Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Perry Kids made some turkey hats.
Brown Paper Bag
Brown, Red/Orange, & Yellow Paper
2 White Pom-poms (optional)
Step 1: Cut the paper bag to make 2 strips that can be put together to make a band for your head. Trace the bottom of a cup on the remaining paper bag (this will be the head).
Step 2: Cut feathers out of the yellow and orange (or red--you choose). Make them an oval and cut little nicks into them to make them look like real feathers.
Step 3: Cut a beak and gobble out of the red and yellow paper.
Step 4: Trace your hands twice on brown or red paper, these will be the wings
Step 5: If you want to make the head stick out a bit, get a little bit of cardboard and fold it accordion style.
Step 6: Glue the facial features on and draw eyes. Glue the bands together to fit on your head. Glue the feathers, wings and head on the body. There you have it---a turkey hat.
Today, Alia did a post about Thanksgiving. To see it, go to aliasideas.blogspot.com
To customize your own turkey, click HERE.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup tahini (see bottom of page)
4 Tb. butter (I did half applesauce half butter)
2/3 cup white sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg white
1 Tb. vanilla extract
1 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup of walnuts (optional)
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: In a medium sized bowl, mix oats, wheat flour, white flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. (Set aside)
Step 3: In a mixer, combine tahini and butter until they make a paste. Add in brown and white sugar. Make sure that they are well combined. Beat in egg, egg white, and vanilla.
Step 4: Mix in the oat/flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Step 5: This recipe makes approximately 45 cookies--you may want to save some batter or cook them in separate batches. Get about a tablespoon of batter and press it onto a cookie sheet.
Step 6: Bake the cookies for 16 minutes or until they are golden brown. Let them cool before eating. :D
Tahini is a MUST. It is a sesame seed paste and smells like peanut butter. It can be found at natural food stores and in some grocery stores. It may need to be stirred when you first open it, but it makes the cookies taste amazing.
I found the recipe HERE.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
By: Grace Perry
I guess Ethan found a way to play with Spiderman...
3. Cut a hole at the top and place a gummy worm inside.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
First, Ashton's blog. You can visit it HERE.
Now my blog (Alia's blog), HERE. It has all my recipes and crafts.
And last but not least, Grace's blog HERE.
Not all the members have blogs but if you were WAITING for a new post-you can guess that we are working on our own blogs.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
When I accomplish the goals on my chart, I get money and put it in the family bank. Then when I want to spend the money, I take it out of the bank and spend it on the toy or the class I want.
I like it because if I earn my own money, the toy or the class is more special to me.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
The best ride we went on was Wicked. Here's a picture:
Another awesome one is Colossus:
But I'm not here to advertise Lagoon
You guys know that there's another reason for this post.
Check out this sentence from above: "We saved up our money and had a BLAST!"
Now let me shorten it for you, so you can finally see the point of this post: "and had a BLAST!"
Nah, I'm just kidding. The REAL reason for this post is...: "We saved up our money".
Yep, that's it. If you just get anything you want just by asking, not earning, you will become spoiled.
By the way, I used to have this blog called Welcome To My Life. I never really used it, but I'm gonna start putting some posts on there. If you wanna go check it out, the link will be hidden somewhere in this post. I'll give you a hint: It's on my favorite roller coaster.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I've been writing up a book in Google Docs. It's an adventure book about three kids (Jon, Jessica, and Juan), and a talking car (SINT) It isn't done yet, and I'm gonna paste it below here. If you want to see the entire unfinished book and get updates on it, sometimes even real-time updates, you need to have a Google account. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Gmail address so you can see my book. Here is the first part of it:
To have a super car, patrol the streets looking for trouble.
I'd shoot at the bad guys, put handcuffs on them, throw 'em in jail.
All that was before I would actually get a chance to do it.
“Mom , can I go outside for a walk?” I asked.
“Sure, but stay close. It's almost dinner time.”
I ran outside and breathed in the nice, fresh summer air. As I walked, I saw a strange pile of rocks leaning against a giant boulder, one of the many creating a huge mountain of boulders. I'll come and check that out later, I thought.
