My Biggest Stop Motion

Ok, so straight off the title is a lie. I’m actually working on a one hour stop motion, but because it’s an hour, it takes a long time. I started in April and am still working on bits of it at random times, but this post isn’t about that! So now that I’ve got that all cleared up, I can start the actual post.

I am currently working on my Halloween American Girl Halloween stop motion! (Please don’t judge me for liking dolls. We all have things we like!✨) I am not very far into it and I have to post it by Halloween, so I’m scrambling to stay on top of that, as well as school and other activities. I think I am making great progress, however.

If any of y’all (wow, I’ve never typed y’all before 😝) don’t know what stop motion is, it’s basically a form of video where, instead of a smooth video, it’s a bunch of pictures, where you only move the object a little bit. It’s almost a form of animation, a way to make inanimate objects move. Like I said earlier in this post, it takes a long time.

The pictures I added are images of the first scene in the video. I really like this set because it’s so magical! What’s great about stop motion is that I didn’t need to take those extra pictures – I just stole them from my stop motion so far.

That’s all from me! Bye! <3

Clues!

Hi! I already posted my school blog, so I am doing something different. I got this idea from Harper (shout out to Harper Vick!), snd I decided to try it. I put a password on my most recent blog and here are the clues… BUT, you don’t have to guess if you don’t want to. If you need to comment on a post, go to ‘Harry Potter Plot and Storyline Part 3’. Here are the clues…

I have something to do with Harry Potter.

I am an activity

YOU have played it! (Think P.E.)

I am played with 4 balls in the book

Do you have the password? Go to my blog and spell it with NO capital letters! Bye! Quiz: What is the password?

PASWORD: QUIDDITCH

Harry Potter Plot and Storyline part 3

Welcome to (possibly) My final blog! I will do Harry Potter Part 3 today.  Let’s get started!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Harry is with the Order of the Phoenix, a group of Aurors (a Dark wizard catcher) fighting against Voldemort. He is having strange dreams about… There is a door at the end of a silent corridor, and it’s haunting Harry Potter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror? Sorry, that was on the book jacket and I memorized it. His view is actually from Voldemort! Voldemort hacks into Harry’s brain and one night Harry dreams of Sirius Black being tortured! Harry tries to go save him, but this is all fake! Voldemort set up a trap to get him the prophecy. If Voldemort (or anyone) breaks the prophecy, it will tell you how to destroy Harry Potter. Only the person who it belongs to can take it from its shelf, so Voldemort leads Harry into a room full of prophecies. Of course, Harry’s curious so he takes the prophecy, but little did he know, there were an army of Death Eaters (Voldemort’s workers) waiting to snatch the prophecy to give to their master. During the fight: Neville breaks his nose, Hermione becomes unconscious, Ginny breaks her ankle, Ron’s mind transforms into the mind of a 2-year-old, and Luna Lovegood also becomes unconscious. Then, the Order of the Phoenix comes to the rescue, and… BELLATRIX  KILLS SIRIUS BLACK!!! But during the fight, the prophecy breaks, and no one hears it. Do the students make it out alive? Yes. This whole blog is a spoiler. You shouldn’t be surprised.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: Harry doesn’t think that he will take potions this year, but he does. The school lends him a book, but it is actually the Half Blood Prince’s book, in which he scribbled a bunch of notes that makes Harry the best in his potions class. Snape is the Half Blood Prince! Harry is taking lessons with Dumbledore. He is going through the pensive (allows you to watch memories) and seeing Voldemort’s childhood. He sees Voldemort asking a teacher about Horcruxs, which allow you to become imortal. Harry needs to destroy the Horcruxs to kill Voldemort. While Harry and Dumbledoor are looking for Horcruxs, Dumbledore becomes weak. When they return to the school, Death Eaters are all over the grounds! Snape is actually working for Voldemort, so he… KILLS DUMBLEDORE! It is very sad. There is a funeral, and that is the end of this blog.

