Friday, August 5, 2011


In our lives… Anna was super excited all week about her upcoming visit to grandparents. She also kept saying how she doesn’t like flying because “it makes her dizzy”. Her concerns about the flying were making me nervous too, but the flight went great. We had “in-seat” entertainment system, and Anna spent 5 hours watching Cars and part of Rio, reading, munching on snacks and entertaining everyone who was willing to chat with her including a nice Canadian young lady sitting next to us.

July29_FrameAfterschooling is on hold – it’s time for our official vacation to begin. We have two more weeks until daughter starts school. I am sure that she will do a lot of self-directed and directed activities with her grandparents and then in her last week at home, but I also want her to relax, play and spend a lot of time outside. Of course, I also know that she will read as much as ever – to her reading is her favorite form of relaxation.


People we are seeing are grandparents and their friends. Anna is so very happy to see my parents and keeps telling my mom how she loves her to the ends of outer space. She tells my father that she loves him too, but just a little less. It always cracks me up how honest she is in her statements. Of course, babushka and dedushka are going to spoil her, but that’s what grandparents are for, right?


My favorite part was seeing how easily Anna switched to being at my parents’ place and how little support from me she needs. She used to be a lot more clingy during our travel times. Of course, having all the new toys helps a lot. My favorite is this  Oogly Googly Gears set that was passed down by friends. I really enjoyed building with it myself and making multiple gears spin :)

Aug4_Desk  Quotes of the week:

  • Anna: Mama, how do you know that I will have fun in kindergarten?
  • Me: I don’t know, but I think you will.
  • Anna: But, mama, thinking is not as good as knowing.
  • Anna: Knock knock!
  • Me: Who’s there?
  • Anna: It’s whine
  • Me: Wine?
  • Anna: Whine, whine, I need my mama!


Christy said...

So sweet - it's nice that she enjoys the time with your parents so much!

We have that set of gears, and we all love it too!

Sarah said...

It looks like you're having a great trip! I can't believe Anna is starting kindergarten already! Jane will start the year after this one. And it's so impressive Anna can read! Hooray!

Ticia said...

She did not look like she wanted her picture taken in that second picture.

I bet she'll grow so much!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I'm glad the flight went well - have a fantastic visit with your parents!

Kelly said...

It's wonderful that you had a good flight. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family. I love how honest Anna is, but realizes to be mindful of other's feelings.
Little Wonders' Days

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

Anna makes me laugh with her comments :)
Have a wonderful visit with your parents...and enjoy the last two weeks before Anna starts school!

Debbie said...

Love the pictures of Anna on the plane and with her grandparents. Have a nice trip! I always love her quotes...Now come on mom you have to know, not just think!

MaryAnne said...

I love Anna's knock knock joke!

I'm glad your flight out went well, and I hope you continue to have a nice visit with your parents!

MommyLabs said...

I love reading your "quotes of the week". What a smart and humorous kid Anna is!
How wonderful that she's having a great time with her grandparents. :)