Saturday, June 3, 2017

Highlights of the Week

It's almost summer break, and we have officially opened our tennis season! We both did not play for a while, but Smarty now has speed and hand-eye coordination to play with regular balls and not with training balls. I am hoping for a lot of joint exercise this summer!
My husband was traveling for a couple of days this week, and Smarty really missed him. She likes to have all her "staff" available. She is delighted that this time we will be spending most of our summer together, except two weeks in August when I will take her to see her grandparents in New Jersey.


Smarty's after school music program had their final concert this week. Smarty is in choir, and a lot of her good friends are in our school's string orchestra. When I heard orchestra rehearsing in school, I kept thinking that they still have ways to go, but kids really pulled it together. Next year both choir and middle school band will become electives. Hopefully, Smarty will take choir again, she did not want to do it after school, but she is excited about singing several times a week and learning new techniques.

After School

It was a relatively "relaxed" after school week, since most of the programs wrapped up last week. Smarty filled extra time with reading, but she is also playing her ukulele every day. I cannot say how it's going since I am tone deaf and cannot read music, but my husband says that she is improving :)

What My Child Is Reading

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Smarty really enjoyed the first three books in Foundation series by Isaac Asimov. She told me that she actually liked the character of the main "villain" of the books, Mule. It's been a long time since I read these books, but I vaguely remember thinking the same about him. She now wants to read the rest of the books in the series as well as other books by Isaac Asimov.

Favorite Memory This Week

A rare mother-daughter selfie :)

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Phyllis Bergenholtz said...

I admire anyone that can play tennis. I am terrible at it!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

That's a fun selfie! It's a shame you don't live closer to us - there is a girl's choir here that I think Smartie would love.

Ticia said...

Great picture of you two!
Not having played tennis I didn't know there were practice balls and real balls. What's the difference?