Monday, June 30, 2008

Medieval Combat

Yesterday we went to a place called Castello Meleto and there they had really cool medieval hand-to-hand combat and also swords.

Here's the staging area. It's where these guys get ready to do mortal combat.

Here's a movie of the mortal combat.

During the second combat which was with swords, when one guy did a somersault to dodge a slice, he made a tourist fall down. Everybody laughed.

Here's a picture of those two who were fighting.

I'm a knight now--I am Sir Casey

Sir Casey at practice.

I'm off to my first combat. And I shall knock over a tourist so stay out of my way. Ciao, Ciao.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Birtrhday Party Begins

I had an awesome birthday. A lot of my friends came that were from my class here. Well, not all of them because some couldn't come. We had a lot of fun swimming and then we had a treasure hunt. My team should have won because we had three clues when Camilla's team only got one.

We got the goody bags for the treasure. They had things called Tech Decks, Skittles or candy made by Jolly Ranchers, bookmarks and bracelets. For the girls they had notebooks and pens instead of tech decks. We brought these things from home. The boys didn't know how to use the tech decks so I had to teach them. One girl really liked the tech decks and so I gave her one.

This is Camilla and Me Filling the Goody Bags

Last year here on my birthday it was raining but this year it was not. It was hot!! Here's a slide show of my birthday party.

It was also Camilla's birthday party, too. She waited for me to get here so that she could have her party when I was here so that I wouldn't miss it. I really liked that she waited. That made it better even though it made it a little confusing not mixing up the presents. Everyone wanted me to open their present first. They all sang Happy Birthday in English. The English teacher taught them.

After the party, Camilla slept over at my house in the top bunk and I was on the bottom.

Gotta go,

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I’m Back to Italy!!

Hi Everybody, I’m Back to Italy

I’m having so much fun here. When I got to the airport when we got here, I thought Camilla would be at home waiting for me. But she was at the airport with Snoopy. Here’s a picture of Snoopy and us. Isn’t that cute?

Two days after we got back, guess what? Do you know what? Tommy slept over!! That was fun (even though I barely got any sleep.) Tommy, Camilla and I had a lot of fun swimming.

We also had a flexibility contest. Camilla won. We went to dinner that night at Il Portico. We went with Valentina and Riccardo.

After Tommy left, Camilla and I decided to do the tent in my room like we used to do. This time we used towels. When we’re in the tent we tell stories, watch movies and play with our pelux (stuffed animals.)

It’s really good to be with my friends. My birthday party is tomorrow and a lot of my friends from school and some new friends that I met will be here.

Camilla got new roller blades but she never wants to use them. I like using mine. I brought them with me so that I could do them with Camilla but she just doesn’t want to. She thinks it’s sort of boring. Here’s me rollerblading last night.

I am so glad to be in Tuscany with all the pretty views and beautiful sights and cute animals. It’s really rainy here—just kidding, it’s super hot. Think I’ll go in the pool.

See ya,

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I'm Off to Italy

I'm going to Italy now.

See you there.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I Passed My Karate Test

Last Friday I had a karate test and I passed it. Now I'm a fourth section and I'm in the advanced lessons.

I am good at my kung fu and kicks and hand attacks. My weakest area is weapons sparring.

Here's a picture of me getting my belt.

This is a picture of me with my new belt on.

I'm going to show my instructor in Italy what I learned here. His name is Michele. In Italy I'm going to get special lessons.

See you when I'm in Italy.

Three more sleeps.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Disney Land

Yesterday I went to Disneyland. I had so much fun. I went with my Uncle Jeff and his friends, Brian and Anna and their son Eric. Eric's only one year old.

The first thing we did was going to the souvenir store because Anna's aunt was there and she could get us discounts. But by the time I decided what I wanted, she had already left.

So then Brian, Uncle Jeff and I got in line for Space Mountain. It took about an hour to get on the ride cuz the line was so long. When we got on it and the ride started my eyes were wide open for the whole ride. After I wanted to go on it again but the line was even longer by then.

My favorite thing there was probably Splash Mountain even though I got freezing cold because it was 7:15 at night. Then we went to Toon Town after that. We went on Roger Rabbit. You went on cars that spinned, spinned and spinned around.

Altogther we were gone for 16 hours. Now that's a long time. Today I'm tired. Snore, snore, snore--did I miss anything?

Check out my slide show.

Oh and by the way, I only have 1 week and 2 days which is 9 days before we leave.

Well, see ya'll soon.

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


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