Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June30_OutsideHome. This post is a bit late as I didn’t have much time for blogging lately. Work is still very busy, and I’d rather hang out outside in the garden in the evening than spend even more time at my computer. Anna spends a lot of her free time reading and the rest of her time wanting to be entertained and attempting to boss everyone around. She has been so unreasonable lately that we sometimes wonder June29_DadGiftwho possessed her and where our sweet and cooperative girl went. Alas, some of her “not so free” time she spends in timeouts, but there are good times too. She was very excited about her papa’s birthday this year and insisted on making him “#1 Dad” trophy. The trophy is made out of things papa likes – a mouse, keyboard keys, Lego and crayons. She does know her father!

Places we are going. Anna is still in her Y summer camp, and the theme of the last week was “America the Beautiful”. They did some patriotic craft and went to The Great America amusement park on the field trip. Their Friday surprise was a magic show – Anna loved it and now talks about learning to do some magic tricks and making her own magic show.

June30_ReadingQuote of the week: If I could ask God for one thing, I wouldn’t ask to be rich. I just want to have a nice long life with all my friends and family living long. I would ask to have as many books to read as I can. I would want to have two jobs and change them every week. One week I will be a librarian, then I will be an astronaut, and then I will become a librarian again.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm sorry Anna's behavior hasn't been great. You're not alone! I love her career choices!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I hope you shared that quote with your librarians!

Ticia said...

Ha ha, I'm guessing you just read the story of Solomon's Dream. I'm getting ready to work on that one, and I've always wondered what I would say. Probably something close to her answer, to tell the truth.

MaryAnne K said...

Anna is so sweet - I love her quote!

Emma has been having a rough time lately, also. I think for her, it is the transition from school to summer.

Debbie said...

I think the behavior thing is nothing more then an age thing. We still go through rough times of Selena's way or else. They do like to try to push the limits at this age, after all they are almost grown up you know.

Christy said...

Anna has the best quotes! We always have a rough patch when routines change (transition to summer mode); maybe that is the problem?

Kelly said...

I love the trophy she made. She's so thoughtful. We've had a few days where I want to run screaming from the house! They're usually the ones where the kids went to bed late. I try to keep their bedtimes pretty routine even in the summer, but some nights it just doesn't happen.
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

Autumn said...

We recently went through a period of terrible behavior from Tommy. It was like reliving the 2-year old phase, in a 5.5 year old body. It lasted for about 2 weeks and now he's back to his sweet self. I guess it was just an age thing! I hope Anna goes back to her sweet self for you soon!

I love her quote. And that trophy is very creative!