Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We got to see Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka came to our school yesterday for an author talk and book signing! Mom had a really old book of his from 1992 called The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

He told us about how he sent his first book, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, to lots of publishers and no one wanted it. Then the illustrator made some pictures and then the publishers told him not to ever send him anything again!

But he did find a publisher and later, Stinky Cheese Man won an award! He has a new funny book called Truckery Rhymes where he changes old nursery rhymes to have trucks in them instead.

The lines were very long and all the people made us nervous about when we do our balloon signing in a couple months, but Mom said it would be fine. Since it will be Christmas, we're going to make CANDY CANE BALLOONS. We think.

We're off to read!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

She didn't much like the results. It's a boy!

My Result: Zeke
First of all, you are an awesome player and put the cherry on top of the team. You can cook a mean creme brulee! It's okay to dream big and have crushes on people like sharpay! You will eventually snag her!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Disney Princess Quiz!

Elizabeth took the Disney Princess Quiz and the result is:


Which Disney Princess Are You???

According to the answers you have just chosen you are most like the Disney Princess Jasmine.

An exotic and fiery beauty, Jasmine doesn't want much. She just wants to marry for love and to experience life outside the palace. A strong independent woman, she is ready for some adventure and is quite capable of taking matters into her own hands by rejecting unsuitable suitors and sneaking off into the marketplace alone. When she meets Prince Ali, she begins to get a taste of how the other half lives and finds the freedom she has longed for.

We LOVE Mitchel Musso!

We got to see Mitchel Musso (Oliver on Hannah Montana) in a concert at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. A couple other people sang first, and it started pouring down rain, but we stayed!

He was great! We love "Hey" and "In Crowd." We heard them practicing "In Crowd" when we were waiting to go on rides, so we knew he was going to sing it.

It was awesome! Our first live concert!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Behind the Scenes

We finished all the photo shoots today! Hooray! This was a pretty easy day because Emily only had one balloon left to make and then we had to take pictures for the last page.

We made lots of silly balloons. A lot of them were terrible! And we popped more balloons today than any other day.

Elizabeth tried to make a snake but got tired of drawing on it halfway.

Emily ended up reshooting one hat because we found one we liked better than the one that was already going in the book.

Elizabeth had to reshoot her video of the bee, although she didn't want to because she lost a front tooth!

Here are a couple pictures as we got set up. On top, Elizabeth waits for the photographer to check the lighting.

On bottom, Emily practices making some new balloon designs so we have stuff in our book that isn't anywhere else!

It's lunch time! Later!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

We have a blog!

Ha! We have our own blog, and we can say whatever we want!

We're figuring this Blogger thing out, and we'll be putting up stuff about twisting balloons. And Pokemon. And whose Webkinz has more Kinzcash, Emily's or Elizabeth's. (Stop buying so many CLOTHES, Elizabeth. Go for the POOL!)

And funny pictures from when we were making our book. Like this one.