Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Oh my word, I'm famous!

I can't believe it, I really can't.

My photo is on American Girl's website. I mean, that is beyond cool!

Okay, here is the story: one of my travel hosts (Hannah and Bren) took me with them to Williamsburg Virgina. While I was there I strolled around with Felicity, looked at the Govener's Palace, and got my picture taken. Well I guess Hannah sent the photo to American Girl, because now it is on the website, with me! I'm even captioned, it says "Violet, a travel doll", right there, on the website!

WOW!! That is beyond cool. Here is the link (you have to click next, and go to page two), and here is the image from the AG website (if you click on the image you can see it at full size). Yep, that's me, with Hannah in Williamsburg!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Three new things

Oh my life has been exciting lately. Usually when I get home from a big trip like England things slow down for awhile, but there are three new things that are happening.

First, Mama finally let me get my ears pierced, which really isn’t fair, because she got her own ears pierced when she was only two years old. I’ve been begging Mama for ages to let me get my ears pierced, and she finally agreed! She said that when I travel though, I shouldn’t wear earrings, I agreed, so that was a good compromise.

So, I chose pink earrings, and in two weeks I can change them. I didn’t cry when they shot the earring through my ear, but I cried a little later because my ear lobes got sore. But now my ears feel perfect, and my pink earrings look so pretty!

Second new thing, I started ballet lessons!! My friend Inky knew I wanted to go to ballet class, so she sent me my new practice outfit. I’m not very good, but one day I hope to be. I’m in level two with nine other ten and eleven year olds. Even my cousin Sadie is in my class! Abygael, my other cousin is already in level seven.

And the last new thing I saved to the end, because it is the best. I got a computer of my own today! It is a laptop that Mama bought from one of her friends named Wendy. Wendy lives in California and she knew we were looking for a laptop, and she told us we could buy it. Anyway, today it came, and it is sooooo cool and perfect! Thank you Wendy!! It is light blue and has all my programs on it. We bought it so that I could work on my home schooling when I travel. So, right now the classes I’m working on for school are French, Math, History, Science and reading. When I get on my laptop I can work on typing too.

Daddy didn’t want to install any games on my computer because it is suppose to be for learning, but I convinced him to load Rollercoaster Tycoon, because then I learn to run a business! So finally he decided to load that game, if I promised not to play it if I had schoolwork to do.

So, now my days are busy. I have to do a lot of schoolwork during the day, and then I have ballet practice on Tuesday nights and I’ll be busy playing Rollercoaster Tycoon on my very own computer!

Monday, August 20, 2007

We are home and I have a lot of photos to share

On Saturday Mama, Daddy and I arrived home from London. I had such a wonderful time on the trip, the more I travel, the more I want to.

The Queen Mary 2 was wonderful, I really liked exploring the ship, meeting other kids from around the world, and having tea in the afternoons.

England was also so fun, we went out to the English countryside where we explored the Cotswolds. We stayed in a thatched roof cottage right near a grave yard!

I have made an album with all my photos, here is is: QM2 and England Album Here are a few photos of my wonderful trip, I can't wait to hear what you think!

I loved looking out to sea, even when it was cloudy and foggy it was very beautiful.
My favorite thing on the ship was 'high tea' every day at 3:30. We got tea, scones, cakes and finger sandwiches.

Once we were in London I visited Big Ben (Big Ben is the clock, not the tower).

And we went to Lacock Abbey where the Harry Potter movies were filmed, it was just like seeing Hogwarts!
Here I am in Notton, a small Cotswolds town. Notice the honey colored stone. It is beautiful.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

We are in England!

We are here! It is so pretty, every day so far in London has been sunny and warm. There are even blue skies.

We are leaving for the country right now, which means we will be near Hogwarts. I will keep my eyes peeled for Harry!

The sailing on the Queen Mary 2 was so fun. I saw dolphins on the last day, they were jumping out of the ocean. I also went swimming on the top deck of the ship and went to high tea one day.

I can't wait to share photos!

Bye bye!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Queen Mary 2

Tonight, tonight, tonight we leave! I don't usually get to stay up late, but tonight at midnight we start our trip. My Mama, Daddy and I are traveling on the Queen Mary 2 across the ocean to England. We will be gone for two weeks!

I am very very excited about England, I have never been.

I am also very excited to sail on the Queen Mary 2, it is a huge ship, larger than the Titanic. Daddy has always loved ocean liners, and this is a dream come true for him.

Here is a picture showing the Queen Mary 2 compared to the Titanic (the Titanic is black, the QM2 is white). Big huh?

I will post all about my trip once I return, until then, Bon Voyage!