Taylor Swift has released her new album red, I listen to it every single day. I’m a swiftie as many of you know from previous posts that I absolutely love Taylor Swift she is my role model and I’m a true fan. I begged and begged my parents for the red concert tickets, I HAD to have them! I NEEDED them! I told my dad for my birthday all I wanted is Taylor Swift concert ticket. I had chosen a bad time to break the news for that my dad was on his iPhone 5, (talking to siarrie) which he got for Christmas. I could tell from the absent look on his face that he did not hear ANY word I said. I decided to trust him and hope that he got the messege and was working on it. But soon I got anxious and wanted to make sure he was 100% working on this. So I did my part of reaserching and gave him he website and begged and begged and begged that I really wanted these concert tickets. He finally gave in, I was proud of myself and started back to clean up the kitchen. I heard my dad call my mom over, I could only hear their faint whispering, I sudenly got really exited and had to keep my cool. They both walked in and said………. “You now have Taylor Swift concert tickets.” I could barley contain my enthusiasm and started to jump around in circles yelling “THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU”
I’ve had a few cats in my life. There was Omaley and he was such a lazy laid back cat, that kinda walked around our house like he was the king. And there was Ramsey, who was always looking for trouble, and would eventually end up falling into the bathtub! I dearly loved both of them, but Omaley had to be put down because he had a terrible gum disease. And Ramsey we had to give him away, because he was very depressed and he wanted to be outside but we lived in a apartment and so we gave him away to a family that had a backyard. All of these incidents caused days with oceans of tears, and I felt like I was just a horrible owner. But very recently me and my family have moved into a villa. And decided we could try to look for the right kind of cat. One day when I came back from my friends house, my parents sat me down at the table. “Sydney, we found some cats on the feline friends website, and they wanted us to give our quality’s in a cat.” My mom said, I was already glowing with excitement, “And we want you to fill it out.” Dad added, “Because we want you to take owner ship of this cat.” Mom concluded. So she handed me the computer that had questions written on it and a box to say yes or no. The type of quality’s in a cat that we were looking for were… Lazy, laid back, not hipper, and is loveable. My mom approved it and we sent it to feline friends. They got back to us a couple of days later with a list of cats. The one cat that caught my eye was Posh, a laid back cat, that is used to being left alone. So we set up a date to meet and visit Posh. As the days went by, we were contently thinking about her name. We didn’t want to keep it posh, and we had already thought about naming her Charles Wallice, but she’s a girl, so we had to think of something else. Out of all the names we had, we finally found one….. Mrs. Charles Wallice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know its a mouth full, for a cats name, but we could not come with another unique name for her. Finally after grueling days of waiting and waiting finally the time was here, possibly to get my future cat! Ding! Dong! Went the door bell, me and my parents were standing outside the foster parents house. When they opened the door a beautiful cat welcomed us inside. She was white with orange spots on her back and tail. We sat on their coach and stroked her soft fur, and asked many questions on of she is, and what is she like. Everything happened so fast I barley knew what was going on. First my mom was talking about “The price” but I was to busy admiring the cat I hardly noticed my parents grabbing the food and her litter box. “Mom whats happening?” I asked as she put the squirming cat in her cat box. “Weir taking her!” my mom exclaimed, I felt my heart pounding, would this be the cat? We piled all of her stuff in the car, and drove to our house. She was meowing and meowing like crazy! Till we opened the front door and let her roam our house. She sniffed every crack and corner and it felt like we had finally found the right cat, and it felt like she finally found the right home.
This year, because I’m going to middle school, my mother decided I’m old enough to cook dinner once a week. Now we all know that Hannah is the big cooker here, and me, well lets just say I’m don’t enjoy it as much. Well yesterday night I had my first ever mission….. I had to make Fajitas. So I put on my apron and headed into our small kitchen. My mom was going to be there to help me out.
First things you’ll need
1. Chicken breasts
2. A red pepper and green pepper.
3. One white onion.
4. Tony’s (Optional)
5. Sour cream
So that’s all the ingredients for the recipe. As I was cooking the meat, I noticed cooking was a lot of work. My mom ordered me to the sink, easily a thousand times to wash my hands after I touched the chicken. And and when I cutting the fat off the chicken it was so slimy and tough, and my knife kept on slipping. So put the pan on the stove, drizzled a bit of olive oil, and put the chicken on the pan. Still watching them sizzle on the pan, I diced up the peppers and the onion. And put them in a separate pan, next to the sizzling chicken. Then we got out the salsa, the cheese and the sour cream. I love sour cream, I had major will power not to eat some. When the chicken and vegetables were done I was the first to jump in and grab some food. The next thing I did, was eat and stuff my face.
