Monday, December 29, 2008

Late Christmas post

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date! I didn't update my blog on Christmas, or the day after, or the day after that. Mama says one reason I have my own laptop is to practice typing, and I'd rather practice on a blog than in an boring Word document. Yuck.

Anyway, Christmas was A.W.E.S.O.M.E. I got so many neat toys and clothes. I got an entire puppet set, and now I really want to put on a puppet show. Plus, I got the puppet show set from Playmobil! And guess what else? My birthday is in only eight days! I rock.

So Suzy's second cousin (or something) moved to Utah! She was here in time for Christmas, and she is so funny. Her name is Jasmine (Yas-meen), but Sophia calls her Meina. She can hip hop even better than Suzy!

This is Jasmine, doesn't she look nice? She speaks Portuguese, and was born in Brazil!
Here is one of my puppets. Daddy hates him because he's a gnome. Heehee!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas is almost here!

And Hanukkah has arrived too!

Mama said that Santa is probably already delivering in Japan, because it is night there. That means they get Christmas day earlier, which is really really not fair.

Here are some of the things I asked for this year for Christmas:
1. New cute outfit. I asked for a new sweater, long sleeved tee, and maybe a skirt.
2. Playmobil puppet show set. It is so cute, and my favorite new set
3. Surprises from Inky and my cousins
4. World Peace.

Love Violet

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm earning money for Christmas shopping

Mama and Daddy made a deal with me that when I turned 10 I would have to earn half of all the money for buying Christmas presents. They said they would match what I earn, and from that I could buy gifts. I took this responsibility very seriously, and has been babysitting for the neighbor family since October! I rock!

Amanda Kate is a very good baby. She is elven months old and likes to be held and played with on the floor.
She has the cutest little feet.
And if I hold her up she even likes to pretend she is walking!
The best part about babysitting is earning money! I am saving my money to buy my friends and family Christmas presents.
Afterwords, I buy presents, head home and shut my bedroom door so I can wrap all of the presents I bought. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2008

My Christmas ballet was today!

Merry Christmas! Today was the big day, the day of our ballet. Remember I said we were practicing extra hard for the Christmas show? Well it went perfectly, I'm so glad I practiced as mush as I did.

Our dance was to Carol of the Bells and our new red and white costumes were so pretty. My cousin Mia played the piano for the performance, and it was perfect! As we spun around on stage I was imagining that we looked like candy canes. Also, all my cousins came to support Abygale, Sadie May and me. I was so happy.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It finally snowed!

It finally snowed! I've been waiting and waiting for Christmas snow, and it finally happened! Yipppeee!!

Suzie and I watched the snow start to fall yesterday in our jammies. I'm glad we had a blanket to wrap around us.
And look at today! Snow and a blue sky!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Hip hop with Suzie

As I was telling Suzie all about my ballet show coming up, I asked her why she doesn't got to ballet lessons with us. She says she used to take ballet, but girls from Brooklyn don't take ballet, they take hip hop! Hip hop is the kind of dance all the kids on The Disney Channel do. I asked Suzie to teach me. It was lucky I asked, because Suzie is pretty much a pro hip hopper.

And look at the awesome style Mama put in our hair for the hip hop show!
I love having my cousins visit.
Oh wait, I almost forgot! We helped with the Christmas lights yesterday, we even climbed up the ladder onto the roof, but we weren't scared.
The view really is better on the roof.
All done!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Suzie decided to spend the weekend

Yesterday was St. Nickolas Day, which means Aunt Chelsea hosted a tea party! She does this every year, but this year was extra fun because afterwards, Suzie asked Chelsea if she could spend the weekend with me, and Aunt Chelsea said yes! This is big news, because the last time a cousin stayed with me was two years ago.

Suzie and I had such a fun time last night, we played with Lyra and Santa and pretended there was a Christmas disaster and Lyra and Iorek Byrnison needed to help Santa save the day.
And then we talked about Santa Claus. Both Suzie and I still believe, of course. We can't wait for Christmas day. Also, Suzie promised she'd come to my Christmas ballet show!
Today we've got a big job, help Daddy set up the Christmas lights outside. We are going to Home Depot now to pick some out.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I finished Inky's album

Now that Inky's home and she's shown her Mama all of her presents, I think I'd like to post the album of her adventors here in Utah.

Inky visits Utah again!

And, the Christmas tree is set up. I was feeling so Christmasy I got dressed in my Christmas recital dress for the ballet and have been practicing.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Goodbye Inky

Inky just left. I feel very sad and lonely. She was my roommate for a month, and now it is quiet. At least it is December 1st, which means Christmas is right around the corner. Nobody can stay sad for long in December!!!!

Inky and I had a great time over the last week. Even though we new she was leaving today, we didn't let that stop us from having a blast.

On Thursday (Thanksgiving) while we were getting ready for the feast, I noticed Inky was sad and quiet. I asked her why and she looked at me and said that Thanksgiving is not a time in her family to "give thanks" because it celebrates the time when white people came to the new world and took the land away from the Native Americans. And also when they brought disease and most Native Americans died. We talked a lot, and afterwards had a little feast to celebrate that Colette survived.
Then on Saturday we went to the farmhouse again. We explored all around and took a Utah Architecture tour with Mama (she is crazy about this stuff). I had so much fun with Inky, I'll miss her!
Daddy noticed I was feeling bummed out about Inky leaving, so tonight he said we could set up the Christmas tree, he said he's sure that will lift my spirits!