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.
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.
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!
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.