Friday, January 22, 2010

Back to 'Real' Life

Hi everyone!
We are having a great time here in PA. It's kind of funny to get back into 'real' life, but I really like it!

I just finished a big series of tests and today I get to go back to a regular day again! I have 7 dance classes a week (2 on Monday, 2 on Tuesday, 2 on Thursday and 1 on Saturday). They are really fun and all the other girls in my class are really nice. I'm having a really great time!!

Cole is looking at cars on the internet right now while we wait until 8:45 to drive Lolly to school. He is doing karate classes on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. The dojo is great and Cole is still a brown belt. He loves his classes, and is really happy that the school teaches Kenpo as well as many other different kinds of karate. 

Lauren is reading right Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume right now and really likes it. I remember reading Judy Blume's books! We went to her class yesterday to watch them do presentations on their ancestor's home country. Lauren did Italy, there were a bunch of Irelands, a Native American tribe, and a few others. They did a great job! Also, on Wednesday, we went to her lower school to see the science fair. Katherine, Darlene and I helped Lolly make her science project and stood at her booth for a while. It was really funny. There are so many kids in that school!!!

Katherine is already at school....she starts school at around 8 o-clock just like Cole and I used to. Today is her Roman Day at school. Everyone gets to dress up in togas and gladiator costumes, they have no official school work to do, no homework for the weekend, and they get to have lunch with their whole grade while watching a movie. She is so excited! For her costume, she is wearing one of Pete's long t-shirts, a brown belt, leggings and my island flip-flops which have black straps and a braided bottom. 

Pete stays here all day while he works, which is really good. He comes down for lunch and for about an hour he hangs out with us. 

Darlene works 3 days a week, but she's been really busy because there have been lots of meetings that she had to go to. It is really fun when she is here though, because we can go places after school.

Abby, their 1 year old yorkie-poo is so cute! She is just like a younger Harley! She, of course, thinks that she is bigger than all of us and is the queen of the house. Oh, and she is also a serial killer.......of stuffed animals. Step one: rip out the eyes........Step 2: gouge all the fur out of the faces........Step 3: kill it in any other way thought of. It's really funny!!

Well, that's about it for us. I'm going to go read my book. Bye!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Our New Home

Hi everyone! We arrived into the Barkman's house in Pennsylvania last night, and have just finished school. It is a little odd....our best friends, Kak and Lolly are at school and our parents are here with us, while we do homeschooling in their house. So we have basically claimed their house as our own, and moved in. We have also stolen their dog, Abby.

Well, not really, but close. Abby is the cutest puppy in the whole world and is just hysterical. She has 'puppy spasms' when she runs around the house randomly at top speed while barking her head off. It is so funny!

I've gotta go find something to do with myself for the next 2.5 hours while my poor friends suffer through their 7 hour school day. Luckily Kak and I have dance class tonight at 5!!! :D Bye!