Monday, November 23, 2009

Gotcha Day

It was our Gotcha Day on Saturday so we invited our China travel group over because it was their Gotcha Day, too. The group also got to meet Jimmy, Sabrina's little brother. There were 7 girls adopted in our travel group and 5 of them could come on Saturday. They were Sabrina, Shanley, Jianni, Katie and me. Caitlyn and Libby and their little sisters could not come. We all hope to see them soon. In the pictures, the older girl is Josie, Katie's older sister. Of course, the little boy is Jimmy, Sabrina's little brother. I felt happy to see the 5 girls that could make it.









Thursday, November 19, 2009

Revised Fiction Story

This week I have been learning about revision. I revised my fiction story from the last blog post. Here is my revision. Tell me if you like it better this way or if you like it better the other way.


No, I can not think of anything to write about, wait, I just did. I think that I have to tell a fiction story.

In the middle of the night, a baby named Merrick started crying his head off. His mom and dad did not know what to do. They asked, “Should we feed him or change him or let him sleep with us?” Then finally they changed him and discovered that he had diarrhea. Then they discovered that the diarrhea had leaked all over Merrick’s clothes, so Merrick’s Mom and Dad gave Merrick a bath to clean him up. Then they put Merrick on their bed and sang some lullabies to him and in five minutes he was asleep. They carried him to his crib and watched Merrick to make sure he was ok. Merrick’s mom and Dad were still really worried.

But then, Merrick’s 2 year old sister, Mara, started crying her head off. Her parents said, “Not again,” to each other. They went into Mara’s room and decided to change her. She had diarrhea, too. Mara’s parents tried to get Mara in the bath but she wouldn’t go into the bath. So her Mom and Dad put Mara’s favorite bath toy in the bathtub. Mara got clean then she did not want to get out of the bathtub. So they took the bath toy away and got Mara out of the bathtub. Her parents put her on their bed and sang some lullabies to her. She was asleep in one minute. Mara’s Mom and Dad carried her back to her room and put her in her crib. They watched Mara to make sure she was ok. Mara’s parents were still really worried.

Suddenly, Merrick and Mara’s 4 year old brother, Jimmy, came out of his room and said “Mommy and Daddy, I had an accident.” “This is gross,” said Jimmy’s mom. They checked Jimmy’s underwear and discovered that Jimmy had diarrhea. So they put Jimmy in the bath. After a little while, Jimmy wanted all the bath toys in the bathtub. So Jimmy’s parents got all the bath toys for Jimmy to play with and then when he was clean he did not want to get out. He played and played. After 2 hours his parents got him out of the bath and got him ready for bed. They put him on their bed and sang to him but Jimmy did not want to go to sleep. His parents finally got him to sleep. They carried him to his bed and tucked Jimmy in bed. They watched him to make sure Jimmy was ok. They were still really worried about all 3 children.

The next morning they took the kids to the doctor. The doctor said that they all had colds. The doctor said that the colds would only last up to five days to a week. The parents hoped the colds would only last for five days. All the kids got better in five days. The parents weren’t really worried anymore.

Friday, November 13, 2009

My First Fiction Story

No, I can not think of any thing to write about, wait, I just did. I think that I have to tell a fiction story. In the middle of the night a baby named Merrick started crying his head off. His mom and dad did not know what to do. They asked, "Should we feed him, or change him, or let him sleep with us?" Then finally they changed him and discovered that he had diarrhea. So the next morning they took him to the doctor. The doctor said that Merrick had a little cold. The doctor said that the cold would only last up to five days to a week Merrick’s parents hoped the cold would only last for five days. Merrick got better in five days.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Jimmy

Jimmy and his family came to visit us on Sunday. I know Jimmy because he is my best friend Sabrina’s little brother. Sabrina’s parents were in China for two and a half weeks to get Jimmy. Jimmy's real name is James but his nickname is Jimmy. He likes to listen to music and he bobs his head from side to side and makes his lips move trying to sing. Jimmy really, really likes his blue blanket. He likes to play with it, cover up with it and bite it. Sabrina likes having a little brother but not when he screams at night. It will probably wake Sabrina up because their rooms are right next to each other. I think that Jimmy is really cute. He is coming over again Saturday.



Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Costume

You have seen the friendly version of my costume in my pictures with Merrick. Now here are some pictures of the scary version that I wore when I was trick or treating with my friend Skylar.