Sunday, August 30, 2009

Summer Summary

My break ends this weekend! I've been too lazy to go online much, so here's another list-blog.

This summer I read:
  1. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
  2. FableHaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary
  3. The Lightning Thief (#1 in a series called Percy Jackson & the Olympians- Thank you Kristen!!!)
  4. The Sea of Monsters(#2)
  5. The Titan's Curse(#3)
  6. The Battle of the Labyrinth(#4)
  7. The Last Olympian(#5)
  8. A Day with Wilbur Robinson (The picture book Meet the Robinsons is based off of. I bought it for $3!)
  9. Anastasia's Album. Found it for $1 at Half Price Books. It has old photographs of the Romanovs, a biography for children, etc. My best find of the summer!
  10. Currently in the middle of Brisingr (#3 in the Eragon series) and Rules
I sewed:
  1. A baby sleeper, which has an unfinished neckline because I ran out of ribbing
  2. A toddler dress. Turns out it's extra long... my bad!
  3. A fully lined jacket... Cute, but bigger is not always better, even with kids' clothing!
  4. A nursing cover for my aunt Peggy, and a matching wet wipes case.
  5. A little girl's nightgown
  6. Another Margaret Sling Bag in super cute paisley fabric, with matching wet wipes case.
  7. Tomorrow I will be making another lined jacket and another nightgown. Let's hope I can get the sizing right this time. =]
I saw:
  1. Terminator #The New One. I hadn't see any of the other ones, but it was pretty good.
  2. Imagine That-- loved it!!
  3. Harry Potter #6 - liked it a lot!
  4. Race to Witch Mountain (ended up getting a $10 fee from Redbox because I forgot about it...oops)
  5. A Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers game! I'm the Diamondbacks' most ignorant fan! I don't know anything about baseball, I just like to yell. We each picked a random player to be our favorite. I lucked out and picked Ojeda, who happens to be one of their better ones. We also discovered that I am good luck-- the Diamondbacks won!
  6. "The Magic Flute," broadcasted from the Met. Awesome.
  7. Knowing, with Nicholas Cage. Prettttty creepy, but interesting
  8. Hannah Montana the Movie. Ohhhh yeah. I'm half adult, half kid. I've got the best of both worlds.
  9. Wizards of Waverly Place the Movie, in conjunction with a wizards party with my girlies (see photo below).

AND, best of all, I wrote:
  1. The first bits of my newest story! I'm going to put up a super rough draft of the opening on my writing blog. It's historical fiction with a bit of a time travel twist.
So pretty much, I've been having a blast.

The end.


Sam said...

Stace! I love all those books! I haven't read Fablehaven or the Russian one yet, but all the others I have! It looks like you are having a fantastic time at home! I hope going back to school is fun, I know you'll be a studious student as always (wink wink) I miss you so much, but I have met a few more young adults here, and they are all so much fun! I am so excited to get to know them better! When you come out and visit, you'll have to meet them. Love you!!!!!!

One Happy Family said...

Dang girl- you have been productive. I'm glad you had such a fun summer but I'm STOKED for you to come back this weekend!!!!
P.S. Emma says "Stacy come back. I tickle her."