Weekend of April 21, 2017

My weekend was breathtaking. I went horseback riding, I traveled to Miracle League’s tenth year anniversary, I went to Shooting Stars, attended a candle ceremony remembering the Holocaust, and had a birthday dinner for Matthew.

Saturday, I went horseback riding and then my dad and I rushed over to Miracle League. Every team played one inning because it was their 10th year festival. They had games, food, even karaoke and a fire truck tour which was my favorite part. I didn’t like the group photo, which was taken by a drone.

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On Sunday, I went to Shooting Stars and I made a crown that had stickers. It was so neat because the crown was so good looking and colorful. I also attended a candle ceremony with Cece and my dad because it was an honor to light a candle to think about those who died in the Holocaust. It was at the JCC. Soon it was time for Matthew’s birthday dinner. The cake was so beautiful! I can’t remember what was on the cake. I think it was a chocolate with gumdrops on it. Lisa, Rick, Grandma, Aunt Laurie, cousin David, Uncle Steven, Uncle Robert, Bob, Julie, Anne-Marie and Ellinora came too.   

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My favorite and least prefered part of my weekend was when I had the ceremony because it was so nice, but some of it made me feel down in the dumps. The Holocaust was when it was WW2 and people killed all the Jews in Europe in the 1940s, so it was 77 years ago. Overall, my weekend was part great and part not so fun. Next weekend, I either want to go to Old Town or Petco Park for it will be the weekend and that will be so exciting!

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Spring Break Week of April 7, 2017

My Spring Break was awesome!   

Saturday, I horseback rode Hollywood and I did amazing because my time on the obstacle course was turbo! I had a great time. I also played baseball at Miracle League. My team was on fire for the first time. Second time I felt that our team was undefeated because I got a first pitch hit!  

Sunday, Barrie my nurse came and we explored the Birch Aquarium. We toured the new Infinity Cube exhibit, and I loved it. It was a bioluminescence exhibit with Haiku poems and we saw the different underwater animals in the dark. I liked how it was laid out because it was my dad’s project. He and his team did a fantastic job planning and putting it together. There was a big cube in which people could stand. It was dark and there was a flashlight you got to shine on the wall for the different poems and the animals. After that, we went home.  

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Monday, I went to LEGOLAND early to beat the traffic jam. When we arrived, there was a huge construction zone. We peeked at the hole in the fence and saw they will build a castle hotel. We waited for a long time to get our access pass for the rides. We went to Ninjago ride, and I got 3rd in individual and 1st place in a team. I was proud of that. Then, we watched 4D Lego, a new adventure movie.  After the movie, we ate lunch at Heartlake City. Soon the show there started. I thought it was a pleasure to see the show. “Best friends forever forever, and ever. No, no, no matter what, we stick together. Best friends forever forever and ever, me and my girls, we’re best friends forever! ” Then, we watched the Character dance party.  It had the songs, “Shut up and Dance with Me, Can’t Stop the Feeling, and Uptown Funk.” There were theatrical dancers who were phenomenal and we took  pictures with them. Finally, we went on rides such as the Fairytale boat which had Lego characters named Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Billy Goat Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk, etc. The last ride I went on was called Coastersaurus.

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At night, my family had a Passover Seder. A Seder is when you are with a bunch of your family and friends. You read from the Haggadah, a Jewish book and you drink wine and tell the story of Moses, Joseph, and Leah. They were slaves but Moses said, “Let my people leave Egypt and go to the land of milk and honey.” At first the King said, no you cannot go. That’s why there were plagues like frogs, blood, lice, and the last plague was death of the firstborn. Finally, the King let the Israelites go. My brother Matthew, Anne-Marie, Ellinora my niece, Grandma Rhoda, Uncle Robert, dogs Riley, Macie, Otis, friends Rick, Lisa and cousin Alison, who sat next to me, along with Trevor and Dina were there.

Tuesday, after Bonnie, we went to Old Town. We toured around the Casa de Reyes area. We also went to this shop and in the middle of it, there was this duet with a Native flutist and a guitarist, and it was so beautiful! Old Town is the oldest part of San Diego, because of Mexican heritages. Lots to see, people, kids and we had a nice lunch.

Wednesday, we went to Safari Park. We rode on my first hot air balloon ride. It was so fun because when we went up, I thought, whoa! This is so cool! When we were going down, I thought, oh, here we go again, wheeeee!  I felt great after that! I rode the tram and saw a baby giraffe and her mom. It was so cute! It was a spectacular view. Then, we strolled up to the butterfly jungle and one landed on Arlie’s hat and an orange butterfly perched on my fingertip. Aw! It was a fantastic feeling! The greeneries and the flowers were calm and beautiful there too!

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Thursday, we went to Balboa Park. First, there was a woman playing the organ to demo for the class. It was my first time actually getting a demo live at the Organ Pavilion. The Japanese garden used to have flowers for the cherry blossoms but it was gone now because it was last month. We also heard and saw this awesome vocal/guitar player.  

