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My 12th Birthday and My New Trampoline

My birthday was pretty good. I didn’t like that I couldn’t get sushi. The restaurant we wanted to go to was closed because of the Coronavirus. The presents that I got were a mp3 player and some stickers and other cool stuff. But my favorite part was spending time opening presents with my family.

12th birthday portrait.
Me at twelve years old.

I love my new trampoline. I love to bounce on my butt and do flips, and front hand springs. It took a long time to get the springs in, but we finally figured it out with a little teamwork. I pushed on one side with my legs so dad could put the springs on the side. Now it’s in and I can jump.

Ready to bounce on my butt.
I can bounce high.

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Spring break in California

My spring break was really fun. Some of the things we did that were really fun were going to wine country and going to lots of hotels. Some of the hotels we went to were Garden Inn, Yosemite lodge, Best Western, and some Hampton Inn’s. Some other things we saw that were really beautiful were Yosemite, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Napa Valley. At Yosemite we saw El Capitan and Half Dome. The first two days it was snowing with really big snowflakes. During this trip I really loved spending lots of time with my family.

When we went to Barnett winery, they gave me and Alex some blankets. We had bread sticks too. My mom and dad did some wine tasting. My brother and I went out and played and made a fort on a table with our blankets out by their grape vines.

After we did that we went to Rutherford Grill and we had the best meal on that trip. What I had for dinner was trout and coleslaw for a side. My dad got a steak with broccolini. My mom and brother shared a rack of ribs and for a side they had broccolini and rice. After that we went to our hotel. Alex and I went to the pool and had lots of fun.

When we went to some beaches I wrote my name with rocks in the beach. Another beach we went to was really nice because they had tide pools, and in the tide pools were sea urchins, sea anemone, fish, coral, and these green spongy things. When we were there we had a great view of the whole ocean and we actually saw some whales. Going to the beach was my favorite thing we did on our trip. This was a really fun trip.

Love, Evan

My New Year’s Volcano

One of my Christmas presents this year was a volcano kit from Uncle Jamie and Aunt Emily. Mom and I decided that making it erupt was a great way to start the new year. Mom helped me with the plaster, but I painted it myself. I put in the baking soda and food coloring, but the fun really started when I put in the vinegar! This was a pretty cool present!

Packing the baking soda
Packing the baking soda

Eruption!
Eruption!

Is it all in there?
Is it all in there?

Now the vinegar...
Now the vinegar…