Childhood Memories {Journal Entry #1}

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Day In The Life Of A Homeschooler {Spring & Playground Photography} UPDATED

Hi my friends! πŸ™‚

Spring is coming! The daffodils and the Narcissus Hybrids Erlicheer are everywhere now. That took us a long time to figure out the name of the white flowers! πŸ˜€

Today we scootered (is that a word?) to the playground and had a little BBQ. We also brought our Science books and played Guardian of The Keys and Giants Treasure.

I was being a little silly and I told my Mom that if I went into the middle of the bare winter mulberry tree and kissed the trunk, it would blossom and I’d stuff myself with berries. So I did that and bet my Mom $5 that when we came back from the playground I would have enough berries to pick I wouldn’t have to have dinner.

Obviously it bloomed and I ate the berries. In my mind. I didn’t lose $5 after all. Even if I wasn’t supposed to anyway. There were berries on the tree! I promise! in my mind. Shhh! Don’t tell my Mom. She might give me $5!!

There were a lot of Daffodils on the walk to the playground.




My brother cooking the sausages on the playground BBQ. I can smell them from here!



I also took some pictures of a magpie in the blossoms and on the grass.

“Is it raining??”

MAGPIE BOKEH in the blossoming plum trees.

“WAH! What’s that??”
“Peck peck!”


Taking a pic of moi shadow.


My brother trying to be a circle for me for BIBPC (Boring Into Beautiful Photography Contest, hosted by Megan). XD As you can tell, it’s not working. Thanks, though, bro! ❀



Blossoms on the tree. Can’t wait till they turn into fruit!


Kinda blurry. :/


Eh. The lighting isn’t very good!


I love the above one! ❀




So pretty! It was a lovely day today. A nice day after a week’s worth of raining. I love the blue sky in-between the branches.

*sings* Mr. Blue Sky! Please tell us why, you had to hide away for so long (sooooo looong!)


Hanging dangerously close to dropping my camera; I take my shadows’ portrait… πŸ˜› ok not really




Circles. But not for BIBPC! πŸ˜‰


Monkey bars.


Close up on the monkeys.


The other monkey bars.


More circles, but still not for BIBPC. You’re probably thinking, “If she’s not entering these ones in, then the ones she is entering is probably really good.” Well, sorry. You might get your hopes dashed cruelly.


More of the evil playground things that make your hands red and make you look like you’re falling when you flail your feet around to get to the next bar.

After I took half of these photos before we had sausages. YUM.

After that, we played Giants Treasure and Guardian of The Keys. Giants Treasure I am terrified of grabbing the treasure and running away. And terrified of being the giant and having my precious treasure stolen. Are you like that?

Then my brother and I had a running race across the grass. I won. πŸ˜‰

The moment you’ve all been waiting for. My BIBPC #5 photo. Megan, I’m on Team Watermelon. πŸ™‚

Thank you so much for hosting this contest!

The story behind the photo:

I had a lot of photos that were circles, such as the monkey bars and the bolts on the wobbly bridge. I decided to take a picture of the water spurting out of the drinking fountain. When I took the picture, it turned out they looked like circles! It took me a while to get an OK photo of it though. I thought this was a little more unique than the monkey bars, so… πŸ™‚


It’s a little blurry, but they are pretty fast, right? And also, the bolts are circles as well. πŸ˜‰

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God bless! πŸ™‚

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Photos I should have shared with you ages ago but didn’t {Photo Dump}

Hi everyone! Sorry for the scrappy featured image. πŸ˜› It was taking too long and I wanted to post this. XD

All these photos were taken a while ago; last summer, early last year before we moved and a couple weeks ago when we went rafting. My Mom took nearly all these photos. Thanks, Mom! ❀

Us inspecting the little ‘whirlpool’ in our ‘creek’ last year before we moved:


The rain water filling up our dam:


We had just come home from grocery shopping in town and our driveway was filled with rain water at the bottom. We stopped at the entrance and waded:



We ended up splashing each other and then just sitting in the water. It was freezing but really fun:


We had around seven almond trees and we used to pick them green and eat them with salt. Sometimes we tried to wait for them to ripen, but the cockatoos and the other birds always got them first:

Me walking Koda
Me with Koda at the playground near our house now

This was last Summer. My brother and I were wading and trying to catch some fish with no success: (we had already moved)


Sliding down the slope on a cardboard box:


The sunset view from our house if I climb up on the roof (I took this one from my Mom’s phone)
Another sunset
Me taking a photo with my camera and making the weird face I always make when I take photos
Me up a tree when we visited our old house a few weeks ago. This is the same time as when we went rafting. I’m wearing my Dad’s jacket because it was so cold.

