Friday, October 25, 2013

Echo Valley

 We went to Echo Valley pumpkin patch with the kids ministry at our church. We had so much FUN!
At Echo Valley they have a niblet train, a petting zoo, and, of course, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze and a hay bale maze, a corn box, and a lot of other fun stuff. I love Echo Valley!

 This is Caleb, Mattie, Jacob, Hannah, Megan, and me (Emily) on the hayride about to get our pumpkins. I got a very big pumpkin and it was heavy. I carved my pumpkin when I got home.
                                          This is my mom and dad on the hayride.
                                                        This is me and my pumpkin.
                                                          This is caleb and his pumpkin.
                                           And last, but not least, Hannah and her pumpkin.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Our New Co-op

We started a new co-op, a co-op is a group of homeschoolers that come together to take some classes once a week. I am having a lot of fun!

I am taking art, legos, math games, hands on science and P.E. All of my teachers: my mom is the art teacher, Mrs. Robin is the lego teacher, Mrs. Christie is the math games teacher, Mrs. Lisa is the hands on science teacher. I am loving co-op and all the classes! My favorite classes so far are lego, art and hands on science. I am excited about the rest of the year!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sewing Class

We were able to take a sewing class this week with 5 other girls. Our teacher was Mrs. Julie and she is so nice. Her home is beautiful, too. She is very good at sewing and we learned a lot. On the first day we learned a lot about the sewing machine. We also started making our purses. The second day we finished our purses and started our skirts. The third day we finished our skirts.

Learning about the sewing machine was pretty cool. We learned how to thread the machine and use it.
At the sewing class I had fun talking to my friends, Libby, Jayden, Lydia, Patti Ann and Olivia! The purse is a reversible purse so you could have two different fabrics to choose from. The skirt was so fun to make, I made a matching purse and a doll skirt with scrap fabric.

I enjoyed sewing class a lot! I hope I can continue sewing a lot at home on my own now. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Beach (from Hannah)

Our family went to Pensacola Beach for vacation. We had so much fun! We went with our cousins, we played in the water, made sandcastles, sand beds, buried each other, swam at the pool and had a good time! the main reason we went is for my great grandmothers funeral.

I found a sand dollar while we where there. It is really
rare to find one whole.

one day there where lots of jelly fish on shore

A few of our cousins buried me in the sand

My favorite part was being able to go and play with my cousins.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wetlands Water Park

We went to Wetlands Water Park and it was so fun! There are three really big water slides, two small water slides, a huge pool and a splash pad. Yesterday my family and me went with our cousins. We all had a blast! We were there all day. We got sun burnt pretty bad.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Layers of the Ocean Project

Last year we studied about sea creatures so I made a project about what I learned. I  made it with the three layers of the ocean: Sunlight zone, Twilight zone and Midnight zone. Each zone has some sea creatures in it.


  • dolphins
  • sharks
  • whales
  • jellyfish
  • crabs
  • seahorses


  • lantern fish
  • oysters
  • oarfish
  • viper fish
  • jelly fish
  • gulper eel


  • angler fish
  • blob fish
  • dragon fish
  • squid gulper
  • brittle star 
  • cuttle fish

Here's how I made it. I got a cardboard box and cut two squares on each side of the box. I taped origami sea creatures on each zone. I painted each zone with blue paint. I covered each hole with saran wrap and wrote the name of each zone on a piece of paper and taped it on.

This was a fun project to do!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Awana Awards

 Awana award celebration  
Awana is at our church every Wednesday evening. 
We memorize Bible verses, play games and sing our theme song each week. 
Last week we had a award celebration and everyone got an award.

These are the awards that I received: 

1. I got a bracelet for cooperation.
2. I got a silver pin for doing extra verses. 
3. I got a Excellence award for finishing the second book.
4. I got a excellence pin. 
5. I got a certificate for participation. 

It was really fun. After the awards we had punch and cupcakes!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Our new dog: Jenna

This is our new dog Jenna. She is a Jack Russell mix. And she is a very wild puppy. She is about six months old. We got her at the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. And she had three sisters and one brother. She is a very sweet dog and we love her. Jenna is very easy to train she already knows how to sit. Now she knows how to jump. We love her so very much she is a sweet dog and a great puppy.      

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

11 things about me

I am 11 and here are 11 things about me:                                                    
1. I like to swim.

2. My favorite color is lime green.

3. My favorite animal is penguins.

4. I play the piano.

5. I have a dog, two cats and six chickens.

6. I like to play outside with my cousins.
7. I like soccer and basketball.

8. I am homeschooled.

9. I live in Tennessee.

10. I have one brother and one sister.

11. I like to draw.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Our Pet Chickens

We got some chickens about two months ago 
and we have six of them. Their names are Suzy,
Lucy, Annie, Gracie, Amelia Earhart, and last
but not least is Penelope. 

                                                    We made chick cupcakes one day and
                                                were so cute and yummy. They are very easy
                                                     to make and I thought they were so fun!

                                   These are some pictures of them when they are a little older.
                                                 This was their very first time outside.
                                                                     They loved it!

We like having chickens. We take turns getting them their food and water each day. 
They are really messy! They poop a bunch and everywhere!
We can't wait til we start getting eggs! 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

My Family

 This is my family, I have 1 brother and a sister my brother is Caleb
and my sister is Hannah. Caleb is 8 and Hannah is 11 years old. i am
Emily and I am almost 10!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Our First Dog!

These are a few pictures of our first dog! His name was Buddy. He was a sweet dog and I loved him! He was part Corgi and part Papillion.

He was soft and loved the snow. He ran in circles in the snow, it was funny.

We are sad because he got hit by a car. We have a new dog and her name is Jenna. I will tell you about her on another post.

Field Trip to Cades Cove

We went to Cades Cove the other day with our cousins! Cades Cove is a place in the Smokey Mountains where we can learn about our history.

Here are some of the things we saw:

  • cabins from the 1800s
  • animals like turkeys, deer and geese
  • churches from the 1800s
  • the old grist mill
  • canilever barns
  • graveyard

We got to walk around with our cousins and play with them at Cades Cove. The old mill still works and we got see it grinding corn into cornmeal. The water makes the wheel turn and that gives it power.