Saturday, January 29, 2011


This morning I took David skiing to a town nearby us. It was so nice spending time alone with him. I didn't know what to expect since it was my first time skiing even if it was on a bunny slope and I wasn't sure whether or not I should enroll him in a lesson. In no time he proved to me that he didn't need a lesson (at least for now) and I realized that I'm terrified of skiing. As my son was going down the hills without falling even once, I was stopping myself by falling down and dragging my body down the hill. I eventually figured out how to ski and most importantly how to stop and we headed to the ski lift -- another fear of mine. There, I had another adventure which is too embarrassing to write about, but that also showed to me how brave and independent David is.

It was a really great morning. Next Saturday we are planning to spend an entire day there (weather permitting, of course).

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Round Four.

David stayed home today with a low grade fever... again. We picked up Julia earlier from school who was complaining of a stomach ache. Yep, now she is sick too. What really made her upset was not that she is running a fever, but that she is going to miss her turn to have me and Seth come in tomorrow and talk about her during her star of the week. Without a beat, David reminded her that just yesterday she wished she were sick too. And then he told her to get on a couch, covered her with two blankets, set up arts and craft area next to the couch and has been reading to her for a half an hour now.

Those moments are extremely rare in our house and that's why when it does happen I run to get a camera. Of course, there are still 7 hours till their bed time and I'm sure in no time Julia will be reminding David that anger leads to a dark side as she usually does dozen times a day ( I told you kind moments are very rare between those two).

Friday, January 7, 2011


This is a view from outside of our window this morning.

This is inside of our home.

David was off from school again with a strep . Yesterday, when his fever hit 103 degrees, all he wanted to do is sleep. This morning, feeling much better and fever down to 99 degrees, he insisted on doing his math homework and playing math games. I think we'll stay indoors today drinking hot cocoa, reading Christmas books (we are celebrating Ukrainian Christmas today), playing games and enjoying an outside view, but tomorrow it's playtime outside! Through the eyes of my kids, winter is becoming my favorite season.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Bit of Knitting.

That's a bit of understatement. I've been knitting non-stop since last summer taking the yarn and needles with me everywhere. Now, as I joined the ranks of parents who wait for their kids to complete one activity after another, I realize this hobby of mine comes in handy.

Among all of my knits in the past few months (and there have been A LOT), my favorite is this Stella Pixie Hat . It was supposed to be a gift for someone else, but once Julia saw it, she asked to wear it and then demanded suggested it came with a flower. I didn't get a chance to block it as she insisted on wearing it to school this morning. I loved working with this yarn which I got at my friend's garage sale and it matches Julia's coat.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year.

Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.
It's our tradition to spend a first day of the year sledding. This year was no exception.