the life of a tween

Minnesota (small pop)lol


Every year, as one of our few family traditions, we go to Minnesota, also known as small pop. (get it?) Gramma Linda, our Great Uncle Gary, and our Great Aunty Ruthie own three cabins up there. Here are a few things we do at small pop:



  • see movies!
  • go turbo tubing!
  • go fishing!
  • catch really big fish!
  • go swimming in the lake!
  • go to the arcade!
  • go bowling!
  • go to the ‘Art in the Park’!
  • eat LOTS of ice cream!
  • play giant jenga!
  • bar-bq!
  • go seadooing!
  • go SHOPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • play lego!
  • stay up late!
  • play board games late at night!
  • ride/drive in Gramma Linda’s boat!
  • go canoeing!
  • shoot the BBgun!
  • play soccer and croquet!
  • read lots and lots of books!
  • go to the library!

Allow me to introduce myself…


My name is Kaia. I’m 9 years old, & my birthday is on July 14, so I’m turning 10 super-duper soon! I have a super annoying little brother, as lots of you reading this probably do too. I have brown hair & brown eyes. I am also the shortest person in my class. But I’m the fastest to, which is pretty cool! I have 3 major best friends, Zoe, Katie & Ayla. They’re totally awesome & like the sisters i never had! Instead i got Koa. Bleagh. LOL. Anyway, on July 4th, which is the day the USA was discovered, we went to the parade, which was so cool, plus i got a ton of candy. But what was even better was the running races after the parade! I ran in the girls 8-9 race. & guess what place i got? 1ST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!! I got first place in the girls ra-ace! hey, that rhymes! (ROTF) July 4th is also my gramma’s b-day. But there are a few things you should know about me:

  1. Im obsessed with clothes and fashion
  2. I love interior designing
  3. I’m AWESOME at drawing people & landscapes & 3-D buildings
  4. I LOVE art
  5. I have multiple friends who are boys
  6. I have 1 BFFL (best friend for life) who is a boy
  7. I have 2 retainers
  8. I’m Chinese, Swedish, Hawaiian, & German (and whatever my dad is)
  9. I love reading (I read at a highschool level)
  10. I’m obsessed with Lego.

                                    I hope you enjoyed my post!

Kaia M Richardson