Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Peabody Museum

Last week we went to the Peabody Museum! At the Peabody Museum I learned a LOT... a lot more than I thought I would!  I learned things such as: how to identify a meteorite, how much sugar is in Arizona Iced Tea, what life would be like if I were an ant, and many other cool, interesting things. 

I went with my three friends, so it was a lot of fun! At the museum there is a new exhibit called 'Big Food'.  In the 'Big Food' exhibit I learned how heavy 5 pounds of fat is, how much sugar is in beverages, how hard you have to work to burn off enough calories for 1 single pretzel stick, and more. It takes a lot of work to burn off tiny pretzel stick. In the exhibit there is a big bicycle that you can go on and if you petal for long enough you can get the light to go to the top of the tube, which means you burn off enough calories for  a baby carrot, a strawberry, and one pretzel stick. I could not do it. The bike was not a normal bike, because it had extremely heavy wheels which made it harder. I think I only burned off enough calories for the one pretzel and the carrot, but I could not make it to the strawberry... but it was still a lot of fun. There were other things in the exhibit too, like a game where you have to guess how much sugar, oil, and salt is in a specific food, and you see how close you can get. 

The Big Food exhibit was really fun, and I would highly recommend it to somebody who was looking for a great learning experience in CT!


Me on the bicycle 


Don't worry it's only rubber!

Me playing the game

Crazy amounts of sugar!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

MY FAIRY HOUSE

 Yesterday me and my friend made a fairy house and a fairy restaurant. To make it we used a nice spot against a tree, flowers, a few pieces of wood, tree bark, leaves, grass, rocks and our imagination! After my friend went back to her house I worked on it by myself. I added a lamp, leaf blankets, and a bed! Here are some pictures! I don't have any pictures of the fairy house after I added the new furniture so below are some pictures of it before I added new stuff!  I really hope fairies move in!

THIS IS THE FAIRY HOUSE AND THE RESTAURANT

THIS IS THE HOUSE

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

CAKE BOSS

I am so extremely sorry that I have not blog posted in 6 months!  I am going to make a goal to try to post at least once a week (but please do not get mad at me if sometimes I break that goal)!  Well here's this week's blog post:)

I turned 10 on Saturday!  For my birthday I decided to go to Hoboken (NJ) so I could go to a very special bakery... Carlo's Bakery!!!!! If you do not know what Carlo's Bakery is, then here is a short description: Carlo's bakery is the best bakery ever and the bakery's owner is a big time celebrity named Buddy and is is the main character in my all time favorite T.V. show named CAKE BOSS!!!!!!!!! 

I love baking (cupcakes especially) and one day I would like to work at, or own a bakery, so I was really excited to go to a famous bakery,  but what I didn't know was that we would  have to wait in a two block line for almost a  hour and a half (while a very annoying man sang songs and made fun of Buddy)! But it was totally worth it.  When we finally got inside we got my birthday cake, eclairs, cupcakes , cannolis, and lobster tails.  My cupcake was the best out of all of them.  It was soooo delicious! I didn't get to see Buddy because he was working at a cake factory:(
but I got to stand next to a cardboard cut out of him:)  Now I can wear Carlo's Bakery wherever I go because I got a tee shirt!!! It is brown and pink and completely awesome!!!!! I would totally recommend this place and I would also recommend shopping at the shops nearby (especially the German bakery. They have good pretzels. Yum)!  Here are some pictures so you can see my experience at Carlo's Bakery!


My cake

Carlo's!!!!!

Me waiting outside of Carlo's bakery 

Me with the cardboard cut out of buddy