Monday, 29 April 2013

Samuel de Champlain

  • Born on August 13, 1574 in Antoine Champlain and Marguerite Le Roy in Aunis, France
  • Died December 25, 1635 in Quebec, Canada
  • Married Helene Bolulle in 1610
  • They had 3 children Faith, Hope and Charity
  • His occupations were navigator, cartographer, soldier, explorer, and a administrator and chronicler of New France
  • He is known for the exploration of New France, foundation of Quebec City, Canada, and being called The Father of New France
  • He has a quote that says "The advice I give to all adventurers is to seek a place where they may sleep in safety."  

Monday, 22 April 2013

Jacques Cartier

  • Born on December 31, 1491 in St. Malo, France
  • Died September 1, 1557 in St. Malo, France
  • Married Mary Catherine des Granches in 1520
  • Known for being the first European to travel inland to North America and he claimed Canada for France
  • He has a quote that says "I am inclined to believe that this is the land God gave to Cain"
  • The Jacques Cartier Bridge is named after him that crosses from Montreal, Quebec to Longueuil, Quebec

Monday, 15 April 2013

Abraham Lincoln

Iconic black and white photograph of Lincoln showing his head and shoulders.
  • Born on February 12, 1809 to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln in Hardin County, Kentucky
  • Died April 15, 1865 in Peterson House, Washington, D.C
  • Married Mary Todd November 4, 1842
  • They had 4 son Robert, Edward, William and Thomas
  • He was a captain for the Illinois Militia in 1832 for the Black Hawk War
  • He was the 16th President of the United States from March 4, 1861 - April 15, 1865
  • He is known for doing the Emancipation Proclamation that was issued on September 22, 1862 and was put into effect on January 1, 1863

Sunday, 14 April 2013

I Didn't See That Coming!

Last Thursday, Jacob broke his elbow! Him and Ben were fighting when all of a sudden Jacob fell on our laminate floor, face down, and somehow broke it. I thought maybe it was really hurt so he couldn't move it for a while but then it would start felling better so he could start moving it again. But when my mom phoned from the hospital and said it was a broken elbow I was shocked!
He has a temporary binding until tomorrow to let the swelling come down then he will need a cast for 4 weeks. He is excited for the cast because we get to draw on it just like on the one episode of  "Franklin".

Here is Jacob waiting at the hospital. They had to cut of his shirt so he had to wear my mom's coat. My mom was digging through her purse to find something to occupie him with when she found a balloon and a mechanical Yahtzee game. 
And here is Jacob at home with the binding
The day after he broke his elbow he went outside and was already running and jumping. So I am sure he will get through this just fine.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

My Birthday

 2 weeks and 4 day ago, (I know I am really late!) was my 13th birthday (so the 25th of March). The Friday before I had a party. Six girls came to it. My pen-pal who I met was suppose to come but the day before was a 100 car pile up the way she was coming so she didn't come.
My mom found 2 Minute to Win it games to play that included chop sticks. The first one was we had to use chop sticks to stack 3 chap sticks on top of each other. That was very hard! The second game was we had to stack 6 pop cans on top of each other in a pyramid shape using a chop stick in our mouth. That one was quite easier.
For supper we had Rice Bowls, Spring Rolls and Asian Noodle Cole Slaw.

All of us at the table!
The toppings for the rice bowls were:
Teriaki chicken
Bean sprouts
Green onion
Sesame seeds
Soy sauce
Extra teriaki sauce
All of the girls LOVED it!!! Thank you mom for making it! It was really good.
After supper we visited for a little bit then we had cake.

Me with my cake
Then of course afterwards was present time. I got so many awesome presents! Thank you to all who gave me them!!!
Then we watched a movie called Summer Magic. It was done by Walt Disney in 1963. It is a really good movie!
That was my "long ago" birthday party!!! We all had a great time!




Saturday, 6 April 2013

Stephen F. Austin

  • Born on November 3, 1793 to Moses and Mary Austin in Wythe County, Virginia
  • Died December 27, 1836 in West Columbia, Texas
  • He never married
  • He started the Texas Rangers in 1823 but it was actually formed on October 17, 1835
  • Austin, Texas is named after him
  • He is known for bringing the second, but first legal and ultimately successful colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from the United States.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Faithful Fridays~Should've Been Me

Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, a bible study that you are working through or anything that God has put on your heart to share. You can go to Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and picture.
Today I would like to share a song called Should've Been Me by Citizen Way.
It is talking about how it should have been us that were beat up and nailed to a cross to die because of our sins. But Jesus that had no sin did that for us and put all the sin on himself so that we can have everlasting life because He loves us so much.
 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21
The way we can be free of our sins and have everlasting life in Heaven is if we ask Jesus to forgive us of our sins and become a part of our life.