I HOPE YOU USE THIS SIMPLE RECIPE!!!!!
I can’t believe the Olympics has started. The Olympics is were all of the best athletes come together and compete! The games took place in London this year. The opening ceremony was super exiting. As the queen was going to the opening ceremony in her private helicopter, Mr.Bean showed up. Now if you guys don’t know who Mr.Bean is…. Well he is one of the most funniest guys on TV, (British humor.) After he did his act, the queen was skydiving out of her helicopter! Me and my family gasped, as we saw the souring queen above every one! Wow I still can’t believe that the queen did something like that! And made me wonder would president Obama skydive off a flying helicopter into the Olympic games? Anyway, I had never REALLY watched the Olympics before and diffidently not the opening ceremony, and I was shocked to see this amazing Olympic start! The ceremony kept on getting better and better, there was dancing and big changing of the stadium, and big choirs that made our school choir look like a spec of dust. After the wondrous ceremony, the games begun! I love swimming I love the competition, and sport. So I was super exited about the swimming. I’ve always been a really big Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. And to see them swim head to head, giving it all they got, kept me on my toes the rest of the night. And the gymnastics are completely utterly AMAZING!!!!! They are soooooooo strong, to lift their body up, and over the poles, and to spring them selves with such force and landing on their own two feet, and beaming at the crowd like it was no big deal. And the cycling! Man, how to they peddle for hours and hours nonstop, against the pounding wind and the twisty roads. That’s all I have seen of the Olympics and I’m exited to see who will win!
I think this summer was the most shortest summer yet. It flew past me! Pretty soon no more ice creams, having to do grueling amounts of homework, and trying to SURVIVE the hardest task yet….. Middle school! This is a poem that I wrote about the beginning of school:
Oh summer I’ll miss you so,
going back to school is my foe,
the start of homework, mean teachers and bullies,
don’t make me go please!
but… middle school you’ll get lockers,
and more freedom that will make you go bonkers!
My friends will be there,
we will have a ball!
I guess middle school it’s that bad after all!
Hope you enjoyed my poem! I’m looking forward to middle school.
Me and my cousins all went to see a movie called Brave. I really wanted to see it and now I finally got the chance! My mom bought us all our own candy: I got, Reeses Pieces, Tobey got, Sour Patch, and Luke got, M&Ms. (Thank you mom!) so we went in the movie theater, the movie theater, was old and small, and had weird commercials. When the movie finally started we had already finished the buttery goodness of the movie popcorn. Brave was about a girl called Meredith who is a princess of a great kingdom, a sister of three little trouble makers, and a daughter of a great king and queen. But Meredith isn’t the princess that her mother wants her to be. One evening her mother tells her that she is getting married. And Meredith doesn’t want to do it. The tribes come from all around, to seek Meredithe’s hand. The tribes all hate each other, and then Meredith and her mother have a huge fight, and Meredith runs away. Meredith follows these magical whisps and they lead her to a cottage. The person who lives in the cottage is a witch. So Meredith insist that the witch grant her wish, and the witch gets all of her pots, and potions, and Meredith makes the wish….. To change her mom. To find out what happens watch the movie BRAVE!
Me and my cousins, Luke and Tobey, went tubing. (And just to give you in over view of my cousins they argue like 24/7!) Anyway we drove down to Salt River, to go tubing. floating is where you sit in a tube and just float down the river. Lucky for us we got good weather, the sky was a brilliant baby blue, and the clouds where so white and fluffy they looked like a giant cotton candy ball. As soon as we got plastered on with a TON of sun screen, we set foot in the icy mountain water. OMG!!!!! That was super duper burning cold water! I tried to be cool about it, but I was sure after a couple of hours I was going to flip out! As soon as I was getting used to the tube, Luke got Caught in the river, and for some reason we started floating with out him. He was screaming for us, and we were all screaming for him. I was getting worried now, “Daddy, where is Luke!?” I said looking around for Luke. His dad found him and brought him back. I was still wondering what if that happened to me next? The rapids were very fast, the rushing water pushed you down this little water fall and down you went! We also had this little boat that you have to paddle to get moving. We stopped at a bank and I trudged up the rocks, I could not feel my feet, or my hands. I was shivering like a naked polar bear in the winter. So I got to paddle with Mary (Luke and Tobey’s mom) there sun on my body sent warm sparks through my body. After a couple of hours we finally got to the end of the river. We drove home but on the way we all got a delouse creamy milkshake for our hard work!
In Greece to celebrate the beginning of spring kids go out into the fields and make wreathes with flowers and grass. Fortunately for Sydney and I we got to celebrate the end of spring and the beginning of summer in Vamos this is when we burn the wreathes and the children of each village go to where the party is being held in their village and we jump over the fire groups.
