Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Kadyn's Surprise!

My Surprise
My parents surprised me today.  My dad has been out of town all week for work.  My Mom picked up my brother Carson and I from school and took us to the airport.  We flew to LA and my dad picked us up and told us we were going to Disneyland! 

We went to Disneyland and California Adventure with my mom, dad and brother. I went on the Matterhorn, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Toy Story, and Cars. 

We met my Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, and my Great-Aunt for dinner at a nice restaurant in Downtown Disney.  I got to sit next to my Great-Aunt and ask her all about her job as an actor on the Disney XD show Lab Rats!

Today we are going to a beach with my Dad's friends from high school.  There will be tide pools and soft sand.  We are bringing beach toys and a picnic lunch. We will fly back home.  We have had a really great weekend so far!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Leonardo goes to Tahoe

My Trip To South Lake Tahoe
Hello, my name is Leonardo I’m in 3rd grade and this is my blog about my first trip to South Lake Tahoe.  The last weekend of my summer break my family took me to South Lake Tahoe.  I did not know what to expect because I had only seen pictures of South Lake Tahoe during the winter and all the mountains are covered with snow. When I got to South Lake Tahoe I could not believe how nice it was.  We stopped at Heavenly Village and I had lots of fun. We went on the gondola and it took us up to heavenly resort.

My brother and I at Heavenly Village, before we went on the gondola ride.
Here is a picture of me with my dad and brother at the Heavenly observation deck. It was so high up that the buildings looked so small, but the lake looked so big!!

After the observation deck, we got on the gondola again and we went even higher to heavenly resort. During the winter is a ski resort, but during the summer is a big outdoor family park. It is amazing to see the nature that surrounds Lake Tahoe.  My parents are going to bring me back during the winter to see the ski resort with snow, and I’m going to try to snowboard with my dad.

Thank you for stopping by and learning about my trip.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Aekas at Aquatics Camp

Hi my name is Aekas and this is my blog about Aquatics camp I went to, this summer. This camp was a week long and we learned different aquatic activities at Lake Natoma.
On the first day we learned to sailboat. A sailboat has a tiller that is connected to a rudder, which makes the boat go the opposite direction of where you point it to. So, if you see an obstacle and are struggling to go backwards, you tiller towards trouble. This will take you to the opposite direction and save you from crashing into the obstacle. Below is the image of the “No Go Zone”. You can head any way except where the wind is coming from.

No Go Zone

The next day we learned how to kayak. It was a three person Kayak. My brother Aekam, a friend, Trevor and I kayaked to the lagoon. Kayaking is really hard. Our friend left us behind, so Aekam and I had to walk on the rocks and we almost slipped and got hurt. The water wasn’t very clean and had seaweed in it. Some of the kids from the camp were playing with slimy seaweed.

The third day we learned to windsurf and paddle board. It is very hard to windsurf because you have to hold on to the boom, which is attached to the Sail, which in turn is attached to the mast; making the boom very heavy. Our instructor had to be with us when we tried it.

Paddleboarding was really fun. We got to paddle board and I actually fell off while paddleboarding. But we had to wear life vests the entire time we were out in the water and it kept us safe.

The fourth day we learned to canoe. Because canoes are unstable, the Aquatic Center nailed 2 canoes together with wood planks. Nailing the canoes helped make it more stable. Aekam and I got partnered with 2 bossy girls. We canoed to Blackberry Island and it was a lot of fun.

The last day we only watched a boating safety rules video called Aqua Smart. It was basically like Sesame Street where the walrus, a duck and a Frog were wearing life vests. These characters showed up mostly things that we had learned throughout the week.
On Thursday, there was Parents Night where our parents come and play with us. My dad, my brother and I went canoeing and we ate ice cream!!!!! On the same day there was a camp out where parents leave the kids to camp at the Aquatic Center. My brother and I did not go because my parents said No.

On Friday, kids could wear tie-dye shirts. My parents, brother and I made tie-dye shirts at home to wear if to this event. Also, the people from camp out got BBQ lunch that day! It was not fair :(

P.S. we snuck some lemonade at the BBQ :)

Overall, it was a great camp and we learned a lot! Thanks for stopping by and reading about my aquatics camp!!