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions, comment below! Quiz: Who plays Bellatrix Lestrange in the movies (no cheating!)?

a) Helena Bonham Carter

b) Julia Marguilles

c) Emma Watson

So Many New Dives!

Hi everyone and welcome back to Doggie Days! In this post I will tell you about a bunch of new dives I’ve learned over the past few months. (use headphones) Here we go…

  1. Inward flip: This is basically an inward dive (click link): 273343FA-E902-4B41-8EB9-782C74BBF4D2-ujbqun but you throw REALLY hard, but trying not to do an inward 1 and a 1/2, which is a flip and a 1/2, where you land with your hands first, or as divers say, “dive it in!” Here is a video of me doing it: DAEE9B0E-F517-4071-81D5-0CA71479CE29-1ldx53u
  2. Back dive tuck: This one is just a back dive (I hope you know what that is) but you tuck in the middle of it, trying not to do a backflip. This is a video of it (I’m still perfecting it): 3506AF45-3BAE-4BBB-B130-872E1D7FBF22-2mhzoxc
  3. Front 1 and a 1/2 on 3m: This is a front flip and a half, just like I mentioned it in the Inward Flip, you dive it in. Disclaimer! I lost the video 🙁. But I’ll add it this weekend!
  4. Tuck roll off on 5m: You sit on the platform and roll off, making sure not to kick out too early (or you’ll over rotate) but if you’re too late, you may not have enough time to kick out fully. Here is a video: FB9DD9A8-CAE6-4EE1-A834-FD706D61B91F-2jrh672 I’m getting to the point where I can do front dive tuck (a front dive with a tuck, pretty self explanatory) on 5m.

I think that concludes this blog! Make sure to answer this ‘quiz of blog’ (Only if you want to, though).

Quiz of the blog: Which dive is the hardest (for me, at least)

a) Back dive tuck

b) Inward flip

c) Front 1 and 1/3 on 3m

Comment bellow! See you next blog (hopefully)! By!

 

Harry Potter Plot and Storyline Part 2

Hi everyone and welcome back to Doggie Days! Last post, I did the summary of books 1 and 2, and today I’ll do books 3 and 4. Let’s begin.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: All over the news is Sirius Black. Everyone thinks he is a murder and killed 13 people in 1 curse. There is a new Defense Against Dark arts teacher at Hogwarts. Professor Lupin. Hermione also got a new cat, Crookshanks. He is always trying to capture Ron’s rat, Scabbers. That is because Harry’s dad’s friends are all Animagi, which means they can turn into animals. They wanted to be because Lupin was bit by a wearwolf when he was younger, and it’s dangerous to be a human near a wearwolf, because when they transform, he/she may bite you. It took them many years to figure out how, but James Potter could turn into a stag, Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail), can transform into a rat, and Sirius Black, can turn into a large, black dog. Sirius and Crookshanks were working together. Crookshanks was always trying to get Scabbers the rat, because Scabbers is actually Wormtail! He was hiding because it was Wormtail that killed all those people and betrayed Harry’s parents, and Sirius is innocent and Harry’s godfather. The dementors are hooded creatures that guard Azkaban, a wizard prison. They are convinced that Sirius is the victim, and want to give them a kiss. That means they suck out your soul with their mouth, so you are just a walking nothing. They are ready, but Harry has to fight them off with a really hard spell. Can he do it? Spoiler alert! Yes.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: At Hogwarts, the Triwizzard Tournament is happening. You put your name in the Goblet of Fire, then it chooses 1 person from each school. The tasks were: Getting a golden egg from a dragon, saving someone you love from the bottom of a lake, and completing a maze filled with monsters to retrieve the Goblet of Fire. The Champions were Cedric Diggory from Hogwarts, Fleur Delacour from Beauxbatons, Viktor Krum from Durmstrang, and Harry Potter, also from Hogwarts. Mr. Crouch’s son drank a potion to look like Moody, the new Defense Against Dark Arts teacher. He then locked Moody up in a case, and because he was working for Voldemort, put Harry’s name in the goblet and made sure he won. He made the goblet into a porteky (a teleporter), and teleported Harry to Voldemort. He and Harry battle, and spoiler alert! Harry wins!

