Falling into a rhythm and getting ready for spooks

Well, I’m almost through two months of 5th grade. I think I’m getting used to it now. There seems to be more homework. I hear that is kind of what happens with school though when you get older. My brother had homework over the weekend though and he’s only in kindergarten. I just needed to read.

This weekend I went to my dad’s house. I brought a bunch of bags that I had packed and we made a trip to the Emmanuel Dining Room. We had about 90 bags and we handed them all out. I’m going to need to think about how to make the next deliveries a little bit more special because I want to put something cool for Thanksgiving and Christmas in them. Last year I put in snowflake ornaments which were silver and glittery.

Some things coming up?

Well on November 13th I will be attending a dinner at the River Rock Kitchen because I was chosen one of North Delaware’s Top 10 Movers and Shakers. And I’m the only kid in the list! The nice people at northdelawherehappening.com are also going to be sending me questions to answer for an article they will be publishing. I think every winner will be featured which is pretty cool.

10711080_807064902670578_1460716767167421483_nI’m also excited to tell you that $275 were donated to Brae’s Brown Bags for my birthday. My Gram and Pop Pop, my Grandmom and Grandpop, my friend’s Erica and Dominic and a new friend I made at the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, her name is Jasmy, she’s from Kansas (and her Mom Sowjanya), they all donated money and I want them to 3b-halloweenknow it really means a lot to me. Also, Vice President Joe Biden sent me a very nice letter for my birthday. He said he was wishing me a happy birthday and that he was proud of me for helping people in need in Delaware. He even signed it!

There are some speaking events coming up which I am preparing for and this Wednesday I have one at the College School in Newark. And then next week on November 6th I’m going to be speaking to a class at the University of Delaware. They are learning about non-profits and the professor asked my Mom if I would want to be a guest speaker. That’s pretty cool actually, i wonder if I will know anyone. I have been making friends with UD students over the last year and they are all really friendly.

One thing I’m really excited about this week is that tomorrow night we’re having a movie fright night with the Junior Leader’s and Leader’s group at the YMCA. I don’t know what movie will be picked but it’s going to be a lot of fun.

And then Friday is Halloween! My family loves Halloween. My Mom and step dad both will be dressing up. My little sister and my brother Finn and then my other brother Michael will all have costumes. We watch Halloween movies every weekend from September through October. We have decorations all through our house inside and outside. My Mom is a complete Halloween crazy person. Her nails even have monsters on them. I’m going to be Steve from Minecraft, maybe “Super” Steve.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!

Werewolf camp part 4

When we got in to our cabin the werewolf could not get us. We waited till morning then told Jeff that we saw a werewolf he didn’t believe us. But when we Hunter and Sofia they believed us. Once Jack and Amy left Sofia said; “Do you think they know our secret”. “No way” said Hunter;” they saw us as a werewolf they didn’t see us turn in to are human form. “But we can’t let them find out more we have to get rid of them”. “Tonight we will scare them away. The night we scare Amy and Jack away from Howling Moon.”

When everybody went to bed, Sofia and Hunter turned into their werewolf form, but then Amy and Jack heard their footsteps, but not knowing it was Sofia and Hunter as werewolves. They went outside and saw the werewolves. The werewolves started chasing them. They got to the field where they saw the bus. They got on the bus and started to say they needed to leave, but the bus driver was not there. They turned to get off the bus but the werewolves were there.

Jack said, “Let’s go out the back door.” But then the other werewolf was there, too.

They thought there was no way out, but the werewolves were not thinking to look at the windows. So Amy and Jack went out the emergency windows, they pushed it and climbed out. The werewolves thought they were still on the bus, but they weren’t. They were running home.

They didn’t actually make it home, they hid in the bushes because they knew that werewolves would change into their human form when sunlight came. So all Amy and Jack had to do was wait and follow them back to camp.

“It’s going to be morning, ” said Amy.

We saw the sun rising and looked back at the werewolves turn back into their human forms, Sofia and Hunter. We didn’t want them to see us though.

Sofia and Hunter heard Amy and Jack walking and they started to follow. Amy and Jack thought they were alone. Then Sofia said to Hunter,
“Let them go home, we don’t need to do anything to them now. They are leaving.” “OK,” said Hunter, “We’ll leave them alone, but if they come back we’ll get them.”

Amy and Jack were safe…for now.

The End.

