Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas score!

Oh MAN!! Total Christmas score! Jess says the best time for Christmas is when you are kid, because then you don't have to worry about adult stuff, you can just look forward to presents!

On Christmas Eve I went over to Aunt Chelsea's house for a Christmas party where we exchanged presents. I got the cutest things, a little mug that says Violet, some purple socks, gloves and purse that all match, and a really awesome photo album with Christmas photos. I gave Sophia and Abygael an iPod, they were so happy! It was so funny because as soon as Sophia got it in her ears she started dancing and singing Spice Girls at the top of her lungs! We laughed and laughed.

On Christmas day I had a gazillion presents to open! You can not believe how many Santa left, and my stocking was overflowing! And Inky!!!! Inky sent about a hundred presents, but most were for a new girl that lives around the block named Lei Mei.

Anyway, before I tell about Lei Mei (in another post later this week), I need to tell more about presents! I got the Hawaii outfit I had been wanting, and it is so cool! I also got new skis from Uncle David! Grandma Connie gave me a ski outfit, with a really cool winter vest (it is the one I'm wearing in the photo). Santa left the best thing though, he gave me a polar bear stuffed animal that is so cute, I want to sleep with her every night. And guess what? Inky got the same polar bear too! Mama said that Santa told her. Now we have twin polar bears and Cheburashkas.Inky sent some really cool things including a Scrabble game! This is hers and Colette's favorite game, and I like it too, even though I can't spell very well.

As you can tell, I had a great Christmas and now I'm begging Allyson to go skiing with me soon, she is really good.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Santa Claus is coming to town!

It is Christmas Eve! Santa Claus is already on his way, because it is night time on the other side of the earth. That means if I was still in Ukraine with Inky, Santa would have already visited! Isn't that neat?

Daddy showed me a really nifty online tool where you can track Santa, it is at this website.

Here is a screen shot of that website, look at all the places Santa has already been (if there is a present, it means he's already been there).
I hope I can fall asleep tonight, I always have such a hard time falling asleep on Christmas Eve, because I want to stay awake and listen for reindeer.

Merry Christmas! Love Violet!

Friday, December 21, 2007

It's almost Christmas!

Only four more days and counting! I can't wait. Today I took the sled out and did some Christmas deliveries, I took a present to Kit's family, Molly and Addy, and Larson too. It was such a cold snowy day today, it snowed almost 10" last night, that is a lot when you are only 18" tall.

Tonight we are going to watch The Incredibles, which I really like. There is one girl named Violet in it, and she looks I lot like me, plus, her superpower is the best.

I hope Inky's presents get here soon, Mama says that I can open them on Christmas Eve if I am good.

Here is a photo from this afternoon when I delivered the gifts.

Monday, December 17, 2007

10 things I want for Christmas

One of my school assignments is to type a list of five things I want for Christmas, to help me practice typing. I figured if I was going to type it anyway, I should post it on my blog! I'm still a slow typist, but my blog has been such good practice!

FIVE (5) things I want for CHRISTMAS!
1. Candy! I want to have tasty treats on Christmas morning from my stocking.
2. Hawaii outfit. I'm going to Hawaii in January and I really want a new tropical outfit from American Girl. (Here is the link)
3. New stuffed animal (either an owl, cat, bear, or tiger)
4. Playmobil pirate ship or castle. But, these are all sold out all over Utah, and won't be back until January. :(. Maybe I'll get one for my birthday...
5. New puffy vest for cold days

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Learning to ice skate!

I am taking ice skating lessons! It is so fun! I've taken ice skating lessons before, when I was about eight, but I was worried I would have forgotten everything. But I didn't! I still remember to skate backwards, do the fish tail and even a simple spin, even though I fell over afterwards.

I love ice skating before Christmas, it is so fun for the holidays. I've also been baking cookies and playing in the snow!

Have a happy Christmas season!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Nutcracker

What an AWESOME day it has been! I woke up early, dressed in a new pink sweater and skirt and waited for Grandma and Auntie Chelsea to come over, we were going downtown to the ballet! I waited next to the Christmas tree and watched the snow fall outside. I could hear Kit's radio in the next room, it was playing Christmas music.

After what seemed like forever Grandma, Auntie, Sadie May and Abygael got here, we were finally off! The roads were slick with snow, and the entire time we drove downtown I kept thinking "dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh..." but we were in the nice warm car.

Our first stop was the Beehive Tearoom. This is a special tea shop where you can order all sorts of tasty treats and tea. I'd never been, but Nora visited the tea shop while she was here in Utah. And guess what was on the menu??? VIOLET TEA!!!! Of course I ordered that!

It came out and it was SO GOOD! I put a lot of sugar in it, and it was really yummy! I felt so grown up, because I also had to sit still and talk with the ladies. But soon it was time for the ballet to start.

We got to Capitol Theatre nice and early and got our seats. All sorts of girls were interested in me, I guess they haven't ever seen American Girl dolls, so before the show I got to play with a lot of other girls, and visit with their families.

Soon the show started... and I saw Clara and all the other little girls get dolls! And the boys got trumpets. I was dreaming about one day being in the ballet, it would be so fun. There was also this really funny wind-up bear that danced and the mice were funny too.

My favorite part of the entire show was the Russian dancers because they reminded me of Inky. Plus the Russian dancers did these really neat kick things that looked really hard. I was sad when the show was over, but I clapped and clapped for all the wonderful dancers. It was a really fun day!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Happy Hanukkah!

I am one quarter Jewish. My mama is half Jewish, my grandpa is 100%. My family isn't very religious, but we do celebrate Hanukkah each year, and I know the prayer in Hebrew!

Here it is:
Baruch ata Adonai, Elohenu melech ha-olam
Asher kideshanu be-mitzvosav, ve-tzivanu
le-hadlikner shel Hanukkah

Tomorrow I'm going to learn how to make latkes for the first time, and each night I light the menorah. On the last night of Hanukkah Daddy says I can open one present. I hope it is the Playmobil pirate ship!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Brrrr.... it is cold here!

Yesterday was such a perfect day, it snowed and snowed. I stayed home and played with Kit and helped wrap a few Christmas presents. We also had hot chocolate! Today the sky cleared up and it was P.U.R.E blue! My family and I decided we needed a little fresh air, so we went snowshoeing!

It was so fun! I had forgotten how much I love Utah winters, last year I was traveling from September to May, so I missed out on Utah's winter altogether. This year though, I'm staying home until January, and then I'm off to Hawaii!

I took my camera along today while snowshoeing, and got lots of photos. Did you see the first one in this post, isn't it beautiful? Here are some more-

It was so sunny and pretty, not too cold in the sun.When you lead the group when snowshoeing it is called "breaking the trail" because you are the first one to cut through the fresh powder. I like to break the trail, because then I get to decide where to go!
Soon we took a rest near the river. It was so cold, parts of the river were frozen.
I love Utah winters and Utah mountains!
Now I better sign off, I need to research yoga for some homework!