Friday, July 17, 2015

Windsurfing at Jacob Riis Beach!

Fun on the Beach

Hello my friends!  One of the best things about living in New York is that the beach is only minutes away.  My family likes to go to Jacob Riis Beach because there are lots of families there like ours.  Today was a sunny day with just the right temperature, so we drove to the beach!

Fun on the Beach

Of course, I had to bring a friend with me! Since most of my friends were busy at day camp or lessons, I brought my Shellington! Shellington is a scientist and an Octonaut. He explores, rescues, and protects the animals of the ocean in a series of really fun books.   Anyway, I really like Shellington. He went to Costa Rica with me this past winter too!



Beaches are really fun and this time, I got to try something really cool- windsurfing! First I had to practice my stance on the beach with an instructor.  I was pretty nervous, but still, I wanted to try something new. My moms were really encouraging me too!

Fun on the Beach

Before long, it was time to actually windsurf! I had to stay close to shore since I'm a kid, but that was fine with me! There have been reports of sharks farther along Long Island, so I was fine with being near the lifeguards with my instructor nearby! Look at me! I was flying! It was really hard to hold the sail up; I'm glad my arms are strong!

Fun on the beach!

It was so so cool! I was flying along the ocean like a flying fish! I felt like an Octonaut myself.

Fun on the Beach

Before I knew it, the sun was starting to get lower and my lesson was over. I slid onto the beach happily. I'm really glad I tried windsurfing!



I think windsurfing is awesome! I love the beach! I'm so glad my moms brought me.  Have you ever tried something new and exciting that made you a little nervous?

In this post I'm wearing: swimsuit and lifejacket by American Girl.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Building a Dinosaur!

Inky builds a dinosaur!

Today is hot, really really hot and muggy. Yuck! However, once I put on the air conditioner, it wasn't so bad at all.  Recently I went to the American Museum of Natural History and saw their fossil collection.  It inspired me to learn more about dinosaurs.  (Okay, seeing Jurassic World helped too!)  Since it's too hot to play outside today, I decided to build a dinosaur model!

Inky builds a dinosaur!

I got this neat little dinosaur model as a gift from someone. I don't remember who it was, but thank you!! My parents often will tuck away my gifts in the storage under my bed so that I can save them for a rainy- or muggy- day.  If you gave me this gift, please comment so I can send you a proper thank you note!

Inky builds a dinosaur!

As always, the first step is opening the package, reading the instructions, and making sure all the parts are there. Good to go!

Inky builds a dinosaur!

Whoever bought me this model knows me very well- parasaurolophus is my favorite dinosaur! I was so excited to build a cute dinosaur model to put on my desk!

Inky builds a dinosaur!

Assembling "fossils" is fun! A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Petrified Forest National Park, where there are lots and lots of fossils. I know for sure that I want to be a park ranger; maybe I could be a paleontologist in Dinosaur National Monument! Cool! One of the cool things about the fossil-oriented parks is that you can earn a special Junior Ranger badge called "Junior Paleontologist." You'd better bet I earned that badge!

Inky builds a dinosaur!

Here I am with my completed parasaurolophus! Isn't she cute? I'm really pleased with how she came out. She's just the right size to go on my desk.

Inky builds a dinosaur!

I decided to set up my new dinosaur model next to my iPod charging dock.  Hurrah! Mission accomplished!

Have you ever built a model? What did you make?

In this post I'm wearing: linen henley and pale blue shorts by Sparrow & Wren Mercantile.
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