Sunday, October 23, 2011

AfterschoolWelcome all to Afterschool that is hosted this week on my blog. My posts are “week in review” type posts, but I really enjoy visiting other blogs and reading about all the exciting activities you are doing at home to supplement what your children are learning and doing in school.

Oct18_PicassoSchool. This week was a special birthday week, which didn’t go quite as planned. Anna caught some sort of virus, which caused 3 days of fever. She missed 2 days of school, but, luckily, she was fine on Wednesday and could celebrate with her classmates. She is so happy and proud to be five even though she is still so much younger than everyone else in her class.

Oct18_Picasso2Afterschool. Despite being sick, Anna craved things to do while she was stuck at home. We read some more about Picasso and she did three of the projects in Sticker Art Shapes book that I got for her. It’s a nice way to get to know some of Picasso’s works by trying to recreate them, but I was a bit disappointed as to which works were included – they seemed very random. She also did some Halloween word search and copywork.


Places we are going. Last Saturday we went sailing with friends in San Francisco Bay. Anna was very excited about going, and it was interesting to see how confident she felt on the boat. Unfortunately, it was the day of her getting sick, so she was not quite her usual energetic self and even took an unexpected nap (dead giveaway of her not feeling well). Still, it was a great trip, especially the part when we were really sailing and not just motoring.


Favorite moments – this was an exciting week. I loved that Anna enjoyed most of her birthday without even asking for her presents – she was just happy to be able to go to school and be with her friends and with her family. In the evening she opened a big package from my parents. Papa made her a very special present – a little house that actually connects with the castle that he had made for her last year.


Ignore the grumpy expression in this picture – Anna just couldn’t wait to go to her Halloween party and didn’t want to stop for the picture. From conversation on her birthday about her favorite things to do:

  • 1. Hanging out with you, hugging and cuddling.
  • 2. Reading.
  • 3. Learning new things.
  • 4. Cuddling.
  • 5. Playing on the computer.
  • 6. When L comes over and wants to play (our neighbor who apparently decided that he is going to marry Anna when they grow up).

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Kelly said...

I'm always amazed at everything you do in a week, even with Anna out of commission for a couple of days! I'm glad she had a good birthday after all. Sailing sounds so nice!
Little Wonders' Days

MaryAnne said...

Anna's birthday sounds wonderful! I'm glad she recovered from her illness quickly. And the house looks lovely - how neat that it connects to the castle!

Julie said...

I love her favorite things! And I'm glad to hear she was feeling better in time to celebrate with her friends.

Kim said...

She's such an amazing little girl! I'm sorry she was sick, but glad she was well in time to celebrate. I'd love to go sailing!How does Daddy feel about her first marriage proposal??

Joyful Learner said...

The virus is definitely going around. K's friend was sick last week and K is now sick. The napping is a dead giveaway here as well. I'm also feeling under the weather but we have to go see Disney on Ice in San Jose tonight!

Debbie said...

I am so glad that Anna was feeling better for her birthday. It sounds like she had a wonderful day.

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

I'm so glad that Anna ended up feeling better so she could celebrate :)

Ticia said...

Now I'm curious what works of art were included.

I'm glad to see she got a good birthday after all. I need to remember and go back to read the birthday post I saw you'd written.

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

Sounds like a great birthday. I meant to write Halloween Milk Bottle Lanterns instead of Kirsty@Bowerbird Blue. Teach me for doing things when children are having tantrums nearby. Not sure if you can change it for me but fine otherwise.

Mom and Kiddo said...

I hooked up one of my posts from last week, because that's just the kind of week it's been!!!

Mommie of Three said...

Happy Birthday to your little one! I'm so jealous you got to go sailing on the San Francisco Bay, we were just there and missed out. Thanks for hosting this week!