Friday, August 28, 2009

I Need Glasses

I need glasses, only for reading though. It was fun getting my eyes checked many different ways. When I got back to school my teacher asked me if I got dialected, and I said yes. Then he asked did you get glasses, and I had to say yes infront of my whole class so now they all know. Then he asked if I need to get moved to the front of the class and I said no thank you.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


School is awesome. I go to a middle school for sixth grade. We only switch classes for math and reading. For both of them I'm in the smartest class. School is fun and I really like it. And everyday when I come home Dennis runs up to me and gives me a big hug. It is so sweet. Tommorow I'm gonna miss the beginning of school because I have to go to the eye doctor. I hope I don't need glasses.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

School is Great

I love my school. Sixth grade is great. One bad thing is that for the first two days I've had an ear infection. It still really hurts. One thing I like about my teacher is that on the first day we got to pick wherever we wanted to sit. The next day he put us in alphabetical order. One thing I don't really like is that there isn't to many kids from my old school aren't in my class. Still I think school is fun and I can't wait to go back on Monday.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

School Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow school starts. YAY!! I've already picked out my school outfit, and yesterday I got a haircut. My hair is now up to my shoulders. I'm so excited for tomorrow.

Monday, August 10, 2009

School is Starting

When we first got home we saw this poster on the balcony. I think it is so cute.

And then right below it we saw that Alex's picture was already added.
We start school this Thursday. Today we got a letter in the mail saying what our teachers would be. I was so excited I got a boy teacher because I've always had a girl teacher. I can't wait until school starts.

Friday, August 7, 2009

We Made it Home

We made it home. I will post more tomorrow because it is 11 o'clock here and I want to go to bed. Alex is sleeping right now with his brothers. I could tell he really likes them. I hope I get back on the time here soon.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Going on a Train

Today we finally got Alex. He is a handful. He likes to play bite me. It is annoying. It is gonna be hard on the train tonight to Kiev. I just can't wait untill were home on Friday. I would post longer but we have to go.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Funny Duck Shoes

Mostly everyday when we go on a walk, there is this little girl from our apartment with duck shoes on. Everytime she takes a step it makes a duck sound. The first time me and my mom heard it we cracked up laughing. We still do everytime we here it.

Yesterday we went to Premier. It is a fancy restaraunt here in Ukraine. It is about a mile away from our apartment so we walk to it. It is nice because on our way over there we work up an appetite and then work of our meal on the way back. At Premier, I ordered a mushroom chicken dish. It wasn't that good so I traded it for moms borscht. I normally don't like borscht but this kind was very good. It didn't have big chunks of tomatoes in it and didn't have beets. I think it is my favorite Ukrainian soup.

I can't wait untill tomorrow because tomorrow is the day we get to take Alex out of the orphanage. Today me and my mom made the kids gifts. In it is a juice box, a teddy bear cookie, a napkin, and a fake phone. We got them a fake phone because everytime they see Alex with the one we bring him, they all want it. I can't wait to see how much the kids love their phone.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Hi everybody. Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. We haven't had a computer, but today our taxi driver took us to an Internet Cafe. So now I can post. I have had so much fun in Ukraine. We have a Flea Market so close to us. It has everything you would find in a Walmart or Target but cheaper. I have boughten most of my friends and family members a souvenir already.

At the orphanage when we go and visit Alex we play with all the kids in his group now. All the kids there are just so cute I really just wanna take them all home.

I'm so happy that today is our last Saturday in Ukraine. We will be home next Friday. YAY!!

Over the last few days it has been raining a lot and it is July. Also, like 2 days ago we saw like little snowflakes falling down. But now today, it is burning hot.

I'm really enjoying most of the food here. Yesterday for dinner we had pizza. We bought it at our bakery at the front of our apartments. It was so good. It had regular pizza sauce, cheese, and mushrooms. And then for dessert, we had something that looked like a creamy, chocolaty, cake roll, but was really a kind of dry cake. It wasn't that good.

Ukrainian T.V. is cool and weird. The only thing me and my mom watch here is Nickolodeon. I like to watch Spongebob. The theme song for it in Ukrainian is so weird. I video taped it one morning and will post it when I get back home .

In six more days I will be home. I can't wait.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hot to Rainy

Hi everybody. We had a good day. Alexsey is now very open to me and has said "I love you," a few times. It is so cute. Here I am taking him back to his room at the orphanage.

After a long hot walk to find a toy store, which is closed untill August, we stopped to get some lunch. Let me just say, my dad got a sandwich which he thought was beef but we think was actually liver. My chicken burger had a lot of weird sauces so I traded for my dad's sandwich. I didn't like it either so I ate an orange when we got home.

Getting ready to go see Alexsey again, we hoped the weather would be cooler, cause it was like very very hot. And then it started pouring rain. When we got there we remembered that we left the key to the ball room at home so we just played with all the kids in his group. We had a lot of fun but we left earlier then we normally do cause of the ran and they were getting ready to have dinner.

This is how the sky was at the end of the day.

The plan for Alexsey is that my dad and Dennis is going to go home this Friday and me and my mom will wait untill like August 6 to bring him home.