Sunday, February 10, 2013


In our lives… Anna’s class celebrated 100 days of school this week. Anna doesn’t enjoy school as much this year as she did last year – novelty has worn off, and she is not as challenged as last year. She actually told me that she doesn’t feel 100 days smarter, because she already knows most of what they are learning. I would agree except that her writing really exploded this year, and now I feel her fine motor skills are ready for even more writing required in the second grade.


Afterschool. It was another crazy week at work, and I am still fighting soreness in my left side. But I was home relatively early every day, and we followed our usual evening schedule of a bike ride, a game of chess and Valentine card writing. Fortunately, all 26 cards are now done, and Anna is planning a couple more for her special friends “for an extra credit”. We also read quite a few books in honor of Chinese New Year.


Places we are going. Another hike this weekend, this time to the local quicksilver mine. Unfortunately, the mine itself was too far from the entrance, and we haven’t made it all the way there. Anna and papa were also supposed to have father-daughter dance in school this Friday, but papa was too sick with cold to make it there. I was surprised that Anna handled this disappointment rather well, and agreed that there is always next year.


Ticia said...

I can just imagine how Princess would feel if her Dad was sick, so I'm sure it was a big deal that Anna handled it so well.

A quicksilver mine would be fun to visit.

Julie said...

M loved the 100 days celebration this year, but it's her first. C didn't really do much in his 3rd grade class. They evidently don't make such a big deal about it anymore.

I agree with Ticia. That mine would be fun to visit. Hopefully you'll make it to the actual mine someday!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope he feels better. I love reading about your hikes.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I am always surprised when Emma handles disappointments gracefully.

We are not yet at the 100th day of school - and Emma has only two valentines made. Johnny and Lily haven't even started! I need to get to work!!!

I hope you feel completely well soon. Or at least better!

Debbie said...

It is so nice when our girls can except the disappointments that life throws at them.

Kelly said...

It's so hard for me to watch my kids get disappointed. I know they must learn to handle disappointments as life will bring them, but oh it hurts my heart for them. It sounds like she did beautifully.
Little J didn't love love 1st grade, but he had a wonderful 2nd grade year. Hope you feel better soon.
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days