Then I continued on my walk, but there was something wrong. I had a strange feeling that I should go back to the rocks right now. As I came near, I had that strange feeling again. I leaned against the rocks, but as soon as I touched them, I jumped away from them. They had made a sound almost as if they were... hollow. I knocked on one of them, and heard the same sound. I grabbed one of the rocks and pulled hard. To my surprise, it came loose and I pulled it out. Suddenly, there was a low rumbling sound. I quickly stepped back. All of the rocks collapsed! I ducked just as one almost hit me on the head. Another came, and it hit me on the stomach, but I didn't feel any pain. I picked it up, and it was fake!
“Whoa,” I muttered. Then I looked up. The rocks had been covering a door. I heard a high buzzing noise and the door slid open. It was covering a cave! I stepped into it.
It was pitch black. As I stepped forward, I stepped on something. It rolled forward, sending me flying back. As I hit the wall, something coming out of it hit my back. “Ow!!” I yelled. I turned around and felt it. I couldn't believe it! I rubbed my eyes, realized that that wouldn't do me any good, and rubbed my hands. It was a light switch! In a cave!
I turned it on, but nothing happened. Light must be burned out, I thought. As I stepped out the door, it closed and the rocks stacked themselves like magic. I quickly ran home and sneaked in the back door. I grabbed a flashlight before Mom could see me. I also got a light bulb from my lamp and on my way out, I grabbed my dad's ladder and dragged it back to the cave. I knocked down the rocks and entered the door. I stepped into the cave, but when the light from the door fell on a gray panel on the wall I realized that it was a power box. I ran over to it, opened it, and fliped on the one switch that was in it. The light flickered on.
There were TONS of tools, electronics, and other things that I didn't even recognize all over the main room. There was a huge computer screen by the corner with a keyboard, mouse and tons of multicolored buttons. I saw a door leading to another room in the back. I started toward it, but when I looked at my watch, I saw that I had been gone for half an hour!
I quickly ran home, but as soon as I got there, Mom saw me.
“Jonathon Reeves Bowler.” Not the middle name! “You've been gone for more than half an hour. Quickly wash up and sit down at the table.”
Dinner was the same as always. Tommy, my three-year-old brother, was eating his mashed potatoes like a pig. Mom was trying to teach him not to slam his face down in the food. Me? I was just pushing my steak around my plate. “Is something wrong?” asked my mom. “No,” I mumbled. I almost told her everything, but I decided that she would just think that I was making it up.
I pushed really hard, but the door was locked from the inside. I looked at all of the power tools surrounding me.
Then I got a great idea.
A dangerous idea.
I pushed open the door and looked inside. I could see a dark shape in the middle of the room.
I flipped the light switch and couldn't believe what I saw.
I tried the door and luckily it was unlocked. I climbed inside and sat down. The seats felt really comfortable. There was a cool dashboard with tons of buttons and lights, but none of them were on. Just then, I heard a high buzz. I gasped. That was the noise that the door made each time it opened!
I quickly ducked down. The door slid open, and I heard two voices.
“But... Agent Cortèz--”
“You know why we can't do this anymore,” the deeper voice, Cortèz, said.
They walked through the door to the garage, and I quickly got in the back of the car. Cortèz opened the car door and said “Well, come on.” When nothing happened, he said, “Jacob, you have to.”
Jacob said, “Well... all right,” and threw something in the front seat and said, “Goodbye, SINT.” He opened the jockey box and pulled something small out of it and placed it by the windshield.
Cortèz pushed down the lock, and Jacob hesitated for a moment, then closed the door. I risked peeking through the windshield and saw them walk out and shut the door.
I slowly grabbed what he'd thrown. It was a key chain, but there weren't any keys that fit in the strange keyhole. The last thing I saw was something you plug into a computer... what was it called? Oh, yeah. It was a USB storage device. I knew that people usually put stuff from a computer on these, and I was about to go home to find out what was on it, but I noticed something strange. The keyhole wasn't for a key. It was a USB port!