Quiz of the blog: Who is Harry’s girlfriend?

  1. Parvati Patil
  2. Cho Chang
  3. Lavender Brown

Comment bellow! Bye

Harry Potter Plot and Storyline Part 1

Hi everyone! Today I will be telling you the basic storyline of Harry Potter up until book 2. I will tell the rest in part 2 and 3! *DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE GOING TO READ BUT HAVEN’T YET. THIS IS A SPOILER!!!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry Potter comes to Hogwarts for the very first time. His Defense Against Dark Arts teacher, Professor Quirrel, had Lord Voldemort on the back of his head (he always wore a wrap around his head) because Voldemort possessed him. Harry is on the Gryffindor quiditch team, and in his first game, Quirrel tried to curse him! The Sorcerer’s Stone is a stone that keeps you alive forever. Nicholas Flamel, the owner, was hiding it, but Quirrel wanted it to keep Voldemort alive. Hagrid, a half giant and the Hogwarts gamekeeper, has a 3 headed dog guarding the passage way to stone. Harry and his friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, have to get past Fluffy, the dog, and solve many puzzles to get to the stone before Voldemort. Spoiler alert! They win.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (my favorite!): Harry Potter is back at Hogwarts. He finds a sign written in blood: “The Chamber of Secrets is Open. Enemy of the Slytherin Heir, Beware.” Everyone thinks Harry is the Slytherin heir, even Harry himself. Harry hears weird sounds and words like “kill,” “I taste blood,” “I will kill you.” Harry finds out he can speak snake (Parseltongue), and has been hearing the slithering and words made by a basilisk. The giant snake has been traveling throughout the pipes of the school and petrifying some students (including Hermione!) and Ms. Norris, a cat. Harry finds a diary in a never-used girls bathroom haunted by Moaning Myrtle. The diary belongs to Tom Riddle. It’s magic: if you write in it, the ink disappears and Tom Riddle writes back. Harry speaks snake to get in the Chamber of Secrets, and meets Tom Riddle. There he learns that Tom is Voldemort when Voldemort was in school at Hogwarts. Tom’s full name (Tom Marvolo Riddle) can be scrambled into “I am Lord Voldemort.” Riddle can also speak snake, and commands the basilisk to kill Harry. But Fawks, Dumbledore’s (the school headmaster) phoenix, cries on Harry’s wounds to save him, because phoenix tears heal. Fawks also brings the Sorting Hat, a hat to sort the students into the Hogwarts houses. Harry pulls out a sword belonging to Godric Gryffindor, one of the founders of Hogwarts. He kills the snake with the sword and stabs the magic diary with a snake tooth, killing Tom.

Fun fact: The Hogwarts houses were named after the school founders, Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff.

Wow! That was a LOT! 479 words! Quiz of the blog: What house was Voldemort in?

a) Ravenclaw

b) Slytherin

c) Gryffindor

Comment bellow! Bye!

Funny growing up phrases and actions


Hi everyone and welcome back to Doggie Days! (Happy late St. Patrick’s day!)

When I was younger, I said a bunch of funny little phrases. For example, my first sentence was, “Anna poke finger in own eye!” I was in my high chair eating lunch when all of a sudden, I poked my finger in my eye! Now, whenever I poke my finger in my eye, I always say, “Anna poke finger in own eye!”

