Sunday, December 25, 2011

new house

we moved into our new house a week before Christmas. my last day of Brentwood was on Tuesday. at the end of Tuesday we had a class circle and our teachers gave me a book with our class picture of us at the outdoor school on the cover and inside everyone in the class had made a page. at the end of the book were two pictures;one of everyone in our cabin at the outdoor school and one of Olivia and i on the bus at the outdoor school.Matilda came over on Wednesday and on Thursday we played kenect. today is Christmas and last night i was up until three am. i woke up at six twenty am. for Christmas i got band-aids, tape, a hex bug nano, a candy Christmas tree, a telescope, a craft store gift card ,Yahtzee, a Sudoku puzzle book, Glee the concert movie, and harry potter and the deathly hollows part two. i also am getting a kindle but it is in the mail.

Friday, November 18, 2011


we have a house, and i am changing schools during winter break.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Book club

So the other day a couple of friends were at lunch and we decided to start a book club. Then we made a blog for our book club and here is the On here we will post books we read or are reading, book reviews, and books we recommend. If you know any good books for us to read please leave us a comment. We are always looking for new books.   

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Chapter 4

         As sly as a secret agent fox I slipped out the door and slid on the bag over my dull blue glasses. “Honey you forgot your lunch!” called my mom as she peeked out the door, “and why do you have a paper bag on your head?” She snatched the bag off my head and handed me my lunch. I walked off to school. As soon as I got to school I scurried across the hall and into the boy’s rest room. I figured that if no one saw me, than I could hide in the bathroom all day. I sneaked into a stall and locked the door. I closed the lid and sat down. I should have brought my DSI. I sat there for five more minutes, and then came the flaw to what I had thought to be my greatest backup plan. One of the kinder-garden classes was going on a field trip, and the school rule is that before going on a field trip you must take a bathroom break. A crowd of little kids came rushing in. It was like a bad dream. That’s it! It is a bad dream! I pinched myself. Okay so it wasn’t a dream. Then a brown haired kid decided he would crawl under the stall where I was sitting to see if anybody was actually in there. That was the last straw. I rocketed out of the bathroom, dashed out into the crowded hallway and through the back doors of the school building. Sadly that door happened to be an emergency exit, and as most emergency exits do, an alarm sounded. I dove into the bushes. 

  i will not be posting any more chapters because when i finish my book i am going to print it and sell it


We went to the Atlanta Aquarium (it is the biggest one in the entire world.) 

We also went to the zoo
i took all of these pictures. 

Poe the panda

A red panda

river otters


a trained owl

Campbell getting to pet the 10 month old alligator 

small komodo dragon 

river otter 

Tara the elephant getting a bath
(pronounced tare-a )

Kelly getting a bath 

Kelly the elephant

can you spot the snake?

owl not paying any attention what so ever to his trainer who has a entire dead rat in her hand.


 the entire us team
we were  all going to stand on the podium,
 but it collapsed with all the weight
we all fell over. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

chapter 3

chapter 3:

      That Sunday, right before lights out I decided to make a plan. I must say they really seemed like brilliant plans at the time: PLAN A: STAY HOME SICK. PLAN B:  glasses  +  me=me with a paper bag over my head!Then I promptly shoved a paper bag in my backpack. The next morning I got up moaning and pretending that I had to throw up. I went in to the bathroom and made some barfing sounds. Sadly they weren't good enough barfing sounds so my mom still made me get up and get dressed and ready for school.

chapter 2

here is the second chapter of my book      
     When I got home I suggested to my mom that we should just throw the note in the trash, as usual my mom ignored the idea and went ahead and read the note. She read the note and as quick as a jack rabbit in a race car, we were off to get glasses. First my mom recommended a pair of sparkly pink and blue ones claiming that, “my friends would love them!” Of course I vetoed those. Eventually I was forced to choose a blue non shiny, non sparkly pair.

