Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter 2017!

Happy Easter Inky!

Happy Easter to all my friends! This year is special because Orthodox and Western Easter both fall on the same day.  I love Easter because coloring eggs and hunting for them is so fun.  I started the day by putting on my new bunny apron and coloring eggs for an egg hunt.

Happy Easter Inky!

Once the eggs were dry, my family met in the courtyard for an egg hunt! Mama and Mom gave me an Easter basket full of yummy candy.

Happy Easter Inky!

I got really excited because I received a chocolate bunny! Next, I posed for some photos in front of a tree- and then it was time to find the eggs I had dyed!

Happy Easter Inky!

I found the first egg in a little stump by the brick wall.

Happy Easter Inky!

The next egg was on the fence above the walkway to the back door! It was such a pretty turquoise color.

Happy Easter Inky!

I found the next egg, a blue one, in a bush!

Happy Easter Inky!

There was a purple egg waiting for me at the base of one of the trees in the courtyard.

Happy Easter Inky!

I ran all over the courtyard and filled my basket with Easter eggs. It was so fun!

Happy Easter Inky!

I loved eating Easter candies, coloring eggs, and finding the eggs hidden throughout our courtyard! I hope that you also had a wonderful day, whether you celebrate Easter or not! Happy Happy Holiday!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Meet My Friends: Zoya Yumiko

Zoya's Eye swap

Hi everyone! I'm sorry I haven't updated in months.  I haven't really been busy, but I haven't been blogging.  Since I don't have a lot of new photos to share, I thought I'd update with another post about my friends! This is Zoya Yumiko Yamamoto.

Inky & Zoya at the Beach

Zoya Yumiko has lived in NYC for her entire life, though she often spends summers in St. Petersburg, Russia, with her mother's family, or in Japan with her father's family. She is thrilled that a few months ago, her Japanese cousin, Hanabi, has moved to New York with her family. Zoya Yumiko attends a local public school in her neighborhood, which focuses on arts and culture.

Hina Matsuri 2014

I love being friends with Zoya Yumiko because we both have different cultures in our families. Even though we both have connections to Russia- Zoya's mom's family is European Russian and my biological family is from Khabarovsk; I am Asian Russian!  Zoya knows a lot about Russian and Japanese culture because of her heritage.  In this photo, we're celebrating Hina Matsuri, the Japanese holiday of Girls Day!

Inky & Zoya at the Beach

Zoya is a fantastic friend. We met because we live in the same apartment building. She goes to school down the street and I'm homeschooled. We still get to hang out together a lot since we live so close to each other. She goes to a special youth group for Slavic kids with me; usually we ride the train together!

Zoya has a really cute dog.  I'll have to ask her if I can take a photo of them together to add to the post later on! He is small and brown and white.

Do you have any friends with whom you share your heritage?
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