Sunday, April 28, 2013

Apr26_Portrait

In our lives… It’s been another crazy week at work both for me and for my husband where I was starting my work day at 6 am and ending it at 11 pm. However, Anna doesn’t seem to mind as long as her normal routine of having dinner together, reading before bed and cuddling before going to sleep is not disrupted. She is enjoying school, her Y afterschool program, her chess club and gymnastics.

Apr27_Reading

Afterschool. Anna still spends a lot of her free time reading. She is now going through Famous Five series by Enid Blyton with some Boxcar Children mixed in for good measure. In the evening by Anna’s request we are reading Fractions and Decimals Made Easy and Anna is solving a lot of fraction word problems that I and her Dad throw at her. Here is an example, If you are third of your lunch, and a bird ate 1/6 of your lunch, how much lunch went into a wastebasket?

Apr28_BigBasin

Places we are going. This Sunday we finally managed to go hiking again and drove to Big Basin. I was looking through my pictures, but it’s so hard to capture the size of redwood trees with a camera. Anna is loving hollow trees where she can play hide-and-seek. It’s an amazing place to visit, we are very blessed to have some of those redwood giants even growing in our neighborhood park.

Happiness picture of the week:

Apr24_Popsicle

6 comments:

Phyllis said...

It is amazing how advanced she is! She is so beautiful, too! What a great week. I hope work calms down for you guys. That must be exhausting.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I can imagine that hollow trees would be a favorite - nice to have such a treasure so near!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I I am excited for my kids to see California redwoods someday (probably soon!)

I hope this week can be calmer for you.

Ticia said...

1/2 her lunch is left :)

I hope things start to calm down for you.

Julie said...

The trees were one of the most fascinating parts of my trip to Vancouver many years ago. There's just nothing like that here on the east coast!

I'm sorry I haven't stopped by in so long. It sounds like Anna is doing great! Can you believe another school year is almost over?

Joyful Learner said...

Will look into Famous Five. K has been loving American Girls Collection and How to Train a Dragon series.

Anna is growing up fast!