I went dog sledding with Sonali! It was fun, even though our dog has buggy eyes. She's been so much fun to have around. Actually, she and Marisol are best friends and they are always dancing together. We were just in Coppélia last week, as Golden Hours. It was fun, but it was too much waving arms and not enough awesome jumping!
Anyway, I recommend dog sledding if you have the chance to do it. It's so much fun to feel the wind on your face as you speed around. Someday, I think I want to go with Violet. It would be so much fun to load up the sled for winter camping together. That's the best thing about having Violet as my best friend- she's always up for adventure!
Today was a cold day- but it turned out to be exciting! I got to go to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's home, which is a National Historic Site. It was awesome. I got to go in his house and look at all his things. You can't take pictures in the house, but here is a picture of me with a statue of his dog, Fala. Did you know that Franklin Delano Roosevelt has also been to Ukraine? He has! He was in Yalta with Stalin and Churchill, working on ending the Great Patriotic War (that's what we call WWII in Russia.). You know what's funny? I saw the cloak he wore that day in his closet. And then Mama told me that she's been to the palace where they held the Yalta Conference and played in the hallways. Whoa!
I had a lot of fun at FDR's home. The gift shop had dishes just like Kit's, some cool pencils, and Kit's books! If you go, make sure you don't get the bald ranger. He's mean! He wouldn't let me have a Junior Ranger book. Luckily, after the tour, two rangers came up and gave me a booklet and said they were very sorry the first ranger was mean. So I earned my Jr. Ranger badge after all! It's not actually a Jr. Ranger- at FDR's home, it's a Junior Secret Service badge!
Happy New Year! Here I am with our New Year tree. Isn't it pretty? Yeva and I stayed up late waiting for New Year to happen. We watched television to see the ball drop. Guess what? They showed clips of New Year in Moscow! It was really exciting. Yeva and I wanted to have fireworks, but we didn't because Jen won't let us have them inside. Stinkbugs!
I got some really good presents. Susie and Jess sent me and Iris jewelry. My moms gave me a puppet of Karl Marx!