I haven’t been ice skating in years, but this winter I’ve been twice, both at the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink with my best friends! I forgot how much fun it is, even if you fall a few times. The ice rink downtown is newly renovated and is the perfect place to hand out and have fun!
Where to start! The 6th grade trip to Sly Park was amazing! My Sly Park buddy for the week was my friend Jayla — we had a blast!
When we got to Sly Park we had lunch and the food was awesome! Every night before bed we all got a cookie. One night it was chocolate chip, then snicker doodle, and finally, on the last night we had chocolate chip oatmeal cookies — YUM! It was way better than regular cafe food at school.
Each morning, Raven, our Sly Park teacher, met us to begin our adventures and beautiful hikes through the forest.
- One hike featured an old wooden teepe. On another, we all got to pick blackberries, which were delicious, and were taught how to build shelters. The shelters took a lot of work, but when we were finished it turned out great. I could actually go in the shelter and lay down.
- The Park Creek hike was kind of scary because we went down steep steps and hills, but it was a beautiful hike with amazing scenery. When we got to the creek, Raven taught us how to use rocks to make face paint (so cool)!
- Another adventure was to the animal room, where my friends and I got to hold real snakes! They didn’t feel slimy or wet, but more smooth and silky. One snake was very active and one snake just stayed in one spot and sort of swung there. There was also a really cool lizard and a turtle that tried to escape!
This year for my 11th birthday I got to have an extra special party.
You see, last year when I turned 10, I had a super fun family swim party, but as life went on, things came up, and we got really busy. We kept trying to schedule my a party with my friends… Then it was November and we moved on with no party.
I was bummed at first, but I knew my mom and dad would make it up to me for my 11th birthday — and they totally did!
I got to have an amazing fashion and photo shoot birthday. #bestpartyever
Everyone first came to my house where we ate a bunch of candy, did our hair and makeup, and got ready for our photo shoots at Enchanted Images. The photographers were super nice and their studio was amazing. They had music pumping, makeup and hair stuff for us to use for touch-ups, and a whole room of accessories, hats, and fun props.