Monday, 31 October 2011

My super costume

Happy Halloween!

I'm "super" impressed with my secret-keeping abilities this month.

Ever since I decided on this year's Halloween costume, I've been "super" tempted to give it away. I made my little sister promise not to tell anyone, and Mom has been "super" stealthy about not giving in to Grandma's constant pleas for hints.

I couldn't wait to show Sophie this morning - who looks "super" cute as Smurfette. But, um, she said she guessed my costume weeks ago. She still giggled when she saw me, though and said I made the perfect....

So did you know, too? 

Gotta jet - we're going trick or treating now, and if I don't hurry, I'm going to need this cape to FLY over to my friends so I don't left behind.

Safe Halloween!

- Chase Superman Duffy

Friday, 21 October 2011

Trick or treat?

Every Halloween, Mom makes me take my little sister trick-or-treating. It’s awful! She never stops talking, and the neighbours all think she’s adorable. 


But this year, I’m allowed to go out with a group of my friends. Whoopa! 

Sophie is going to be there, too…which is why I started really thinking about what I want to be for Halloween. It’s less than two weeks away.

Sophie's mom is making her a Smurfette costume. I heard Sophie talking about it in Social Studies class the other day. She’s going to paint her face blue and everything. 

I bet she looks really cute.

I thought about being a vampire – until I tried on the costume. Yuck.

This isn't me, just so you know... 

Mom thought I should be a stormtrooper…

Well, at least I’d be warm.

But neither of those costumes got me excited. I looked ridiculous in the Harry Potter outfit, and I’m not a very convincing pirate. A whole bunch of kids are going to be zombies. Boring.

I asked Grandpa for advice, and he told me that Halloween is a fun time to be someone you’ve always wanted to be – like a rockstar, or actor…

And then it came to me. The most perfect costume.


Sorry – you’ll have to wait! I’ll unveil my Halloween costume next week on the blog.  You don’t want to miss it – it’s going to be EPIC!  But feel free to share yours with me…

Gotta jet.

- Chase Superman Duffy

Friday, 14 October 2011

Making the Grade

We get our interim report cards at school today.

I’m not worried. I usually get pretty good grades, but Mom says “pretty good” should never be enough. Coach Taylor says that, too.

I think they’ll be in for a surprise because I’ve been working hard on my personal goals. Like handing my homework in on time, and paying attention in class.

I’ve also been watching what I eat, and making healthier choices. I haven’t even eaten a chocolate bar in…well, I can’t even remember when. (But I did enjoy a piece of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving dinner. Mom says that’s ok, everything in moderation.)

Dad says setting goals that are believable and achievable is important.

I’ll guess we’ll see how it works out for me when I get my report card.

I’m actually kind of excited.

Gotta jet.

- Chase Superman Duffy

Saturday, 8 October 2011


Monday is Thanksgiving, which means I’m going to stuff myself with turkey, mashed potatoes and Grandma’s pumpkin pie!

But in school this week, we’ve been talking a lot about the meaning of Thanksgiving, and making lists of what we’re grateful for. I thought sharing it might get you thinking about what you’re thankful for – besides your awesome dinner.

I’m thankful for:

·      My parents, who are teaching me about responsibility and offer unconditional love. And bought me new track shoes!
·      Grandma’s zucchini loaf. All of her baking, really. And her smile. My Grandma has the greatest smile.
·      Grandpa, who is my very best friend. I can tell him anything and he always listens – even if he doesn’t always believe me.
·      Coach Taylor, who pushes me do my best.
·      People with dreams and visions – like Mr. Slovonuk, the first Canadian canola farmer. Can you imagine what might have happened if Grandpa didn’t grow canola?
·      My Language Arts teacher, who gave me a great mark on my short story.
·      My house, and a fridge full of healthy food.
·      My health.
·      My iPod and my stop watch – they don’t make running easier, but they do make running long distances more interesting.
·      My sister. (*you’re welcome, Mom)

Wow. When you start writing it out, it’s easy to see how we can sometimes take things for granted.

What’s on your list? AND, are you having turkey this weekend?

Gotta jet!

- Chase Superman Duffy