Friday, May 20, 2011

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This is going to be a short review, but the week was long for me. I was asked to step up temporarily for my manager and he couldn’t have left at the worst moment because of all the events unfolding within and outside our team. I was working pretty late, but Anna had fun with her papa including baking, playing with playdoh and visiting neighbors. She always plays much better on her own under his care too – he claims that I am spoiling her too much. Anna’s theme in school was Sports. Speaking of sports, swimming is going well, and my husband has decided that he should be able to take over from when this class ends and teach Anna to swim once our community pool opens for summer.

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Fine Motor Skills and Arts. Anna’s favorite game this week was “Thanksgiving” with her paper dolls and variety of drawn foods. The best part for her was being able to cut her food into pieces. She was also writing invitations for imaginary guests and drawing pictures. We finally did our Morocco craft – Paper Hands. Anna was delighted to try out her new glitter markers, and I was surprised to see how well they work.

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Quotes of the Week: I think that your boss should do his job and your job too. You have a little one who needs you. And you spend too much time on the phone. He can just talk to himself.

Why is it that the bad day always arrives without me knowing it?

When I found Morocco on the map, I was overjoyed. I knew that we read about it before. And I was also overjoyed about seeing Moscow. Is it true, mama, that for people who are not Russian Russia is a big fat “nyet” (the last phrase is a quote from the book she was reading).

10 comments:

Christy said...

I don't know why I am surprised, but Anna's vocabulary is impressive.

I hope work slows down for you.

We started swimming lessons recently. They aren't going so well for us - actually R is fine, I can't get C in the pool. This is what I get for waiting so long to start. Ugh.

MaryAnne said...

I love the quotes - very insightful.

What book says Russia is a big fat "nyet"?

Do the glitter markers get glitter everywhere, or just where they are coloring?

I hope work calms down soon for you - it sounds very stressful!

Phyllis said...

Too bad things are so busy for you, but it sounds like a change was good for all. I agree with Christy, her vocabulary is amazing.

Ticia said...

I love glitter markers and glitter glue! Normal glitter not so much.....

Anna's first quote made me laugh.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Terrific quotes from Anna! I think your husband is probably correct, and Anna knows how to pull your strings :) So, cute.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Oh that girl cracks me up! We are "overjoyed" here a lot too - aren't they funny when they act so grown up?;)

Sorry you had a rough week! I hope next week is better for you!

Kim said...

I can certainly understand your urge to cater to Anna's requests to play together all the time. It must be hard to be gone all day, and then try to say no... Crumpet's dad thinks I spoil him too, and I do, but I figure there is only a short time more when he will want to play with me at all...
LOVE her quotes. Yes, I think your boss should talk to himself and let you stay home with Anna! I hope things slow down.

Debbie said...

I always love Anna's quotes. The first two just cracked me up.

Kelly said...

Anna's quotes are priceless. I love the, "He can just talk to himself" one the best.
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The girl who painted trees said...

I love when they pull out words like "Overjoyed". Hope next week is less stressful at work.