Monday, July 30, 2012

Videos from josiahs side of the world

In this post i Josiah am going to some videos that i took. 
Here they are.

I was going to put some more videos but the videos took to long to upload so i only put one.
P.S.  This video was taken on Layla's b-day.
P.P.S  Please vote on our poll; there's less than a day to vote. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hiking long ago and a photo challenge

While, a while ago I, Josiah and our dad went hiking and it was awesome. I took some awesome pictures and we are going to enter one into Makayla Warrens photo challenge.  Isn't it awesome?

      While, that's all. Two photo challenges in one day. Pretty cool.

Entering into Irelands Photo Challenge!!!!!!!!! (again)

We are entering into   Irelandphoto challenge. The picture above is the picture we entered. 
You should enter too.

Jokes and more

We are going to post a bunch of jokes on here . We hope you'll love them.

1.  The policeman brought four boys before the judge.
         '' They caused a terrible commotion at the zoo your Honor,'' he said.
     '' Boys,'' said the judge sternly, ''I never like to hear reports of juvenile delinquency like this. As I point to each one of you, tell me your name and what you were doing wrong.''
  '' My name is Tom'' said the first boy . '' and I threw peanuts into the elephant pen.''
  '' My name is Dick, '' said the second boy'' and I threw peanuts into the elephant pen.
  '' My name is Harry, '' said the third boy, '' and I threw peanuts into the elephant pen.''
 ''  My name is Peanuts, '' said the fourth boy.

2.  '' Mommy, Mommy !
       Daddy's on fire !''
     ''Quick, get the marshmallows !''

 That's all for now, tell us how you enjoyed them.
  P.S. They are from a jokebook.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

We were Awarded!!!!!!!

We are a little late on this post but Ireland on her blog Pearl of Great Price awarded this and so we are doing it. Please check out her blog.

The Rules are: Thank the person who awarded you.   List 7 random things about yourself.   Award 15 others this award.                                                                                                                                             First I Layla will say 7 random things about myself and then Josiah but first we must thank Ireland.  Thanks so much Ireland. Sorry we're so late.                                                                                                        Now for the random stuff: 1.  I hate grapefruit.                                        2.  I own the entire Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy M. Montgomery.  
3.  I am reading the longest book I have ever read right now, The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens,719 pages.
4.  I have seen a very rare bird twice,the Red-Tailed tropicbird and in my own backyard to.
5.  I am a pen-pal with the person who gave me this award.
6.  I own J.J.Heller's cd, The pretty and the plain.
7.  I am learning how to play The Nutcracker by Tchaikoskvy on keyboard.
Now I, Josiah will say the 7 random thing's.
1.  I have a chicken with a mohawk.
2.  I like to build legos.
3.  I enjoy drawing pictures a lot.
4.  I own Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
5.  My b-day is on february 18th.
6. I have two brothers and four sisters.
7.  My favorite color is green.

We would really like to award people but we have not been blogging long enough so we do not have enough followers.  However, if you follow our blog we will most likely edit this post and award you. Anyone who reads this PLEASE FOLLOW. We would be very pleased.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Family Photo Gallery

We are going to put pictures of our family here from youngest to oldest.

                                  Pearl, 6 months and 18 days.  Will be one on January 1st.
                                 Now pictures of Moses, two years old. His birthday is January 29th.

Now the twins,Ruth and Hannah, four years old, b-day is Sep. 28.
                                              Hannah is in the last picture, Ruth in the second.
     Now pictures of I, Josiah, 8 years old, b-day February 18th  
                                  Now we will put pictures of I, Layla,10 y.o b-day July 15.       
       Now we will put a picture of Ian, 17 years old, b-day May 29.

                            That's all for now.                                                                                                          

Our Cats

Our cats are named Genesis and Exodus.Exodus is a tabby cat and Genesis is just a black cat.
    We call Genesis a black cat because we don't know what kind of cat he is.Although Genesis and Exodus are brothers they are both a different kind of cat.
Exodus is really playful and he purr's if you touch him,now Genesis is not at all like Exodus, if you pick up Genesis he will scratch you and try to wriggle out of your hands.Exodus climbs up super duper steep trees and Ian calls him part squirrel. However, Genesis is a scaredy-cat and does not get that far.
                                    Genesis, I, Josiah, Pearl

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Random Post

This post is going to be a random, short post.

