Monday, April 30, 2007

My Sister Camilla

I've always wanted a sister. In Italian, sister is sorella and brother is fratello. And now I have a sister--hip, hip hooray.

Ecco una fotografia di CAMILLA e ME.

I think that Camilla is very nice and pretty. I like playing with her. It's fun being with her. Sometimes we are soooo silly and sometimes like brother and sister we argue and we both get mad. But after, we're friends again. But I don't play with her all the time. Sometimes I have my other friends over to play. And like this Wednesday I'm going to my friend Tommy's house after school and I am going to stay there for dinner.

This is Camilla when she still had her braces. We were here in Montefioralle. It's a little castle town above Greve in Chianti. I have a friend that lives in Montefioralle. His name is Niccolo. We were here for the little rice cake sagra.

This is when we were at the swimming pool yesterday. Yesterday was a very pretty hot summer day. Today it is raining hail. This was the second time I was in the pool this year. The water was freezing cold but it warmed up after a few minutes. I felt like a polar bear at first

Here we are at the computer reading my blog. Now you are going to be reading a post on my blog when I'm reading my blog. That's funny, isn't it? Kids don't use much computers in Italy but I do because I write my blog.

Th-th-that's All Folks

KZ KC or Casey--whichever one you prefer.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Beauty of Spring

The beauty of spring comes in every place but here in Italy it is very pretty. The flowers bloom, little leaves pop up on the trees and bird eggs hatch. There's sunshine and beautiful skies.

Now here's something, all the birds that were hatched are just peep, peep, peeping away outside the door. They always wake me up in the morning. They are very annoying. (that'a a whisper so the birds won't hear.)

If you look right outside the window on our door, you can see a beautiful country side of colors dark green, regular green and light green and yellow, a little. And also you can see a tree that at first had just little buds this morning but now it seems like the leaves are almost done growing. You should have seen it in winter. The grass was covered with the leaves and the tree was empty. It wasn't very pretty then.

There were some beautiful pink flowers on the ledge but now someone! put barbecue stuff on the ledge where the flowers were. It wasn't my gramma. I don't know who it was but papa's barbecuing so I think it was him.

Here's a picture of the beautiful skies. We see these skies in the morning and afternoon. At night, of course not. But the skies are always beautiful here in fall, spring and summer and also in winter sometimes.

Outside my window there is a beautiful view of the skies and the countryside. This is a picture from my window. I took the picture. I took all the pictures.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My Time at Paris

After school last Tuesday we flew to Paris for Easter vacation. We got there about eleven o'clock at night and got to bed about midnight. The hotel was very pretty. We had two rooms, actually. One for me and one for my grandparents. The two rooms were connected. I got to have my own room and bathroom and TV for 5 whole days.

I really liked Paris. Across from the hotel were the Jardin des Tuileries. It was the garden for the kings and queens. I liked the gardens because there was a little playground for kids.

When I went to the Eiffel Tower, guess who was scared of heights (?), so we didn't go up.

And guess what--they don't have any gelato--but they have Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

I was very disappointed about the Mona Lisa. I thought the Mona Lisa would really follow you with her eyes but she didn't. She just stayed with her eyes crooked like this.

by KZdaVinci

One of the things I was really wanting to do, because he's my favorite artist, was go to the Picasso Museum. Picasso is my favorite artist because he makes such pretty and unusual paintings. When I first saw Picasso paintings I was in Barcelona, Spain.

The paintings here were also very unusual. He doesn't just have paintings. He has collages, too and sculptures. He seemed to really like to paint ladies in red arms chairs. Here's a picture of a lady in a red arm chair.

I'm trying to draw Picasso pictures. So far, I'm pretty good.

By KZPicasso

Another artist I saw in one of the museums was VanGogh. He was a very weird guy because he cut his ear off and gave it to his girlfriend. I don't like Van Gogh as much as Picasso. His paintings I saw had little waves of paint that you can look at but you're not allowed to touch it. If you could touch it, you could feel the little waves.

This is Van Gogh.

In Paris I saw where the guillotine was. The guillotine cuts peoples' heads off. The king and queen got their heads cut off because they were rich and all the other people were regular and poor so they killed them.

I took all the pictures in this blog. I hope you liked them.

Monday, April 02, 2007

I'm Going to Paris

Tomorrow after school we are going to Paris for 5 days so I won't be writing anything for a while.

Just wanted to let you know that.

Happy Easter.

Ce Vediamo

KZ in TOSCANA (or KC in So. Cal.)


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