Monday, June 18, 2012


Summer camp. Summer has come, and daughter happily headed out to Y summer camp. Conveniently, she still goes to the same location on her school campus. The program is awesome and includes weekly field trips, swim days at a water park and a “media day”. Anna informed us that Y has something called Nintendo Wii. She doesn’t even know that we have it at home too and we prefer to keep it that way. Anyway, she absolutely loved the first summer camp week and is looking forward to the next theme.

June16_ReadingAt home we are taking it easy. As always, Anna reads a lot. She already read about 20 books in the first 10 days of summer vacation, most of them chapter books. Russian and gymnastics are on for the summer, but we also try to spend as much time as possible in the pool. Anna was very disappointed to have failed a swim test in Y – she didn’t get to go on a big water slide. Finally, she has a real desire to learn swimming “for real”, and we hope that we have a full fledged swimmer by the end of this summer.


Places we are going. Anna went to a water park and to an arcade playground with her Y camp. She was very excited to win some candy in the machine. During weekend we had a much needed get together with our friends. Anna was very excited to be a babysitter for their one year old son… for about 10 minutes. Then “Anna’s exciting daycare” closed for a day, and Anna firmly informed us that she does not need a baby brother.


Quote of the week (The picture is after eating the first ever ice-cream from the truck).

  • Anna (still completely enchanted by the Bible stories from 101 Read-Aloud Bible Stories): Where is The Arc of the Covenant now? 
  • Me: Well, you know, there is very little archeological evidence that the events of the Bible actually took place. The Arc of the Covenant, if it existed, is lost to us.
  • Anna (enthusiastically). I will be an archeologist! I will be the one to find the Ark! The God will make miracle for me and will show me where it is.


MaryAnne K said...

I love Anna's ice cream face!

Lily is SO excited about having a baby sister - and I have a feeling that she may have a hard time dealing with the reality of babies. Hopefully not...

Julie said...

I just love her quotes! That one made me laugh out loud! Glad to hear she's enjoying the summer already. I hope she passes the swim test soon! C won't even attempt it. He just stays in the low end during his weeks at the Y camp - which is one of the reasons he's only going for two weeks this year.

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Debbie said...

I love how after babysitting for such a short period of time Anna decided a little brother isn't worth it.

Ticia said...

Ha ha, I had to laugh at your hiding the Wii, I've often thought about doing that.