First we will put a poem that I, Layla wrote when I was six. Here it is:
 I know a little bird
That goes tweet tweet tweet
And that pretty little sound
Has a pretty little beat.

The beat is not fast
It is slow
Tweet Tweet Tweet
Is how the song goes

The bird has a red breast 
And a red tail
And in my imagination
The tail is a sail.

I was going to put a poem I wrote a few months ago on here but it seems that I misplaced it so I can't. I will write a poem right now and put it on here though. Here it is:
 Buck in the snow
Breath is like thunder
Running swiftly
Shot by a bow
Down he goes

But up again
Limping away
Blood stains the snow
In pain he goes
In pain he goes

He has escaped
Though he's nearly dead 
But while there's still life
There's hope in sorrow's stead
Hope in sorrow's stead

But the spring helped revive him 
Giving him life again
And it taught him a lesson to
With pain it may have come, but happiness sprung
And he'd become better in many ways too

This is not as good as the one I was going to put but it's still good. More of a rhyme though.
I can't not put this poem that I wrote when I was seven no matter how ridiculous it is. Here it is:
  Ice cream is sweet
 Ice cream is cold

 I don't eat
 Ice cream with mold.

That's all. It's stupid but funny.

Weather over here has been very strange. We had a week where it was very hot and we mean very hot but this week has been very cool, almost like fall weather. We had chili and corn bread for dinner and it was delicious. Yes, that was an abrupt change of subject but we said this was going to be a random post.
We took a vacation to a beach house in June and here are some pictures from it.

                                                Our cousins Keaton and Addison, Keaton is the baby
                                           the sunset.      
                                              Mud swallow coming out of it's nest.  Yes, that was a random post.

Josiah's Post

I know magic                                                                                                                                          how about you.                                                                                                                                      Magic is the only thing that i know how to do.                                                                                                IT'S MAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a poem that i josiah made up.

Monday, July 16, 2012

A Happy Birthday.

Well yesterday was my, (Layla's) birthday and it was awesome!!!  I had homemade pancakes for breakfast and almost immediately after that I got my presents.

 This is what I got:
1.  A bag my mom sewed me.
2. The mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens. (Charles Dickens died before he finished this so I am excited to see where it stops at.)
3.  The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear by Edward Lear.
4.  Carolina's Courage by Elizabeth Yates.
5.  The Beggar Queen by Lloyd Alexander.
6.  A Collection of Emily Dickinson poems.
7.  Betsy and Tacy go over the big hill by Maud Hart Lovelace.
8.  More Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs.
9. A journal to write about birds in.
10.  Two pairs of shorts.
11.  A real bow and four arrows.
12.  An awesome sewing machine.

     After that I skimmed through all the books and then went to figure out how to use my bow and arrows.  The arrows weren't actually sharp because they were practice arrows but they could definitely go through someone.  My target was painted on some cardboard boxes and I hit the bullseye twice.  I think I did pretty good for a beginner.

   Then I kept switching from inside to outside, depending on where the people were. We had sandwiches for lunch and then our friends the Barkers came over.  We played whiffleball with them and then they left.

   After that we had pizza for dinner and then had dessert.  Dessert was cookie dough spread on top of brownie batter and then they were baked together.  It was delicious.  After that we made a bonfire on our hill and got a huge tent ready for sleeping in.  We made smores and played by the fire until it got really dark.  Then I, our dad, I, Josiah,  our four year-old twin sisters Ruth and Hannah and two year-old moses got in the tent and watched a movie. We slept in there for the night.  It was an awesome birthday.

 The picture abover is of me and Ian.  By the way, I turned ten.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

QandA with Ian

1.  What are your three favorite books?  A:  David Copperfield, Great Expectations and Kidnapped.
2.  What is your favorite color?  A:  Red.
3.  What instruments do you play or are learning and what do you want to learn?  A:  Know guitar, learning mandolin, want piano.
4.  What are your three favorite movies?  A:  O Brother Where Art Thou, Wolverine Origins, The Princess Bride.
5.  What is the most important thing you want to do before you die?  A:  Rescue somebody who is drowning,after jumping from a plane that was shot down by a giant eye of death.
6.  Who are your three favorite bands/ singers?  A:  Relient K, Anberlin, Switchfoot & more.
7.  What are your two favorite foods?  A:  Panda express and licorice.

   Ian is our 17 year-old brother.  

Birthday Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is my, Layla's birthday.  I am going to be turning ten and I just CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!