Monday, 11 March 2013

George Washington

George Washington
  • Born February 22, 1732 to Augustine and Mary Washington in Westmoreland, Virginia
  • Occupations were planter, military officer and surveyor
  • Married Martha Custis on January 6, 1759
  • He had 2 step-children John and Martha
  • Most famous for being the first President of the USA
  • He ran 2 years as president from April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797
  • Died on December 12, 1799 in Mount Veron, Virginia

Monday, 4 March 2013

Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell
  • Born on December 4, 1865
  • She was a nurse
  • Never married
  • She helped 200 French and English soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium
  • On August 3, 1915 she was arrested for helping soldiers
  • On October 12, 1915 she was shot by a firing squad
  • Her last words were: "Standing as I do, in view of God and Eternity, I realize that patriotism is not enough; I must have no hatred or bitterness toward anyone."

Saturday, 2 March 2013

My Mom's Birthday

 2 Fridays ago was my mom's birthday! I kept joking around that it was George Washington's birthday because that was all it said on the 22nd and that we were celebrating it. But anyway, my brothers and I painted little birdhouse ornaments to give her the day before, that morning we went to Dollarama so I bought her a chocolate bar of her choice (so did Jacob) and my friend Natasha came over and we made a cake. The cake making was SO MUCH fun! Natasha brought her cake decorating kit to decorate with. Then that night Natasha's family came over as a surprise for my mom. We share the same drive-way as our neighbour so when they were coming here my mom was like "The neighbour is coming home". But when they kept coming here she was surprised. Then we had cake with them and my dad bought a bunch of chips and pop to eat and drink too.

Natasha was looking at something and smiling so I looked at what she was looking at it was my mom taking a picture. So I only had a few seconds to smile.

Here is Natasha and I with the finished project. Sorry you can't see the cake.

Here is the cake finished.

The boarder on the cake.

My mom with her cake.
I think she had a pretty good day.
God bless,