Today is the last day of May and the first day of summer! We started this day with butter coffee and walk to the manor to open the greenhouse. It was hot in there – like a sauna! I really enjoy the morning walk with girls (I ask if they want to come and if … More The last day of May and the first day of Summer!
This was funny! Sometimes girls like to eat an apple, but sometimes not. When I buy apples – they seem to have registered in “apple hater club” and when there isn’t any at home, they ask for apples like “apple lovers”. Helmī loves apples all the time even saying she don’t when the older sisters … More Helmī and apple
Yesterday girls & I had a “day off”. For me, it means more cooking and cleaning, but for girls – more fun! Well, this time I somehow manage without “big” cooking and did all the chores in 20 minutes cause I had something on my mind! A JIGSAW PUZZLE! I wish I had Chrismas themed … More Day off…
What is a mini-rally? Well, it’s the name of an amateur rally here in Latvia. Why am I writing about this!? Jānis is participating in it! He is co-driver: reading off a set of pacenotes to the driver. While he was 450 km away from home we (girls) had a PJ party! Girls are sad when Jānis … More Mini Rally & PJ party
Nelle is still sick and Helmī is accompanying her. Now – two ill and it feels like this stomach virus is spreading. I hope no one else catches it! While girls were sleeping I worked on labels for honey. My friend has honey bee farm and she is selling honey, pollen and bee bread. I love … More Day #170
A few days ago I cooked stew and had spare spring cabbage leaves to share. Also, plenty of dandelion leaves growing outside, so I suggested to pick those and go visit rabbits in our friends family house. It was 15 minute walk with my little ones and it was hot and sunny. We got water … More Rabbits
Weather is getting back to normal here in Latvia. It’s still warm and sunny. But yesterday it was with a fresh breeze and a bit cloudy. Girls asked for gouache and that means – trouble! They will be covered in gouache in no time…. no jus table and chair and t-shirt, but hair, and face and … More Saturday fun
So, I was off the blogging cause I “made” Nelles’ birthday party! This was my 12th kids birthday party I have thrown. Well, I would say I never learn! Still doing it by myself, still cooking, baking cakes, making decorations, cleaning, planting flowers, etc… even when I don’t have much time left. This is called … More Nelle is 6 now!
Here in Latvia, we have such thing as Name day. Imagine all the “Latvian” names (it’s not only Latvian, I would say common names in Latvia) are written in the calendar. What about those whose name isn’t written on the calendar. There is also one day (and that is May 22) when those who don’t … More My girls’ Namedays
Our next stop was Salacgriva. We all wanted to meet my mom. Girls were sad when we left Gauja National Park, cause they meat wonderful friend Normunds and didn’t want to leave. But when I told that next stop is Salacgriva, they were so happy! Linna especially! So, after a one and a half hour … More Hometown Salacgriva