Saturday, July 26, 2014

Highlights of the Week

Mystery Project

  • Smarty is enjoying her two weeks of “staycation”. My husband is staying home with her, so she can attend 2 weeks of a swim class. They both slipped into a “wake up late, start the day slowly” mood, and enjoy their unstructured days.
  • Smarty’s Papa planned a big project for them to do, and you can try to guess from this picture what that might be.
  • I was very busy at work, but my highlight of the week was meeting several of my bloggy friends from Kid Blogger Network who were in town for a big blogging conference BlogHer.

What My Child Is Reading

Reading on the Table

Smarty loves to read in unusual places. She is a “bathroom reader”, but she also loves reading sitting on top of tables. I don’t think she read anything new this week, still rereading yet again Percy Jackson and her favorite parts of Harry Potter.

Places We Are Going

Redwood Forest Ranger Walk

Last Sunday we went to one of our local state parks, and we were there just in time for a guided ranger walk. It was very interesting to learn more facts about California pride – redwood trees. Smarty asked one thousand questions during this walk, and everyone kept telling her how smart she is. I always feel awkward in these situations – on one hand, I know that every child needs positive feedback, but, on the other hand, she already has a somewhat inflated opinion of herself, and this positive feedback just adds fuel to this fire.

Most Popular Post

My very popular post 12 Amazing Engineering Projects for Kids has finally lost its lead this week to August Books for 2 and 3 Year Olds. It’s my third month of doing this series, and it’s enlightening to see that people are most interested in book picks for that age and then for 5 year olds.


Your Turn

How was your week?


min said...

We would love to meet you for a guided ranger walk one of these days but it has to be on a cool day. K cannot regulate heat so she was miserable last time we went south.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...


maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Pinball was also my guess! It was so nice to see you at the BlogHer dinner; hopefully we can get together soon.

Ticia said...

My kids always get comments on their vocabulary being impressive.