Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sep7_TelAviv

In our lives… I am traveling for work this week again to my favorite destination – Tel Aviv. This time my trip included a weekend, so I had a chance to swim in the Mediterranean Sea and meet my cousins. The trip is going as well as these trips tend to go – a lot of meetings with my coworkers during the day, late night dinners and catching up with my inbox in the evening. It looks like I’ll be completely over my jet lag just in time for me to go back home.

What’s new?. Anna is doing fine under her father’s care. Last week they went hiking in the Big Basin Redwoods State Park and visited Exploratorium in San Francisco. She keeps talking about her summer Mad Science camp, so we signed her up for an afterschool Mad Science class offered through school on Wednesday early release day. It means two scheduled activities a week this year – Mad Science and gymnastics. I decided to keep teaching her Russian on my own, because having a tutor twice a week was just too hard on her and on us. We keep weekends free to hang out together as a family and go places.

Quote of the week. Anna (on the phone with me): Mama, I miss you so much. I miss you more than anything. But I cannot talk to you now – I am playing a game on iPad. Bye and come back soon.

7 comments:

Momand Kiddo said...

Ah, yes the iPad, so all important! My kids love to go to their grandparents just so they can spend time on the iPad!

Phyllis said...

I love that picture of you! You look so happy. It does sound like Anna is keeping a busy life with her Dad.

Ticia said...

Oh man that quote is so typical of little kids.

I am always amazed at people who can juggle lots and lots of afterschool activities, I applaud you for limiting it to only two.

Do they have half days every Wednesday?

JDaniel4's Mom said...

JDaniel loves to work on the iPad too. Her science class sounds like fun.

Debbie said...

Our's may not be the ipad, but we get a lot of the I'm too busy because.... Glad your trip is going well.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I thought I commented on this, but guess I just read it on my phone! Anna's phone conversation sounds just like the conversations my kids have with my husband when he is on trips! I miss you so much but I'm too distracted playing to talk more than this...

We are trying to work out which (if any) extracurriculars Emma will have this school year.

Kelly said...

I think two extra activities is about as much as we can handle too. As it is I'm finding it interesting to juggle 3 kids with extras!
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days