Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Mommy!

My dearest mother is having a birthday tomorrow! Happy happy birthday!!! She is the best mother the world has ever known.


She is having a ice cream cake (which is delicious, I might add) and cinnamon rolls ( for breakfast). Yum!



Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Be My Editor

Here is a story I am writing. I need your help. Can you be my editor? If you find typos, things you would change, or anything else, tell me! I will post the whole story once it's done. Ready, set, edit! (by the way, I'm just going to keep adding to this until it's done)

 The eight-year-old twin cousins stood watching the baby Marie wiggle and squirm.
Libya frowned.
Johnny frowned.
The baby Marie was surprised at this.
Had they expected something other than a two-day-old baby?
“She’s ugly!” Johnny sneered
“Yeah, she’s ugly!” Libya agreed.
Marie’s mother peered over the edge of the crib. 
“I think you’re beautiful.” She whispered.
“She’s too big,” Libya complained.
“No she is not! She is completely too small!” Johnny contradicted.
Marie said nothing. It was useless to argue. Plus, she couldn’t even speak yet.
The baby’s mother picked her up. “I think you are the perfect size. Six pounds, four ounces,” she cooed into the purple and green blanket. Marie tried to coo back, but only a foolish squeak came out. Libya and Johnny stayed for twenty-eight more miserable minutes. When they left, the mother and baby went for a walk in the hospital hallway as they waited for her father. Mama pushed the wheeled crib in front of her and maneuvered it so gently that Marie could hardly believe that this was her first baby.

It was six years later, and Marie had just celebrated her birthday.
Unfortunately, she was the only one celebrating.
Her mother and father, she was told, had died soon after she was born.
She lived in a foster home.
Nobody cared about her.
But one day, everything changed.
Her aunt and uncle came to get her.
It was a horrible day.


The fourteen-year-old twin cousins stood watching the girl Marie shift and squirm.
Libya frowned.
Johnny frowned.
The girl Marie was surprised at this.
Had they expected something other than a six year old girl?
Johnny sighed. “She’s still ugly,” He decided.
“And puny!” Libya cried.
“Now, children,” Aunt Ann chided, “Don’t-”
 Libya broke in. “We’re not children! Come on Johnny!” They both ran outside and slammed the door. Aunt Ann snorted. Then she showed Marie to her room.

Marie sat down on her bed. She sighed twenty-four times before starting to unpack. When she undid the clasp and opened the suitcase, a large warty toad sprang out. Marie bit back a screech of surprise and let the toad hop into a jar so she could carry it outside. She was sure that it was some of Johnny and Libya’s work.

At dinner, (which was stewed liver, Brussels sprouts, and apricots) Marie kept perfectly silent, except when spoken to. “Ewww, I hate the smell of liver!” Libya shrieked. “I hate the taste of it even more!” Johnny shouted. Aunt Ann sighed. “You have to eat it, isn’t that right, Henry?” she inquired. “That’s precisely what you have to do,” Uncle Henry affirmed, “or you will go to bed early with no dessert.” The twins subjected, but not without considerable grumbling. After Marie was done with her dinner, she said calmly, “It was very good, Aunt!” Aunt Ann beamed. “Then you may have some brownies, if you want,” she smiled. Marie ate the fudgy brownies, while Johnny and Libya made faces at their liver. 

It was a few days later, and Aunt Ann took Marie to the department store, for more clothes. Marie was looking through the aisles, when suddenly she smelled something that startlingly, indescribably, reminded her of her mother. She looked down the aisle to a little perfume stand. Marie browsed the stand. Chumhrán Scents, Essence of Hajuves, Kvepalai Fragrance, Liver Perfume-LIVER PERFUME! Marie giggled a little, then smiled slowly, as an idea came to her.

“MOTHER!” Libya and Johnny barreled down the stairs to where Aunt Ann and Marie were looking through photo albums. Johnny glared at Marie. “Our room smells like liver.” Aunt Ann wrinkled her brow. “Liver?” She started to giggle and Marie joined in. The twins did not. They continued to glower and then Libya said, “It’s all her fault.” Aunt Ann looked at Marie, who tried to look innocent. “Oh Libya,” she scoffed, “Marie is only six years old.” Aunt Ann went up to the twins’ bedroom. “Ugh, it smells awful in here!” Marie had done a thorough job.

Johnny and Libya had to sleep in their own small room that night. Marie had virtuously offered to sleep there, but thankfully Uncle Henry wouldn’t hear of it. “It’ll teach them to like liver,” He said. They were also not allowed to complain about it. The family dog gladly slept in the room too.


Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day! My father is the best father the world has ever known. Today we gave him some cards and wished him happy father's day. It's horrible how in this growing feminist culture men are not given the respect they deserve. I hope all of your dads have a happy father's day!


What did you do today for your dad?

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Thursday, June 10, 2010

And the winner is....

Brittany!! Congratulations! Please tell me your address (which will not be posted) so I can send it to you.

Thanks for entering!

Abby :D

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hi!

Hi everyone!

We went to this mock trial on Monday, it was really fun! The program was called Journey through Justice.First we had a pretend law class, like you would have in law school. The topic was homicide, and we went through lots of cases and tried to decide what category they were in! Then we went into this room that had an $80,000 table in it (and a $600 trash can!).After that we went into the courtroom (it wasn’t a real courtroom, it was what our guide called an appeal courtroom, I think the only difference is that there is three judges) and had a (pretend) trial. I was part of the jury. It was the Big Bad Wolf against Curly Pig. They had lots of witnesses, let's see, there was The Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe, Pinocchio, a Blind Mouse, Miss Piggy, Goldilocks, Bob the Builder :D, Sylvester, and Georgie Porgie. They had a real attorney come in. She was the attorney for the Wolf! After that we watched a movie and talked over some true cases, like the Lindbergh Kidnapping. Then we got these District Attorney for the Day certificates. It was so fun!
Tuesday was sort of a blah day. We still haven't finished the school year yet, so we did some math and piano practice. Leah was sick that day, so she didn't do any school.
Wednesday (today), we did school, and our great-grandma came over for the day. She just had a pacemaker put in.
Tomorrow we have piano lessons. :D
On Monday I got some really cute earrings from a catalog. They are these sweet little giraffes, I can't wait to wear them! :D
Our grandma is taking a trip on Friday to visit some relatives in California. Also, our cousin is having surgery on the same day for a ripped tendon (trampoline accident).

How has your week been going? Are you doing anything exciting this summer?

Have a great rest-of-the-week!


Grace be with you,
Abby :D

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A super cute giveaway!

Samantha at The Frosted Button is having a beautiful giveaway! Check it out here!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Meet my cottony little friend!


I am Blackie, the curious sheep! Abby named me Blackie, because I am white.

I would love to meet you! Please tell me your name and how you like your grass (green or with sugar).

-Blackie



Grace be with you,

Abby :D