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December 17, 2017
by Kayley
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10 Things I Wouldn’t Want For Christmas!

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Hey readers,

Christmas is my most favourite time of the year so you will probably be seeing more Christmas posts on my blog! So dear friends and family, here is a list of 10 things that you definitely shouldn’t get me. Here you go:

  1.  A pet snake or spider. If you dare to get me a snake or a spider for Christmas you will be getting a lump of coal from me. My friend Jayden has a pet snake and I held him. His name is Carter… He scares the living poop out of me. Even though he’s only a garter snake. I also really hate spiders. I don’t mind the little ones but it’s the HUGE ones that scares me!
  2. A cold! Being sick on Christmas or during the holidays sounds like the worst! There isn’t much else to say about being sick other than that it sucks.
  3. Brussels sprouts, one of the worst food, in my mind. I wish they weren’t even a thing! P.S Dad,I’m still not going to eat them this Christmas.
  4. If I was to open a present and see a huge pile of homework,I think I would be pretty angry. But if I was to open a pile of homework that was about horses I think I would happy to see that homework. Never thought I would say that in my lifetime.
  5.  A dress. If you ever see me in a dress, please check my temperature! There might be a few times a year when I wear a dress (the river, beach or at a really fancy event.)
  6. You shouldn’t get me golf equipment. I absolutely HATE golf, you might know this already by reading my alphabet of me post. I only like driving the golf carts.
  7. You probably shouldn’t get me a scarf. I don’t mind scarfs but I would rather not get one for Christmas. I don’t like how they feel like they are strangling you.
  8. Please don’t get me glue. I am really bad at gluing! I get it absolutely everywhere. So that’s why you shouldn’t get me glue.
  9.   A goose. If you know me then you would know that I love almost all animals. I love farms,but there is this one animal that drives me absolutely crazy! It’ the geese with there non-stop honking. They are quite vicious. They chase you and hiss.
  10. Last but not least, don’t make my Christmas present a picture with a mall Santa.  (MOM!) They creep me out. That’s all I have to say about that one, I think you can see why I despise mall Santa.

What would you not want for Christmas?

Have a wonderful day,

~Kayley<3

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November 29, 2017
by Kayley
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My Favourite Christmas Movies

Hey readers,

Ahh!It’s getting to be that time… When every store is playing Christmas music, all the ads on T.V. are Christmas related and the children start writing their Christmas lists. I love Christmas movies because when it’s cold out you can get your warm blankets (don’t forget the popcorn)and start the Christmas movie binge watch. So here are my top five favourite Christmas movies.
P.S they aren’t in order and a bit of a spoiler alert for any one who hasn’t watched these movies. 

1.How The Grinch Stole Christmas 

I think that this movie is really funny. Did you know that the budget for this movie was 123 million dollars.  I really do wonder how much time every single person spent in a makeup chair. Especially Jim Carrey because he had to play the Grinch.

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2. Elf
Imagine seeing a fully grown man walking around down town New York doing weird things like hopping on the road like a bunny. I think that if I ate Buddy The Elf’s spaghetti I would throw up. If you don’t know what his spaghetti is, it’s a plate of spaghetti, marshmallows, M&Ms, chocolate syrup, maple syrup, pop tarts and sprinkles.

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3.Home Alone

Wouldn’t it be pretty scary if your parents left for a trip and you got left at home? I think that his creative traps are amazing. Just the thought of two weirdos trying to get in to your house is creepy. But the way he handles it is very funny!

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4.Charlie Brown Christmas

This one is based on the comic strip the peanuts. Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree is a very iconic image in the movie. It was released on December 91965 with a budget of 96 000 dollars.

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5.Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer

In this one from 1989 is about Santa’s lead reindeer having to save the day. I love the really old vibe of this movie compared to the newer movies. This is one of my favourites because it’s a great classic!

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I hope you enjoyed this post about Christmas movies! Do you have any favourite movies? Do we have any in common?

Have a wonderful day,

~Kayley<3

November 9, 2017
by Kayley
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Volleyball

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Hey readers,

I really enjoy volleyball and I’m on the girls volleyball team! Yesterday we had our first game of the season. We one won all three games (we think, no one was really keeping score). I was on the volleyball team last year and I had lots of fun so I signed  up again!

