Saturday, October 20, 2007

Georiga's 6th Birthday!!!!!

Our little Georgia is growing up- she is six years old now! At her Halloween-themed birthday party, she recieved a very exciting present- the American Girl doll named Kit. Now all three girls (actually, four if you count me) have American Girl dolls to play with! Olivia and Sage were pretty excited about Kit too, because who wouldn't love a new playmate for their dolls? After our dinner of giant slices of pizza from the PIzza Shark, Georgia was also pretty excited about the cake Jenny's family provided; instead of the classic homemade cake, Jen took the store-bought route and bought a Carvel's ice cream cake in the shape of a pumpkin with bright orange frosting. It was deliciouso!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Crew! and high school.

Hey guys! So now we have all begun the new school year, except for those lucky few who don't have to worry about school anymore. This year I began high school, and the one thing I have to say is that it is HUGE. And SO much better than middle school! (But don't tell Olivia, because that's where she's headed next year!) This semester I'm taking writing, history, Latin, and honors geometry. I love all my classes except geometry- we have a t'ai-chi obsessed philosophical teacher who ought to be teaching at university level. I find it extraordinarily hard to understand even half of what he is talking about because he goes off on ramblings about the history of the lunch bell or his typing program he has at his house. This year, I also started crew, which is very hard but pretty fun. I get killer blisters on both my hands and feet and bruises on my shoulders (from carrying the boats). However, I also get to go outside and row every day, and I made a lot of friends from other classes through crew already. At regattas, we got 6th out of 13 as our best placing, but one of our other boats got 3rd and our women's varsity eight got a gold and a silver. PICTURE TIME!