Lastly, on Friday Arlie and I walked around the Embarcadero. Then we strolled to Seaport Village.  OMG, there was a guitar/harmonica/flute/vocal player. He was awesome to listen to while we ate lunch. When we rode the carousel twice, I heard a weird and loud noise coming from the sky and I thought, hmm. Where is it coming from? Lots of people, even me were watching the sky because these airplanes practiced for the Red Bull air show for Saturday and Sunday. One plane flew around and up and down like a rollercoaster. It was very swift. Then we got gas and a car wash. It was great!

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Saturday, I went horseback riding and I won tic tac toe with Gretchen my instructor. After that, my dad and I headed to the Aquarium and we went to the Infinity Cube exhibit. This time, we actually went inside the cube, and it was amazing because you feel inspired to be a scientist!  

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On Easter Sunday, I went to the Zoo and Omg, there were a guitar player and a hula hoop dancer who were amazing! Then Cece and I headed to the bus tour. We saw elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, condors, koalas, and others. Then I saw the Easter bunny. I also saw some monkeys and a few were climbing from branch to branch.

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My favorite part of my Spring break was LEGOLAND because it was so amazing  to go there when there was no school. I also liked Safari Park because of my first hot air balloon ride. My least favorite part was nothing because it was an exciting break!!!! Overall, my Spring break was fantastic and spectacular! This summer, I will go to New York to see my nephew Theo and for my grandpa Murray’s funeral.

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Weekend of March 31, 2017

My weekend was great because it was breathtaking. I went to Sprouts, horseback riding, baseball, and Nobel Park.

Friday, I went to Sprouts to purchase my dad yellow apples. It reminded me when I volunteered at a ranch and the teacher handed me these fruits and I thought, hmm are these oysters? I shouted, “hey they aren’t oysters.” But it turned out, it was apples that were yellow. How strange!

Saturday, I horseback rode Hollywood. I did a course that deals with cones to weave through in less than 2 min which was my fastest yet. Then at baseball, I swung the bat hard and it was awesome!!!

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Sunday Cece and my new Jewish nurse Barrie came and we went to Nobel park for Friendship Circle. We helped clean up the park by digging and pulling weeds. It was interesting because I had gloves but I wanted to take them off. Basically I held a big bag while my buddies took weeds and placed it into the bag. We then completed a hunt where we had to find some parts of seder plate for Pesach which is a holiday celebrating freedom. In this book called the Haggadah, every year we tell the story of the Israelites and how they were slaves over a thousand years ago. It also explains about when the pharaoh said let my people go and he wouldn’t let them go at first. Well then there were terrible  things or plagues, like frogs, blood, lice, poor animals, livestock, boils, hail, locusts, darkness for three days, and death of firstborn sons. Finally, the king changed his mind and the Israelites left Egypt. This story has a connection to Easter because Easter and Passover are similar. Easter is about when Jesus died but Passover is about when he passed over the blood. But both are about God. We found Matzah, hazeret, Maror, Onion, and the Shank bone. Then one of the volunteers taught us a dance about hanging out at the beach and surfing.  It was Isra dance and it was so fun!

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My favorite part of the weekend was Nobel park because it was so exciting. My least favorite part was nothing because it was all fantastic. Overall, my weekend was Hasam elenanu, for our God it was wonderful! Next weekend, I want to learn more about the Torah or the history of Judaism. I want to do that in peace because, even though I am a Jewish adult, we are all in this together, amen.

 

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Weekend of March 24, 2017

My weekend was

  1. Boring because I stayed home.
  2. Exciting because I went to watch Beauty and the Beast, went horseback riding, played baseball, and went to Boomers.
  3. TERRIBLE!

The answer is 2. It was so thrilling.

Friday, I went on the 308 bus to

  1. Escondido
  2. Del Mar
  3. Carmel Valley
  4. None of the above

It’s 1 and we saw Beauty and the Beast. It was enjoyable because

  1. Mickey was in the movie.
  2. Arlie was Belle in it.
  3. The pots were funny.

It was 3 because the pots were so off the wall. Their voices were so hilarious. I also liked Belle because for one, she was so beautiful and second, it was played by the amazing star, Emma Watson, who was Hermione in the Harry Potter movies.  

Saturday, I went horseback riding and

  1. My horse was flying.
  2. It was a unicorn.
  3. My horse was Hollywood.

Hmm, it must be 3 because it’s true.

After horseback riding, I went to baseball and then I changed into my nice, unsexy clothes because I went to my cousin Alison’s baby shower. It was so fun and it was at Myst which is a venue on Mira Mesa Ave.  Turns out Alison was opening gifts we got there at 2:30 pm, not 1:30 pm because we were getting dressed while watching the live streaming of the Mountbatten Festival of music on her Majesty’s Royal Marines page on Facebook. Basically it was a concert and for the first time in history the Switzerland Top Secret Drum Corps joined in. The gifts Alison opened were a card from me, a mini drums set, clothes, and other gifts. She is having a baby boy. The baby shower finished fast.

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Sunday, I went to Boomers with the Friendship Circle. I played driving games. I didn’t go on the go karts because it was not on the cards my buddy had. It was super great!

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My preferred part of the weekend was Boomers because I got 3rd place for 1 game. My least favorite part was when we got to the baby shower late. Overall, my weekend was so fantastic! Next weekend, I will go to a park to pull weeds. I also want to help dad with gardening or water the lawn because it will be another perfect day!!!

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