Soccer

I am playing soccer with GYSO again this year.  I am on the 6th to 8th grade  boy’s team.

I like my coach, he comes up with new ways for us to practice.  Yesterday we jumped over hurdles and ran around cones. He also encourages me to try hard.

We had our first game and the score was 1-3.  We have a make up game today at 6:30. Hopefully our corrected uniforms will be in!  There was a mix up on everyone’s shirts 🙂

Here is my schedule if you want to come.  We usually play on Thursdays on field 7 (on the  behind Goshen College, though there are a few other days.

8 May 6:30 (Postponed from 3 May)

10 May 5:30

17 May 6:30

24 May 5:30

31 May 6:30

7 June Tournament

Hiking

Two weekends ago, we went to our friends’ house.  We have been friends with the Sellers since Mark was little.

Megan, the older boys, and I made a large train set. It had houses and buildings with it. One Megan used to dump people into trains. Another building turned the trains so it would dump, we dumped Lego people with it. 

On Saturday we went on a hike. The place we hiked had a lot of rocks and caves. We went into a cave and pretended it was very small but it was very big. Another cave had pictures on the rocks. They were neat. There was some snow, and we had snowball fights. One snowball smacked me right in the face and my nose was cold for a few seconds. We had lots of fun.

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Air Museum

Friday, Mark had a meeting in Kalamazoo. Daddy discovered that there was an air museum just down the road from his meeting. So we went for a field trip!

The museum had a lot of planes and other space craft. There were three rooms. The first room had planes and some fake hot air balloons. On one there were the first (fake) living things that went on a hot air balloon, a sheep, a rooster, and a dog. There was lots of airplanes, one was very small. There also was a plane called a Tiger.

The next room had space craft like rockets. It also showed some of the rooms in a shuttle or like in another space craft.

The third room had some more airplanes, mostly from WWII and some from WWI. On a wall there was a plane between the last two rooms, it looked like it follows you. It was neat.

There was some rides, they were fun. One was a merry-go-around, and another you were went up slowly then you drop down fast. My favorite were the Airplane Simulator. In the Airplane Simulator you use controls to make the plane go up, down and side-to-side. Andrea and I did it together, and I steered most of the time. The last ride we went on was another Airplane Simulator, but you could not control it.

Megan and I made air presser cars. You pumped the pump then pressed a button then the cars race down the track.

There was a kid’s room with large foam blocks. I made a marble run, it would be nicer if there was a ball…

If you want to see more of what we did, check out Megan’s blog!

Sledding hill


The other day there was a lot of snow! So we made a sledding hill. It was a short one because the snow got deep and it took a while to get far. The snow was soft and not packed well so I was one of the last ones to go on it.

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It is raining a lot now and there is a lot of water. It has almost melted.

Snow cave

The other day Megan and I made a snow fort!

The fort was made entirely out of snow.The snow fort was one of the biggest ones we made. It had two doors and was like a short hallway. Thor could even fit in it, it was that big! When he got in and sat down he would lick the sides. He also would also walk through it.

Yesterday the snow started to melt and it rained a lot. Then the fort fell down 🙁 .

Welcome Home

Flopsy’s story: Chapter nine.

Dear Mommy, I love you! I still have not found out what the surprise is, I hope it is something nice! They were coloring a sign that said Welcome home in bright letters. It looked mostly black and white with some blue and gold in it. I am trying to figure out what it means. It has some other words on it like Oma and Opa, but I do not know what it means. Maybe something in another language? I hope I can know soon! Maybe it has to with my surprise! Do you know anything about the surprise? If you do can you give me a hint please?

I am getting tired of writing notes to you, my paws get sore a lot now. The other night Audrey had to put a oily wet liquid like thing on my hands–she called it lotion, it made shiny prints on the floor! They were fun to make.

Maybe Audrey has some colored stuff like it so I can make color footprints! Oh well. I love you and come home soon please so my paws will not get sore from writing so much.

I love you and miss you a lot.

Love,

Flopsy

  

Syrup Time!

Flopsy’s Diary: Page seven

Dear Mommy, I love you. I have been learning how to do a lot of things like making maple syrup. It is delicious, even though I only got a lick.

To make the sap they drill a hole in a maple tree. I wondered why, until Thor told me that you tap the tree so you can get the sap out. I wonder if there are any treat batter trees? Then Audrey would just have to bake them! 

The sap is yummy but the syrup is yummyer. Thor told me that the Sugar maple tree uses about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.  Other maple trees need a lot more.  Why do they use so much!? 

After that Adrian and “Daddy” made a little fire pit. Then they started a fire in the back yard. Don’t touch the fire or you might get burnt! I did not like the smoke in my eyes either!  But it was fun watching the sap start to boil. Did you know it gets foam on top?  It does not taste very good, I tried it when Adrian skimmed some off the top and threw it in the bushes.

Then Audrey and Megan scrubbed some large and deep pans very clean and got all of the soap out. They soaped the outsides of the pans. I’m not sure why but you do! Thor did not know either. He did say not to get the soap inside the pan or the syrup will taste a little soapy. Yuck 😛 !

They keep telling me that they have a surprise for me this week! Hopefully it is not like last time’s surprise; it was having to eat Thor’s food! My food ran out. Now Thor has to share with me. Audrey says it is the exactly the same but I do not believe her. It does not even come from a bag, they get it from the garage! It sometimes is cold! It doesn’t taste as good in my bowl as when I steal from Thor’s bowl.

Otherwise I have been guessing what my surprise is! Maybe a whole bag of treats just for me! Or a HUGE jar of maple syrup for us to share. Or a new toy! I am wondering what it is, because I hope when you get home you can share it with me.   

Love,

Flopsy