Sunday, June 5, 2011

May31_Hiking

In our lives… This week was another very busy week at work for me, but at least I managed to be at home reasonably early once or twice and we all enjoyed Memorial Day weekend. Our pool has opened on Memorial Day, but alas, the weather has been unusually cold and rainy for this time of the year, so swimming has to wait. Because of the weather we had to hold our “welcome baby” party for our friends inside – it’s the first time our house saw 20 people crammed inside at once, but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Daughter has been an angel during the party and contentedly played with the next youngest guest who was about 12. Now I can cross one more thing off my Summer Bucket list :)

June3_Games “Afterschool” was light this week. We don’t do any writing or math at the moment, but we play games and learn more about the world around us. It’s interesting to see how Anna slowly develops understanding of strategy in simple games, but she certainly still has some way to go before she starts winning these games without me letting her win once in a while :)

June2_Reading

My favorite thing is how strongly Anna identifies herself as a reader. She knows that this is her strength, and she also simply loves books. We read a book together about kindergarten this week, and she pointed out the book corner and said, look, there is a place for me. I hope her love of reading will be cherished and supported once she starts K in fall.

May27_HikingAnnaMama

Places we are going. Last Sunday we went hiking to one of our favorite places in Santa Cruz mountains. Unfortunately, this beautiful state park is slated for closure in the fall due to budget cuts, so we are determined to enjoy it while we can. Anna also went to her swim class as usual – next week is the last class of spring session, and I certainly hope that the weather will get better, so she can continue in our community pool.

11 comments:

Phyllis said...

It is so neat that she identfies herself as a reader. I wish my boys did! Does she find her school work too simple? The other kids must be doing work far below her level.
That is too bad that the park is closing. :(

Kelly said...

It's so impressive that she likes to read so much. I'm glad your party went well other than the weather.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Reading effects so many other subjects, it's a wonderful thing for her to enjoy.

MaryAnne said...

Work sounds very stressful. I'm glad you got memorial day off, at least!

Anna is so precocious, but also very much a child - lovely!

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

Loving reading is such a strength that will take Anna far! I love the picture of her on the bench reading :)

Debbie said...

I agree with the others, reading is so important, as you know as well. That is such a cute picture of Anna on the bench reading.

Ticia said...

That's a shame the park has to close, ahhh if money grew on trees.

Hope your weather gets better!

Mom and Kiddo said...

Ahh, budget cuts. Don't get me started.

I agree that having a reader-kid is a wonderful thing.

Christy said...

That is sad about your hiking spot. I'm so tired of budget cuts.

I love what you wrote about Anna's love of reading!

Kim said...

So glad your party went well! And so sorry about your hiking spot. The world is depressing right now.. Happy hiking. And swimming!

Our Homeschool Fun said...

I know what you mean about a love of reading. Both Hanna and Joe have a very big love for reading and I hope they always will. I hope it will rub off on Jack and Jesse too when the time comes. I've always enjoyed reading and wish I would make more time for it these last few years.