Saturday, August 1, 2020

AJ's Bike and Yes Day

Hello everyone! In the last week, we have completed two Summer Bucket List items! Last weekend, AJ took off the training wheels on his bike. Also, yesterday was Yes Day.

There is not a lot of detail in the day the training wheels were taken off. AJ and my dad where about to go on a bike ride when AJ barged in the house and shouted "Dad is taking off my training wheels!" It was late afternoon when they started practicing. Overall, AJ did well.

On the other hand, Yes Day did have A LOT in it. Here is the history behind Yes Day first.

AJ, being a six year old boy. Loves Youtube. I mean he loves it A LOT. Some days, all he will ever watch on TV, is Youtube. (His favorite channel is Ryan's Toy Review. He has 26 Million Subscribers, has his own merch, toys, etc, and was the highest paid youtuber of 2019, bringing home 26 Million dollars. He also has a show on Nickelodeon. Yeah, I know)

A popular trend on Youtube is that someone will say Yes to a person or a group of people for an entire day. (Ryan did it too) AJ begged and begged to do it. Finally, we added it to this years bucket list. Here is how Yes Day went.

There were rules though. 1. It had to be reasonable. We could not ask to go to Disney World, not ask to buy a car, not ask for money, etc... 2. Each kid (except for Maggie cause she did not really participate) got 20 dollars to spend throughout the day. No more than that. Those were the only rules! We did not go out anywhere obviously.

Yes Day started out as my mom reading a book called Yes Day. It was about a kid who had his parents say Yes for the whole day. My mom asked AJ why he thinks my mom was reading it. He got the clue that it was because it was Yes Day. (My mom told me ahead of time when I woke up.)

First, AJ asked if he could have 22 hours of IPad time. "Yes" After I got dressed, I asked if I could play on my IPad. "Yes" Then, I decided to spend 2 out of my 20 dollars on a game called Roblox. On Roblox you have pets and you can make them fly or ride. So I decided to make one of my pets ride. I asked for my IPad however much I wanted for the whole day. "Yes" AJ asked to watch Youtube "Yes" I asked to make chocolate covered bananas. "Yes" (A chocolate covered banana because we only had one banana left) I asked for my mom to make a drink I like. "Yes" I think you get the point now. We got to pick out a movie and eat pizza, (which AJ paid for with his money) and after that, I picked out the last thing I wanted to spend all my money on. It was a baby yoda. For all of you who know the Mandalorian, know who I am talking about. I have wanted one for SUCH a long time and yesterday, my dream came true. Then AJ watched Spiderman while I played on my IPad and later, went to bed.

Yes Day was really great!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Our Tennessee Trip

 Hello everyone! Last week my family and I came back from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! The trip was so fun. Along the way, our friends the Gray's joined us on our adventures! So if you are reading this Gray's, I had so much fun with ya'll, and I thank ya'll for joining us.

We left on July 5th. The 7 hour drive was boring and normal. It consisted of  IPads (for me) Kindles (for AJ and Maggie Jo) and movies. We eventually got to our condo at about 7 or 8ish, and my dad got takeout for dinner.

The next day was a relaxing, looking around kind of day. After breakfast, and swimming for AJ, Maggie Jo, and my dad, we got in the car and just started driving around the area. We went to a kiddie theme park and rode some rides. Even though many (if not all) of the rides I could not fit in, it was still fun. After that we got lunch, and headed back for the condo. It was hot outside, so the rest of the day, we just stayed there. That night, AJ and my dad went swimming again.

The next dad was more activity. After breakfast, AJ and my dad swimming, and getting ready, We went to lunch with the Gray's! (Notice: AJ and my dad swam every day while we were there.) We went to lunch at a restaurant. Before that we fed the ducks, (the pigeons more than the ducks) and went to a little shop. We were so happy to see the Gray's. They moved to Georgia a few months ago. After lunch, we went to the Titanic museum! To me, it was fascinating.There is a room where you can feel the 28 degree water that hundreds of people froze to death in. (Literally) They have a real iceberg too! There is also a room where you can walk on the slants as the Titanic was sinking. There is a 12 degree slant, a 30 degree slant, and a 45 degree slant. By the 45 degree slant, the people were holding on for dear life. (Also literally) There was also a replica of a lifeboat, and a Lego Titanic made by a 10 year old!

