In our lives. It was the last week of Anna’s Y camp. The program exceeded all our expectations, both in quality and in how much Anna enjoyed 5 full days of camp. She really enjoyed hanging out with older girls, watching them do crafts, listening to their stories of sleepovers and playing board games with them. Apparently, she was well accepted into their circle as a “fun little sister”. Of course, there is the other side of hanging out with older kids – Anna started to copy some undesired sassy behavior that we are trying to nip in the bud. This week, however, she was mostly back to her normal self, except being a little sad about leaving her friends behind. She is excited about her Mad Science camp next week thought, and we hope that she enjoys it as well.
Special events. Yay! Anna passed her swim test at Y, and she is super proud of herself. She will still do two weeks of daily swim lessons in our pool to get better, but we are happy to see that her progress. This week the theme in the camp was “deep ocean”, and Anna went to a field trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium and had a visit from a Marine Animals Show. As I said, Y summer program was fantastic, and Anna is already planning to come back next summer.
Toys and games. Usually Anna spends her free time reading, but one day this week I picked her up relatively early, and she spent an hour building “a turtle house” from Legos while I was going through her closet gathering clothes for a garage sale. This lucky turtle also got a personal swimming pool and a lot of toys to play with.
Quote of the week: Anna watching a spectacular sunset with me: You know, mama, I think that a famous dead painter is up there painting pictures with God. He is so good that the picture is changing all the time, and it’s also different for different people.