Monday, November 30, 2009

Babysitting Bitty Belle

Hi, everyone! Today is the last day of November, which means.......... Christmas is on its way! It's been so much fun having Elizabeth here with me during this exciting holiday season. We've done a bunch of fun things together, such as babysitting Marigold's Bitty Belle. Belle is a Bitty Baby that is the most adorable thing in the universe. Marigold had to go x-mas shopping yesterday afternoon so she hired Elizabeth and I to watch her. She barely even cried! Belle is such a sweet little girl. :-)
After we fed her and burped her, it was off to bed for the baby. Elizabeth has such a great voice; she was able to sing a lullaby to lure Belle to sleep. Once Belle was snug as a bug in her crib, Elizabeth and I played a game of Uno. Then Marigold came back home with Sunny and Grandma, and she paid us each $5. I'm going to save my money until I have enough to get gifts for my family.

Oops, look at the time! I better get going...I have quite a bit of homework to finish up!


Friday, November 27, 2009

My Twin, Elizabeth Currington

Hey, everyone! Right now I am at Elizabeth's school, where I met all of Elizabeth's friends and Sunny's best friend, Maggie. Everybody was very welcoming...well, except Marisol. She reminded me of someone I know... (hint: think Nellie!)

Anyways, you won't believe what I just found out; Elizabeth is my twin!!! We look exactly alike and we both like the same things. She loves acting and is very outgoing, just like me. Can you tell who is who?

Maggie and Sunny decided that Elizabeth could become a traveling doll and visit me for a while. I just know we are going to have a blast together! Sunny will be making an album of Elizabeth's visit on her Picasa soon. It will be great!

On another note, Elizabeth and I played some dress-up with Marisol's boas. She was not very excited about this, though. Here are some pictures of our fun:

Elizabeth in PINK!


Cali + Elizabeth = Best Friends!
with Elizabeth :-)
P.S.-Elizabeth has an older sister, Mia, so that means I have 2 sisters!!! Maggie & Sunny said that Elizabeth and I were seperated at birth and taken to different homes. :-( Mia was already with Maggie by then. Sorry, I just felt like I needed to mention this.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Thanksgiving! Right now I'm watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the best parts of Thanksgiving, in my opinion! Tomorrow I'm going to see Elizabeth and her person, Maggie. Hope everyone has a great holiday, and eats lots of turkey :-) Bye!


Monday, November 23, 2009

A Letter From Elizabeth

Thanksgiving is almost here! Yum! I just adore Grandma's cooking. This year we're having Thanksgiving at our house so a lot of preparations are being made. I hope Grandma will let me help make the pumpkin pie!
Anyways, yesterday I got a letter from Sunny's friend, Maggie's doll, Elizabeth. We are going over to Maggie's soon to meet her dolls, but I've never actually met Elizabeth or even spoken to her so the letter was a complete surprise. Here's what the letter said:

Dear Cali,
I am so excited to meet you! I've been reading your blog and I'm really curious to meet you, as well as your other friends. I think you have met Mia St. Clair before, but I think that's it. We go to a school called Parkington Performing Arts Academy, or PPA, a school that focuses on things like dancing, singing, acting, and music. I go there for mainly singing purposes since I one day would like to travel the world on a singing tour! Maggie told me you are into the performing arts, too. That's so cool! I think we'll have a lot in common, Cali. I can't wait to see you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Elizabeth Currington :-)

From the letter, I think Elizabeth will be very nice. Maggie says that Elizabeth is very much like me...
Hope everyone is having a great Monday morning! More updates soon :-)


Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving Break

Today was the last day of the Fall Food Drive (we collected 2700 cans TOTAL!) and also the last day of school before Thanksgiving Break. I had a huge exam today, and I'm really glad that's over with. Now I can enjoy my break...even though I won't be relaxing often.
I have a LOT of things planned next week, such as:

1) I'm going to see "New Moon"! Yay! I love Twilight. I have read all of the books!!!
2) We're going Christmas shopping on Monday. Sunny always has to get gifts early.
3) On Tuesday we are putting our plastic Christmas tree up! It's a tradition for us to have our tree up on Thanksgiving.
4) Jane has invited me to a Thanksgiving party at her house on Thursday. It's going to be so much fun. Here's the invitation she gave out:
So that's my schedule. I hope to get as much R&R as possible, but who really can? The holiday season is always the busiest time of the year, according to my family. Happy Thanksgiving! More updates soon :-)

PS- Here's a cute picture of Sunny's pups. The black one is Finn, and the tan one is Gus.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Holiday Must-Reads!