I’m really bad at spiking, but I’m trying to get better. I can bump and set really well and I’m also good at tipping the ball over the net. Volleyball knee pads are so helpful! They can help you dig the ball back up from the ground by falling on your knees or they can help you make a dive for the ball.

On practice day we get to practice our skills and do drills but we also get to play a quick scrimmage V.S the guys team because we share the gym with them for practice. Some times sometimes we do drills with them but most of the time we just practice with our team.

This year we have a way smaller team. Loads of the grade 7s from last year are now at high school and unable to play on our team. But there are quite a few people that were on the team last year that decided to join again. I think that gives the team a bit of an advantage because we have previous experience!

YAY today is a game day! I’m so excited to play against another school. This time we are playing one big game instead of 3 little games. Also we aren’t hosting the game.

Do you play any sports?

Have a wonderful day,

~Kayley<3

 

October 30, 2017
by Kayley
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Horse Riding

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Hey readers,

I love horse riding! It’s one of my favourite things to do! Let me tell you a bit about horse riding.

I ride a horse named Sage shes a chestnut mare (in non-horsey words , she’s a brown female horse). She is a very tiny pony with a big attitude! If she doesn’t get what she wants she will get pretty mad. Her show name is Sugar and Spice Sage.

Sometimes I ride a horse named Cassie. She is also very sweet but she loves to jump really big! She is in her 20’s but still very active. Sometimes when we are jumping small she will over jump it. By over jumping it I mean she will jump way bigger than she needs to. But she is still fun to canter and trot on!  I love cantering! It’s one of my absolute favourite things to to in horse riding… besides jumping.

I have tried barrel racing once but I didn’t like as much as jumping. I have never really been a big fan of Western style riding. Jumping involves memorizing courses, body control and most important, trying to communicate with a half ton animal that doesn’t speak your language.

Something that I’m not quite excited for is November. At my barn we do this thing called no stirrup November 🙁 Absolutely everything is done with out stirrups. Jumping, posting, trot, and canter. I don’t like it because after the lesson it feels like you have done like 5000 sit ups and 100 squats. It involves lots of core strength.

I have most of my own stuff for riding, the only thing that I need to borrow from the barn is a bridle,  girth and a horse blanket.

Have you ever tried horse riding? Did you like it?

Have a wonderful day,

~Kayley<3

October 23, 2017
by Kayley
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About Me #2

Comox Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Comox Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Hello readers,

My name is Kayley and I am very excited to start blogging for the second year in a row, I got Ms.Smith again. I am from the Comox Valley and I am in Ms. Smith’s class of grade 6 and 7.

I am a big fan of horse riding and I have been riding for 5 1/2 years as of now. My favourite professional horseback rider is Ian Miller who is a Canadian Olympian. I ride a horse named Sage shes super nice!

I am also very  interested in volleyball which is why I signed up for the school’s volleyball team again. I really like sports in case  you can’t tell…

But I also like animals. I have a dog named Dasher (as in the reindeer) and yes, if you think that is a weird name it’s because I was five when I named him and and he was my Christmas present. In the summer for the past few years I have volunteered at a petting zoo. I won volunteer of the year twice now.My favourite animal is the calf or the pony shes super sweet. I am a foster parent to kittens. We look after them until they are ready to go to a real home.

I really like playing games with my friends outside, going to the beach and swimming in the rivers. I love hanging out at a friends farm! They have huge pigs that are bigger that the average sized couch.One of the things that I have built a hobbie for is looking for river glass at the river.

I also love traveling! I have traveled to New Zeland, Ontario, California and lots of places in the U.S! One day I would love to Go to Italy. It looks very beautiful.

Do you have a hobbie? Hope you have a great day,

Kayley<3

April 4, 2017
by Kayley
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My Trip to Victoria

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Hello readers,

This spring break I went to a place called Victoria! Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and it is almost at the very bottom of Vancouver Island. I went with one of my friends and my Dad. This is our day that we spent there!

On our way there we stopped in at this really amazing pit stop. It had a river running  through it and it had trees that 5 kids could barley rap their arms around it! It felt like you were in a huge rain forest with birds flying everywhere.

