Time Flys

Time Flys

My mom says don’t blink because you will miss something.Like a great home run , a life , or a summer. I want to say I am sorry for not blogging since August,but I didn’t want to miss any of the action in the Richards ‘ house. Summer started and went cross country to Virginia. We need to get our Virginia house fixed up and cleaned , because My Dad was coming home in July from a long deployment! There was a lot of work to do the grass so high you couldn’t see my sister.Isabelle and Mom cleaned the house while I cut grass. Those few weeks went fast and Isabelle and I had a great idea on how to help military kids in Virginia. we collected about ten bags of school supplies for Back pack Brigade. It was really neat to see another Operation Homefront and meet ms. Carol.
Finally ,renunion day came. We left for the ship in a flash and they had crafts set up and I met some new kids from the ship . I shared my blog with them. They were excited to see there Dad’s too. As the ship was pushed in by the tugs, I notice a giant sign hanging on it he side.I wondered what it was. We all got ready to go on the pier to find my Da Da and I wanted to see the sign and what it said. We went through the gate and I spotted Da da , there he was . I started running , but Bella beat me to Him. I launched myself forward and landed right on him. It was more exciting than any thing. Then my Dad said ” did you see the sign?”I said yes but what’s it say” Dada took me down by the sign and I was surprised by what it said . BRAVO ZULU NAVY MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR!
It was the first time I had seen my Dad since I won the award. I could see how proud he was of me and it made my heart swell with joy!

We went home only for a day and then left on our celebration trip . It was three weeks of Fun. We went to My Aunt’s and spent the week at Hampton Beach in N.H. Then we went to Disney World. I got to show my that I wasn’t afraid of Space Mountain. He was really proud that I am conquering my fears. Then Dad took me on The Rock n roll roller coaster , I loved it . It launches you forward and the music blasts!
We ate dinner at the castle and a bunch of other cool restaurants.I got see my favorite character Donald Duck and Isabelle told Driselle I wanted to marry her. Which I don’t !!!!

We had to leave and it was really sad because we had to go back to California and Dad had to go back to the ship. It was already time for school.
Time Flies…..
4th grade is amazing! Our room Is basically a library , we have books on almost every wall. It is a dream come true. My Teacher, Ms. Jones, is very passionate about the homeless people . We are doing a ot of studying about what it is like for them. Anti Bully committee changed because we have a new principle. His thoughts on Anti Bullying are way different than last year. So I just have to work harder to get the word about Anti bullying out. My blog will have to be my only platform for now.
So, now that I am caught up on being a fourth grader, learning new ways to promote my anti bullying platform and supporting other military kids, you should be hearing from me more.
Just remember don’t blink because you might miss your life, because TIME FLYS!

Everyone can make a difference Even if you are young!

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Tonight I watched the video of the MCOY 12 awards ceremony. A huge thanks you to Ms. June. I loved the package you sent me! And it was perfect timing because my Dada will be home in low double digits.
While I was watching It ,the Chairman of the Joint chiefs,reminded me of one of my earlier blogs Even though we are young we can make a difference. So ,I started thinking of ways to challenge military kids ,well I guess everyone ,to make a difference. One of the ideas I had was to have a lemonade stand or bake sale. Then take all the proceeds and donate to an organization like Operation Homefront , USO,Gary Sinise or an organization that helps support our troops. My brother Robert , Is helpng Isabelle and me organize a big lemonade sale here in San Diego for the Warrior and wound care part of USO. We got the idea from a little girl named Elle. Elle raised 92 dollars for the USO By having a lemonade sale. It seems like something small we can do and Doing a stand is really easy , you get to meet new people and you get help our heros too.It doesn’t cost too much to start and you really don’t need too much help.
So take an afternoon Out of this summer and make a difference. Make sure you send me pictures! Have fun. And remember any idea you have is awesometacular enough to make a difference.

Talking with Georgians! (the country men not the statesmen)

So, being a military kid has lots of good  opportunities to meet new friends. I guess that is what I meant by being a global citizen! On Friday night ,I volunteer at a wounded warrior retreat. We all introduced ourselves and I was curious why there was a group there that didn’t’ speak and had a different flag . I hesitantly approached the group. “what does your flag mean ?” I asked. They didn’t understand me. Then the translator said we are from Georgia. I thought Georgia , don’t they speak English there? Then he said the country . My brother  said It is by Russia. I had a lot of questions I wanted to ask , but couldn’t figure out how . Then my Mom said how about using the google translator on my iPad. Wow ,what a great Idea. They did know a few words of english , like Hot Dog ,you tube . So we talked for a long time using the iPad and they showed me Georgian dances. I showed them how to play rock , paper ,scissors.They liked that game. They liked the Hooters girls that served dinner , so did I .HaHa

We took pictures with them .I will try and post them here later. After they were done dinner they had karaoke, none of the Georgians sang , but there were a bunch from freedom station that did. It was a really fun night of meeting new friends and learning that even if your hurt and from a foreign   country you still are awesometacular!  I want to thank the IPad for the translator because you helped me make new friends ,learn new facts and be a global citizen!

Big shout out to Mr. Asher!