Saturday, November 25, 2017

Highlights of the Week

We enjoyed our week and having my parents here. Smarty loved seeing Babushka and Dedushka and being spoiled rotten. We really appreciated my Mom's delicious turkey and an opportunity to go on a date (sans Smarty) to our favorite fondue restaurant. And, {drum roll}, I received a great job offer. The job sounds very interesting and the pay exceeded my wildest expectations :) I already signed all the paperwork, but the date is not set yet. My intention is to start directly after New Year. 

Thanksgiving Day

We had our traditional Thanksgiving with the same people that we usually invite over. As usual, my Mom was stressing over turkey, and, as usual, it turned out great. Our side dishes were also "as usual" in our house - rice and dry fruits stuffing, boiled baby potatoes, corn, bacon and beans, cranberry sauce and gravy. Sadly, almost all turkey was gone by the end of the day - I love turkey, but my husband is not a big fan, so he always wants the smallest turkey. Nevertheless, it was great to spend the day with people I love most in an entire world and with our closest friends.

Thanksgiving Break

Smarty certainly made the most of her Thanksgiving break. She immediately switched to her "late riser" mode - staying up until 10:30 pm and then sleeping in until after 9 am. We did not limit her computer time this break, and she spent some time playing Minecraft, some time just randomly browsing, and some time watching YouTube videos about board games and selecting games that she might want to have. She also had a few Minecraft playdates with her best friend and a birthday party for her classmate. She was the only girl at that birthday party, but she had a blast, because all other kids were her buddies from her middle school math club. It's great to see that she is having a better time socially this year.

What My Child Is Reading

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Smarty spent some time re-reading her favorites and also discovering some new books. I picked up The Maze Runner by James Dashner at the library, and, after some initial resistance, she started reading it and now hooked and demanding the next book in the series. She also read Princess Between Worlds, a book  from Wide Awake Princess series by E.D. Baker. 

Favorite Memory of the Week

I love seeing Smarty play with F. F is son of our best friends - they were even later starters than we are, and he is 5 years younger than Smarty. When F visits, they spend time making elaborate concerts complete with posters and programs and then just play together. Smarty is very patient and loving with him breaking the stereotype of a selfish only child. She told us on Thursday, "I really love F. Of course, I don't mean like a boyfriend, that would be gross. No, I love him like a brother."

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Phyllis Bergenholtz said...

Sounds like she packed quite a bit into her Thanksgiving break.