Thursday, May 20, 2010
My Uncle and Aunt, Flat Stuart and Flat Sue, were there with my baby cousin Flat Adam. My brother, Flat Cameron, even faxed himself in from Moncton just for the party!
We wore flat hats and ate flat pizzas with flat Ginger Ale. It was flat out fun!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The National War Memorial is a monument to the people who fought for Canada in all of the wars. It is really big. At the foot of the statue is a tomb which represents all the people who died in wars but whose bodies were never found. It is called the tomb of the unknown soldier. Here is a picture of me on the tomb.
It is very important that we remember the soldiers who fought and treat their memorial with respect.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I wonder if the City of Moncton has a Physical Activity Challenge?
Monday, May 17, 2010
My host family took me along to a game and I had so much fun. Ultimate Frisbee is a fun sport with lots of running where you try to catch a frisbee in end zones like football. Touchdown Patriots!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
We went swimming and canoeing and had a grand time lying in the sun. Then in the afternoon, it was time to go home. We closed the gate.
Then we put the canoe back on the car.
I was so tired I fell asleep on the way home.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Here I am helping to set up the tent.
This is the campsite.
It was hard work though. I'm hoping my next adventure will be more relaxing!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Here is a photo of Laura and me.
To this day she also makes very yummy chocolates!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I found a staircase and went to the next floor where I saw a grand dining room. Sleeping Beauty wasn't here either.
Then I found another staircase and went to the next floor where I stepped inside a room. It was spectacular -- just as I had imagined...but no Sleeping Beauty.
Finally, I found another staircase and went to the top of the tallest tower and there was a door! Perhaps Sleeping Beauty was in here! On the door knob was a sign:
I couldn't disobey the sign so I left the door unopened and returned down the stairs, leaving the resting Beauty to her sleep.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I wondered if Sleeping Beauty was in the tallest tower of the Chateau Laurier. Well, there was only one way to find out for sure. I decided to go inside the castle. The nice doorman even helped me inside.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Every area of Canada chooses one person to represent them in Parliament. This person is called a Member of Parliament (or MP for short). The MP goes to Ottawa and makes laws and decisions about Canada.
Brian Murphy was born in Moncton and was elected to be Moncton's MP. He says he is a pretty good hockey player too.
That's all for Flat Lauren (or FL for short) today.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Parliament Hill is set of buildings in Ottawa where the Government of Canada meets and members of parliament make laws. It is called Parliament Hill because it is on a hill above the Ottawa River.
There are three main buildings: the west block, the east block and the centre block. Here is a photo of me in front of the centre block.
The roof of each building is made of copper which turns green over time.
There are many statues around Parliament Hill including many former Prime Ministers. There is also a centennial flame that was lit when Canada turned 100 years old.
This is the centennial flame. I was very careful not to get too close.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Luckily, I was already flat so it wouldn't have mattered if he had stepped on me. I was so scared that I fell asleep and when I woke up, I had returned to 2010!
Woolly mammoths became extinct about 10,000 years ago. They were as big as elephants and had long tusks and thick fur because they lived where it was cold. They ate plants and sometimes stepped on flat people.
Friday, May 7, 2010
After losing his right leg at age 20 to cancer, Terry Fox decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He started in St. John's, Newfoundland and planned on running all the way to Vancouver, British Columbia. He ran 42 km a day. No one had ever done anything like it before.
His cancer returned and he was not able to finish his run. Every September a charity run is held in honour of Terry Fox.
Here I am at the foot of the Terry Fox statue.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
He also wrote me a note: Hey Flat Lauren! Me and my family are in British Columbia, Canada, for some skiing and winter fun. But when my new friend Nick and I went snowboarding—with me as the snowboard, of course— we took a midair tumble just as the wind picked up. We had a wild adventure.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Here is a photo of them in action. GO TEAM CANADA!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
"Help!" I cried but noone came to help me.
Then, just as the dinosaur was about to chew me up, he sneezed and I flew out of his mouth. I was so scared that I fell asleep and when I woke up, I had returned to 2010!
The dinosaur that nearly ate me was called "Chasmosaurus". Chasmosaurus looked like a huge rhinoceros. It was up to 26 feet long and weighed 3 and a half tonnes -- as much as two cars! It had three short horns on its face. Chasmosaurus hatched from eggs.
Chasmosaurus lived about 70 million years ago and ate plants and flat people.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Here is a photo of the outside of the museum. It sure does look like a castle. Wouldn't it be great to live here?
If I was here for the reopening, my first stop would be the Discovery Zone. It is full of fun things to see and play with.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
There are millions of tulips all over Ottawa. The festival began nearly 60 years ago as a celebration of the strong relationship between the Netherlands and Canada. The first tulips were given to Canada by the Netherlands to say thank-you for Canada's help in the second world war. Here is a map of the world with Canada and the Netherlands in red. Canada is the big country on the left. The Netherlands is a small country in the middle.
Here I am sitting on some tulips.
And here I am hiding in some other tulips. Can you find me?
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Here are some of the people that played with me.
Afterwards, we went back to my host family's house for some great food!
What a fun day, full of adventure. I met new people and I can't wait for tomorrow's adventure. But now, it's time for bed.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
What do you get if you drop a piano down a mine shaft?
A flat minor.
What did Flat Lauren say when she got a bad poker hand?
What did the Doctor say when Flat Stanley lost his arm?
"Don't worry, it's only a paper cut."
What did the nurse say when Flat Stanley lost his arm?
"That's a tear-able injury."
What did the police officer say when Flat Lauren slid down his back?
"You're under a vest!"
Why did Flat Lauren cut a hole in her new umbrella?
Because she wanted to be able to tell when it stopped raining.
I hope you enjoyed my jokes. I'll post again when I have a new adventure to talk about.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I saw a beaver's home in the middle of a swamp. A beaver's home looks like a large pile of sticks and mud and it is called a lodge.
I saw a garter snake hiding in the sticks. It is coloured so that it blends in with the sticks to make it tough for its enemies to see.
Then I found a Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre which is a hospital for birds. I went inside and saw lots of different birds. I even had a ride on a pheasant! It was a fun adventure.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
You can see a bigger version of the map by clicking on it. I see Ottawa, right in the middle of the map in the yellow province of Ontario. Can you find it?
I should also read to see what I can learn about Ottawa: http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa