This week, we went to Virginia to visit my grandmother. The drive from Pennsylvania was four hours. On the first day, we went to Whole Foods and ate sushi outside. The sushi was yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy.
The next day, we went to Burke Lake Park to play. I met another little girl who was five and also from China. Her name was Chung Ling. We spoke in Chinese to each other. I also rode a train around the park and a horse on a carousel. I played miniature golf with Avik and Daddy. Daddy won.
On the other days, we went swimming. I can swim underwater really fast and long now. We went to another park and a movie theater. I saw a 3D movie about Planes. I spent time with my family – Aunt Chand, Grandma, and my Uncle Sudeb’s new wife’s mom. I read books, ate ice cream (my new favorite flavor is cookies and cream) and made mosaics.
The best though, was the visit on Friday to the Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. I went into a room full of butterflies and took pictures. My brother Avik was scared.
I had a great week. Now I’m back at my mom’s mom’s house until next week, when I go to London!
Yesterday we went to Penn’s Caves. It was really FUN!
Penn’s Caves had a huge animal wildlife park. We saw bison, white tailed deer, long horn cows, a vulture, a bobcat, and two bears – Oscar and Pearl. They were twins.
After the tour, we went to see the caves. The caves are more than 100 feet under ground, and were discovered by someone falling in a sink hole.
At first, I was afraid to go in the caves. Avik was afraid too. But then I saw how interesting they can be. We saw lots of rocks. I never knew there was so much iron on rocks.
At the end, I got to eat half of a chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream sandwich.
Yesterday, Rachel, Lauren, Avik and I were all jumping on the trampoline. I told them my idea of having a puppet show. They thought that was a good idea. Then they came over and we created a finger puppet show. The puppets were a lion, a sheep, a blue bird, a pig, two ducks, a monkey and a green bird. They all danced to a song. We had a lot of fun because all my friends were there.
This week, Avik and I did lots of different things. My Uncle Ravi played with us on Monday and Tuesday. We took lots of pictures and made a moss garden.
On Wednesday, we went to the petting zoo and saw lots of animals. We saw donkeys, a gigantic rabbit, a peacock, a zebra, hound dogs, guinea pigs, two turtles, one big fake turtle (Naani thought it was real but we thought it was fake and we were right), and a wolf.
The next day, my mom took us to the library for science and story hour. At the library, I made green slime. Avik read a story about a zoo full of animals that went on strike.
Afterwards, we went to the grocery store Martins. They had a sign that had a corn boy and a farmer girl.We took a picture in it.
After the library, I took some time to read.
Avik wanted to play rocket balloons but he lost his air pumper.
On the last day of the week, Naani cut Avik’s hair.
Then we went to the Penn State Art Festival. They had a huge water dunking machine, but we forgot our swimsuits. We couldn’t go under it. That was disappointing. We went through the mist tunnel instead.
It was not a good week. It was a great week. This week will be even better because Daddy is coming.
(Thank you Avik for helping me write this blog post.)
My brother and I love tattoos. Our Uncle and Aunt Laura gave us the tattoos. My brother had monster tattoos and I had a whole book full of girl tattoos. We had a tattoo party yesterday. It was really fun until my mommy said, “No more tattoos!”
Yesterday, we went on a nature walk at Parker Dam.
This is a yellow flower I took a picture of. Do you know what it’s called? I don’t.
These are beautiful, aren’t they?
This is me putting a heart on my head.
Nature makes me feel happy.
This weekend was the 4th of July. That is America’s birthday.
My Uncles Ravi and Billy, my Aunts Rati and Laura and Pinky, and my cousin Jaiya all came to visit. The weather was hot. We went on a motorboat.
At night, we went to see fireworks.
They were beautiful but one almost hit us on the head. It was really scary.
We did not have a cake to celebrate America’s birthday. But we did have a pineapple upside down cake to celebrate Uncle Ravi’s birthday.