First picnic this year

This year’s first picnic was yesterday! It was windy and not at all sunny, cold and terrible… but I love nature and how it gives us energy! Our picnics are spontaneous, quick, environment-friendly, almost sugar-free and short. I don’t cook for hours and we don’t enjoy sitting in a picnic spot for hours. Also, I’m not sure if we ever […]

Walking in the winter wonderland

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening In the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight Walking in a winter wonderland And later on, we’ll conspire As we dream by the fire To face unafraid, the plans that we’ve made Walking in a winter wonderland. Ilze P.S. More about the song here.  

Art School for Nelle

Last time Nelle had her art class was before Christmas and the next time the Art School opened was on Monday 8th of January! This period without the Art School was hard for Nelle and me! She asked 100 times – When will the school open!? For example, on Monday they have to paint a picture on a sandpaper using crayons! I would never think […]

Enchanted forest

We can’t imagine a better way to entertain kids and awaken their imagination than a walk into an enchanted forest on a sunny day as it was this Sunday! I call this forest (that is actually more like woods 50 meters away from our house) enchanted cause I and also my girls believe these 100-year-old trees are homes for ferries and […]

Crazy / What just happened!??

Crazy things are happening in my life right now! I can’t sleep more than few hours… I sleep 4 or 5 times per day! I had a bad headache, that goes away and comes back regularly!     I’m not ready to sit in “live” line for hours to get to the doctor. So I’m surviving this by sleeping. And […]

Date night!

I’m late on blogging today cause yesterday was the first time in four years I and Janis went out without our girls! Just two of us at a local youth party!     We met few friends and Janis brother there 🙂 It was like a “local” party with entrance fee and free food 🙂   Nothing fancy & special! […]

Nelle’s Art School!

For the last time this year, Nelle was on her School of Art on Monday. She had a wonderful time and she loves to be there. Next year she will be going for sure. But I won’t do that without my neighbor Lāsma! Thank you! She’s has already been asking how much days till 8th January.. and of course till Christmas! […]

Baking Gingerbread cookies

Our quality time together continues with the baking of gingerbread cookies. Girls loved this activity too! I start to think that they are a bit like me after all 🙂 I really enjoyed doing it, I still remember how my granny (a bit grumpy lady) explained to me that I need to cut cookies starting from one side not in the […]

Spruce cone in electricity pole

Remember that spruce cone in the top part of the electricity pole I write a few days ago!? I watched that pole ever since! And guess what I have the answer! I know who put that cone there and WHY!! Glad I watched that pole ever since… It was none other than… Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)!!! Beautiful! Isn’t he? Do […]

Having fun with headlight

Janis bought a LED Headlight for himself but girls asked politely and Janis couldn’t resist. Girls were happy to play with it. At the beginning, they just take turns and spend time close to us in our living room. We thought: don’t look into eyes with it, don’t look into light, don’t fight over it – take turns, don’t exclude […]