November 17, 2008


By Mary
My name is Mary and my dog Pugly sleeps with me. He snores really loud at night time. Sometimes he will wake up and start scratching. He likes to snuggle with me at night time. Pugly is my best friend and I love him very much.

The Niagara Falls

By Ronnie
Niagara falls is beautiful. You can take a boat up to the falls where you get soaked even though you have a poncho on. The falls are 180 feet tall and are very misty. The Niagara River is in both Canada and America; half goes to each country. You can get in the falls or stand as high as the falls by climbing more than 100 steps to get to a platform that is right next to the falls. When it's a nice sunny day, a beauty full rainbow appears. It's a really neat thing to see.

By Lizzy
My dad took me and my brother to Niagara Falls where we rode a big boat called Maid of the Mist. Before we got on, we had to put on a big blue poncho. We got on the boat and saw it had two levels, but, of course we rode up top. We learned that the US Canada border is in the middle of the falls. When we went by the falls it was very loud, like a roaring train passing by with a thousand carts. We all got very wet. It was like a massive thunder storm without lightning. Boy, am I glad I wore that big poncho.

November 13, 2008

Welcome Home[school]

We welcome Lizzy and Mary to our homeschool and blog. Mary began with us in September and Lizzy joined us in October. We are 7 kids now, ages 3 1/2 to almost 15.

In Line for the McCain Rally

John McCain Rally

John McCain Rally
by Lizzy

On November 3, 2008, we went to a rally for John McCain. We had to wait in a long line to get through security. When we got in the hanger it was very crowded so that anyone under six feet could barely see. We listened to many politicians speak, and one of the Statler Brothers sang. We all sang songs, like "America the Beautiful", the "National Anthem", and "Rocky Top". I liked it best when he sang "Pretty Woman" and dedicated it to Sarah Palin. After our intense wait we saw John McCain's plane finally landed. We held the little kids on our shoulders so they could see, until we had to put them down because we ached. John McCain got on stage and talked about all sorts of issues including the coal mines. We listened to him for about twenty minutes before he had to leave. When he got on the plane we waved goodbye, then waited for the big hanger doors to open. We rushed out, all eager to sit in the car after three hours of standing.

The Long Wait

The Long Wait
by Ronnie

When I was in line to go into the hanger to listen to McCain I was very excited. McCain wasn't there yet, so we had to listen to other politicians speak about why we should vote for McCain and not Obama. We sang songs and listened to them speak for hours. Finally McCain arrived in a special airplane and everyone was screaming and hollering and taking pictures. When McCain was done speaking my back hurt from standing so long, and when I got out of the hanger I couldn't wait to sit down. It was a very exciting experience.

The Mudslinging of Politics

The Mudslinging of Politics
by Britany

Barack Obama and John McCain are running for president as part of opposing parties. They both like to boast on themselves and try to win everyone's vote. When I was watching the debate, I noticed that they were arguing with each other, interrupting each other, and putting each other down. Then we saw John McCain at a rally at Tri-Cities airport. All McCain talked about was winning the election and making fun of Obama. If I were able to vote I wouldn't vote, because they argue to much.

Different Party, Same Family

Different Party, Same Family
by Mary

People should be able to vote for different people like my mom and my dad did. My mom and my dad talk to each other about why they voted for different people, but they do not fight about it, because they love each other. Last night I read an article on the computer about Obama, and my dad read one to me about McCain. I love my dad, but I would vote with my mom, because she voted for Obama. My aunt Nicole was trying to teach us about both candidates, but she likes McCain better.