After that, we went to the Dixie Stampede! It is a dinner show with horse riding. After a busy day, we went back to the condo. The Gray's also joined us for the Titanic and the Stampede.

The next day was the last day. That day we went to a Pirate Dinner Show with the Gray's for lunch. I liked that one better than the Stampede. After that, we went gem mining with the Gray's too. Not much happened after that. We visited the Gray's cabin, went out to dinner with them, and they came back to our place to swim.

The next day, we left Pigeon Forge. We had to stay the night a friends house because we had bumper to bumper 5 hour traffic. If we had drove the 3 more hour drive, we would have gotten home at 1:00 am. Maggie Jo was done too. She was having a meltdown. The next day was great! No traffic at all. It did not even feel like 3 hours!

We were glad to get home to our house. It was a great trip!

Thursday, July 2, 2020


Sorry everyone. I could not upload the video. It says it is too large. I don't know what that means, but it is not letting me upload it. Sorry.😞😞

Maggie Jo turned 3!

My little sister Maggie Jo is now 3 years old! She turned 3 on June 30th. Not a lot happened on her birthday.

First, she woke up to her Frozen decorations. Her reaction to them was priceless!

Then, we had breakfast, opened presents, and later that night, we had cake.

3 years ago she was born. I remember I wanted a little sister SOOOO bad! Being 10 at the time, my mom decided I was old enough to come to the hospital with everyone. So I did. I was only 6 when AJ was born, so I could not go. AJ was obviously left with a baby sitter. When my mom said "meet your baby sister" I was speechless. I loved holding her.

Happy Birthday Maggie Jo! You are the best little sister I could ever ask for.

Monday, June 22, 2020

I am a teenager!

Yes, you did read the title right. I turned 13 yesterday! I think yesterday was the best birthday ever!

First, my mom made DELICIOUS biscuits with sausage gravy. Next, I opened birthday presents (and my dad opened Father's Day presents) Last, later that day, my friends came over and had cookies with me. I think that yesterday was the best 13th birthday ever!

Here is a picture and video!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Ella Day

Today was another bucket list item! Today was Ella Day. A few weeks ago we had AJ Day on June 9th. You might ask "Ella, why are you not doing Ella Day tomorrow on your birthday?" Well, that is because Father's Day is also tomorrow. We had AJ Day on June 9th because it was AJ's half birthday, and we will be having Maggie Jo Day on her birthday. (June 30th)

So, when each kid gets a day, this is what it means. They get to chose breakfast, lunch and dinner, and they get to chose what the activity is for the day. They also get to chose the TV. So, this is how Ella Day went.

First, my dad got donuts for breakfast. Next, we played with kinetic sand. Then, my dad and I got Sonic for lunch. Then, my mom and I made my birthday cookies. Then, my mom and I went shopping for pet stuff and stuff for dinner. (Don't worry, we had masks.) Recently, some friends that I invited over just left. Last, my mom is making artichokes for dinner. That was Ella Day.

I think my day was COMPLETELY different from AJ Day. Breakfast was the usual microwaved chocolate chip pancakes. Next, his TV all day. Last, Hot Dogs for dinner. That was AJ Day.

I will post tomorrow on my birthday!

Friday, June 19, 2020


Hi everyone! It is me, Ella! I know is has been a few years since the last post, but now I am going to run the blog! I will update on what has happened over the years.

My little brother AJ is now 6 years old. 

We also have a new family member, Maggie Jo, who is almost 3!

I am going to be 13 in 2 days. Sunday, the 21st of June. (which is also Father’s Day).

I have a new hobby that I have been doing. That hobby is air rifle. My coach Tom made a new trigger for me. It is an extension that goes on the trigger, so all I have to do is pull the extension, and it fires!

I went to the Junior Olympics last year and won two silver medals! I was supposed to go this year too, but it is delayed.


 Now I am homeschooled. I go to an online school called Freedom Project Academy. (FPA). We have also started this year’s 2020 Summer Bucket List! We already completed some items.

 We also just moved! We moved to Centreville, Virgina. I love our new house!

Glad to start this blog again!