Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wonderland Camp, Halloween 2009


I went to Wonderland Camp for a Halloween weekend on the 23rd and had a blast! A lot of my friends were there like Polly, Kortney, Lynn, Jacob, Caitlin, Chelsea, Toby, Christina, Amy, Ashley, and Sam. It was nice to see them again. On Friday, because it was so cold outside, we had a movie night in the dinning hall. We watched “Monsters Vs. Aliens” and ate popcorn. It was a cute and funny movie. I liked it.

On Saturday, we did Art and Crafts for the most morning, coloring and making paper ghosts. It was hilarious to see Lynn cut out the ghosts for us. He isn’t the counselor who helps Polly with Crafts, but he was trying. Then, we made “dirt cups”, which had chocolate cookies, chocolate pudding, and yummy worms in it. We smashed the cookies in a plastic bag (it was fun smashing them up) and we dumped the crushed cookies in the cup. The counselors then added the pudding and the worms.

That afternoon, we had rest time. While the rest of our cabin took a nap, Kortney and I stayed up and talked. I missed Kortney and it was awesome to spend time with her. After rest time, we had the bonfire and the hay ride. The fire smelt and felt good to me for once and I actually sat by the fire. While we waited our turn for the hay ride, we hung out around the fire, ate our “dirty cups”, and sang songs. Of course, Toby was leading us in the songs. It was great. Finally, it was our cabin’s turn for the hay ride. Everyone was making spooky noises and trying to scare each other during the ride, but it didn’t work. We just made each other laugh.  

Later that evening, we got ready to trick-or-treat around camp and for the dance. I was zombie with a white face and blood coming out of my mouth. I also wore some old and baggy clothes. After everyone was done trick-or-treating, the dance began. The dinning hall was decorated with jack-o’-lanterns, orange lights, fake bats, and of course, the disco ball and the spinning lights. I danced with all of my friends and took pictures. They played a lot of my favorite songs. Everyone had a good time.

On Sunday, we got to sleep in and had a late breakfast. We took some more pictures and got each other’s addresses. Then, by 10:30, everyone began to pack and go home. I had so much fun. I love Wonderland Camp!! I can’t wait until summertime!

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Phantom of the Opera

I saw "the Phantom of the Opera" musical at the Fox Theater and it was so cool! I loved the special effects, the costumes, and the backgrounds. The singers were also awesome. They had such amazing voices. It was very entertaining, almost better than the movie. As always, the Fox Theater looked incredible. I've been there 3 times and it still takes my breath away. The decorations and the designs on the walls fascinate me. The theater reminds me of a palace some kind. I had fun!

The Nightmare Rhyme

This poem/rhyme that I wrote back in '07 inspired ideas for my book. I wanted to post it today just for fun. Let's keep the nightmares away. :)

Brave warrior of dreams,
dark protector of night,
Please watch over me til’ morning light.
Make my ghoulish nightmares vanish into thin air;
turn my foolish fears into pure laughter,
and let me sleep happily ever after.

 © Lena Holdman 2007, all rights reserved

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Paranormal Activity

I saw "Paranormal Activity" today and I thought that it was awesome. It was a 'B' movie (my favorite), but it looked so realistic. They made it look like actual footage. The whole movie was spooky, but some parts were extremely creepy. It messes with your mind. Yes, I admit that I screamed twice and it freaked me out a bit. I think that the movie is a perfect thing to watch for Halloween.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bedtime Lullaby For Grace Ann

This bedtime lullaby is for my baby niece Grace. :) 

Oh Gracie Ann, 
our little angel from Heaven,
you're so sweet, so innocent
that you make all of our hearts melt. 

Oh Gracie Ann,
our little princess,
you're such a joy in our lives.
Shut those beautiful blue eyes, 
have those wonderful dreams
and always know...
that we all love you so.