I won the #canyoutopthis craft challenge, yay!

did you read my post about the really cool chimminey my sister and I made?

If you want to read all about our entry and how we made this really great chimminey, click here
I won through Miss Amy's blog called Dealusional.  She has the coolest sales and deals in case you have kids that ask for everything, like we do. 

Look my 1st and super awesome blog button I get to put in my sidebars!

If you make a chimminey like us, let me know, I would like to see it.

#canyoutopthis we made a chimminey!

we used elmer's spray glue, elmer's glue dots, elmer's triple fold board.  We were able to make a chimminey for our house.
we painted white lines and after they dried, we painted a black hole.
after it dried we painted the fire, added glitter and used glue dots to stick the mantle and cards
we rolled up brown paper for logs
our finished art:

MY sister and I entered this art so we can have a chance to win a giftcard from Elmer's for the can you top this? contest.

crafts, do you like them?

I love crafts.  They help me relax.  We are about to be on vacation for a month and I am making a list of crafts I want to do during that time.  I tried learning how to crochet, but it didn't work out.  I am going to do some Christmas crafts, but want to do other stuff too. 

Do you have any ideas for me?  

a thanksgiving celebration

we are in an afterschool program and for fun we decided to do a performance.

My sister chose to be in the hip hop dance and I went to do the sign language song.  we practiced for weeks and during a Thanksgiving lunch, we performed for everyone.  My mom cried the whole time, I was embarrassed but I was proud.  I tried to upload the video but it says it will take 140 minutes, nevermind!

I will add it later.  bye!


how many do you have?  I have alot.  We are 7 kids.  I am the oldest girl, but not the oldest kid.  It's fun a lot of times because we always have someone to play with, but a lot of times I get upset and annoyed.  I wish i had my own space.  I share my room only with my sister, but I wish I had my own room.  I like to have my room clean and she is a little messy, ok a lot messy. 

The older boys like to have their rooms clean, but the little ones don't.  They don't even like to pick up their own toys or dirty clothes.  I think Santa needs to bring them a hamper and a toy box.  But he needs to leave a note saying what they are for. 


Do you have a lot of friends?

I don't.  I try to make friends, but everywhere we have lived I always feel like I don't belong.  Kids are mean to me and my brothers and sister.  They call us names, or hit us.  We have never been allowed to play outside like them.  with no parents outside, so they do a lot of things that are bad since no one is watching them.  Anytime we are allowed to play outside, we have to be watched by a parent and so we don't do bad things like them, so they say we aren't cool.

I don't mind not being able to play without my mom watching us, where we used to live 2 kids went missing and I think it's because their parents weren't watching them.  I feel safe that my mom watches us so closely.  I don't have to be afraid of being taken by a stranger.  Sometimes though, I have wanted to play outside when she wasn't watching us, because i like to climb on the trees and play football with the boys, but now that I'm older I am happy that she watches us like that.  I am now in a football team, and I love it.  yes, I'm a girl and in a football team, and I can play just as hard as the boys do.  I can't wait until the basketball season starts because last year we were undefeated and won the championships.  that was so cool!

my mean teacher :(

I am a part of a group of kids who are in 5th grade, but got to be in a combined 5th and 6th grade class because there was no room for us anywhere else.  I was so excited.  I was going to be able to be a part of all the 6th grade activities.  At the begining of the year a few kids complained about our teacher being mean, I told my mommy and she said that almost every kids says the same thing.  She told me that if things ever got bad, to make  sure I told someone. 

Our teacher kept being mean, but none of us kids wanted to tell and get in trouble.  so she kept being very mean to us, she screamed t us very loudly, and snatched things from us.  Finally one day we had a substitute teacher and she asked why we looked scared.  One kid told her that we were scared to be screamed at. 
The next day our teacher was back.  She was just as mean.  2 days later the substitute teacher was back.  The principal came in and told us a lot of things.  She told us that the substitute teacher had secretly left a video camera turned on at the computer and that she saw and heard how our teacher treated us.  She took the video to the principal and to the district.  Our teacher got in trouble and we had a substitute teacher for 2 months.  it was great.  The principal told us that the teacher was going through a divorce and that's why she was so upset.

my mom felt so bad, but it wasn't her fault.  I didn't want to tell her because I didn't want to get in trouble by the teacher.  now I know that even if I get in trouble I have to tell someone if I am treated wrong.  I hope that you tell someone if you are treated wrong.