Hope my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday yesterday. I know I did! I tried so many new foods! I liked a lot of them (like pumpkin pie!), but there were a few I really didn't like (like cranberry sauce, blech!). What are your favorite holiday foods?
Friday, November 25, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Hi, everyone! It's Katia!
I'm so excited! I'm making friends that are my friends first! So far, most of my new friends have been friends of my sisters. I like them, and they like me, but sometimes it feels like they are still Keesha's friends or Mei's friends instead of my friends. Does that make sense? Anyway, I'd love to tell you about my new friends.
My first new friend's name is Reminy Mastriani. She's actually my English tutor, but we're becoming friends. She's a sixth grader at one of the other private schools here in Cincinnati. She plays soccer like Keesha, but their teams are big time rivals. Keesha doesn't like Remy on the soccer field, but she's trying really hard to be nice to her when she comes over to tutor me.
My other new friend's name is Elizaveta Zakharova-Fields. She was adopted in May from Crimea, which is in Ukraine. A lot of people from that part of the country are ethnically Russian. Elizaveta is one of them. She doesn't speak much, even in Russian, but I do know that she was in an orphanage there. We met in a support group for kids adopted from eastern Europe. I've been going ever since I got to America, but Elizaveta joined our group a few weeks ago. Her new mom told us that she's having some trouble adjusting to life in America. I really want to help her, but I don't know how.
I'll try to post some pictures after the Thanksgiving holiday. This is my first real American holiday! I'm very excited (and a little nervous) to try all the Thanksgiving foods.
We've been super busy, so we didn't get a chance to say so, but Keesha's birthday was a week or so ago. She turned 11 years old on 11/11/11! It was a really special day for her. Her birthday cake was shaped like a soccer ball! My friend Inky also has a birthday soon. Hers is tomorrow!