Monday, November 5, 2012

After the weekend.

The sky after the storm

 
Monkey-face. Playing to the chair lock.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What do you do during the storm?

Watch tv with neighbors. That's if you have lights. Or while battery is good on dvd player.



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Black berries

Black berries for the first time. Success.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Morning post

This is how early I am going to work. Not really. This is me actually being late. Usually I am crossing over the bridge while it's still dark. 


Monday, October 22, 2012

Three party weekend

Friday, Saturday and Sunday we had a party. Sunday ended with a huge traffic and that's the result. 


Saturday, October 20, 2012

My toddler

Miss G is 18 months today. I cannot believe it. She is growing so fast.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Second day of ...

My friends are sitting on a new diet - 11 day diet.
I decided to try and join them. So yesterday I followed it perfectly. 4 meals according to the schedule.

Today if the fruit day. 3 meals of fruits as much as I want. and 1 meal with a sandwich.

Friday, September 21, 2012

We are here, get out.

New driver in town. She turned every possible thing she could reach. I was amazed the car was fine after that. 


Friday, September 14, 2012

Teething, teething, teething

This one is a late bloomer. Just 6 teeth at 16 months. Two more just came out.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hot dog

More testing of my new griddle. I had a feeling that I wanted a hot dog. It took 2 minutes to grill hot dog with the bun.
We are in the day 5 of the bathroom renovation. The flight is normal. We are in day 6 of new school year. Flight is normal. I finally done with all paper signing and supplies organizing for both kids.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Day off

I had to stay at home to watch builders doing tiles in my soon to be beautiful bathroom. (hopefully soon)
But of course I had to do something, so I tested my new griddle. Having bbq in the house was interesting and fast.
The outcome:



Sunday, September 9, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

E's birthday



What's the point of getting a gift and putting it for later? Of course we need to make this wheel right away. 1.5 hours and here it is. Now new "squenkies" feet in it.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Little rappers

This car is the fastest, heaviest there is. 


Monday, August 6, 2012

Last beach day




I think that was our last day at the beach. The days are not that hot anymore.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Weekend passed, but here are a late dump


We were camping, playing, saw a double rainbow, visited concerts, rode with a dog, came back dirty and tired but happy.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Fifth grade trip

The last trip with elementary school  for my older one. They went on the brand new bus to Philly.First real trip on his own. It went well, he didn't lose anything.



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Weekend dump

Looks like I don't have any  interesting events during the week. That's just because I don't have time to capture it. Every day flies so fast.

Karate, ice cream with DS1, more karate, playground, and a new Jordan's - our new love.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My past First Birthday

My daughter turns 1 today!!! Happy Birthday my little one!!!!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Of caurse, Mothers Day

My boys are all grown up. They buy me their own gifts now. Thank you school for letting them do something for their mom. There were also flowers and plants for our garden. Photos later. Everything else was pretty ordinary Sunday.







Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring? Where is it?

It was so beautiful last week. 
We thought that's it, spring is here. Noooo. It's back to 40 today. :(

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Twin day

My little one had a twin day in school. All those small ideas give them feeling that it's fun to go to school. I like them. Problem. Find a twin if you don't know anybody in class and think of something similar to wear. Everybody was quite so I was the first one to send email to everybody that we need a twin. Guess what? There were a bunch of people who were missing a pair. So I started something good. Hope kids had fun. Mine did. Proof:


Monday, April 2, 2012

Weekend again

1. New hair style Ms.G. Right after afternoon nap.

2. Scary background. I was too scared to come closer. 

3.  Everybody fell asleep on the back sit. Except the driver.



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Early spring

It's spring here. Well, kind a spring. Last night it was 30F. 
I didn't do any work in the garden yet. I am just petrified to get to that day. There is just so much to do.  And it's just me. See, I even didn't clean last year dried leafs. But my beautiful Giocint got out anyway. The smell is just indescribable.
 