Of course I won’t do this I said to myself its crazy! 5 minutes later “On your marks get set go!” Syd and I said together and off we went we were to the sides of the fire on our first try. But later on we were smack in the middle and as the fire rose our faces went through the flames as well it was a very fun experience.When the fire died down we moved from the streets to the stage which is the centre of attention to watch some dancing. That night is one of the funnest that I have had all holiday. And it is one that I won’t forget.
A week earlier in Vamos Sydney and I went to Ms. Koulas cooking class to learn how to make some traditional Greek dishes. Ms. Koula is a very nice lady who explained the steps very well. In total we made 5 dishes. The cheese pies were my favorite and we also made Dalmadaes wich are stuffed vine leafs with rice inside. We also made the traditional Greek salad, Beetroot salad made with Greek yoghourt, and our last dish was Cretan pasta with rooster, (also can be substituted with chicken.) Simon and Jen came with us it was a very fun experience. With all the food that we made it was a feast fit for a king. I will definitely be making these dishes in Shanghai!
I’m a HUGE Taylor Swift fan. I dream of someday meeting her in person! And the reason I like her is because she is so cool in her own skin, and expresses her inner self. Guess who got to see her live in concert? My best friend Hannah.So jealous So Taylor Swift released her new perfume Wonderstruck! I spent hours dooling over the computer watching the girl open the beautiful box and reveling a sparkling purple bottle! I was staying with my aunt and she drove me to Denver where my mom was. When my mom flew back from London, (Don’t ask….. business trip) me and her went shopping with my aunt. When we were driving to the mall, I noticed a gigantic bill board with big red letters, MACY. No way I thought, this couldn’t have been true! “Mom Wonderstruck is in there!” I said urgently, I could just picture me holding the one the only WONDERSTRUCK!!!!! As we walked into the mall I was all set to make a dash for Macy’s. But of course no! “Syd, we’ll get the perfume after weir done shopping” mom said looking at the mall map. Ugh! I don’t know about you but I’m not so keen on “SUMMER SHOPPING” especially since there is a perfume in this mall that I’ve been drooling on for months. I was so glad we weir done shopping… (because I was the one lugging all the shopping bags, and waiting endlessly, playing the only game on my moms phone…. pocket frogs!) so I ran all the way to Macy’s. I was frantically searching the shop for any signs of Wonderstruck. I ran up to the closest clerk… “Um excuse me, do you know where the Wonderstruck is?” I said politely. “Yes I think we do” she said and walked over to the counter. I took a deep breath,”please, please, please!” I mumbled, as I walked towards the counter. There it was, sitting there, the beautiful cap decorated with little golden designs all over it. Three golden charms hung down, a cage, a bird, and a star. I could see the golden words printed out: WONDERSTRUCK……. I reached out, I grasped the bottle, and took a big long sniff. Wow! It had that warm cozy scent, with apple blossom, green apple, peach, and freesia smell. I ran up to my mom and begged her and begged her, she finally broke down and I got the one the only WONDERSTRUCK. I certainly will be waring this perfume a lot!
Me and BFF Hannah were living summer to the fullest! Talk about 2 ice creams a day, going to the beaches, eating delouse greek food, and watching tons of TV!!!!! Any way me and Hannah one evening were walking down the steep, streets of Greece. Kim said that there was going to be a local party going on, with something about kids and fire. So we walked into the party, the lights were all hung on the trees, and many people were busy chattering away, not taking ANY notice of me and Hannah. So we sat and waited on a rock waiting for some signs of fire. But nothing came, so me and Hannah gave up and slumped back up to the restraunt. Sadly disappointed we told the grown ups what happend. But Kim was so sure that the party had to have some sort of ritual with fire, and she made us walk back down to the party with the her. As soon as we walked into the party we could see we see the dancing flames sprouting up from the wood, and many kids running with full speed and leaping over them. For several seconds we stood there mouths open and trying to interrupt what we were seeing. Someone told my dad that this was a ritual that they do at the beginning of summer. We went along with it, and pretty soon we were in line for our turn to run into the burning, crackling fire. “Dad should we be doing this?!” I whispered. Me and Hannah, like any person would take another thought about this whole jumping over fire thing. “Syd, just do it” dad instructed, like a good sensible parent, letting their kids jump over fire. Finally the moment came, it was our turn. Me and hannah took a deep long breath and jumped. I had to say it was a splendid feeling. It felt like you were souring above a death trap, and feeling very powerful once you reached the other side. That night me and Hannah drove home with fire singes crisped around our flip-flops.