Monday, October 6, 2008
There's fake gods in this story. The leader of the gods is named Zeus, also known as Jupiter. Zeus wanted to get rid of some people on Earth. He decided he would cause a war on Earth. So he made a golden apple and wrote on top of it, "for the most beautiful." He called Eris, the goddess of strife. "Here" he said "take this apple to the wedding and drop it in front of my wife." Eris likes to cause trouble, so she did what he told her and went to the wedding. When she saw Hera talking with a couple of other goddesses, she dropped the apple in front of Hera. Hera was the wife of Zeus. Hera picked the apple up and said "This must be mine. I'm the most beautiful!" Aphrodite said "No, this must be for me." Athena said "No! This must be mine!" The whole wedding was wondering who the apple was for, and who was the most beautiful? Hera said "I know, we should ask my husband. Anyway, he's the chief." They went to Zeus, but Zeus said "Why should I judge my wife? Go to Earth and ask somebody who's the most beautiful goddess."
They went to ask Paris, the prince of Troy. "Let's see..." said Paris, wondering if he chose the wrong goddess if he would be striked dead.
"Pick me" whispered Hera, "and I'll make you the king of the whole world of men."
"No, no" said Athena "pick me, and I'll give you victory in every battle you fight."
"Wait" said Aphrodite "pick me, Paris, and I'll give you the most beautiful woman on Earth."
"That's what I want" said Paris, so he gave the apple to Aphrodite.
So Aphrodite did give him the most beautiful woman on Earth. But the woman that Aphrodite gave to Paris was already married, and that started a war in Troy. There was years of fighting, all because of Zeus and that golden apple.
*This story is not real, but it is pretty cool. There isn't any REAL gods other than the one true God we worship, but the Greeks believed in a whole family of gods that weren't real. These are pretty cool! If you want to learn any more stories or have questions about it, you can read "The Story of the World, History for the Classic Child, Volume 1: The Ancient Times." The author of this book is Susan Wise Bauer.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
My brothers are crazy! They always get into a mess. Today Treston got into a box of nails and poured them on the ground! Today Justus poured a whole bottle of pink paint out! Jax is big, he doesn't make messes like Justus and Treston, but he likes to mess with me! (Jax said that he LOVES to mess with me!)
Justus sometimes calls me Pickle!
Treston gets into the toothpaste and pours it everywhere!
Justus, Treston, and Jax sometimes take all the pans out and play with them.
One time they were making a lot of noise with the pots. It's hard being a big sister in this house.
Justus is banging a spoon right now.
Jax sometimes wears nothing but underwear.
Treston got into the clementines.
My brothers are just a mess. Big mess. Really, really big mess.
But I love them. Even though it's hard to be a big sister.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
If I was a movie director, I would make Christian stories.
My first story would be called "God's Warrior." It's about this girl named Susan. She is in a battle between God and the Devil. She gets her way to the devil, she fights the devil, she's about to lose, and then Jesus comes, and he helps her and then win!!! The lesson of the story is you can be God's Warrior.
And then my second story would be called "God's Girl." It's about this girl that lives in Asia and she's an orphan. She teaches everyone about God, even though she could get killed for it. (This is called persecuted.) When people decided to persecute her, before they found her, God told her to go somewhere. The Holy Spirit got her deeper and deeper through the jungle...she walked for days. And when she was too tired to go on, God gave her a donkey, and food. And when she got to the place, she made friends with the animals, made a shelter, and it was right by a river. So she had plenty of fruit, plants, and water. She was very safe there. She lives there for months, and then one day a city was built right next to her. But the city didn't know where her lair was. So she teached about God in that city. This story's lesson is obey God for He will take care of you.
My third story is called "The Horse Who Knew God." It's about this orange horse that was called Spirit. Spirit had to go far away to face this other horse that loved the Devil because God told him to. Once he got to the place, he fought the horse that loved the Devil and he wan! And God rewarded him by letting him take over the land where the Devil's horse lived. It was a beautiful land and it had plenty of food. Spirit's land where he lived first barely had enough food and water. This story's lesson is saying God will help you win a battle against the Devil.
My fourth story will be about a sea monster and a girl. It's about this sea monster who almost breaked this girl's house. The people who lived in that house thought he was an enemy. God told the girl that even though he was an enemy to her that she should be kind to him. So she was. And when she did that, she started to love him, and so did he, so one day they were the best of friends. This story's lesson is love your enemies.
My fifth story is about this leopard who has to fight a huge tiger for God. The tiger loved the Devil more than anything and God told the leopard to try to fight him. The leopard did and he wan! His family and cheetahs really liked him now. And the jungle lived happily ever after. This story's lesson is no matter how scary or how big the nations, God is with you.
