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May 21, 2000
On Wednesday, May 10 my Girl Scout Brownie
troop had our awards ceremony. We sang five songs then we got
our try-its that we earned. Try-its are patches (like to one
pictured above) that we earn by making different things or doing
different things. The try-it above is the "Girl Scout
Ways". You earn it by learning about the way girl scouts got
started and what they do. My mom made shirts for everyone in
the troop. It had the "Girl Scout Ways" try-it on the front
and the "Caring and Sharing" try-it on the back. We were all wearing our t-shirts for the ceremony.
I earned 14 try-its this year, a perfect
attendance award, my year pin, and a certificate for helping Miss
Lisa (the troop leader) out because mom was the co-leader this year.
This was my last year in brownies.
Next year I will be in a junior girl scouts troop. Miss Lisa
will still be our leader and mom is still going to be the co-leader.
On Friday, May 12, we had May Day at
school. May Day is when we get out of school for two hours to
do different events. The PE teachers organize it. Some
of the events were tug-of-war, water balloon toss, volleyball, a
water balloon slingshot, a three-legged race, and a sack race.
I liked the water balloon toss the best. We ate snow cones at
break time. My dad helped at the water balloon slingshot.
Here I am with my friends,
Chelsea and Bailey.
Here we are being silly.
Here I am with my dad.
Here's the way he normally looks!
My First Concert
On Saturday May, 13th mom and I went to the
George Strait Country Music Festival. It was at the Citrus
Bowl in Orlando. First was Asleep at the Wheel. It was
cool because they had a little boy about my age who sang three
songs. Then came Lee Ann Womack, Mark Chesnutt, Kenny Chesney,
Martina McBride, and Tim McGraw. Then finally George Strait
who sang for an hour and a half.
There were 50,000 people there. Mrs.
Barlet, my second grade teacher, was there, but I didn't see
her. Mark Chesnutt was my favorite. The concert lasted
from 1 o'clock to 10:30 at night. I fell asleep during George
Strait. Mom liked Tim McGraw the best. She wanted a Tim
McGraw t-shirt but they only had extra larges.
Sunday, May 14th was Mother's Day. I made my
mom some stuff for Mother's Day. They were coupons, promise
notes, and a saying, and a picture in a picture frame that I made.
We went to Grandma Cookie's house for dinner. We had all different
kinds of salads and my mom made ham salad and Johnny Rocket's recipe for egg salad.
Tuesday, May 16th was our class awards
day. I got two trophies and three awards. The first
trophy was for Principal's Honor Roll for all year and the
second was for 1st place in Math Superstars. The first
certificate was for following directions the best. The second
one was for Principal's Honor Roll, and the third was for perfect
attendance for the whole year.
May 19th was the
last day of school. I got straight A's all year! Don't
believe me? Check out my
Here I am with my best friend, Bailey at the party
after the awards ceremony. I met her last year, at her second day at the school in January. She's really nice and
The Space Shuttle Launch
Thursday, May 18th dad woke me up at 3:30in the morning to go see
the space shuttle launch. This was the third time
we went. The other times it got scrubbed
because it was too windy the first time and the second
time the emergency landing sites were all
unsafe. One of the reasons I liked it is
that it went up when the sun was rising so the smoke of the
shuttle turned blue, pink, purple, and yellow. It wasn't
as loud as I thought it would be, even though it was pretty
Campout with the Girl Scout Troop
I just got back from a camp out with my girl scout
troop. It was from Friday May 19 to Sunday May 21. We went to
camp Mahkahwee, which is the girl scout camp place. I am going there
later this summer to resident camp for a week. We went paddle
boarding. The boring part was that we didn't do anything really
except cook and eat. We hiked the whole way around Mahkahwee.
It took an hour. We went camping with a junior
That's it for now. Since school is out and
mom is still working, I'm going to be going to camps for the next few