Sunday, February 19, 2012


AnnaMama_Feb16In our lives… As you are reading this I am hopefully landing in Tel Aviv. Anna is fairly used to me going on business trips, but this is the first trip of this year, and the long one – almost 2 weeks. I am sure though that she will enjoy her time with papa and her Presidents’ week camp next week. They are going to have “musical decades” theme, and I am curious to see how her musical tastes change after that week.


Afterschool. I have been in all day meetings for most of the week and coming home just in time to have dinner and put Anna to bed. She, however, has been very busy. She loved Valentine’s Day celebration and all the cards and candy she got. Then there was Russian, gymnastics, a science night (see below), an art show… I do hope she can catch a nice unscheduled break over the long weekend – papa is much better in just letting her be than I am.


Places we are going. Our district schools are well known for their focus on science. To be honest, I didn’t notice it much so far, but it was more obvious during an annual “science night” conducted by middle schoolers for four elementary schools of the district. Anna was super excited about this event and wanted to visit all “investigations”. She ran out of steam after about 10, and there were 20+ set up. It was interesting to see how many people showed up for this event, even on Thursday night. Our community is very invested in education, and this is reflected in quality and scores of our public schools.


Quote of the week:

  • Me: OK, Anna, it’s time to go to bed. I need to get some things done.
  • Anna: Getting things done is not the most important thing in the world. Love is more important. Love is the strongest thing in the world. Tickle me, mommy!


Phyllis said...

I love the pictures of you two! They are so sweet. Hope your trip goes smoothly and you arrive home safely.

Julie said...

I hope you have a safe trip. I love that quote and the picture of the two of you!

MaryAnne said...

I LOVE Anna's quote!

A friend of mine from grad school has been making headlines with her science classes, and I'm pretty sure she works in your district...

I hope your trip to Israel goes well!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I hope you get a chance for a little unscheduled down time, too - have a great trip!

Elise said...

Anna's quote shines with innocence, yet is full of wisdom - love it.

Hope that you have touched down and that your trip allows you some time away from work.

It is fantastic that your community invests in education in such a big way and obviuosly sees it as a priority. The best part is that everone in your community can reap the benefits.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love her way of thinking!

Ticia said...

Isn't it fun when they ask to be tickled?

I hope your flight was good. And AMEN to unscheduled downtime. Our schedule isn't even that busy and it seems like it is SO busy some days.

Debbie said...

Have safe travels. Anna is so right on with her quote, love is the most important thing!

hey said...

Children are wise! We need to listen!

Wishing you safe travels.


Christy said...

I love that last picture and the quote.

I hope you have a productive and safe trip.

Sorry I haven't been here much lately; there is so much going on in our house.