In our lives… It was a difficult week. My mother in law passed on after a long struggle with Alzheimer disease. While her passing was not a surprise, there is never a good time for these things. My husband flew to Germany, and for the next two weeks I will be single parenting. Anna responded to these events by coming down with a cold, and I had to keep her from school on Friday. She seems better now, and I really hope that she can come back to school, since I really need to be in the office next week!
Gingerbread cookie day – since Anna was home anyway, I mastered my energies to make gingerbread cookies with her. I planned to make them in December for our Jan Brett virtual book club, but we never got around to it. I tried original gingerbread cookies before, and Anna didn’t care for them, so this time I tried this Gingerbread Men recipe, because it said that kids like it more than spicier original version. She enjoyed making them and said that they are almost as good as the one made by professionals. Thanks, kid!
Where we are going. Anna felt better on Saturday, and I decided to stick to our initial plan for a Museum Day – somehow we always go to San Jose Children Discovery Museum when papa is traveling. Anna had a blast in the temporary exhibit called “Tapescape”. It looked like a big system of icy tunnels, and she was absolutely in love with it. She is actually begging to come again before the exhibit closes on February 3, and I highly recommend it to local friends.
Quote of the week: Anna: In our family everyone is unique. You are the only one with black hair and green eyes, I am an only child, and papa is an only boy with beard. But here is a connection between us – we all love each other very much and miss each other when we are not together.