Hi everyone! How was your weekend? It was sunny and warm in New York- the perfect beginning to spring! After my ballet class on Saturday morning, I showered and got dressed to play outside! Living in New York City, I don't have a yard. There are parks near my house, but one of the best places to play as a city kid is the stoop!
What's a stoop? It's your porch! New York City used to be called New Amsterdam, because it was founded by the Dutch. Stoop comes from the old Dutch word for porch. Since there isn't a lot of space to play in my family's apartment, I like to bring my toys outdoors. I got these new Playmobil mermaids when my mom went to Europe last summer. What's the Dutch word for mermaid? It's meermin!
Last year, my mom went to Germany for work and I stayed home with my mama. Since I had to stay behind, my mom got me some really cool treats. The mermaids didn't come out in the United States until this year, but my mom got them for me early since they were out already in Germany. This year, there are new Mongolian warriors on the German Playmobil site. What if they make a Genghis Khan theme? That would be awesome!
Anyway, after I played with my new mermaids, I climbed into a bush next to our building and watched everyone walking by. When I was sick, Sophie Amélie suggested I read Harriet the Spy. I checked it out from the library and I've been reading it on the subway to and from ballet class. Anyway, Harriet gave me the idea to spy on my neighbors! It was really fun, until something happened that made me a little upset.
Would you guys want to hear about what happened, or should I keep my blog about only fun kid stuff?