Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fablehaven Review

Now I will review a book called Fablehaven by Brandon Mull.  It is about two kids who find out that their grandparents own a preserve for mythical creatures.  And when their grandparents are kidnapped, it's up to them to save them.

I really liked this book because it was an entertaining fantasy which is my favorite kind of genre.  The second book in the series was just as good, but I got bored reading the third. 

The second book, Rise of the Evening Star, has spies and betrayal.  The two kids must recover a powerful artifact before the evil society gets it.

Even though, I was bored with the third book in the series, that was when I was only nine years old. Now that I'm a ten year old, obviously superior, I would probably be able to read the third book in the series with powerful gusto.  In fact, I'm planning to read through to the fifth book in the series.

Here is a link to the Fablehaven website where you can learn about the author and visit the preserve of mythical creatures.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Grand Tetons


August 3-4, 2009

Today, I got to the Climber's Ranch in the Grand Tetons.  I also learned how to fly fish with Dad and Kayla!  Kayla, 1 fish.  Me, don't ask. 


We met Elana, and went rock climbing with her and her brother.


August 5-7, 2009

Today I went on a backpacking trip in the Grand Tetons.  This was not fun!  It felt like I had a cement truck on my back! 


And I also got stung by a ground bee!  On the first day, we walked 3 and a half miles, on the second day it hailed and rained and Kayla broke her tent SO I had to sleep in a one person tent with her!  On the last day, we collected huckleberries.  Yum yum!


Saturday, January 9, 2010

U Dig Fossils In Utah

August 1, 2009

udig_alex2 Today I went to U Dig Fossils with Dad!!!!!  It was fun!  U Dig Fossils is where you find fossils, mostly trilobites.  We all found a bunch.  It was fun and cool.

This is a review about trilobites.  Trilobites were a kind of invertebrate.  There were a few different kinds of trilobites.  There was the niobella, a mid-sized trilobite that could grow up to four inches.  It lived all over the world in the Ordovician Period. 

Some trilobites were amphibians (like frogs) and some lived on ocean floors.

Trilobites were relatives of the horseshoe crab. I think that they're very cool, but don't know why.



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

On the Road In Idaho


July 29, 2009

Today I went to the Sacajawea Center, where I learned that Lewis and Clark were friendly with the Native Americans at first!  It was not my area of interest, and there were tons of bugs outside!!!!


We went there because Mom went South when she meant to go North!

Later, we went to this awesome pool place that had a huge water slide and high dives.  It was tons of fun!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Picture I Took with My Friend

I made this picture with my friend Ryan. He showed me how to make it with Photoshop. He is really good with computers and even created his own website, Geekify. I'm going to follow some tips in a book my mom got me so I can expose my sister as what she really is.

Redfish Lake Lodge, Idaho


July 27-28, 2009

Today I went to the Redfish Lake Lodge.  It was a cabin next to the lake!  Our fishing rod broke so we had to use a bottom line. Kayla caught six fish, and me 0x0.  Humf! 


I also went kayaking! 


I also went to Hot Springs.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Idaho Ice Caves and Hot Springs


July 27, 2009

Today I went to an ice cave in Idaho.  The ice cave is a cavern made by lava covered in ice. 



I also went to Nat So Pah Hot Springs.  I went on the the high dive and water slide.  I also went to a restaurant where I got root beer and ice cream.