ended up with Lucy. Lucy is a big part of my life I love her very much. I love playing with her as well. My life would be very different without her in it. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sam Frederick's!

  Sam Frederick's is one of my best friends. We met at the beginning of 6th grade because we were in the same classes. I don't know where I would be without him. He's always here for me no matter what.
  Sam and I met through our mutual friend Lili. I was friends with Lili and so was Sam. At the beginning of the year, Sam sat with Lili, me and some of our other friends one day at lunch. I recognized him because we had most of our classes together. We never really talked, so we first gad to get to know each other before we could really be friends. Towards the second quarter we became closer friends because we sat next to each other in our core classes ( Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts.) We became to grow closer as friends. Now we're very close friends and I do everything with Sam.
  This year I was on Sam's team again. We're very close friends now because we hung out over the summer and continued talking. Even though were in no classes at all together we're still close friends. I still see him at lunch and between class. We're still good friends and it'd be awkward to imagine what these two years of my life would be like without him

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Black Belt

Today my best friend tested for his black belt. We both compete in a sport called taekwondo. His name is Kilian. He had been doing taekwondo for over 3 years. I have known Kilian since about 3rd grade. This was a very special moment for me to watch him get his black belt. We had a whole day of training with the almost black belts.
The whole day started at 8 a.m. Everyone showed up at and we started training right away. We started doing poomsae. Poomsae is a traditional floor sequence. Usually there are only 8 poomsae. So we did all 8 poomsae twice, in total we did 16. After about an hour of that at 9 o'clock we ate breakfast for about 30 minutes. Then after that we continued with stick fighting and other self defense moves. I really enjoy sticks because not a lot of people use them and they can be found in our everyday life. At about noon we sat and ate lunch. Once we finished lunch we played games so all together it took about a hour. The black belt test started at 4 p.m so we had to start preparing the soon to be black belts. So after lunch we worked on their 4 techniques that they would be breaking boards and cement with. Each person had one power foot kick, one speed foot kick, one speed hand technique and one power hand technique to (break a cement with.) We went over everything that they would have to do and by the time we were done it was about time for the test.

Overall the whole day was great and everyone did wonderfully. After the test was over we had a celebratory dinner for everyone and their families. I had a really fun day close with all of my friends. I can't wait until another black belt test. I am very proud of my best friend Kilian!