Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Ice Show

Ice SkatingDecember 19th was the day of my ice show.  As soon as we got there we met up with the other girls in the show.  One of our partners in our number came running up to us and said that we were the first number to perform.  "No" we said to her obviously thinking we were not going first.  "Girls you are the first to go!" my mom yelled to us.  "Thats just great" I thought.  I put on a black dress with a golden stripe down the side, Jessica wore a red dress with sparkles all over it.  After our dresses were on we rushed onto the ice.  We practiced a little backstage before it started.  Then the director of the rink picked up a microphone and said "Our first number is Carol of the Bells, the Fab Four will be skating to this."  We all nodded behind the curtains while hearing our new nickname.  "So presenting the Fab Four" she said loudly.  We nervously stepped onto the cold ice.  My hands were shaking as I skated over to my spot.  Carol of the Bells rang through the air.  We spiraled, we spun, we did footwork and we just really enjoyed ourselves out there.  The music ended with a BANG!!!  We were all laughing so hard when the song ended for some reason. The crowd went wild people were standing up and cheering.  If you want to see the ice show go to YouTube and type in, Sweets and Treats Pond ice show.  I am in the Sweets. Treats. Clarity. Synchro.MPG. Im also in the Finale and the Fab four MPG.

Hope you enjoy
Alyssa


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dairy Queen

A few nights ago I finished reading a book called Dairy Queen.  It was actually the first in the series to Dairy Queen.  It was about a girl named D.J. Schwenk.  She has two older brothers.  One named Bill and the other named Win.  They were pro football stars.  The setting of this story is on a farm.  She grew up learning how to milk the cows, shave the sheep and pluck the feathers of geese for pillows.  In this book she realizes that some people seem like a cow to her.  People at the supermarket check out all of the peoples items. People at banks cash in all the checks.  (I mean thats mandatory though.)  But the point is everyone does what their supposed to be doing which is good to a certain extent.  But D.J has a really un-cowish idea.  She wants to play football on the football team. In this book she has to deal with being around obnoxious boys, strange friends and odd parents.  I give this book a four star.  It was really sad at some parts and really happy at some parts too.  I recommend this book to anyone who likes teen novels.

Thanks,
Alyssa

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Who Was JFK?

Just yesterday I finished a book called Who Was J.F.K?  This is a small book with tons of facts on John F. Kennedy.  I would rate this book a five star because there are so many interesting facts presented in this book that I never new about.  John F. Kennedy was born May 29th 1917.  He had 7 other siblings. The oldest was Joe Jr. Kennedy, named after his father.  Then there were his sisters Rosemary, Jean, Patricia, Eunice, Kathleen and last there was their baby brother Teddy Kennedy the youngest in the family.  J.F.K became the 35th President of the United States on January 21 1961.  John F .Kennedy died November 22 1963.  J.F.K was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald when he was going to make a speech in Texas about African american Rights.  I would recommend this book to anyone who likes learning about presidential history.

Thanks!
Alyssa

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lets Bake!

 My mom and I always used to bake together.  Lately I haven't really had the chance to do that with her.  But luckily today I had that special chance. So I went onto Food Network looked around at some amazing varieties of cupcakes until I found the flavor I had been craving.  I chose out a key lime flavored cupcake.  My mom and I had a fun time mixing and pouring all the ingredients in.  Though occasionally we made some messes.  We finally got to pour the batter into our flower shaped silicon cups.  The recipe said that it would need to cook for 25 minutes.  We eagerly waited for the timer to beep.  It loudly went off.  My mom pulled out the cupcakes and let them cool.  After they cooled down most of the way, I lifted a cupcake up and took a bite.  Flavorful, zesty, sweet and DELICIOUS!  I told everyone to take a bite.  They all picked up a cupcake took a bite and all gladly nodded in approval.

Thanks,
Alyssa

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ice Show Rehearsal

Yesterday at our ice rink we were rehearsing for the big Christmas ice show coming up on the 18th.  My sister Jessica and I will be in three different songs.  One, is our foursome group skating to Carol of the Bells but an electric guitar is playing the whole song so it sounds really cool.  Next is our synchronized skating song from Sister Act.  I will be lifted up in this one which I am not too thrilled about.  But I still think it is really fun!  In this song we have to be nuns, so we have to wear the nun headpieces.  We were all making fun of ourselves saying how weird we looked in the nun costumes.  Then finally the last one Jessica and I are in is Feliz Navidad.  Every skater gets to come out and do one of their favorite spins or jumps.  I am doing a scratch spin for the finale and my sister is going to do her amazing sit spin.  I am very excited about this show and hope I do well!  Wish me luck!

Thanks,
Alyssa

Sunday, December 12, 2010

What Momma Left Me

            I just finished an amazing book called What Momma Left Me.  It was about an 8th grade girl named Serenity.  She grew up in harsh times.  Her dad always beat her mother and her brother kept getting more and more distant.  Her Grandparents finally realize what is happening in their  house and decide to let Serenity and her Brother Danny live with them.  In this book Serenity loses and finds hope, finds love and finds happiness.  This is definitely a 5 star book.  I read this in about two days and could barely put it down.  Every time I finish a book I will try to update it on my blog. =)



Thanks,
Alyssa