Archive for the ‘milestones’ Category

Monday, August 8th, 2016


First day of Third Grade. Skipping a grade is no big deal right? It’ll all be fine.

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

160710purplebeltSensei Crystal presenting me with my purple belt.

It’s funny, because most of the kids who get purple are 12, and after they’ve had purple for a while, they start going to the grown-up class.

But I’m a little short for that. I guess I’ll just keep training.

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

160626purplebelttestMy purple belt test. I passed.

At the end of the test, the senseis all left to deliberate about the results and told me I was in charge until they got back because I was the highest ranked student.

I was good at that too.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

160622studyingforaikidotestNoah and I reviewing our test sheets to see if there’s anything we want to ask Sensei. My purple belt test is coming up.

Friday, June 10th, 2016

160610descansostonesThere’s a ring of stones in the woods at Descanso Garden. You have to try to go the whole spiral without hitting the ground.

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

160324-Sarah-Frey---Reyes-fanI emailed my first review to Laurisa White Reyes, because I got these books at our school’s Authors & Illustrators Day, and she asked me to email her when I finished them. They took me three days.

Here’s our emails:

Dear Laurisa Reyes,
I REALLY like your books! I think Xerxes should become friends with the gryphon. We should also find out what the gryphon’s name is. A good suggestion is Martha to go with Marcus. Or, Jay to go with Jayson or, Leia to go with Lael. One more thing: I think Lael and Marcus should get married.
1. How do you pronounce Kaie’s name?
2. Does the gryphon have a name?
Hope the third book comes out soon!
(On the way to Hestoria, Xerxes should get LESS annoying. He makes a lot of rude comments, in both forms! I still like him, though.)
Dear Sarah,
Your review of The Rock of Ivanore & The Last Enchanter was perfect and really made my day. I love your suggestions, especially the one about Lael and Marcus getting married. They are a little too young for that in these books, but in my imagination, someday they do get married. To answer your questions, Kaie is pronounced like ‘pie’ or ‘sky’ but with a K. Also, the gryphon does have a name, but Marcus doesn’t know what it is. The gryphon was owned by his mother (in The Crystal Keeper books), and so maybe Marcus will learn the gryphon’s name in book 3.
You’re spot on about Xerxes being rude. That’s his personality. I kind of like him that way. 🙂
I am hoping to finish the first draft of the Seer of the Guilde over the summer. Once the book is ready for publication, I will announce it on my blog and via my newsletter. It’ll still be a while, but stay tuned. It’ll happen eventually.
Thank you so much for writing. May I have your permission to post your letter & photo on my blog/website? If not, I completely understand, but I think it would be fun for others to read.
Take care!
Hey Ms.Reyes! I would LOVE to have my letter on your blog! It’s a real honor to have my own writing on a real author’s blog! Where  would I find a copy of the crystal keeper books? I’m gonna write a book called STARWARS The Universe .Any tips?
May the force be with you!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

160323senioraikidokaWe line up with the least experienced student all the way on the left to the most experienced student all the way on the right.

Guess who that is all the way on the right?

Friday, March 11th, 2016

160312tunasandwichI made this tuna sandwich myself.

I opened the can.
I washed and cut the celery.
I got the mayonnaise and mixed everything.
I put it on the bread.

I’m not sure Mom looked up from the computer the whole time. She keeps mumbling about how she’s never doing taxes again.

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Choose-your-own-adventure books, where have you been all my life?

In the libraries and used book stores? Oh. Well, I hope you liked it there.


Saturday, February 13th, 2016

160213partycrashBirthday party today. 75 people. One giant bouncy house. So tired. Thumbs up.


We had BB8 cake.