June 7, 2017

Childrens' Day 2017

I have noticed that with age the excitement about Children's' Day slowly dies out.
The girls did not give us any idea about what they would like to get ( maybe because we wouldn't go for another game or PlayStation ) and decided to postpone ice cream outing for another day :(  Growing up doesn't come easy, especially for parents, and we can't avoid it...

On the other hand Jacob had a lot of ideas and he settled down for his desired Lego set.
He got up early on June first and started working. After school he worked almost non stop ( a break for dinner ) until 9 pm. !
His determination and perseverance is something to strive for.
With just a tiny bit of help he was able to finish the set quite fast.
 I love his love for building and putting things together. Looks like another engineer is in the making :)







 
Kinga.


June 4, 2017

Minute Man National Park

Last weekend we have decided to take the kids on the historical trail; they have inherited the love for history gene :)
Living in the Northeast really helps to go on those kind of expeditions. It is the oldest historically part of USA. Boston area is full of historical marks from Revolutionary War and The Minute Man Park is one of them. It is a place where the War started and a place of great lesson on the beginnings of the War of Independence.












 
Kinga :)


May 26, 2017

Air Show

Last Sunday we have visited North Kingstown. We had enjoyed the planes;  they were spectacular, but also very, very loud! Which can be seen in almost every picture - Kubus kept his fingers in the ears despite having ear plugs :)




















 
Kinga.


May 23, 2017

The publishing party

My, not so little anymore , boy is quickly approaching the end of kindergarten.
Years before this one there was an official "graduation" for kindergarteners. I still don't understand why there had to be a graduation so I am fine with not having one this year. Apparently it made other moms upset so instead of graduation there was a publishing party.
It looked like this : each child had a chance to share who s/he wants to be when s/he grows up and why. Then everybody gathered in the classrooms where children presented their books and signed them.
The whole "party " was cute and I think it was even better than the whole "graduation". They really did something fun and have a great souvenir for the rest of their lives.

 








 
Kinga:)
 


May 16, 2017

Backyard

Today we could finally enjoy the spring; it was such a gorgeous day!

I have "dedicated" that day for yardwork. The backyard, side yard and front yard desperately needed it.
It did not seem like much, but after morning run, those "ups and downs" on my knees, really took a toll. My body aches... I guess I am not getting any younger and my birthday is round the corner. But it won't stop me from enjoying my humble piece of land, and there is still so much to do.









 
Kinga :)