April 23, 2015

Nature hike

For some reason ( as Zuzia likes to say ) we can't get out of some sickness that keep dragging behind us. Actually the cold winter was very healthy, but as soon as the weather changed for better, we changed for worse.
First it was Kiki with a sinus infection, that was not treated properly.
Then Zuzia caught cold and Kiki followed with strep throat and sinusitis again which was finally treated.
Kubus decided not to be left behind and ended up with bronchitis.
I followed all of them with awful sinusitis and ear infection. Thus the canceling of our Washington DC plans.
So now with the spring vacation being in full swing and few plans here and there  ( than goodness for awesome library programs ), Kubus got another virus. The one that keeps a child miserable and very unhappy.
I thought that today's planned trip to Audubon Society in Bristol will not happen.
 Fortunately my little man got up feeling a little better and having a small appetite. Signs of improvement!
He was also looking forward to out trip and meeting with the nature.
I must say the weather was not dreamy, it was cold and windy and sunless, but nevertheless kids decided to enjoy instead of complaining.
The two of them. Kiki keeps writing her book and working on her school assignments. At least that's what she says. And I do try to believe her. Her presentation and graduation is coming and then no excuses. But that's for another future post. It should be interesting!


April 20, 2015

Change of plans


There is still snow in Boston!

For the last few years we have been planning trip to Washington D.C.
Two years ago I got sick.
A year ago we opted for a trip to Texas ( unfortunately our plans to move there went down the drain too :( ).
And this year Washington D.C. is still in plans, because I got sick. Again. Very nasty ear and sinus infection. I don't remember feeling this "deaf" and dizzy !

We did not wanted to disappoint kids much and but also we couldn't travel to far so we decided to visit Boston.
I keep forgetting how lovely that city is. And I don't have in mind an entraining aspect of it. I love the little narrow streets and old buildings . Full of charm!

We took a part in guided tour of part of a Freedom Trail.

The guide was knowledgeable, and maybe too detail oriented . Andrzej had few interesting discussion with her on the subject of Paul Revere . He was the only one of the group who had a serious knowledge of the events of American Revolution and the over glorified fame of Paul Revere . I have no doubts that the historian part of me is long time gone...

The trip was lovely even though a little chilly, and we promised ourselves to do it more often. It seem that the proximity of Boston is often ignored by us, and there is so much to learn, explore and enjoy.

But it also makes me wonder how much my kids will be enchanted by Krakow, when visit it this coming summer! It has more charm that Boston, and I can't wait for that :)


April 16, 2015

Wiosna, ach to ty

Sharing a Polish song, because I felt like and because weather made me do that :)
Some like it, some don't. Personally I like the sung poetry. I grew up listening to this artist and his songs are a background music for my wedding video !

Nevertheless my purpose here is to share the joy of warm days of spring! "Spring, is that you?" - that's what the title means ( for those who don't know Polish :))
It corresponds so well with the world outside my window now...

...even though that world is not blooming so gloriously yet :)