Friday, September 17, 2010

Sep10_AnnaBabushka

I cannot claim that the first week of “time to myself” dragged on. It flew by rather quickly with work, reading and trying to reorganize certain things in the house while living in the middle of a major construction (we are using the time to completely rip out and relocate our air conditioner and heater). I’ve been hopping here, and Anna has been hopping in New Jersey. I talk to her every night, and she seems to be in a great mood. She hasn’t asked when it’s time to go home yet, and she seems to enjoy “Russian school”. Yes, my parents are taking her to a professional teacher of Russian, and it’s too funny to listen to her saying Russian words to me on the phone. I will definitely keep her Russian going at home. Maybe I should send her to Russian school here together with her papa, so he can pick up some Russian too :)

Sep11_AnnaPlayingGoing to grandparents is almost like a trip to the toy store. Neighbors and friends loaned some of their children’ toys, and my parents also bought her many toys. As Anna aptly put it, Babushka is spoiling me. She gives me toys for no reason, but I like it. What’s even better, grandparents are also happily fill the role of playmates, something that my adult-oriented child enjoys quite a bit. I am very happy that all of them having so much time playing together.

Sep12_Writing

Of course, my mom is making sure that Anna is not “slacking”. There are all kinds of arts and crafts and, apparently, letters that are written and postcards made, but it’s supposed to be a big secret for me. And, luckily, a good library is close, so she is reading a lot as well. My mom got a few Young Cam Jensen books in the library, and now Anna is very interested in training her memory. I will share some other of her picks tomorrow.

This week I am not linking to Preschool Corner, but you can hop over to Homeschool Creations to learn what others did this week.

11 comments:

Christy said...

It's great that she is having so much fun with your parents.

MaryAnne said...

That is so cool that Anna is learning Russian and speaking it to you over the phone! I hope you can continue to build on her interest when she gets home.

Those "Young Cam Jensen" books sound interesting - sort of like a modern "Encyclopedia Brown", perhaps? I'll have to look for some to read to my kids.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

What a neat time for Anna! You're going to have a lot to live up to, when she gets home :)

Infant Bibliophile said...

So glad her week is going well! That makes it easier for YOU to enjoy the time too, I'm sure.

Debbie said...

Anna looks like she is having so much fun. It is so special when children have that connection with their grandparents. I think about that all the time with Selena, that she needs someone else to connect with.

Kim said...

Sounds like you are both doing great! I'm glad she's enjoying Russian. Careful - if you send hubby off to Russian class, you'll likely be taking a German class yourself in no time!

Sherri said...

Time with parents is the best!

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

grandparents are great spoilers, whether near or far. My mom keeps two cabinets in her living room full of toys for my boys, and we live only blocks away!

The girl who painted trees said...

My mom spoils our kids too. I loved Cam Jensen as a kid. Encyclopedia Brown too. I'll have to look for a Young Cam Jensen though. I'm glad Anna is enjoying her time with her grandparents.

Mom and Kiddo said...

The best thing about grandparents is that when you ask them to play with you they never say "not now, I'm busy."

Not that I advocate watching TV, but one of Kiddo's friends at school has a mom from Russia, and she was telling me her son had shown him a Russian puppet version of The Wizard of Oz. Sounded interesting.

My Family My Forever said...

I think it is wonderful that Anna is learning Russian! And, a great idea to continue it at home too.

I hope your next week is just as productive as your first, and just as much fun for Anna too.