My brother. He’s wearing my Dad’s other jacket:


And that’s the end of the photos! Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

Also, I’m so caught up with all my posts. I’m doing a guest post interview with Starling and I also need to post the Q&A. I’ll post it later today if you don’t mind two posts in one day. πŸ™‚

Smile and God bless!

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Guest Post {Interview} – with my brother

Hey guys!

I’ve officially succeeded in creating a blogging schedule for the rest of July and half of August. *pats self on back*Β I was also going to an Art Exhibit today, but had to change my schedule so that the Art Exhibit is later on, because I couldn’t find my art book. :/ Another thing to let you know, is that I will be posting everyday (unless otherwise noted) except Fridays and occasionally not on Sundays. Thursday Cookups is now Tuesday Cookups, because we have our homeschooling group on Thursdays. They will also be posted every second Tuesday. Onto the interview, I’m just going to be asking random questions. For this post, I’m just going to call my brother G. πŸ˜‰ Let’s dive right in!

Also, I may do an art exhibit of my brother’s drawings, if he allows me, because they are amazing. πŸ™‚


Z: Who is your favorite superhero and why?

G: The Flash. He could disable Ironman’s suit easily. He’s fast and… and yeah. That’s basically it. And he’s fast.

Z: What is your favorite thing to do and why?

G: Uh… *yawns* my favorite thing to do is…. uhm… say uhm..Β  I …Β  I I I I I I I I blah blah *babbles* My favorite thing to do is….. everything. Except not favorite things to do.

Z: Can you be more specific?

G: Everything. I like everything. Uhm my favorite thing to is everything.

Z: That doesn’t explain anything…?

G: Uh… I just told you. I like to watch, I like to draw, I like to do everything…. fun.

Z: Ok. If you say so.

Z: What is you favorite drawing of yours?

G: Uhm… my Starlord drawing, I think?

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Sorry for the bad quality! I took this on my computer.

Z: What about your Hulkbuster one?

Hulkbuster. Won 1st prize in a show! Sorry for the bad quality. This was taken from my Mom’s phone.

G: A bit, yeah.

Z: What do you do with your drawings?

G: I draw them, and then just leave them on my desk. And maybe stick them up on the wall?

Z: If you could have two superpowers, what would they be, and why?

G: As fast as the flash, coz’ it’s fun. And…yeah.

Z: No, one more.

G: And uh…lightning powers? I don’t know!

Z: Why lightning powers?

G: *sighs* Coz’ uhm you can control lightning? Doh.

Z: What is your favorite TV series?

G: The Flash.

Z: What is your favorite food?

G: Spaghetti.

Z: Fave color?

G: I have three favorite colors. I think I like black a bit better than blue and then red is last.

Z: Do you like my blog?

G: No.

Z: Whaaaattt? Why?

G: *looks at what I’m typing*

Z: Wait, you’re not supposed to look yet!

G: Because your blog is boring. All that’s there is stories and I only read comics.

Z: Do you even read my blog?

G: No. Except for the bit exciting parts; like the polls thingy.

Z: If you don’t read my blog, then how do you know I only write stories?

G: Because I take a glance at it, and I only see stories.

Z: Well I barely write stories on my blog.

G: Kay than all the other stuff are still boring.

Z: Well thank you for your brotherly love. πŸ˜›

Z: Do you want this interview to be long?

G: *pauses* Whatever.

Z: Would you rather have spaghetti with coke or melted marshmallows on top of it along with the sauce?

G: *thinks* All of it.

Z: Yuck.

G: Mix it also with… with mandarins and fruit and some juice. Orange juice.

Z: Do you consider yourself as a weirdo?

G: Meh.

Z: What’s your favorite song?

G: Meh. By Meh.

Z: Hey! Be serious!

G: Just kidding. My favorite song is It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones. I like old school songs.

Z: Favorite movie?

G: I don’t know, I like all movies.

Z: Even Tinkerbell?

G: No! Of course not. I hate that movie.

Z: Uhm…what’s another question?

G: *hums weird song while scrolling through Youtube magic videos*

Z: Well? What’s another question?

G: I don’t know. What’s your favorite Youtube channel?

Z: Ok. What’s your favorite Youtube channel?

G: What’s Inside.

Z: Why? Hey! Stop reading.

G: Because they’re interesting.

Z: Ok. I’m gonna end this interview now.

G: *doesn’t answer*

Z: I’m gonna end this interview now!

G: Ok. Whatever. Bye. Caio!


And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed that somewhat weird interview with my brother. πŸ˜‰