Halloween at Disney Fort Wilderness

We had a great week at Ft. Wilderness. The weather was cooler and I got a week off school. We used a new took for gutting our pumpkins this year! It was very messy but fun! We had pumpkin guts everywhere! I carved Churnabog from Fantasia. Dad made an evil cat like thing. E made a penguin! Our annual photos. Dad had to fly to DC so he missed Halloween propper. The golf cart parade certainly kicks it up year after year!
We had friends camping too this year so loved spending time running around withe them. I entered a donut eating contest and did well but was against the adults.  Some ding-dong had this at his campsite for trick-or-treat! Kinda weird! The haul. We gave up after a few loops. We did the campfire almost nightly. We brought down our own marshmallows. When Dad got back we toured the resorts and even had gingerbread gelato!

Archery, 4-H, Taller, VP and Telescopes

We had a fun time at archery club shooting at pumpkins this week. I was a great shot. I had to dispose of the pumpkins by the trees and they started to gush into pieces as I was moving them. YUCK! We had a brief 4-H District Council Meeting. I am trying to keep people motivated and going but it is hard. I am getting taller. Almost as tall as Dad. For sure taller than Mom! I am running for VP of Latin Club. I had to give a speech during the monthly meeting. We went back to SPC for the October Skies program. I just love how they decorate the entire building! I was a little scared but I honestly won’t admit that! Okay I will! I was terrified!  SPC had a mini STEM fest this weekend too. I love the rock wall a lot. I learned a lot about clubs that are offered on campus too.

Marine Quest, a New Tree and Other Random Things

We bought these new chairs for the lining room. Mom just laughs when we are all sitting playing on our tech. We went back to Marine Quest with our 4-H group again this year. We had a lot of fun with the microscopes. We got the duck people again this year. So many questions but so few answers. I loved the shark ID lab. We used the dichotomous key to ID several sharks. But my favorite display with year was the carnivorous plants.  We went back on Saturday with Dad and enjoyed some crafts, molecule building and ocean learning. The weather cooled off for one day! Thunder thought the world was ending and curled up for snuggles. Lately he wants to lay on me each evening. We upgraded the little tree this year to something taller. We had a lot of fun shopping at Robert’s Christmas Warehouse. This one has so many lights and we even added a few more! 

October Rush

We are back from the cruise and settled in, barely. We went to the 4-H awards banquet and both Emmerson and I were awarded youth of the year for our age category. E and I did our demos at Archery Club. I taught about the history of the atlatl. Then we co-lead a meeting on how to throw an atlatl.  We worked on our wreathe for Festival of Trees at the ARC center. We squeezed in a Young Eagles Day at Clearwater airpark! We even found a not so red tide stinky day for exploring Honeymoon Island State Park. We came home and spent the afternoon sorting through the change jar looking for wheat pennies!

Disney Cruise 2018

Our family cruise this year took is to the Western Caribbean for a week. We enjoyed the ports in Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth Jamaica and Disney’s private Island, Castaway Cay.  Considering it was the midst of hurricane season we faired well with weather. I got to meet the magician who wasn’t happy about Mom taking a photo or video! Guess he was worried it would spoil his tricks! 

I had a lot of fun in the club, The Edge. I made animation cells and had fun playing gag ball and many other things. My favorite this to do was to be grumpy when Mom took my photo.
The food was delicious and the company was grand. Grandma Susie and her friend Nina, from Boston, joined us. I loved the aqua duck at night.

We didn’t do many excursions but had a fun time wandering in the ports and then enjoying the less busy ship for a few hours. I made a friend, shocking I know! She was from Utah and was really nice to hang out with. I still hung out with Emmerson when I could but really enjoyed the time away from him too. My meals were pretty much bacon for 7 mornings! Dad bought me some fancy iced coffee drinks that made my skin crawl, boy were they good! The whole ship was decorated for Halloween. We ran into my friend in Jamaica! Heading back to the ship to prep for pirates night. Mom and Dad were off to a formal dinner.

Mrs. Nina made these really neat pirate bandanas for us! THANKS! We missed towel folding but Mom and Dad had fun! For Halloween we dressed in our Steam Punk outfits. We snorkled at Castaway Cay and had a blast! Every good cruise ends with watching them sort and load the towels from the island! See ya real soon!