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 :)
“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 :)
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.
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.