Hi Georgie! Welcome to my blog!
Hi Millie - Wow - this is pretty cool. I've never been on a blog before! I'm kind of nervous. I brought you a pie. Apple Walnut. It's one of my favorites.
Whoa - that's for me? Thanks! I knew you were awesome! I read in your book how you love to bake, and I was secretly hoping you'd bring me a pie! Speaking of your book, I notice that we kind of have some stuff in common.
We do? Like what? Do you like ballet and baking pies also?
Well no, but we both have younger siblings who can be kind of - um - annoying. And we both have super cool best friends.
Ah - yes to both of those!
Oh, you are talking about Eve, right? Well, I guess I should start at the beginning of my story. See, we had to move towns because my grandma was going into a nursing home, and my parents wanted us to live closer to her. I had always taken ballet lessons with my best friend, Amber, but in this new town, they were way too expensive, so my parents said I wasn't going to be able to take them. I was totally bummed. TOTALLY. Anyway, I spent a lot of time baking and visiting my grandma instead, which was still fun but not the same, you know? One day, my grandma got a new roommate. A woman named Eve. When I first met Eve, she told me she used to be a ballerina in Russia back in the 1940's and 1950's. Only back then it was called the Soviet Union. Not only that, she said danced with Paulina Strofsky, one of my favorite ballerinas! I couldn't believe it when she first told me! I was starstruck.
I'll bet! Eve seems like such a sweet lady.
She is - she always has stories for me about what it was like to dance back then, and what it was like to live in the Soviet Union. I had no idea things were so different there than they are here. We became really great friends. Amber came to visit me, and she loved hearing Eve's stories, too. It sort of made me feel like I was dancing, even though I wasn't and in the meantime, Amber helped me think of ways I could try to make money to pay for the lessons. She's a good friend.
She sounds like my Natalie. So did it work? Did you make enough money?
Well, I can't give away all the secrets in the book (that Toz lady would get real mad at me) but I can tell you that some of the stuff we tried was kind of disastrous. Toz thought it would make kids laugh, but honestly, all it did was get us in trouble.
Yeah, she did some stuff like that to me, too. It was embarrassing! Anyway, thanks so much for coming on my blog!
Thanks, Millie! This was a lot of fun!
I'm so glad to have another girl to hang out with here! You can come hang out whenever you want!
Until next time