Sunday, November 20, 2011


Nov18_FastCheetahSchool. Anna’s class was doing a lot of Thanksgiving-related activities. Social studies are done on the first grade level, so she learned a lot about Native Americans and chose an Indian name that cracks me up – Fast Cheetah. They also needed to bring a collection of nature items to school to be traded in Trading Day. It’s not very visible in this picture, but trading day was also a Crazy Hair day – she was wearing a lot of small pigtails, and her hair was sprayed pink – she loved it.


Afterschool. It was a turkey Saturday last week. We made turkey hats and some hand turkeys too. Then I went on a business trip. In my absence Anna made a couple of books in her YMCA book club and painted rocks during a playdate. Once I came back, we returned to our “artist of the month” – Georgia O’Keefe – more on that next week.


Places we are going… Looks a lot like real Venice, doesn’t it? No, not really, the hotel in the background gives it away. I was in Las Vegas for our Sales Kickoff, which meant several days of drinking in the evening and working during the day. It was good to see a lot of people face to face including most of my team. Unfortunately, the schedule didn’t allow to catch any shows – maybe next time. In the meantime Anna went to her usual places – school, gymnastics and playdates. Even though she had fun with papa, she was delighted to have me back Smile


Favorite quote: Mama, you are the best cuddler, but papa is the best tickler. I love it when he holds me down and tickles me all over. But he has to remember not to tickle me in the places where I am ticklish – I only like to be tickled in the places where I am not ticklish.

Join Afterschool Linly – hosted this week by Amanda at The Educators’ Spin On It.


An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Doug had meetings in Boise and Salt Lake City and then a hunting trip to the east side of the state this month - the kids really missed having him around, too. He usually takes care of the bedtime routine - I just don't do it right :) I love Anna's Indain name!

Sherri said...

I love love love her colorful turkey hand...she is just like my kiddos..they love all things colorful! :)

MaryAnne said...

I also love Anna's Native American name!

Anna's quote is so sweet. I think it's funny that she only wants to be tickled where she is not ticklish!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I would love the be the best cuddler in my son's life! What an honor to be your daughters!

Ticia said...

Best cuddler! Score!

Susan said...

Best cuddler definitely is a score :)

I like the colorful turkeys, and I can't wait to see what you did with Georgia O'Keeffe!

Kim said...

Glad you had a good trip. It's always so nice to come home for cuddles though!

Elise said...

Fast Cheetah - what a great name to choose.

Anna made ms smile with her quote about being tickled.

The YMCA book club sounds interesting.

Kelly said...

Anna has such a great sense of cheetah! I'm so glad school is going well. I know you worried about that for awhile.
Little Wonders' Days

MommyLabs said...

Haha! I love her Native American name and so glad she enjoyed the Thanksgiving activities in her school.
The quote of the week was one helluva! I love reading these....!
Happy Thanksgiving and hugs to you and Anna :)