Monday, February 27, 2012

A Trip to Will Rogers State Park

A few weeks ago, my grandparents took my siblings and I to Will Rogers State Park.  Will Rogers was born in 1879 in the Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory.  Rogers was American and was famous for being a cowboy, performer, writer, and most of all actor. He was one of the world's best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.  Rogers traveled the world 3 times, and during that time he made 71 movies.  Will Roger died in 1935 in an airplane crash.  

Will Rogers House
Roger built a ranch with a 31-room ranch house, 11 baths, and seven fireplaces,  This house is surrounded by a stable, corrals, riding ring, roping arena, golf course, polo field and riding and hiking trails.  Roger's house and all of the other spectacle things he had are still open to the public.  

We did many different activities and saw many sights on our visit to Will Rogers State Park.  Some of the things we did are,  look at horses and give them water,  see Roger's house, and hike on the trail. First, we went to see Roger's house.  Will Roger's house is a light yellow color and next to it is a well where he pumped water from.  

Horses are so cute!
Next, we went to visit the horses.  They were so cute and adorable!  Some horses were white, yellow, brown, black, and spotted. The photos are of my favorite ones.  Since the horses were out of water and there were no rangers around, my grandpa took the hose and poured them some water into their gigantic buckets.  I wish I had a horse that I could ride.  
Ahh such adorable ponies!

My sister and I
We then had lunch and went on the trail to hike.  It was a very rocky, steep, and exhausting hike.  We went up many hills and then I asked my grandpa for some water, and he forgot it in the car.  Silly Grandpa!  The best part about the hike in Will Rogers State Park is the view of the whole city that you see at a certain point.  The view is breathtaking! We hiked up to a wooden and steel bridge connecting two cliffs. Below is a picture of my  mom on that same bridge when she was little. We had a fabulous day and we couldn't wait to tell our parents about the day. 
Amazing view!

When my mom was little, she went to Will Rogers State with my grandma, grandpa, and aunt.  They went to this park many times and did the same things that we did like hike and spend time with the horses.  These photos were taken in 1989 when my mom was 12 and my aunt Elana was 3. 


My mom, my aunt and grandma in front of Will Rogers' house


My mom at the same bridge that we hiked to.

Have you ever been to a beautiful State Park?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Locks of Love

A few days ago, my mom took me to the hairdresser to get my hair cut.  Last summer, Sarah and I convinced my youngest sister Hannah to cut her hair and donated it to an organization called  Locks of Love.  Hannah was the first in our family to get her hair cut because my hair was not long enough. Before I cut it, my hair was twelve inches long. To donate you need your hair to be at least 10 inches or longer.  Locks of Love makes wigs and hair pieces for children that have lost their hair.  I had wanted to have a short hair cut and was glad that it also could help a child who doesn't have hair receive a wig. I now have very short hair and I think I like it even better.

When my mom was in 2nd grade, she also cut her hair. Here are some photos of  hair when it was long and short. Which hair cut do you like better? She has never had short hair after that.

My mom  in second grade


 Have you ever cut your hair short? 

Have you done anything else that has helped your community?

Monday, February 6, 2012


This year, my 4th grade teacher Mrs. Krauss, recommended some poem books to me.  I have read poetry as part of school last year  in Mrs. Yollis' class, but not on my own for fun.  Mrs. Krauss gave me a couple of books to take home to read from her class library and now I read poems all the time. There is one poem called Smart by Shel Silverstein which is so funny that no matter how many times I read it I still find it hilarious.   There is another author Jack Prelutsky that writes really funny poems.  One poem that I really enjoyed is called My Sister is a Sissy by Jack Prelutsky.  I love this poem because I have two younger sisters who do many funny things and sometimes get into big trouble. Therefore, I dedicated this poem to them. Even though they sometimes do annoying things, I still love them very much.

Below is a reading of this poem. 

Have you ever heard of this poem? 

What is your favorite poem or author?