In our lives. Anna was very excited on Valentine’s Day – in her words, the best thing about holidays is sweets and gifts. At home we don’t celebrate V-Day much, but it was sweet to receive her Valentine cards made in school when she proclaimed us the best parents in the world (usually). I was again crazy busy at work and very tired in the evening which explains silence on my blog.
Afterschool. Anna incorporates a lot of writing in her play now. Last Sunday she threw an elaborate party for her Ballu Blue complete with invitations, party games and presents for her balloon. I felt pretty bad for her when Ballu Blue popped in the middle of his party when Anna tried to get his birthday crown off. She also brought home a book she was working on at school with pretty long and involved stories including one about poor Ballu Blue.
Places we are going. We are still doing good on getting out every weekend. This week we went to The Big Basin State Park – home of majestic redwood trees. Interestingly, Anna remembered a lot of landmarks on the trail from her previous visit there last year. We got a State Park pass and hoping to visit more parks this year within reasonable driving distance from our home.
Quote of the week:
- Me: When I went to the first grade, we had 44 kids in the class.
- Anna: Did you have iPads for everyone?
- Me (laughing): Honey, there were no iPads at the time I was in the first grade.
- Anna: But surely you had phones and could text each other? Were there no phones either?