Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chess Tournament

This is a picture of my first chess tournament.

The tournament was yesterday.

I won two games, I lost 1 game, and I drew one game.

The tournament was 3rd - 5th grade, but I sneaked in even though I am technically only a 2nd grader. But remember, I'm homeschooled , so we don't have grades.

The winners - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place - each got a trophy. I think I came in 4th or 5th place.

Next year I really want to get one....but I'm going have to keep practicing.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Weekend Getaway

This weekend we went to Southampton which is 70 miles away from our house.

I saw some of my friends who were also there for the weekend.

I went swimming in my grandmother's pool and my mom started teaching me the backstroke.

It was my mom's birthday and we went to a Mexican restaurant to celebrate. She also went to a very expensive yoga class!

I went to the local farm and saw several animals.

I went with my mom, my dad, and my sister.

I also started reading a new series called Edgar and Ellen.

I played a new board game with my mom and my sister - Clue: The Great Museum Caper.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Beach Park

A little while ago I went to Caumsett State Park.

I went with my friends, my Dad, and my sister.

We were going to bring scooters but they wouldn't let us. So we had to walk to the beach. IT was 2.5 miles away and it was hot!

When we got to the beach we played for a little and ate lunch and walked 2.5 miles to the parking lot. I felt happy, hot, tired, and thirsty.