Sunday, April 17, 2011

Apr13_Dress

This was a spring break week for Anna, and she really enjoyed her time off. On Thursday we all attended a very intimate wedding of our close friends. This is a preview of the dress Anna was wearing to the wedding – she was very pleased with its “twirliness”. She was disappointed that the wedding didn’t have any dancing – it was a civil ceremony in San Francisco City Hal. Our wedding party had another boy her age, and the kids hit it off right away. A ring bearer and a flower girl were soon off chasing each other around City Hall. Luckily, it’s a touristy spot, so nobody minded them. I am looking forward to getting some pictures from the wedding eventually.

Apr12_CarRide

Our other close friend also had something new this week – a new car! Anna was thrilled with a ride in a convertible and didn’t mind a wind at all. She said that she wants to ride in this car for the rest of her life. We joke that we need to stay away from boys with fast cars when she is a teenager :) We all went for a drive to the mountains – something that Anna wanted to do for a while. Everything is still so new to her, since she seems to have very little memories from the same things we did last year.

Apr15_Zoo

On Friday I took a day off as well, and the three of us went to San Francisco Zoo. The weather was perfect, and we all had a blast. Again, Anna had very little memories from previous visits except one – the petting zoo. It was interesting to see how much more relaxed she was around the goats and how enthusiastically she took in every new animal we saw. Interestingly, she said that her favorite part was an insect zoo. My husband and I couldn’t get out of that hall full of big bugs fast enough – ewww!

Apr16_Bubbles

The rest of Anna’s spring break was spent at play and with books. She spent a lot of time outside “helping” papa with the garden work, blowing bubbles and taking care of her plastic farm animals. Her favorite toy this week was a big balloon – she just loves inventing games with it. It’s amazing how quickly the time can pass when one is having fun. I hope she will be excited to go back to school on Monday and meet her friends and teachers again.

16 comments:

Christy said...

Spring break is this week for us because tomorrow is Patriots day in MA and our break always falls that week. We are looking forward to relaxing, but bummed that it is supposed to rain most of the week.

I love Anna's dress; R would LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

My father-in-law has a convertible and my kids think it is very cool. They aren't very practical in MA though.

Phyllis said...

That sounds like a perfect spring break to me! Lots of fun, exciting things for her to experience.

Sarah said...

What a fun and exciting week! Anna looks beautiful in her dress.

Ticia said...

I never realized Texas had such an early spring break until everyone started posting their Spring Breaks this week.

I love those first two pictures!

learning ALL the time!!/Susan said...

Sounds like a lovely week :)

I would have been with you about getting away from the bug exhibit...I am not a big fan of bugs. My Jenna, on the other hand, will pick up spiders! AAHH!

Kim said...

Sounds like a lovely week off for Anna. She looked beautiful in her twirly dress!

Mom and Kiddo said...

What a nice week! We have spring break for the next 10 days, lots of days to fill!

MaryAnne said...

We have spring break this week, and I'm looking forward to it! Especially if everyone can stay healthy, for a change!

MaryAnne said...

Forgot to say, I love that photo of Anna all dressed up for the wedding, she looks so pretty!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I want a twirly dress too! And, why don't they make convertible minivans?

Debbie said...

I love Leah's comment! Anna looks so cute in her twirly dress. Sounds like a perfect Spring break.

Kelly said...

It sounds like a perfect spring break. I'm always amazed at what the kids find interesting at different times. It's often not what I would imagine. She looks beautiful in her dress.
I like the idea of a convertible minivan Leah...someone tell Honda!

Eva said...

insect zoo :) it reminds me of how we brought our daughter to the zoo and she was more interested in the ants on the ground than she was with the great big animals! A ride in a convertible sounds fun! looks like Anna had a great week :)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

What a wonderful week!! Aren't convertibles so much fun??

Julie said...

It sounds like she had a great spring break! I love the comment about the convertible!

Our Homeschool Fun said...

WOW! What an amazing and fun Spring Break! I bet Anna had an absolute blast!

I LOVE her dress! It is so pretty.

That picture of the two of you in the convertible is priceless. Like your comment about boys and fast cars too :-).