Werewolf camp part 3

After Jeff frightening everybody we went to our cabin to sleep. The counselor said for everybody to get a good rest.

We got our pajamas on and went to bed.

In the middle of the night we heard noises from like the scary story Jeff told us. We heard thump, thump, thump like footsteps. We looked out the window and saw something just standing there. But then it must have heard us because it ran off into the woods.

Like Charlie, in the scary story Jeff told, we went out to find what it was. We followed the footsteps we saw in the mud. But then the thing that we saw just stopped. Also like Charlie we hid behind a tree, not much of a tree, more like a bush.

The thing was growling like a dog but standing on its hind legs.

“Do you think it’s uh uh werewolf?” asked Jack,

“No way,” said Amy, “That’s just in scary stories.”

The thing howled at the moon.

“Well that says it’s a werewolf,” said Jack.

Amy said “Ok, maybe it is.” And then she backed up and stepped on a twig.

The werewolf heard the snap and started chasing Amy and Jack. Amy and Jack were fast enough to get away and back into their cabin.

Werewolf Camp – Part 2

Amy and Jack asked, “Why are we the only ones here?”

Mr. Kyle said you guys are the only ones here because nobody usually goes to camp at this place.

Amy and Jack sat down at a seat on the bus. The bus ride started really bumpy at first but then it stopped. It stopped bumping but it didn’t stop squiggling. A few minutes after all the bumping and squiggling it got to a smooth straight lane. After the quiet smooth straight lane they got to camp.

They got off the bus and the bus driver told them,  “You see that little straight, narrow lane? Walk in that lane and once you walk for a little bit you’ll see the camp.”

And the bus driver was right, it only took a few seconds to find the camp. They saw the sign for Howling Moon Camp.

So a camp counselor came down and said “Hi, my name is Jeff. I am your camp counselor. You see cabin 14? That will be your cabin to sleep in. So go check it out and put your bags in the cabin.”

Jack and Amy went to their cabin to see what it looked like and like the counselor said to put their bags down they did. The cabin looked kind of messy but it was okay to sleep in. They came out of the cabin and they went back to the counselor to see what they can do now.

Jeff said, “Well, you can go meet some new friends. They are probably at the tennis court or at the playground over there.” When we saw Jeff point we looked where the playground was and it looked kind of small. It had two swings, a slide and a big field to run in.

Amy and Jack went to go look to see if there was any people playing so they could make some new friends. They walked over to two kids and one said “My Name Is Hunter” and the other said “My name is Sofia.”

Amy and Jack said “Hi, what cabin are you in?”

“We’re in cabin 15.”

“Hey, we’re in cabin 14.”

“Cool, now we know that we are neighbors”

Amy and Jack said “What do we do here?”

“Well at night time we tell scary stories at a campfire and roast marshmallows. Right now we’re going to play tag, want to play with us?”

Amy and Jack said sure.

After they were done playing tag it got closer to the time to roast marshmallows and tell scary stories around the campfire.

“Let’s get ready!”

They all sat where the campfire would be and not too much later the counselor came and was surprised to see them ready.

“Yup. We want to be able to roast marshmallows and tell scary stories.”

The counselor told them they first need to find campfire wood.

The counselor went and found some wood and not too much later Jeff put the firewood down. He lit the fire and gave Amy, Jack, Hunter and Sofia some marshmallows and a stick.

“Mmmm good marshmallows,” said Jack.

“Let’s tell scary stories now,” said Sofia.

Jeff said he would start first.

“Ok,” said Hunter.

Jeff started the story. “Campers say that every time they come here, they hear really weird noises. Noises like thump, thwack, thump, thwack, thump and howls. They look outside their windows to see what’s going on but what they see if out of the ordinary. They see something walking in the woods, but they don’t know what it is. This kid named Charlie saw something but he went outside to look what it was. Since he saw it in the woods like a lot of other people he went in the woods and walked and walked. But then the thing he saw moving stopped, so he stopped and hid behind a tree.”

…to be continued

The creepy scarecrow – Part I

This might be the scariest ghost story you have ever read.

Here in Bear, Delaware, people say every Halloween they see something creeping in the dark. They don’t know what it is…only I do.

If you want to know what it is I’ll tell you, so keep reading.

It is the creepy scarecrow.

It only comes out in the dark because if it comes out in the sun it burns up into little pieces. And the only way you can see it without getting hurt is if you hide and look…in the dark.

To be continued…