by Alex


Hi, my name is Alex, and I am almost ten years old. When I grow up, I want to be a zookeeper. My brother Caleb wants to work in my zoo. I have a pet gecko named Stripe. He eats crickets. My favorite game to play is stratego, and my favorite books to read are Freddy the Pig books, but I read lots of different books. This is the best picture I ever took of my gecko.

March 28, 2009 Dad let me get three dollars out of my bank account. I bought some candy with it and sold it. Then I bought more candy with the money I made from that and at the end of the day I had over $14 so I made $11 just by selling candy.

p.s. I’ll have pictures soon.

April 7, 2008 Today Mom let Caleb and I ride our bikes to Hill n Dale park and we caught a 2 foot long garter snake. It bit me two times, once on the chin and and the other time on my thumb. It’s not poisonous and it didn’t even puncture the skin and its acting like its poisonous. I will catch it again and Mom or Dad can take a picture of me holding the snake.

_______________July 5, 2007 I took all these pictures of my Narnia Stratego and made this slideshow all by myself after Mom uploaded the pictures for me.


I filmed my gecko outside on the driveway. Mary and Caleb are talking. A car went by. You can hear it.

alex-blowing-out-candles.jpgApril 10, 2007
I got a watch and some books for my birthday and we had apple pie instead of cake. I have been wanting a watch for a long time, but I couldn’t have one until I knew how to tell time. I know now. I asked for apple pie.


February 12, 2007
I beat mom in clue ! Mom has been beating me in clue for a long time (master detective)

January 26, 2007
Man O’War was the fastest race horse in the world. He won 20 out of his 21 races. He won $249,465 in prize money. He was foaled on March 29, 1917. His sire was Fair Play. He died in November 1947. Thousands of people went to his funeral. He is buried in the Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Man O’War is one of my favorite horses.

January 22, 2007
Today, I did an activity from my math book. I poured water in a measuring glass until it was 1 liter. Then I poured it into a 1 liter cup. Then I got a pail and a bowl. I guessed how much the pail would hold. 2 liters? No, 3. Then I poured 1 liter of water in the bowl. It was full.

December 21, 2006
I’m so excited. I beat my Dad in Stratego a couple nights ago.

December 12, 2006
Stratego is my favorite game. I beat almost everybody I play (except for Colin, Grampa, and dad.) My dad found a website for stratego. It has strategy on it for playing. I like it. You should see it.

November 24, 2006
Yesterday was Thanksgiving. The Burghers came over. Jonathan, Caleb, and I played fort for a long time. I took a turkey leg. I could not eat it all. It was too big.


33 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gma VC  |  December 1, 2006 at 12:48 am

    I love the blog. Your papa once ate a whole turkey leg. You will have to ask him how old he was at the time. I am very anxious to see you.
    XXOO Gma

  • 2. Karla  |  December 2, 2006 at 4:19 am

    I’m glad that you didn’t eat the whole turkey leg, Alex. I’ve heard that if a boy eats too much turkey he can turn into one!

  • 3. grampa  |  December 12, 2006 at 6:49 pm

    Oh oh!

  • 4. papa  |  December 12, 2006 at 8:03 pm

    I ate a whole turkey leg when I was about your age, Alex. I’ve been eating turkey legs ever since, and I didn’t turn into a turkey. At least, I don’t think I did.


  • 5. Mrs. Ferrell  |  December 13, 2006 at 1:17 am

    You beat me at Stratego! Maybe I should check out the website for tips on how to defeat you!

  • 6. Lizzie  |  January 9, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    Hi Alex,

    You sold me on the Planet Earth!!!

    I just have one question…

    If I don’t like it cold or Hot, maybe just a little in-between… Where on Earth should I go? Please tell me what Kentucky is like. Do you think I would like it there?

    Aunt Lizzie

  • 7. karla  |  January 11, 2007 at 5:05 am

    How did you come out on your wish list? If you got all that you asked for, you’d practically have a full arsenol!

  • 8. amy  |  January 23, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    i like your blog, alex. keep up the good writing. there are a lot of people who have made comments about turkey legs. maybe they are the turkeys! Ha! love you.

  • 9. karla  |  January 30, 2007 at 4:02 am

    Excellent writing, Alex. We had a great visit on Friday. Thank you for making us feel so welcome!