Another example is, my sister was making a music video of all the songs from Frozen, (my cousin was Elsa, my sister was the version of Anna when she was older, and I was Anna! )Here is a video (you may want to use headphones if you are at school): IMG_0423-152yasp Also, here is a funny video of me reading a book: BB02FF5F-FC59-4570-BE07-7CA24C36CD87-2jzo248 I won’t tell you my first word, because I’m going to save that question for the quiz of the blog.

Here are 3 random fun facts…

I always loved the fish in the aquarium and tormenting my sister by laughing at her when she was harassing me in my face. ~ I loved music (and still do now) and loved playing with my musical toys. ~ I danced when I nursed (haha)

I first … Smiled-2 months ~ Clapped my hands-7 months ~ Laughed out loud-2 months ~ Stood by my self- 9 months ~ Took my first step-11 months

Quiz of the blog: What was my first word?

a) ba (ball)

b) ma (mama)

c) dada

Bye!

Disney World!!!

Hi everyone and welcome back to Doggie Days! Today I will be telling you about my trip to Disney World! Click on links to see videos. On day one,  my mom and I went to Space and Splash Mountain,  7 Dwarfs Mine Train rollercoaster, etc.  8C1EBF05-ABDF-4230-B76F-9352818271EC-1jnqpvk In the evening we went again with my sister on the Pirates of the Caribbean, Thunder Mountain, and more. The next day, we went to Animal Kingdom and went on the safari. We saw elephants, hippos, giraffes, and a LOT more. 5C64B6BE-49C9-4C7B-9910-D467857B46AF-1grxm2c We also went on Expidition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain (a rollercoaster). They found more mountains! We also watched Festival of the Lion King. 06631B83-CF7B-4C73-B476-31B147DBDF6A-19soh1m  The next day we went to Universal Studios. We went to Harry Potter world and I got a wand! Did you know that at different places around Diagon Ally, there are special sensors where you can cast real spells? We went to Burt’s Beans of all Flavors and Colors, and many more shops. There was a really cool Harry Potter ride, like, REALLY cool,  where it looks like you’re in the quidditch game, flying with Harry and Ron, with lots of twists and turns. We also went to an escape the Gringotts Bank ride. The next day, we went to Hollywood Studios where my favorite ride was the Hollywood Tower Hotel (a drop tower). I REALLY REALLY liked it. A LOT!!! We also went on Star Tours. I also met Stitch that day in the Magic Kingdom. Then it was time to go home. I hope you enjoyed this post! Quiz of the blog: what did I used to call Disney? Is it…

a) Desney

b) Disnep

c) Fisney

Comment below! Bye!

My Trip to CA!

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today I’ll be telling you about my trip to CA. First, on the plane, I read some of my book club book and completed the reflection, read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and played Minecraft. I landed in CA very late, around 7:00 PM California time, which is 10:00 PM North Carolina time. My uncle Brian picked my mom and me up from the airport and drove us to my Auntie Grace’s house.

My cousin Remi’s birthday (the reason we came) had been the day before, but there were still decorations up. The next day I hung out with Remi, and she gave me a diving lesson.  The next day, my cousin Abby came over to play. We played Guess Who? and Clue.

The day after that, we (my whole family on my mom’s side and a friend of Abby’s brother, Sam) went to Pebble Beach. Abby stayed in our room, but because her parents were in the room next to the ours, she could safely climb over the barrier from out balcony to theirs. At night we binge-watched Liv and Maddie. It was the 4th time I watched the series! The next day we went to the beach and pool. I found sea anemones! The day after that it was time to go back to my Aunt’s house in Saratoga. But before that, I had a chance to see my best friend Chloe, who was staying with her family in her grandma’s beach house. We played Monopoly and Sardines. Then I drove home with my Grandma, Grandpa, mom, and dad. The next morning (really early) we went to the airport. On the plane ride I read some more for my book club and watched the Harry Potter movies.

It was a really great trip, and I had fun seeing my family.

Quiz of the blog: Can sea anemones hurt people?

a) yes

b) no

c) sometimes

Comment bellow! Bye!