Saturday, July 4, 2015

Highlights of the Week

My husband had a birthday this week. I gave him tickets to see the Magic Flute next fall, and Smarty made him a very pretty picture frame. She certainly appreciates her Papa and their times together. Smarty has adjusted to her palate expander, but she still has quite a lisp, especially when she is talking fast. At least, she is aware that she has a lisp – hopefully, it will self-correct in a few more weeks. Both my husband and I enjoyed Friday to ourselves – we were both off work, but Smarty had a closing day in her science camp.

Summer Learning and Fun

Smarty enjoyed her second (and last for this summer) week of Camp Galileo. The theme was Expedition Everest, and the kids made Nepal puppets in art and hydraulic climbing robots in science. At home we saw how temperature affects molecular movement and celebrated my husband’s birthday. she made this beautiful picture frame for her Papa’s birthday and we also baked our favorite chocolate cupcakes that we are still eating several days later.

Places We Are Going

Long time readers of my blog know that Smarty does not like TV and movies. She has only been to the movie theater once before (my Mom thought it would be a wonderful idea), and she hated Turbo. So I almost fell over backwards when she declared that she wants to see Inside Out. In the movie theater, she had second thoughts at first (see her worried expression in this picture), but she really enjoyed the movie and declared it her favorite. It’s easy to rise to favorites among so few choices on the list Smile

What My Child Is Reading

Dragon Slippers
This section contains Amazon affiliate links, for full disclosure click here. According to Smarty, there are only three genres really worth reading – fantasy, comics, and “self-help”.  She read all three this week by breezing through Dragon Sleepers by Jessica Day George and its sequel Dragon Flight. She also read some Foxtrot comics and I Wanna Re-Do My Room by Clea Hantman. I guess she doesn’t really want to redo her room, because she volunteered no desire to actually do the projects from that book. 

Favorite Memory of the Week

Me: If you could describe yourself in three words, which words would you choose?
Smarty: Cuddly, loving, reader

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Your Turn

How was your week?


Phyllis said...

Wow, what a pleasant week. I love that first photo of her. I love the puppet and her picture frame! My son Sam, who is now 18 still hates movie theatres. James also has a palate expander, and it doesn't seem to bother him much.

Ticia said...

The dragon series looks interesting. I'll have to check into it.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I like the movie face - I feel that way in the theater sometimes, too :) Glad she liked the movie though. My teens went to see it by themselves (the girls picked the flick) - poor T spent the entire time wondering how he ended up there - but the younger kids are looking forward to it coming out on video.