Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kiki Reports on ... KIKI

Don't you think it's about time I wrote about myself? After all, this is Kiki's Korner, not Mia, Eva, Kirsten, Samantha, Josefina and everyone else's corner. I mean, I like reporting about them and frankly there are days when I don't have a very interesting life, so, it's a good thing someone else does! But, that's not always true, which brings me to the other reason this report is about me.
Today I was wandering around our doll town, wondering what to write about. It was a grey day, which is unusual for us, and a cold wind was blowing. The streets were empty and quiet, except for the sounds of dried leaves blowing across the sidewalk. There was no one around, no kids playing or anything interesting to see.

I was getting cold and I had decided to head back home, when I passed Samantha's house. I saw through the window that she was talking to Eva and Clara. I knocked on the door and they invited me in for a cup of hot tea. I'd rather have hot chocolate, but tea with honey is good, too. I hoped they were talking about something new and exciting to inspire my blog report. But, guess what were they discussing - clothes! Seriously! I couldn't believe it. They were taking all about making new clothes for spring, and what would be in style, what colors they would like to wear... and it's still January! I had my pencil and pad ready to take notes and quickly dropped them back in my pocket. Borrrrring! I drank my tea, said thanks, and left.

So, I guess today I have to write about myself. Okay, first, I am not interested in clothes. (Haahaaa - you already know that!) Second, I have mentioned in other blogs that I love science and animals. And, third, I love sports! My favorites are snowboarding and skateboarding. I also like to roller blade, play soccer, and go hiking, and pretty much do anything outdoors. Lately I've been taking gymnastics, mostly because it will help me learn to do tricks on my boards. Gymnastics is a great way to get strong and flexible.

My gymnastics class is also fun because I get to take it with Mia, Luci and Ayla. It's fun to have friends in classes and makes me look forward to them even more than I would anyway. Luci is really good at the balance beam. Mia and Ayla love the bars. My favorite thing is learning to do flips and jumps. We do them on the trampoline and the floor, too. I'm getting better every day.

So, that's me in a nutshell: not a fashionista, but science and animal lover, and a sporty kind of girl who likes to write reports about her friends and town. There you go!

It would be great if you want to let me know what kind of sports you like best! If you don't like any sports, that's okay, too. And, sorry. It's too windy for me to take any photos today!

Hugs, ~ Kiki

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Getting Ready for Valentines Day

It might be a little early, but some of the girls here are very excited about Valentines Day. Lalita, Eva and Luci began decorating the treehouse this morning. I think they are planning to have a Valentines Party. Lalita
Lalita wanted to show you one of the hearts they made. First they rolled out some air dry clay and cut out the hearts with a cookie cutter. After it dried they painted on designs, and then added a coat of shiny sealer. Before the clay dried they also poked a hole in the top so they could add a pretty ribbon for hanging up the hearts.
Eva decorated a mailbox for everyone to put the Valentines in.
Luci put up some pink paper with tiny hearts inside the treehouse and is getting ready to put some hearts in there.
Valentine Treehouse
Here's the progress so far. I think it's looking good!

Are you doing anything special for Valentines Day?

Hugs, ~ Kiki

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Loft Bed

Hi everyone! Guess what??? I got a loft bed. I'm really excited about it because I can sleep up high and then have a special little room underneath to hang out in.

Loft bed
Isn't it cool? And, my new laptop was my Christmas present. I love it!

Study space
Right now we have an old table underneath for me to do my school work on, but Tía Meli says she will build or find me a real desk eventually. I am home schooled and really needed a good, quiet place to work. Today Ayla and Mia came over to work on a project we are doing together because they are home schooled, too. We got a little distracted and started giggling, and pretty soon Tía Meli came in to ask what we were doing.

Homework?  12/366 ToyProject ADAD
Oops! We got back to work after that until it was time for a snack. School work makes me hungry!

What's you favorite subject to study? I like science, and especially learning about animals!

~ Kiki

Friday, January 6, 2012

Three Kings Day, Legos and Lalas!

Today I want to tell you about how Josefina and her family celebrate more of the Christmas season. Today is Three Kings Day. It is the day when the three kings arrived at the stable where baby Jesus was born, and they brought him presents. To celebrate this, Josefina and Esperanza put out their shoes last night.

Shoes Are Ready
The shoes were filled with straw for the camels to eat, and the girls hoped they would each get a present. Well...

Josefina and Niña
Josefina got a lovely doll. She is so happy! She named the doll Niña.

And Esperanza got a necklace which is a beautiful cross. It think there are real jewels on it, but I'm not sure!

Presents!  6/366 Toy Project ADAD
So, they DID get presents, and just what they had hoped for. Today they are all dressed up because there will be a big fiesta in the town to honor the Three Kings. Naturally Esperanza will wear her new necklace and Josefina will bring her doll.

In other news... I was playing with Mia the other day. Guess what she likes... Legos!!!

Let's Play Dollies 4/366 Toy Project
We played with some Star Wars Legos that she had from Christmas and I thought it was fun. But, then Clara came along and wanted to play dolls, but Mia said "No thanks!" I was kind of stuck, because I couldn't just leave Mia and go play dolls with Clara, but I felt bad for Clara because she would have to play dolls all alone. Later I talked to Clara about it and she said not to worry. She and her dolls had a great time. They had a tea party.

Clara's Style of Playing 5/366 Toy Project - ADAD
Dolly #1 said: "Would you like more tea, Dahling?"
Dolly #2 said: "Oh, yes! That would be lovely, dear."

I guess it all worked out. Next time I want to play dollies!

So, inquiring minds want to know!
1. Do you celebrate Three Kings Day?
2. Would you rather play with Legos or dolls or both?

Over and out,
~ Kiki

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

I was so excited about New Year's Eve! Tía Meli said we could have a slumber party and I had a secret plan: to stay up until midnight! I thought that if we played games and had enough things to keep us busy we could stay awake. Piece of cake. Right? Well... It started out fine.

I got some beads for Christmas and decided to share them, so we could each make necklaces. Ayla, Carla and I got started.

Ayla made hers first and she decided to go ahead and make one for Aleah who would be arriving soon.

Aleah came and was thrilled because she loves butterflies and we all put on our new necklaces.

Next on the agenda: PIZZA! What is a slumber party without pizza? teehee

After we ate we played Apples to Apples. Have you ever played it? It's a fun game and we laughed a lot and played it for a long time.

Then I passed out notepads and pencils so we could each write down some New Years resolutions. Mine are to learn more about birds because I want to be an ornithologist. That's a person who knows all about birds. Clara and Aleah both want to learn ballet and Ayla wants to learn to roller blade. At this point *yawn* we started to get... ummmmmmm... soooooo... sleepy.....

And this is what happened! Oh well. Maybe next year I will be able to stay awake until midnight!

Hugs and Happy New Year,