Mosaic Reflections

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

It's All Mine

I love my room at my grandparents’ house because I don’t have to share with my brother anymore. So, it’s all mine! Being in my room is relaxing, and it gives me time to think, or I like to pray when I’m in my room alone. I have a sign outside my door that says “Stay Out!” and on the other side, “Come In!” so I have a chance at alone time.

My grandparents live on the lake, so I go swimming and jump on the water tramp. When I was little I had to wear a lifejacket to go swimming, but now I don’t--well, except for when I go on the Sea-doo. One of my favorite things to do is eat in the gazebo, a little one room building that you can eat and play cards in. Sometimes we will eat dinner in the gazebo. I also like to fish and play hide and seek.

I have two other favorite rooms in my grandparents’ house. One is my grandma’s office because I get to scrapbook and make cards. I have three scrapbooks, but one is empty. I’m getting better at making cards and scrapbook pages. On Mother’s Day I made two cards.

The other favorite room is the kitchen because I absolutely love cooking and baking. I love baking rhubarb pie, because you get to make this lattice or twirly lines made out of dough. That’s why I think my grandma’s office and kitchen are fun!

My most favorite thing to do is to be with my grandma and grandpa. My grandma always teaches me something new and helps me out. Now my grandpa, he’s a different story. My grandpa works hard and is hilarious. I love him. I am grateful for my grandma and grandpa, and they are the reason I love to be at their house.

- Dalton Tuggle

A Special Place to Go

The grass flowing in the wind, birds singing. What a special place to go--the woods. The woods is the best place to go when you feel sad or just when you feel stressed out. The woods have a pond that floods when the snow melts. So whenever you’re back there you are bound to see the two ducks that always hang around. Many snakes are always lurking in and out of logs, too.

Looking at all the wildlife makes me wish the whole world looked like this. Sometimes I’ll be in the woods with my friends or I’ll just be alone and sing a happy tune while I walk. Once in a while if I’m real quiet, I can hear birds singing, squirrels gathering nuts, ducks quacking, and bees humming.

In the winter, if I’m lucky, it will rain and the water will freeze and make a huge natural ice skating rink for me and my friends to slide all around on! Or we make ice hard snow forts and have snow ball fights.

When spring comes and the snow melts, I’ll grab a walking stick and balance on trees that fell. Always have a walking stick when balancing over water or you’ll fall in just like me! The woods is a great place to be every month of the year. The woods is the best place to play and is the most special place to be every day.

- Arden Clark

I Love the Beach

A special and important place to me is the beach. I like the beach because it is so peaceful and quiet, other than the sounds of the crashing waves. You can also have so much fun down at the beach. You can play tag, hide and-go-seek, and one of my favorites, water football.

When I run on the beach I love the feeling of the burning sand on my feet. Sometimes it gets too hot and I have to find shelter under a tree or in the water. I usually go to the beach in the summer all day into the night. I love about the beach. Sometimes my mom let’s me go out really deep in the water--well, when it’s sunny and the waves are calm.

I love walking down the shore looking for dunes to climb up. Sometimes the dunes are really loose and dry so every time I take a step I just slide down a step. In this way I don’t make much progress. I also have a lot of bonfires at the beach in the summer.

When I go home and fall asleep, I dream about what I am going to do at the beach the next day.

- Drew Cannon