Emily and I have collected a grand total of 300 cans so far. Hopefully we'll collect at least 200 more during the next two days. If so, then (if the other groups collected 500, too) we will have met our goal of 2000 cans. I can't wait to see how the people we're donating the cans to will react when we bring them all those delicious food items. Emily and I volunteered to go to the shelter with Mrs. Devon and pass out the cans.

Anyways, the holidays are fast approaching, and winter is nearly here. Emily and I thought it would be fun to give you a list of our top 5 favorite holiday books. Enjoy!
#5: Felicity's Surprise by Valerie Tripp
Felicity is invited to the governor's palace for a Christmas ball. Unfortunately, her mother is too ill to make her a gown. Will Felicity be able to go to the ball and wear a beautiful dress? Find out in Felicity's Surprise!

#4: Little House Christmas Treasury by Laura Ingalls Wilder
A collection of holiday stories from Laura and her family. All stories are actual excerpts from the original Little House on the Prairie book series.

#3: Kirsten's Surprise by Janet Shaw
Kirsten goes with her father to pick up her special trunk. She and her cousins also plan a Swedish surprise!

#2: Molly's Surprise by Valerie Tripp
Molly misses her father a lot. She thinks that this Christmas will be completely different with him away. She's right, but not entirely. A special surprise greets her on Christmas morning that is almost just as good.

#1: On Christmas Eve by Ann M. Martin
Tess really wants to meet Santa, so she decides to stay awake and see him for herself at the time of enchantment, midnight on Christmas Eve.

I hope these summaries gave you a good idea of what these fun, thrilling, and enchanted stories are about. Happy reading! :-)

Cali*** and ^Emily^

Monday, November 16, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Yep, the holiday season is fast approaching! Stores are filled with Christmas displays and television is loaded with those cheesy holiday commercials. Even though it's super hectic, I can't help but LOVE the November and December months. They're just so much fun!

Anyway, today was the first day of the Fall Food Drive. We collected approximately 350 cans today; not bad for the first day. Hopefully, we'll get more cans tomorrow! Emily has been opening up to me. She was really shy at the beginning, but now we're actually talking and cooperating together. Today we went to the nearby elementary school and collected cans from there. Then we went around the adjacent neighborhoods and asked for donations. Not many people were home, but those that were donated at least 1 can, which was very helpful of them.

With Thanksgiving a little over a week away, school has been pretty relaxed. We didn't have much homework tonight (YAY!) and tomorrow my friend Molly says there might be none! All the teachers seem to be doing in class is fall and Thanksgiving crafts, recipes, and movies. I do like school, but, well...who doesn't like watching movies more than solving a bunch of algebra problems?

I hope all of you are having a great week! Happy Thanksgiving :-)


Friday, November 13, 2009

Give Thanks

With Thanksgiving break right around the corner and then soon after that holiday break, school has been all about appreciating what you have and giving thanks. Yesterday we met yet again in Mrs. Devon's room (with our partners) to discuss our Fall Food Drive campaign. I have to admit Emily doesn't pull much weight in our partnership. All she does is nod at whatever I say, which gets pretty annoying after awhile. It's like I don't even have a partner!
We talked about how many cans we hope to collect, about what charity we'd donate the cans to, and even about how we'd sort the cans after the drive. Once all that was decided, we got to work on the fun part...making posters!
Gwen, the student council historian, takes most of the pictures for the council. Today, though, we changed it up! Kirsten let Gwen model for the poster while she took the picture. Then we uploaded the picture on to Mrs. Devon's laptop, added important information about the drive on to the uploaded picture, and then made a bunch of copies of the poster to hang up throughout the school. We really planned on promoting the drive. Our goal was to collect 2,000 cans, which meant each student needed to bring in at least 2 cans. Most of the student council members were bringing in 10 cans each, because we knew not everyone would actually bring in a can.
Anyway, the poster turned out great. I think Gwen and the rest of the council did a fantastic job designing it.
Hopefully, Emily will try helping out a little more. If not, I'm seriously considering asking Mrs. Devon if I can switch partners. I guess I'll just have to see.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall Food Drive

Every year, around Thanksgiving, Frosted Meadows School for Girls holds their annual food drive, where students go door to door around their neighborhoods and ask for cans/nonperishable foods to donate to the Fall Food Drive. Every year we donate the cans we receive to families in need and people who are going through rough times. It's a really fun event and I enjoy helping out!

