Today is my last day in America. It is a good day to write about the last things I did here.
1. I went to the weather station in Punxsutawney, PA. That’s where the groundhog who sees his shadow, Punxsutawney Phil, lives. The station was about weather. At the beginning, there was a tornado slide that went round and round. At the bottom was a house that you run inside. Me and my brother Avik got to be weather forecasters on tv.
2. I went geocaching at Parker Dam. Geocaching is finding treasure with a GPS instead of a map. If you pick something that another geocacher hid, you have to replace it with something else. This goes on and on. It even has a website for it. The website is called http://www.geocaching.com
3. The Family Bash at church was the last event of Vacation Bible School. I did a performance with three songs. My brother did two. The names of my three songs were “That’s What I’ll Do”, “Workshop of Wonders” and “Y-O-U.” My brother’s songs were “We are the Clay” and “God is Wonderful.” After that, we got our faces painted. We missed cotton candy so we had snow cones, but my grandma made us throw the snow cones away before we were finished. She thought they weren’t too good for us. We felt angry but we forgave her.
Tomorrow, another adventure starts in London!
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.
Yesterday we went canoeing. My Unck almost hurt Avik’s neck because he lifted him up by the lifejacket. But Avik was clearly having fun.
My grandma “Naani” paddled the canoe. The sunset was pretty because it made the water look golden. We saw water lillies. We also spotted birds with binoculars but my brother Avik could not get the hang of the binoculars.
Then at the end we were silent. When we got off, we told my grandma what we heard. I heard birds, the traffic, and my grandma pushing the water with the paddle.