While Katia was visiting, we had to visit American Girl Place. Katia was so sweet to bring matching Cheburashka tees for us to wear. I thought it would be fun to pretend we were twins, but no one believed me when I said Katia was my twin!
I had my hair done at American Girl. My moms are always telling me that it is way too expensive, but they finally gave in. Doesn't it look cute? I chose ribbons to match my favorite swimsuit.
After AGP, I took Katia to one of my favorite places- the Central Park Zoo! To get there, we had to walk up 5th Avenue. Katia loved seeing all the famous shops, like Saks and Bergdorf Goodman. Me- I just wanted to see the animals! I took this photo of Katia on Central Park East- doesn't she look pretty?
The Central Park Zoo is very small, but I love it just the same. Katia's favorite animal is the polar bear, so we stopped by to see Gus. Can you see Gus in the background of this photo?
We also had to see the penguins in the penguin house. The problem with penguin photos is that they are super speedy! Can you see the giant penguin in this photo?
Once you complete the little loop of the zoo, you end up at the big sea lion pool! Here I am with a sea lion. They were really active that day- they kept swimming 'round and 'round and jumping high into the air. Sea lions are so cool!
Of course, we had to take a photo on the big Eagle sculpture. Last year, my mom took a similar photo of me and my friend Maiki on the same sculpture!
Then, it was time to go home. I had to grab my things so I could head to Lincoln Center for ballet class. I snapped this photo of Katia waiting for the train. Katia loves subways- she was telling me that the Moscow subway is the busiest in the world. The New York City subway is special too- it has more stops than any other subway system in the world.
I love living in a city- there is always so much to do and so much to explore! What is your favorite thing about the city where you live?