Friday, August 15, 2008
I am wondering a question that I haven't figured out. It's about some sort of fight against a sabre tooth tiger and an ancient cave bear. Who will win? I have a book about ancient cave bears and one about sabre tooth tigers. Two books. An ancient cave bear will frighten ancient people. And the sabre tooth tiger is the most furious cat. I read it on the cover of the book. It said that the ancient cave bear would frighten ancient people and the saber tooth is the most furious cat that ever lived. And in the book of the ancient cave bear, they call the ancient cave bear, an ancient giant. And the saber tooth looks like he gives me the creeps. But the ancient cave bear gives me even more the creeps. Who do you think would win? I think the ancient cave bear would. Whose team would you be on? Which one do you want to win? A very question that I don't think scientist know. It's a mystery that I will probably never figure out. You want to know one thing that I think the ancient cave bear would win? Cause I saw a picture in the ancient cave bear book that there were two ancient people in a cave, and a cave bear came in, and all they could do to protect themselves was throw a spear. And run for their lives. That's all.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Once there was a pack of wolves. One of the wolves was a gray wolf, and he was called Dakota. And there was a white wolf named White Wind. His nickname was Wind. They were two good friends. One winter morning, they heard and they saw a bullet shot. It didn't hurt anybody, it didn't get anybody. But the pack moved to a big hole and digged in it to make it bigger, big enough for the whole pack. They made it deep, so they can hide from whatever it was. One night, Dakota looked out of the whole, and then he saw something. It was a light in the forest. Then he saw another smaller light. They were coming closer, and closer. Suddenly, the lights were right on the hole! It was hunters! Dakota went really deep into his hole. He ran to the bottom. Then he found Wind. He stayed by Wind and slept by him. In the morning he told him right away, right at dawn, that the hunters were here. They raced out of the hole, and they went to search for the hunters.
"Oh, excuse me" cried out Wind. "Will you please kindly tell me if you've seen any men here?" Wind said to a bird.
And the bird said "They went that way- across that path. I remember there was a few paths along the way. I think they took one of them. I know you're a good smeller, and your friend is too, so sniff out where they went and you'll find them" said the bird.
"Thank you bird" said Dakota.
"I think they moved their shelter" said Wind. "Hurry, we must go!"
Then they saw a skunk. The skunk said "Why are you in such a hurry?"
"We are looking for men" said Dakota and Wind, at the same time. "Will you kindly help us find them?"
"I know where they went!" said the skunk.
"So, tell us..." said Wind.
"I'll do better than that. I'll lead you to it" said the skunk.
"Thank you" said Dakota.
"Climb onto my back" said Wind to the skunk "and lead us."
"Take that path!" said the skunk. "We must hurry!"
Suddenly they saw the cabin. "There it is!" cried out Dakota.
"Be quiet!" said Wind. "We don't want to be noticed."
Suddenly the two wolves and the skunk creeped up to the cabin. They could smell food. The humans were cooking.
They heard humans talking "Can you wait until this meat turns into wolf meat?" one human said.
The other human said "We'll probably cut off their heads and put them up on the wall, like deer heads."
Suddenly, Dakota almost fainted. Then the skunk sprayed at the window!
The humans said "What an awful smell! It's a skunk!"
Dakota and Wind got away fast enough for them not to catch them.
"Now you did it!" said Wind to the skunk.
The hunters were shooting and running! Suddenly, Dakota got an idea.
"You know what? I think everybody is scared of me. And the skunk and the bird are bravest animals in the forest that we would eat" said Dakota. "You know it's our sharp claws and out bite. So we shall go up in a tree and then when the humans look up and see us, we will jump on their faces and kill them like animals."
"Great idea!" said skunk and Wind.
So they went up in the nearest tree. "But how will we lead them here?" said Wind.
"We'll howl, as loud as we can!" said Dakota, "and then when we see them, they'll come closer and we'll stop howling."
They started to howl.
The hunters were right under the tree then. The skunk sprayed! And Dakota and Wind jumped! Then all the hunters didn't die but they ran back to their cabins and then abandoned the forest. And they were so scared, they told the police! But they got locked up in a mental hospital for being so crazy.
And then suddenly, the pack ran to Dakota and Wind. Wind's mother and father licked him on the face. Dakota's brother tackled him. And the chief declared them the bravest wolves in the forest.
(*Note from Mom. This may be a political statement by Emma on hunting. This was strictly dictated by her and typed by me. I only wish you could have heard her animated telling of the story, as I did! Thanks for reading!)
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I lost a tooth. During a game at church I bumped into somebody and my tooth fell out. My gums hurt! I haven't gotten any money for it yet. I can't wait until the tooth fairy comes! I gotta tell you something...if somebody believes in the tooth fairy, don't let them hear it. (whispering) I know the truth about the tooth fairy. My Dad told me a joke that's very funny, even though he meant it. He said "I like your toothless grin!" He said that because I have two missing tooths on the bottom of my mouth, and this one that I'm telling you about right now is at the top of my mouth. I'm glad that it wasn't one of my permanent tooths!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Littering is against the law, and you're taking bad care of your own home, the Earth.
If you litter, you can get a ticket. And if you litter you can mess up the world.
Do you want to see your own world messed up with trash?
Would you throw trash down all around your own house?
