December 31

South America Here I Come!

One more day. That’s all I have. One more day in the United States. One more day to be in this little town called Scarsdale. One more day to sleep in my own bed. One more day to play with my own toys, and play with my neighbors, and play in my backyard, to snuggle up under the sheets of my own bed. That’s all I have. One more day. 


I am sad, Image result for sad emoji

but excited! Image result for excited emoji

I am sad because I don’t want to leave my house, and friends, and family. I don’t want to leave school. I don’t want to miss the chorus concert and the orchestra concert ( both which I am in.) I don’t want to be HOME SCHOOLED! Related image

But I am excited because it’s going to be a beautiful experience, and the time of my life

( everyone says that who hears about what we are going to do.) Image result for rolling eyes emoji

But I am also excited because we are going to see really cool things, and places.

We are going to Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina.

At least that’s what we’re planning to do. But, we might not make it to all of the places.

But we know for sure that we are at least going to Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands.

People also say that South America has good food. Related image

But Southern Americans speak Spanish. So we will speak Spanish fluently when we come

back. Image result for uh oh emoji

I can’t wait to go to South America, and I also can’t wait to come back from South America. I have mixed feelings right now. Imagine what I felt like when I found out all this was happening. Image result for shocked emoji

Yeah, that was probably what I looked like. Anyway, that was a month ago. But I’m leaving tomorrow. So, I’ll blog tomorrow but like I said, this is going to be one CRAZZZZZZZZZZZZZYYYYY  trip!

December 19

I’m Back!

I’m Back!

Hi, it’s Becca! I am nine years old, and I go to Fox Meadow ELementary School.

One of my hobbies is horseback riding. I love horses so much!  I go to the farm at least once a week, and I wish I could live at the barn. I love the smell of horse manure, and the neighing, and stomping of the horses. I love the talking of the horseback rider trainers, in the arena. I love every little thing about the barn. I also like to bring an apple, or carrot, or some kind of treat to the horses. It’s amazing how as soon as I give it to them, they munch away. I go to horseback riding camp at  

Twin Lakes Farm. That’s one thing you can kind of decipher about me. In school people call me Horse. ( at least my friends do.) When I go horseback riding all of my worries melt away. I love the smooth walk of the horse, the bumpy, bouncy, ride of the trot, the smooth glides of the canter, and the wind whirring by your face in the gallop. And the flying of the horse and the rider, as they jump over the jumps. I love grooming the horses, and getting ready for a horseshow. I’ve been in horse shows before, they are really fun.

I also play the cello. I have  lessons once a week at my house, and I also have early morning orchestra, and in school cello. I really like the cello. It has such a mellow, and really nice sound. I love playing it. I just learned how to play Ode To Joy. That is my favorite song that an orchestra plays. I love how my fingers grip onto the bow, and the bow flattens along on the strings, and when I move my hand, a wonderful sound erupts from the beautiful cello. As soon as I start playing the cello all my worries go away. Just like when I go horseback riding.

I have two sisters and one brother. I have an older sister who is 10, and in 5th grade, a younger sister who is 7 and in 2nd  grade, and a younger brother who’s 5, and in kindergarten. I have a mom named Sali, and a dad named Michael, and they are both lawyers. They have a law firm called Rakower Law. I once went to court to see my dad in action. And I’m not going to lie, it was super boring for me, I didn’t even understand anything that was going on. In the end, my grandma ( my dad’s mom) started crying, and everyone started hugging, and they were all acting so weird. I asked what was going on, and they said that my dad had won. I was happy for him. The people who hired my dad were really happy too. We were going to go to a restaurant to celebrate when a man from the other side came over to us and said that sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and that’s life. He also said other stuff about my dad, and us. Good stuff.




Everyone says that I’m lucky to have my siblings. I know it’s true. But another thing that I am lucky to have is my parents. I know right now if you are reading this you’re thinking: well, duh! Of course you love your parents, almost everyone loves their parents. I know most people like their parents, but my parents are special. Just like everyone else’s. But mine are special in the “Rakower family” way. My parents always plan super cool adventures and things for us. About a week ago, I just found out that my family is going to South America for three to six months! Whaaaaaaaat?! I know right. It was extremely crazy when I found out too. But I think it will be one of the best adventures I’ve ever been on. It will be really fun! We are going to go to Ecuador, The Galapagos Islands, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia, so many places! I am going to get homeschooled. It is going to be so much fun! While I’m away, I will post things on my blog telling the people who are reading it, what I am doing, and I’ll show photos, and I’ll explain what I’m seeing, doing, and how it is. I will explain it so clearly, and the photos will have so much detail, that you’ll feel like you are in South America.

Hope you read my blog!




P.S. if you read my blogs while I’m in South America,

I guarantee  you’ll feel like you’re there!