I stuck it in and the car revved to life. All of the lights on the dashboard suddenly lit up, and I might have been imagining it, but the car seemed to be rising. I also noticed that the speedometer went up to 500 MPH. I quickly turned off the car.
I really needed some help with this. And I knew just who could help me.
I had invited my two best friends, Jessica and Juan to come over.
“Let's go exploring in the woods,” I said. They both agreed without hesitating.
When we were really far out in the woods, I told them everything.
“So where is it?” Juan asked excitedly.
We walked for about five minutes until we got there.
“This is it?” Juan asked.
I had to admit, it did look pretty normal. I ran over and knocked down the rocks, the door buzzed and slid open, and we all walked in.
“This is amazing!” cried Jessica.
“You ain't seen nothing yet,” I said and opened the door to the garage.
“Wow! Is that a Mustang!?” Juan yelled.
“Sure is,” I said. “Let me show you something.
“Can you start the car? Like, with the USB thingy?” asked Jessica.
“Well... okay,” I said.
We climbed into to car, me in the driver's seat, Juan in shotgun, and Jessica in the back. I said, “Well... here goes,” and started the car.
VROOM! The dashboard lit up, the car started rising, and Juan said, “Whoa.”
That was when I noticed the other USB storage device. It was by the windshield. I picked it up and looked around until I found another USB port, inside the jockey box. I plugged it in, and it suddenly disappeared inside the box.
A GPS screen lit up, only it didn't look like a GPS. It had a red line going across the middle. Everyone was looking at it.
“Ssssysstemm reeeeebooot compleeet,” came a voice from the speak-
ers. While it was saying it, the red line on the screen was dancing to the voice.
Suddenly, the locks on all the doors went down.
Then I thought about what Jacob had said. "Goodbye SINT." What if that were the car's name?
The GPS screen had all sorts of strange buttons by it. I pushed one of them that looked like a pistol.
“Weapon load activated,” said SINT. “Listing weapons; grappling hook... complete. Laser... complete. Guided rockets... complete. Chain guns... complete. All weapons ready.”
By then, we were almost to the road. We were driving on an old trail. I pushed a button by the GPS screen that had an arrow pointing up, hoping that it would stop us.
“Turbo jump initiated,” said SINT.
Suddenly, we were flying through the air instead of the dirt, and we were screaming our heads off.
BANG! We hit the ground hard, but we weren't on dirt anymore. We were on asphalt.
We were going 94 MPH. As I said, this baby could do 500.
That was when I noticed that a police car was following us.
As if that wasn't bad enough, they were shooting at us.
“Activating chain guns... complete. Tinting windows... complete,” said SINT.
SCREECH! We spun around in a circle, now going in reverse. Two huge, circular guns came out of the hood.
CLICNGCLINGCLINGCLINGCLINGCLING! The chain guns started shooting at speeds no ordinary machine gun could do. They were aimed perfectly so that it would take out the front wheels, but not kill anybody or completely destroy the car. It spun around again so that we were going forward.
I felt the pedal at my feet move to the floor.
VVVRRRRRROOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!! The needle on the speedometer went to 300 MPH! We were going so fast, it made me feel weird just looking out the window!
I looked up and saw an army helicopter flying above us with it's guns pointed at us.
Pew! Pew! Two missiles came flying at us, but SINT somehow sped up and dodged them.
Suddenly, the helicopter dropped so that it was right behind us. I looked at all of the buttons and pushed the one with a steering wheel on it.
"Manual disengaged," said SINT. He immediately slowed dawn. The helicopter nearly crashed into us, but I floored the gas pedal just in time.
Then I thought of something. When you put something in manual, it goes by itself. When you disengage manual, it doesn't go by itself. That meant that I was in control of the car!
I yanked the steering wheel to the left. SCREECH! We spun around in a circle. I threw it into reverse and floored the petal. I had driven a car with my dad tons of times on the beach. I could see the driver of the helicopter aim his guns at me. I sped up so that there was about 100 meters between me and the helicopter.