Today was the first meeting. Mrs. Devon, an 8th grade teacher, is managing the drive. She seemed really nice and funny, too. Mrs. Devon had some great ideas for the food drive. Our slogan this year is "A Can You Can Lend To Be A Friend!" This girl Sandy Silvester came up with it. She seemed kind of annoying at the meeting but her slogan was quite catchy, I must admit. After we thought up a slogan and the week we'll be doing the Fall Food Drive (next week), Mrs. Devon paired all of us. Jane and Noelle aren't on Student Council, so they couldn't participate but Kirsten was. I was dreading having her as a partner. She's nice and all, but, well, she can get a tad bit bossy.

Yet, amazingly, I wasn't paired with Kirsten. My partner was this little red haired girl named Emily Bennett. Emily looked shy, so I was guessing she wouldn't be bossy like Kirsten, which was a major relief in my opinion. We chatted for a while about where we planned to ask for cans and when we should meet up. Emily didn't do much, except nod or say "Mmm-hmm" here and there. Although, I was excited about having her as a partner, I couldn't help but feel like I was doing all the work and making all the decisions.
Tomorrow night I'm going over to Emily's dormitory so we can discuss some more. I'm hoping she'll be a little more talkative and helpful tomorrow, but we'll have to see.

Anyways, the meeting went really great. At the end Mrs. Devon passed out sugar cookies shaped like autumn leaves and everyone had a grand old time. I think we're going to have a great Fall Food Drive this year!

PS- Emily's person is Sunny's sister, Marigold.

Monday, November 9, 2009

My Birthday

Today is my birthday!!! I am so happy. I had a great tea party themed birthday party and many of my friends were able to come. I invited Nellie but she said she had to go shopping for a new pair of heels (sure...). Madi brought along her new friend Samantha, though. It was a fun affair.

I got a bunch of stuff for my b-day including a new AG book, a Breyer model horse, a Licorice purse, a necklace, and boots from Madi. I loved my gifts! They were all things I was wanting. To see more about my tea party click here.

There's been a lot of birthdays in the last few days, as well as mine. I guess November is birthday month! Well, I better be going. Happy birthday to everyone who is celebrating their special day. See you later!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Standing Up!

Wow. I can't believe I actually stood up to Nellie! Yes, it was hard (and scary), but I did it! Yay for me! I think things are getting better around here already. Nellie apologized after I got all mad and stood up for myself and admitted she was being not-so nice to me for no real reason. Then she called the principal of MM (also, her wealthy father) and told him that she wanted to be transferred back to Madame Montez. I felt a tad bit bad about the whole thing, but soon got over it when the idea sunk in.
As for Madi, she's liking FMSG a bunch! The girls (most of them anyway) are very nice. She met one girl named Samantha who was quite welcoming. Samantha Parkington (from the description) has brown hair and brown eyes and is BFF's with Nellie. Who knows? Maybe Nellie will change and the three could be good friends.
Since Madame Montez isn't too far away from FMSG- about 45 minutes- Madi is coming to my birthday party on Monday. I will be turning 11, which, in my opinion, is the best number in the entire universe! Sunny says she has a "surprise birthday gift" for me. I can't wait to see what! :-)
Most of my friends are coming. Who knows? Maybe I'll even invite Nellie!
(Photo credit: google images)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Madi has left FMSG and has now started school at Madame Montez, where Nellie (key word here!) used to go. As I said in my previous post, someone was coming to FMSG in Madi's place. That someone was none other than Nellie O'Malley, the most annoying girl I've ever met. Why she wanted to go to FMSG after making fun of it at the theater the day I found out about Madi's move, I did not know. So, when I saw her big, white limousine pull into FMSG I decided to go ask myself.
"Nellie!" I nearly shouted. "What on Earth are you doing here? I thought you hated Frosted Meadows?"
"Oh, Cali, what ever gave you that idea?" Nellie laughed, sarcastically.
I felt like I was going to burst.
"Um, you told me you hated it the last time we talked," I said.
"Cali, calm down. This was all part of my plan. Persuade Madison to move to MM: CHECK! Transfer to FMSG: CHECK! Annoy Cali 24/7: a work in progress. That should explain everything!" Nellie smirked.
"Uhh!" That was all I could and wanted to say. The only way to stop Nellie from annoying the heck out of me was to pretend I didn't care...even if I really did.
And here I am now, taking my anger out on Sunny's laptop, typing away. Something has to be done with that girl, and I'm determined to get whatever that is done. Nellie O'Malley needs to get taught a lesson!
I think I might even have the perfect idea! It won't be anything that'll make her feel embarrassed or anything mean. I'm just going to stand up to her!