  • 10. karla  |  January 30, 2007 at 4:03 am

    I forgot…Congratulations on your 2nd place finish at the Spelling Bee. Great work!

  • 11. Uncle Sam  |  February 2, 2007 at 2:36 pm


    I’m so proud of you and all that you are learning! Has your dad taken you to a horse race yet? Have you ever ridden a horse?

    When I worked at Stony Glenn Camp I took care of the horses and helped the young campers ride them. I had such a great time!

    I miss you!

    Your Uncle Sam

  • 12. Mrs. R  |  February 3, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    I had no idea that Man o’ War earned so much $$$. Don’t you wonder what he did with all that cash? He didn’t have any clothes to buy…but he did have to purchase shoes. Do you think his shoes cost $249,000? Keep writing!
    Mrs. Roukas

  • 13. Laura  |  March 16, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    PS, when is Alex going to post something again? 🙂

  • 14. papa  |  April 5, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    Yeah, Alex, when are you going to write something again?


  • 15. Gma VC  |  April 9, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Hey, Alex. Are you looking forward to your birthday??? Please tell me all about it. I love you, Grandma VC

  • 16. amy  |  May 1, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    whaz- up? time for news from Alex. I heard you got braces. Also heard you’ve been doing some dentistry for Caleb. Let’s hear about it. Love you, ya knucklehead.

  • 17. guinever  |  May 2, 2007 at 9:55 am

    yes I ripped his tooth out only I did not get payed for my efforts. Alex

  • 18. guinever  |  May 2, 2007 at 9:58 am

    P.S and l will post sometime. Alex

  • 19. Gma VC  |  May 15, 2007 at 8:31 am

    Alex, I am so impressed at how well you write. You express yourself so well. Are you planning to be the head zookeeper? Will Caleb have to clean out the elephant pen? You can tell me all about it when I see you this week.

  • 20. Mrs. Burgher  |  May 15, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Alex I enjoyedwatching the short movie on your gecko. I glad he did not run away from you. Hope you are having a good week. What are you and your families plans for the summer? See you Sunday, Mrs. B

  • 21. amy  |  May 19, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    alex- nice camera work. your gecko is a star. I think your birthday pie looks delicious. wish i could have been there. say hi to gma vc.

  • 22. Karla  |  May 27, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    I enjoyed reading your most recent posts about your birthday celebration and Stripe’s video. I can’t wait to show Guy and Emma!

  • 23. uncle nate  |  May 28, 2007 at 2:07 pm


    I have been very entertained reading your postings. The film about Stripe is top shelf! I am also pretty sure that the turkey legs have had some effect on Papa. Keep up the good work!

    Uncle Nate

  • 24. Uncle Sam  |  June 7, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Alex, I just have to tell you that we have wild geckos living in our back yard in Texas! We have lots of pets here in Houston.

  • 25. dad  |  July 10, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    Alex, great job on the Stratego slide show!

  • 26. Mrs. Ferrell  |  July 24, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Hey Alex! I hope you are having a good time being back in school. Your mom said you are writing a fable soon. Maybe you can post it online so we can all read it…

  • 27. Alisa Beatty  |  August 1, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    Hi Alex. I’m gathering up some stamps for you.

    Mrs. Beatty

  • 28. dad  |  September 28, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    Alex, I am looking forward to your next post — maybe something about Battlebots — or fighting Legos?

  • 29. Alex  |  December 15, 2007 at 10:12 am

    I would post about battlebots if mom would let me put on battlebot movies!

  • 30. Gma VC  |  December 24, 2007 at 10:55 am

    Alex where are you?? I have been waiting for something new on your blog. I miss you. Gma

  • 31. Mrs. Hackett  |  March 12, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Oh, your gecko is much bigger than the ones in the wild here. So much for everything in Texas being bigger! LOL Now I could pick up the little guy. At your house that is. =) But shhhh! Don’t tell my son that. He would probably find the idea of a pet gecko intriguing! =)

  • 32. Alisa Beatty  |  April 8, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Ha! I caught garter snakes when I was about your age. They’re kind of pretty in a snake-y sort of way. See you Sunday!

  • 33. Ed Collins  |  November 8, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Hi Alex! I’m glad you like my Stratego site! Thanks for mentioning it!



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