Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This Year's Gift

Every year pretty much, not always at the same time, I give to an organization (for charity) to help someone or something in need. This year I received a couple catalogs of different things I could give to from World Vision.

I got some clothing for kids who live in really cold places. Click here if you want to see what I did. For the amount that you give, World vision times it by eleven. I gave $35 and the kids get $385 worth of clothing. Pretty cool huh? My Gramma gave money too.

If you want to give just click on one of the links and do what you want. Also World Vision lets us sponsor two kids to help them go to school and get food that they need to get. Their names are Jesus and Mbaraka. Jesus is  in Mexico and Mbaraka is in Tanzania.

Here's a link that shows you some of the other charities I like and have given to.

Be thankful for what you have. Not everyone has what you do. That is why this Thanksgiving I am giving to people who don't have a whole lot.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

My Uncle Benny Stops by for a Visit

On Friday after school my Uncle Benny came over at about 4 pm. He's not actually my uncle but he is like one. We have known him for a long time.We love him very much. He is a dear friend. We had a good time with him. He stayed for dinner and we had a yummy steak. He has two kids who always do stuff with me when I see them. We pray for each other all the time. Here he is. I really like this picture.

Love you, Uncle Benny.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

back in school

I just got done with a great first day of school. I have all my stuff and I even got a new desk so I can work well.
I really like all of my teachers and I can't wait to see how the rest of the year goes. I have advanced classes in English, history, and geometry. I also am taking science and Spanish. I think I will do good in Spanish since I speak Italian already.

Monday, August 22, 2011

A New Sport For me

I have done all sorts of sports but now I am going to try Tennis. I have gone to a camp and now I am taking lessons. My coach says I have a natural talent for the sport. I really like it, but it is going to take a lot of work to keep the skills I learned and am going to learn. It's not like team sports, your all by your self in the games and you don't have people taking your place or a coach always telling what to do. I am going to try and get on the Patrick Henry team next year in High School.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Making Edible Yarn

I don't usually write on the same day as the event, but this time it was special. My Gramma and I made edible yarn with the new edible yarn maker that came today in the mail. (By edible yarn, I mean pasta.) We had a lot of fun making the stuff, but we needed to put the yarn through the slot that made thicker and wider ones. We thought it was going to be a disaster, but it ended up being pretty good. (We made Cacio e Pepe.)
 Here was the box it came in,

 here is me working on making the yarn dough,
and here is why I called it yarn.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Were back home already

Hey everyone,
I'm back in San Diego. I liked Italy just like I always do. The last place we stayed was in Umbria, right outside of Assisi, at a place called Brigolante. There were two kids there named Niccol├│ and Leonardo. They were both younger than me but I still had a good time with them.

These are Leonardo, left, Niccol├│, middle, and me.

And this is their mom.

Their place was really nice, although it was raining most of the week. One of the days we went to a cooking lesson at one of the ten best in all of Italy. I had a great time.

Then another day we went to our friend Judith's house. She made and lunch and we all had a good time. She has been my friend since we lived in Italy and she is a really good cook too. Several years ago she helped me with my drawing.

That was all our last week in Italy. Now I'm back home.
See you next time.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tommy il Grande and Other International Friends

Hi everyone, today I am going to talk about my friend Tommy ( Tommaso). He has been my friend since I was in third grade in Greve.

Tis is us playing a silly card game called Yu-Gi-Oh in the upstairs of our appartment.

Believe it or not, this use to be my play area when we lived here.

Yaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!! I have a twin.

These are Tommy's parents.

This is my second B-day party with my friends Caro and Lana from Belgium and Tommy.

And their family.

Stop singing to me.

Caro and her family gave me a little model ferrari. Why didn't they get me a real one?

Tommy gave me a Zucchero T-shirt.

This is Simone, the care taker, during his intensive labor.

I'm helping Tommy with his English homework.

It was so confusing that it drove us insane.

Look at those big fluffy cotton candies floating in the sky.

Tommy is always going to be my friend.
Caro and her family are going to come see me in San Diego next summer.

Okay see ya every one.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Matteo and Me...

We went to Cortona for two days and I made a new friend, Matteo. We really had a good time together and every time we come to Italy, I am going to see him. My gramma and his mom have known each other for a long time. He is really fun and we like all the same things.

This is Matteo and me. Can you tell who's who?

We spent two days, hiking, swimming, walking around town, going to the fortezza, playing with his friends and eating lots and lots and lots of gelato. I wish I lived there or he lived in San Diego.

On our way to dinner last night, I went blind.

Then, I went blind again.

We went to an American Saloon with Tuscan food which is run by Franco the cowboy who has never been to America.

See? Doesn't that look American?

Which one's the Indian?


Here's Franco, the cowboy, and his trusty friend Al the Owl.

Look at those grapefruit sized eyes.

Whe he gets older his wings will be 6 feet wide. He is only 40 days now.

Going, going, gone. Time to leave and say goodbye. What? It's already over. That's Francesca, his little sister.

Who's this fluffball? It's Carlotta one of the two dogs at the Bed and breakfast where we stayed.

This is Daisy, Carlotta's daughter. She was precious.

Dogs, friends, people, gelato....adios amigos. Wait, that's Spanish.

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

I'm in Italy! Sant' Antonio

I've been here 3 weeks already. The first week we went to Sant' Antonio, my favorite place because I have friends there and have been there so many times. I have known Sofia since I was 5. She is really nice and funny. Filippo, her brother, is the funniest person ever. I can't dscribe it; he's just funny. And Nico is like an uncle.

This is Ule. She's the prettiest and sweetest dog in the whole wide world. She was the pet of other guests from Germany.

This is Caio, Sofia and Filippo 's dog. He is a funny dog and he knows how to open doors.

The second day I was there Sofia's and Filippo's cousins were there from Rome, Sara and Michela. We all had fun together.

This is dinner at Gambe di Gatto which means cat's leg. It is in Montepulciano. We went outside and talked and did stuff while the adulta ate there antipasti. I like Montepulciano.

Caio likes giving people kisses.

Time for the pool.

Was it somthing I said?

No soup for you!

We went to the Gardens of "La Boring"--(La Foce, really.). it was boring, as you can tell.

We were all enjoying pictures of Kenya because they went there right after we did. We were at some of the same places even some of the same lodges. They like the safaris, too.

I did a lot more of Sant' Antonio but it wasn't that important. See you next time in Verona and the wonderful Aida Opera.

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


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