"Juan! Push the button with the arrow pointing up! Now!" Juan pushed the button just as I put it in drive again.
VROOOOM! We flew up in the air, barely missing the helicopter's rotating blades.
I started back in the direction that I came from. Before long, I saw the forest trail and turned onto it. As we approached the boulder, the hidden door opened by itself.
I stopped the car in the middle of the cave.
"All right, SINT. What is going on here?"
"Who are you, intruder?"
"My name is Jon Bowler. These are my friends Juan Riveras and Jessica Gusman. Now tell us: Who are you?"
Monday, May 30, 2011
We climbed around on rocks and ran on the beach. The whole beach was covered in foam! I had an awesome time, and guess what was the best part?
Challenge: Do something fun and bonding with your family!
Monday, May 2, 2011
1. Be Proactive. That means you’re in charge.
2. Begin with the End in Mind. That means have a plan.
3. Put First Things First. That means work first, then play.
4. Think Win-Win. That means everybody can win.
5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. That means listen before you talk.
6. Synergize. That means together is better.
7. Sharpen the Saw. That means balance feels best.
Instead of a long boring book that explains all these habits, this book is fun for kids. It is full of exciting stories that teach kids about the seven habits. My favorite one is called “Jumper and the Lost Butterfly Net.” It is funny because a mouse called Tagalong Allie can’t talk very well and it’s hard to understand what she says. She tries to explain to a rabbit named Jumper that her sweater is on backwards but he is not paying attention. Jumper learns to listen with his eyes and heart, not just with his ears. That means he learned to seek first to understand, then be understood. That’s habit number 5. The author, Sean Covey, also has activities that you can try to understand the habits more. Here is one of the activities: “Try to go one whole hour without talking even once. Instead, just watch the people around and listen to what they are saying.” Do you feel happy already? Well you should read this book and learn more
about these habits. I think you’ll have a lot of fun!
Thanks Abby! Now I want to read this book!
Click HERE to see Sean Covey's book! :)
4 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups milk
3 tsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
a bit of lemon juice
1/2 of a butter stick
Mix everything together in a large bowl. Drop spoonfuls onto a greased pan (like a cookie). Bake for 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Conference can be a really fun thing if you know some good things to do while you're listening. Here are some things that I like to do:
- A really fun thing to do so you can focus on what they're talking about is that you can get a paper and write down some words that have to do with church stuff - like temple, Jesus, love, family, Heavenly Father, helping others. Then you put a tally mark by each word when someone says it in Conference.
- Another thing is that you can draw a picture of the person that's talking and you can write a few notes right by the picture of what he or she was talking about. Here's a picture of the notes I did like this for conference last week (sorry it won't turn the right way):
Conference is more interesting when you take notes. The speakers really do say some good stuff! And I like being able to just watch church in my pajamas sometimes!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
First, you can make many different snacks by using items you have around your house. These are Tic-Tac-Toe Crackers, using chopped celery, peanut butter, sliced carrots, and crackers.
Next is a Panda-Turkey Masterpiece. I got a slice of turkey, cut the panda's facial features out of it, and then sliced apples and put them on the outside of the plate. We have an apple slicer that makes it simple to cut the apple into wedges. You might want to ask a parent to help you.
Drawing is also a creative thing to do. I asked my family members what they like, their two favorite colors, and about other interesting things they would like included on the picture. It was a true work of art when it was finished.
My brother had a smoothie umbrella, and he decided to have his action figures relax under it. You can turn ordinary things into fun adventures when you're creative.
Going on a family bike ride is an exciting opportunity for your family to get creative. You can pack a picnic lunch, play "I Spy" while you're riding bikes, and stop every once in awhile to look around and enjoy the scenery.
CHALLENGE: Think of something you can do in your family with your own creativity. Then come and tell us all about it in the Comments section here. Good luck!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
- Say "sorry you feel that way" when they say something mean about you.
- Say "thanks for sharing that with me" instead of getting mad when they say something you don't really want to hear.
- Tell an adult if they keep bothering you.