I don't want to see you littering. I really get angry about littering. Like one time, I picked up a whole bunch of litter in a park. It was hard work. But I can even clean up the whole Earth if I have to!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Why did the chick cross the bridge?
I don't know. Why did the chick cross the bridge?
Because it wasn't chicken and didn't cross the road.
What are you, an Owl?
What did the bee say to the hive?
I don't know what did the bee say to the hive?
What's black and white and red all over?
A zebra with a rash.
What side of the chicken has more feathers?
Monday, July 14, 2008
Crocodiles and Alligators live in North America and probably Asia. They are cold blooded. They get out of water at night since it is cool and they get in the water during the day because it is hot. Crocodiles and alligators sometimes eat fish and turtles. They are strong because they have long tails. Nile crocodiles and alligators are so strong they can pull big things into the water like humans!
Crocodiles are more green than alligators and alligators are more gray then crocodiles. Crocodiles are bigger than alligators and alligators are smaller than crocodiles.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I got a book from the library today. It's called Elizabite by H.A. Rey.
It's about a carniverous plant called a Venus Flytrap. And it grows really, really big. Elizabite bit the dog's tail off, bit the doctor, and bit the maid in the bottom! You should read Elizabite.
Then I made a paper Venus Flytrap. Then I made another flower, just a normal flower, and they were both named Bite, that's the Venus Flytrap, and Sunny, it's the normal flower. I decided to make a company named A.F. A.F. stands for Amazing Flowers. The people who work in A.F. will teach people about taking care of their garden. And there shall be members in A.F. The people who will be members will be people who take very good care of their gardens. The first member I'll ever know included in is my father. He's a doctor, but he takes very good care of the garden. The garden grows in a zip! A.F. has a little water bucket, and we keep Sunny and Bite where there's no sun, so A.F. made a sun for them. If you ever visit our house, you can talk to me, Emma Bacak, and you can learn more about it.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I like to cook. Dad and I cooked French Toast on Saturday. It's really good. I think if you've never tried French Toast, you should try it. I found this recipe on a game. We had Nick and Carissa, and their baby, Eden, and Matt and Erin over for breakfast. And they liked it! So maybe some more of our friends can come over and try it. It was good! Try this recipe! You can print it out like I did.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Bats are found on every continent!!!! But not the Arctic. Isn't that amazing!? Bats can eat grasshoppers, moths, butterflies, and sometimes scorpions. If bats have babies, when they go to hunt, they leave the baby in a little nursery with other baby bats and they pack up to keep warm. Do you think that bats are birds? They're mammals. Mammals have fur, and bats have fur. Baby bats live on their mothers' milk. Birds don't have milk. Birds hunt for food for their babies. But bats have their own milk. Bats are NOT birds, they are mammals. Homes for bats are bushes, caves, barns, and fenceposts. Have you been to Moody Gardens? Well, there's this little rainforest thing, and if you make it through it, you can see bats. Mom doesn't really know about the bats. And she didn't like it when she saw the vampire bat. I saw it eating blood. Bats are pretty cool!
(Transcribed by Mom)
Monday, June 23, 2008
Cheetah can speed up to 45 miles in two seconds!!!! They are the fastest land animals in the earth. When they hunt down the animals they are so tired that it could take 30 minutes until they can eat. They used to live in Asia and America and other places in the world, but now they can only be found in Africa in small numbers. Cheetah babies can have a mohawk. Cheetahs are my favorite big cats.
Monday, June 16, 2008
(Dictated by Emma, typed by Mom.)
I was a camper for the first time on 2008. And it was really good. I really liked it.
I met everyone in my cabin. And well Jax really missed me. More than I can think! Because when he saw me, he hugged me so hard, I almost didn't know what hit me!
We were there the week before my camp because Daddy was a doctor there. He took us fishing. And when Mom and the boys left, me and Dad stayed for a while, and we had a fish on the line. It was so big and powerful it broke our fishing pole!!!! That- was awesome!
I rode horses everyday at Camp Ozark. I love riding horses! It was not like riding horses here because I ride Peruvian horses and those weren't Peruvian horses.
I also did other activities like Critter Creation. I made a nice little stuffed animal with a little t-shirt for it that said I love Aggies. Mish-Mash was my favorite part of the day. I went to the water slides during Mish-Mash and sometimes to the craft shed.
This is me in my cabin.
The people in my cabin were Leslie, Emily, Caroline, Bailey, and my cousin Trinity, and another person named Emma. They were good friends.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
The beach boys are good. I like their music. They're really good. I want to buy a Beach Boys CD. I got a CD of the 50's and another of the 50's and the 60's. There's two songs from the Beach Boys. I'm going to try to save up money for a CD of the Beach Boys. I really like their music. I can't wait to get a CD of them. I just got to do a lot of dollar jobs. I'll ask my parents how much money would a CD be.
I really like their songs and well they're really good. I listen to the Soda Fountain Favorites and Early Rockin' Roll Music that has two beach boys songs on my headphones I listen to them. I just love them.