Friday, May 20, 2011

author/ chapter 1

Right now I am trying to write a story on the computer so my mom suggested for me to publish one chapter at a time, so here is the first chapter

four eyes
by Ella
Chapter 1
     My name is Felix Jackson age eleven, and I have a story to tell. A very strange thing happened not too long ago. I am about to give a full report of what happened in as much detail as I can remember. One day in fifth grade there was a surprise hearing and vision test. Our school does this every once in a while to see if we need glasses or hearing kids. First I had to do the hearing test. The testers explained to me how the test works and so I easily raised my hand every time I heard a beep. No problems there. Then I did the vision test.
     The people that brought the eye chart claimed that I was in great need of glasses. They told me that they could clearly tell when I mistook the letter S for the letter Z, and vice versa. Then in bright purple pen they wrote the words that should never ever be put even remotely near to each other:
To the parents of Felix Jackson,
Today there was a hearing and vision test at your son’s school. Our test concluded with the result that your son needs glasses. Over the weekend please go to an eye doctor to get a new pair of glasses, so that on Monday he can return to school and learn just as well as the other students.
                    Sincerely, eye doctors of Austin
Now to the doctors this sounded like an ordinary note home to parents, but to me this sounded like a death sentence.
Coming soon: chapter 2          

Saturday, April 2, 2011

snail pictures

Tina the snail
Amanda the snail 
     i took a lot of pictures of my pet snails

  Oh and if you know weather or not Amanda                       
Amanda has been bubbling.
 we think she might either
be tooting or is sick 

is sick,(see picture below) please tell me.

Charlie the mischievous  snail

Amanda really likes to eat carrots

Friday, April 1, 2011


     I now have a few pet snails. Their names are Amanda(who is the biggest), Tina, Charlie, Clouse, Zoe, Billy, and Kirk.  did you know that snails poop out of their shells? this is what Amanda the snail looks like:  

Amanda the  snail
I haven't taken pictures of the others yet but i will.  Amanda's favorite food is carrots. i can tell it is her eating the carrots because she keeps pooping orange.  Snails can live from five to fifteen years.  in some cases they have been known to live to thirty years.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Camping (after)

     On the first day of camping My friends and I went to the river.  When we got in I was the the first one to make it across, and the first one to slip in the process of doing so.  The next day we went down to the river again.  This time we had tubes, so we could go tubing.  The tubing course wasn't as fun as it looked.  Luke and I decided that we would go and discover an unknown island.  we found one ...                                                                                     sort of.  It wasn't exactly an island ... and it wasn't exactly an island.  It was more like a really tall rock that was sticking ten feet out of the water.  Later that day we made s'mores and played hide and seek.  When we were playing hide and seek the seeker forgot I was playing and they never found me. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Sleepover Camp Out
     In order to prepare for the camping trip we had to wash out all the portable camping pots and pans, and in this case we means Lily and I.  The dishwasher didn't have enough room for them, so we had to hand wash them. 
      When we were finished with that we had to clean out all the trash from the car.  Now we are on a search for hats and head lamps.  Some of the head lamps might have gotten lost when I had a sleepover camp out in the backyard, like in the picture above.
     At least this means we can leave earlier tomorrow...hopefully. 


     Tomorrow we are going camping.  There are about 14 kids going.  The kids are Luke, Molly, Nathanial, Lucia, Willa, Finlay, Matilda, William, Larson, Campbell, Lily, And I.  Plus two other kids who are friends of Nathaniel.  We are going to Garner state park.  We will stay there for three days.  The place we are camping has a lake near it, so we can go swimming.   

First Time

Campbell stuck in a box
Campbell not stuck in a box
 or as we call her Bean
Lily sideways
with a first place climbing medal
     Yesterday my mom asked me if I wanted to start a blog, so I said yes.                My name is Ella.  I live in Austin, Texas.  One of my favorite things to do is to climb.  I have been to competitions in Colorado, Louisiana, Utah, Washington DC, Georgia, and of course in Texas.  I have two younger sisters and a younger brother.  I am 10 and my sisters name's are Lily and Elizabeth. My brother's name is Campbell.  Lily is 8, Campbell is 4, and Elizabeth is 2.My favorite colors are Turquoise and Orange.  I have a pet cat, and 3 pet hermit crabs.  If I could have any pet it would be either a lizard, or a snake.