- Use your cool look.[Your cool look is when you look cool so a bully thinks "she's cool I should not pick on her".]
- Give a complement.
- Try to make friends with the bully. Be nice to the bully.
- Sometimes a bully is picking on you because they are jealous of what you have.
- If you say nice things to a bully they might feel good about themselves and stop picking on you.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Sometimes I wake up in a bad mood. Do you ever wake up in a bad mood? I think everyone does sometimes. Or if you didn't wake up in a bad mood, you might get in a bad mood from something bad happening. Then everything seems bad all day.
So how do you get out of a bad mood?
Here are some things that help me when I'm in a bad mood:
- Give someone a hug or get a hug from someone.
- Sing or hum a happy tune.
- Think about the good things in your life.
- Smile - even if you really don't feel like it.
- Read a happy book.
- Just be by yourself for a little while - sort like a time out but you just choose to do it.
- Go to sleep on time so you don't get more grumpy.
- Think of happy things.
- Realize it's just a mood and change it. My grammie says "there's lots of things you can't change but you can always change your mind."
Saturday, February 19, 2011
In our Church, we have a magazine with different articles that relate to church. Some of them are submitted by people who want to share their experiences. I think this one goes really well with this topic. Since I'm not very good at retelling things, I am going to include it here so you can read it.
Jordan P., California,
Each day at the beginning of my film class the teacher gave us a writing prompt. After letting us write for about 10 minutes he randomly picked five people, who could choose whether to share what they had written. Whenever he picked me, I’d decline.
One day the prompt was “Are there certain kinds of stealing or borrowing without permission that are OK? What’s the difference? When was the last time you stole something?”
I wrote an answer to the prompt and didn’t think much of it. After a few minutes the teacher started calling on people to share. I noticed that the first four people each had a story of what they had stolen and how they stole it. Then he called my name. Even though I usually said no, I got a feeling to share what I wrote. I started talking about how I didn’t think there was any good kind of stealing. Then I answered the part about the last time you stole something: I’ve never stolen anything in my life. Right away my teacher didn’t believe me and everyone in the class thought I was lying. I insisted that I was telling the truth. After about five minutes of my being called a liar, the teacher said, “I’m going to call your mom and ask if you’ve ever been caught stealing.” I told him to go ahead and do it. Then he left the classroom to call my mom. While he was out of the room, most of the kids in the class kept saying I was lying, and I didn’t understand what the big deal was.
The teacher came back into the class and everyone asked him what my mom had said. He announced to the class that my mom had verified that I had never stolen anything. Some of the kids weren’t convinced, but most of them were just shocked. My teacher was impressed and actually said, “You’re a better human than I am.”
I’m grateful to my mom for teaching me the importance of being honest. Until that day in film class I never thought that honesty was that rare. I’m glad that I took the opportunity to share with the class what I wrote and that my mom was there to back me up. With the help of my mother, I’ve become a trustworthy person.
The original link is here.
I hope that you enjoy it!
This post is by me (Alia), and I'm helping Ashton with the post because he will be on vacation next week.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
All of these items are fun to have, but they really don't make you that happy as THESE things in life:
FAMILY (The most important thing in life)
Good books /scriptures (Great things to read and learn out of)
True Friends (Who help you to be a good person)
Think about which of these lists makes your life happier.
If you chose family, good books, and true friends, then we agree.
A few examples that can make you happy:
1. Going to a nearby beach or park to ride bikes with your family.
2. Having a family member visit you and your family at your house. Our two aunts, Trisha and Jodi came to visit us. We had a great time going to Knott's Berry Farm, sleeping by each other, and just getting to know each other better!
3. Going to the library together and checking out books that you can't wait to read.
What are some things that make YOU really happy?
Sunday, February 13, 2011
The "Operation: Luv" Stuff sounds like a good idea and I want to try that sometime.
I also LOVE the pop-up-card! I made one when all of my siblings were making cards for their church teachers. (my teacher thought it was so cute!)
I wanted to write about more ideas that I made up. Here they are!