One of the first things that we did when we got to Victoria was visit China town! In China town there is a place called Fan Tan alley and in Fan Tan alley there is a store called The Never Ending Store. By the name of the store you can probably guess what it is like! It is one really long store that feels like it never ends. I didn’t buy any thing because I was too distracted by how big the store was! After that we visited a store called… I don’t actually remember what it was called but it had lots of touristy kind of stuff. My friend got a pair of trainer chop sticks. Trainer chop sticks have a little character at the top of them that holds both chop sticks together to make it easier to use. I bought one of my favourite foods Pockys. If you have never had a pocky you need to try one! It is a bread stick that is dipped in chocolate of your choice. There are to many flavors to list.

After being tourists and eating dinner at this really delicious place we chilled out in our hotel room for a bit.We stayed in a hotel the was right by the Victoria’s legislature. The legislature is on of my favourite things about Victoria! At night time it has lights that go all the way around the building. I wonder how many lights there are in total? Because this building is huge and when I say huge I mean HUGE. After sitting down in our hotel room and goofing around we got really bored so me and my friend sprinted down to the pool. We got out of the pool at 10:00 pm and we went out of our hotel in our P.J’s to go look at the lights on the legislature and run around. It looked like a place were unicorns and magical things live because it was so pretty!Doing that got a lot of energy out so we went back to our hotel. (We had so much energy we could have run around that building at least 10 times)

In the morning we woke up and had breakfast(it was sooooooooooooooo good) We had pancakes and bacon!! I love bacon it’s delicious. We didn’t know what to do because we had to check out if our hotel in 10 minuets so the worst idea struck us! My friend and I broke out into a pillow fight! The pillows went flying and we were bouncing from bed to bed! Then BANG!*!* Her mouth hit me head and now I have a very little indent on my forehead from her tooth. We checked out of our hotel room and started our drive back home. On our way back we stopped in at a mall in Nanimo and looked around a bit but other than that we didn’t do much else after that and was the end of my trip!

Have you ever heard about Victoria? Have you ever had a pocky?

Hope you enjoyed my blog post about my spring break trip!

Have a wonderful day,

~Kayley<3

 

March 8, 2017
by Kayley
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The A to Z of Me

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Hi guysthis is my post about the ABCs of me!

A    Ants are my least favourite animals because they are small and creepy.

B   I hate Brussel sprouts. They are mushy and gross.

C  I have always wanted a chinchilla as a pet.

D My dog is named Dasher. There is a post on him if you feel like reading it.

E I am very energetic because I am always happy.

F I love french fries because they are salty. I love these french fries that I got in Ontario when visiting my grand parents. I love them!!!    

G I dislike the sport golf. I only like driving the golf cart .When I drive it, it usually gets out of hand.:D

H I love horseback riding. I enjoy doing big jumps and spending time with my horse. 

I    I have always wanted to sleep in an igloo. Only if I can have lots of blankets, pillows and a sleeping bag. No, make that two sleeping bags.

J  I can’t juggle (but I want to learn) 

K I foster kittens in the summer time. I have a post on them if you would like to know more about that.

I have ridden in a limo in Hawaii for my birthday. It was really fun because we got driven to the airport.

I want to be a marine biologist when I am older. I find all marine studies interesting. A few months ago me and my mom went to a marine center were we got to learn about all marine life. We got to see the labs where they do studying.

I want to visit New Brunswick one day. I don’t know much about it but is a place that looks and sound like an amazing place.

One of my favourite words is octopi (One of the plurals of  octopus… There are three different plurals) I don’t really know why it is my favourite word but I just like the sound of it.

P  Pop is my favourite music genre. I hate country music and blues.

I love asking questions about animals. I find animals very amazing.

I love running in track and field. I also like doing hurdles and high jump.

I don’t have any siblings…I don’t know if I am happy or sad about that.

 Taylor Swift is my favourite music artist. I like her because she is very motivating and powerful. I have a post on her if you want to read it.

I have always wanted to ride a unicycle. I think I would have to be wrapped in bubble rap because I would probably hurt myself. My friend was going to get a unicycle but didn’t end up getting one.

I like to play volleyball with my friends. I was on the volleyball team this year. It was a fun game to play.

