A Poem and a Riddle

In the north hemisphere it is a constellation.
Then there is the devil also known as Satan.
A serpent that flies above the ground.
A person that’s fierce, where fire abounds
A plant known as the African Arum.
And also a species of palm.
A genus of insects, scientifically known as Libellula.
Now what is the title of this poem, give a explanation.


For school I am taking a writing class called Cover Story. My assignment was to write an acrostic or two. Acrostic poems are poems in which a letter from each line is arranged to make a word or phrase. After reading these, can you tell what book I am reading?

Diving through the ranks the fearful foe flew
Ringing swords clash at its armor
"Avenge the fallen" the army cries
Gold and silver scales shimmer in the torch light
Over the ranks the foe flies breathing fire
Nothing is spared 
Silver and golds he hides
Money he hordes
Outside his mountain he pillages
Great and small  

Vacation to Badlands National Park

In August we went to Badlands National Park. On the first day there we went to the visitor center and got our Junior Ranger books to complete to get a badge. We also asked if there was any bison* around. We were told they were not in the park but were slowly heading back there. We did see some bison later that week though.

The next day we hiked Saddle Pass Trail, Medicine Root Trail, and part of Castle Trail. We saw a bighorn sheep and some bugs. Then we took a break for the afternoon, but that evening we went on the Window Trail and the Door Trail.**

Later that week we went on the Notch Trail. It had a short walk through the prairie then a rope ladder. After that it was a narrow walk on a rock ledge and then ended over a look out. It was really pretty.**

*Bison are NOT buffalo. Buffalo are bovines in the genus Bubalina that live in Africa and southeast Asia. Bison are bovines in the genus Bison that live in Europe and North America.

** Click on a image to see all of it


Adrian’s Soccer Team 2019

Hi! I just wanted to brag on Adrian. He had a fun year at soccer this year. The boys on his team were a lot friendlier than last year. They also worked much better as a team. Adrian’s coach and team mates pushed him to work harder, run faster and keep going. As a result, Adrian loved soccer and he improved a lot this year.

Middle School Boys 2019 Tournament Winners!

Last week, Adrian had a soccer tournament. His team played very hard and won in their age group! I am so proud of how hard Adrian worked and that he kept encouraging his team no matter how the game was going.

Instead of trophies, the winners earned a pizza party and t-shirts.

Good job Adrian! I am proud of you! (Love, Momma)

First Soccer Game 2019

Yesterday was my first soccer game.

My coach said the final score was “seis to cuatro” (6:4).

Here is my schedule if you would like to come to one of my games.

25 April Game5:307
2 May Game6:307
9 May Game5:307
16 May Game6:307
23 May Game5:307
30 May Game6:307
6 JuneTournament time TBA