Every day is the same thing. Same schedule with small changes but it always comes to the same routine every day now. It will not be this way for ever, I know. But now this is how it is. I have a quick morning gathering of things, then work till 4, and then my day starts. I am a driver, a teacher, a cook, a cleaning lady, a play mate, decision maker till 9. And after that I have as much as I can stay awake, my own time.

G first birthday is coming up soon. We are making all sorts of preparations. Boys had their first birthdays small and quite, with only close friends and relatives there. But this time it's a girl. The only girl I have. The last baby I'll have so it has to count. Got the place, got the entertainment, got her dress. Missing dress for me, decorations, kids gifts, cake, video of her milestones. Have two more months to finish everything. Somehow I am having trouble choosing the character for the party. Princess and Barby are a little to early, Dora is just too ugly. We just don't have any favorite characters yet. So it has to be mine favorite, and I don't have any. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Next step

G is getting higher and higher. What do you do after you see this? She is just 10 months old and she is on the second step by her self. Kids these days are more advanced then kids 5 and 10 years ago. How does it work?


Grad your kid? No. You run for your phone camera.
OK. Maybe you extend your hand just in case she decides to flip back.
But what do you do when you see this?


I don't understand, how does she do it? We had to teach my younger son how to climb. She just did it on her own in second try. BIG GATES IT IS.



Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekend recap

I decided that I need to write more. So much happens everyday but when I get to the "paper" nothing groups into words. Just spaces. So I think if I start with small things it might help.
It's monday and I can get a small recap of things that happened over these two very busy days.
Me. Nothing interesting ever happens with me. House work, cleaning, feeding, cooking, sorting laundry.
D.   He is always at work. MMA, dance, math tutor, piano, home work.
E. This is more interesting. He had an invitation to girl's birthday party at the pool. That's a first one for us. We were very curious. Good that we decided to go. He was 1.5 hrs in the pool. In and out every few minutes. Frizzing outside and there is sauna in the pool. Like a small vacation.

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It's not only the first pool party we been to, but it's the first not Russian speaking party we went to. I wouldn't say that it was very pleasant. You say something and they smile, answer shortly and move somewhere else. What is that about us? I speak your language, maybe with a slight accent. I have the same aged kid. We dressed appropriately.  So, what is it about me that turns you off? At lease come to me a make a small talk, I came to your party for 3 hours and the only conversation I had was with my son about good behavior in the pool and what he wants to eat. OK. Forger it.

But a small surprise was that E teacher was there too, with two daughters. I have a feeling she was afraid to talk about the school.  So, I didn't ask a single question about E in school.

More tomorrow.



From post events

D got to the second highest junior belt in MMA, "black and red" or as they call it pumm belt(I think) It was very hard. It took almost 3 hours of work. They were all tired and sweating, but they all said it was worth it. Except that D almost broke his hand braking boards. It's the last event of the graduation and after doing everything else e decided that he can do now anything. But four boards didn't agree with him. Somehow if you didn't brake it the first time, every other try goes down the drain. You lose power, speed and just wait for the painful hit to the hand. That's what happened. At least he didn't brake the hand, but cam out with a huge blue bruise.



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Weekend magic

That was free weekend. Didn't do anything. But we had some fun. We called police and kids had so much fun looking at the police car and officers at our door steps. Some track drove into our block and decided to do a u-turn just next to our mail boxes. The result you can see. It's dead. At least some excitement :)



On cousin's birthday.

First birthday N. My niece. She is just too cute. But that's not for my blog. Here I can show how my kids looked. Fun.


Vacation

I was on vacation. First in past two years. So deserved.

E's favorite dancer. "Yesya"

I went diving. Always wanted to try but was a little afraid of it. But older son wanted to do it, and I couldn't let him do it alone. It was amazing. Will do it again next time.

Ocean part of the resort. "Grand Palladium" Jamaica.

Our beach(one of five) where we were spending most of our time. How I want to go back.