Día de Gracia

Thanksgiving at my house is awesome (fantástico) because everyone is happy. My cousins smile and play games. Meanwhile the grown ups hang out and talk and laugh. My sister Neela eats dessert she made. I usually (usualmente) join the adults and listen with curiosity (curiosidad). Thanksgiving day (Día de Gracia) at home is fabulous (fabulóso).

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Título: Somos Ithaca

Last Saturday (el último sábado) I went to Ithaca Reuse to participate in “We are Ithaca”. It is a project in which all people from Ithaca, NY are welcomed to bring something they enjoy (traer algo que disfrutan) to identify themselves (para identificar sus mismos). Using their symbolic props, people young and old pose (posan) for photographs that are then shared on the website.

When I went, I felt surprised by the photographer because the process was easy.

I think that this activity is fun because we are unique and united.

Spanish adaptive equipment

I am studying Spanish so I will sprinkle Spanish in my posts. So here you go.

My new physical therapist ordered a Kid Walk (un andador) for me to try out. It’s a piece of adaptive equipment that enables me (me apodera) to walk by supporting my legs and trunk (apollando mis piernas y el torso). It is exhilarating and freeing to navigate (navigar) school independently (independientemente). I hope it can strengthen my body (espero que me fortalece) and help me be more social (me hare mas social).

party = fiesta 

My birthday party was increíble. It was a zoo because there were a lot of friends running around. The best part was a huge Connect Four game because of the banging noise when the victory was won and the discs were emptied. 

My talk

Today was amazing because I had the opportunity to present about CP to a thousand educators from the Ithaca City School District. The applause boomed from the audience to the stage. I felt uncomfortable in my chair but in my heart I felt content. 

April (not the month) 

 “Wow that tongue is long, ” I thought when we first saw April the giraffe at the animal adventure park when we visited the other day. 
We saw April,  baby Taj & dad Oliver! Sharing a name with a giraffe is cool because they are spectacular creatures. 

Mountain Coaster

Yesterday we went fast and slow because I went to the mountain coaster at Greek Peak with Molly, Lydia and mom too. I felt like I was flying because it went as fast as a bullet around the curves! It was a blast.