W My favorite fruit is watermelon. It is even better in the summer time when you are having a picnic.

I have never had to get an x-ray. I am super glad about this one!

Y Yellow is my least favourite colour. I don’t like it because it is so light. I like bright colours.

I really like watching shows about zebras on T.V. I love watching documentaries on them.

Thank you for reading my post on the ABCs of me!

Have a wonderful day,

~Kayley<3

December 2, 2016
by Kayley
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My Christmas Traditions!

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Hi readers,

In my family we have a few traditions that have been running for who knows how long!

Some of them are are a bit strange (Like the pickle one) So here they are:

1) This one has been one of my personal favorites because we hide a pickle ornament in our Christmas tree! I have no clue how this one started and why we do it but it is really fun. One person is the hider and the others are seekers. The seekers go out of the room until the hider is ready.If you find the pickle then you are the hider. if the tree is bushier it’s harder to find.

2) Most people take a pictures on Christmas just like us. We take on photo that has been taken ever since we got our dog Dasher. On Christmas eve is when we take the photo. I got Dasher when I was 6 for Christmas and he is named after the reindeer. Dasher comes under the tree and lays down with me and then **SNAP** My mom takes our picture under the tree. It is really cool to see how much we have both grown up since we were little because we have a photo from every year.

3) Having an orange is healthy right? Well not with us… in our stockings we always get chocolate oranges. If you don’t know what a chocolate orange is it’s a chocolate that is shaped like a orange and tastes like one to. You can almost take it apart like an orange. My Mom absolutely LOVES them!

4)This isn’t really a tradition but we love to do it. My dog Dasher loves going for walks in the snow! when we go he rolls, jumps and frolics! He is a true snow dog. When we go for long walks his fur on his belly is long and it creates little snow balls that are frozen in to his fur. Then we spent like 15 minuets just tying to get them out.

5)It’s cold in winter so we need to keep warm…. We should light a fire! On Christmas morning when we are opening the gifts we put on the fireplace channel on T.V. Don’t ask me why.I really have no clue because we have a fireplace up stairs but we never light it. If you don’t know what it is it’s literally just a fireplace on T.V and if you are lucky you see someone put another log on or prod it with a stick to get the flame going more.

What is your favourite tradition of mine? What is your favourite tradition of yours?

Hope you have a wonderful holiday,

~Kayley<3

 

November 10, 2016
by Kayley
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Ukulele

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Hey readers,

Music class is one of my favourite subjects in school because it is always really fun! We have music teacher that has taught us a lot. Her name is Mrs.Nelson.For the 3 years that she has taught at the school I have learned how to play the ukulele, boom whackers, djembe (a drum), xylophone and how to sing on the right note.

But my favourite was the ukulele! I got my first ukulele when I went to Hawaii for my 7th birthday. I still have it now and it is the one that I play on. I took lessons from Mrs.Nelson about six times and then summer came around and I was too busy to do them any more. She can’t do the lessons any more because she is too busy with teaching.

One of my favourite songs to play is Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer . The easiest chord that I can play is C and the hardest is Em. Playing the ukulele is fun but it can hurt! Sometimes I get little blisters on my fingertip. A way that I remember the names off the strings (GCEA) Good Camels Eat Apples and it really helps…. Well, it helps me at least. A tip that I could give to a person who is just starting the ukulele is to not give up on it because ukulele can be a tricky instrument to learn.

Do you play an instrument? if so I would love to know!

-Kayley<3

November 1, 2016
by Kayley
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Emergency Preparedness Kit

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Hello readers

How would you be prepared for a disaster? Lately in our class we have been talking about disasters, natural  and not natural. We were asked what would we put in an emergency kit for any time and any disaster. So here it is!

I would keep food and water (Trail mix / something that wont get moldy or go inedible)

Keeping something that that can provide light/heat like a flash light or matches

Pocket knife can help you cut stuff or leave marks as to were you went so if someone went looking for you

A little first aid kit with band-aids in it

An extra rain jacket,gloves and hat

I would also bring some photos of family, friends and my dog

How would you prepare for an emergency?

Have a great day and remember to leave your URL,

~Kayley <3

 

 

 

 

 

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