Monday, May 3, 2010

Evening of the Arts

I had every intention to post about this event a while ago, but the computer wasn't working, and I was really busy.
On Wednesday evening, MEI hosted their annual Evening of the arts. Lots of students entered their art, writing, and sewing projects to show people, including me. I had two drawings and two pieces of writing entered. The choir, Jazz band, and marching band all sang any played, too. I was in the marching band last year, in the Victoria Day parade, and the song we played on Wednesday night, we will play in Victoria this year.

If you're having a hard time trying to distinguish which person is me, I'm right on the right! The person with the spiky hair that often cuts into the video is my band teacher. (He has dreadlocks!)

I Hope you enjoy the music, and I'll see you later!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Who's hungry?

Look at what I made! It was a spring break project that I started about a month ago, and just finished a few days ago. Doesn't it just make your mouth water?
I found the pattern in an old painting book of my mom's, and I really wanted to make it. So, here's how it turned out.
And, for all those artsy people out there, here's a really cool art website. I go on here often, just for inspiration. It used to be a tv show, I think, but it's really cool to wander around in.
Gotta Go, Emily 8>

Monday, March 29, 2010

I tried!

I tried! Believe me, I did, but the dumb computer wouldn't let me push 'paste', so here I am, complaining to you.
Now, you're probably wondering what I tried to do. Aren't you? If you are. I'll tell you.
As you may know, I love writing. I'm also in the middle of writing a 45 page story. I was going to try to copy and paste the first page and a half for you, but, like I said, the dumb computer wouldn't let me. Eventually, I might type ot out for you, but not now. julianna and i are just going to enjoy a relaxing evening watching "The Tigger Movie", as mom and Dad have care group tonight. Goodnight Everyone!

Emily Friesen

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Break News

Hello everyone! I know I haven't posted in a while, but I'm not even going to mention the fact that it was two months ago, and that lots has happened in that time. See? I'm not mentioning it. (Oops, did I just mention it?)

Anyway, Spring Break. You know, I love school and all, but I do also love having Spring Break in the winter time. If anyone reading this is from the Lower Mainland, you'll know that it's seemed like spring since December, but don't let the weather fool you; it's still winter for two more days.

My spring break, overall, has been good. At the beginning of it, I had a whopper of a cold, but that cleared up within a few days. It may seem a little confusing, but my first week of spring break was my sisters' last, so we each had one week to ourselves, and then shared one. We didn't travel anywhere, except going to Langley for a day, and the Julianna went to Chilliwack for a day, and Mom and I went to Maple Ridge yesterday.

Oh, and that reminds me of something! (I bet you'll never guess what it is :) Since you probably won't guess, I'll tell you. When I was in grade two, (a long time ago), I got my ears pierced. One of them was pierced at an angle, so I had to let them grow over. Yesterday, once Mom and I were finished in Maple Ridge, we went and got my ears pierced once again! So, here I am, now with holes punched in my ears. Although, once the pain subsided, they looked rather nice...

I'll write more later,

~Emily Friesen 8>

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Movie Nights

On Friday and Saturday evening, Nanny and Poppa and us did dinner and movies. On Friday, Julianna was at a birthday party, so it was just the 5 of us. We rented Night at the Museum 2, and went over to their house to watch it. Everyone really liked it, and I would recommend watching it again. Yesterday evening, (Saturday), we were going to watch The Princess Bride, but because my dad taped it like a million years ago, it wasn't working. So instead, we watched Ice Age 2. (It's almost a good thing we didn't watch the Princess Bride, because with the movie came all the taped commercials, such as the old coffee ones, and the "tide clean" ones, and 1990 car commercials, and you know.) We had fun though. For dinner we had nachos, broccoli salad, and taquitos, and bananas dipped in chocolate. Then we played on the wii.
So if you can remember that far back, my last post was about my Egypt Project, and I know what I got on it. Any guesses? 100% I'm just finishing my last one. (Yes!) It's a few sentences written in hieroglyphics. (We were supposed to write 5 sentences about Egypt, and I was really streching it. One of my sentences is "They are big." ) So, as soon as I'm finished that one, i'll post about it.
Oops! I almost forgot about my BIG NEWS! I was selected to be in the extra challenge language arts program at MEI! (There's only six grade 7's in it.) So, every Thursday morning, I get to miss socials, (YES!), to be in the Language Arts class.
Well, gotta go finish my project now, and I'll post later.
~Emily Friesen

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Egypt Project #2

It's that time of year again...Egypt projects. Mr. Stel, (my socials teacher), seems to like assigning them. Last term, I did the town model, and I was thinking about doing another building one (model of a pyramid or the Sphinx). But when I realized that I only had a week to do so, I changed plans. Instead of building a pyramid, I did a mummification guide.

Isn't it cool? I mean, don't you like it? If you're wondering about the "person", the bandages are ink covered gauze, the left arm is covered in salt, the stringy thing is an intestine going into a canopic jar, and the metal things on the hip and on the necklace, are supposed to be amulets. (If you click to enlarge the pics, you'll be able to read the paragraphs) When looking for information on the mummification process, I came across a very cool site. Here's a link for it: Mummies. The cool thing about the site, is that there's the same kind of information about gladiators, whaling, and arctic explorers, if you like that kind of thing. Well, I have to go finish my other homework now, so I'll see you later.

~Emily S. Friesen :)