Carving Pumpkins

Carving Pumpkins

I only have Marina every other year.  This was my turn to have her.  Since the last time I had her for Halloween she has become fascinated with carving a pumpkin, not my strong point by the way.  This was a great opportunity because Halloween in Ukraine stirs about as...
Activity #4: Bowling

Activity #4: Bowling

I like bowling. I suck at it, but I like it. You know what’s so funny? I have days when I’m absolutely great at doing it, and then I have days when I just don’t understand it.   Lil’ Kim I think as a parent you either have to have a strong self...
Beautiful a Lesson Learned

Beautiful a Lesson Learned

I have been doing Operation Beautiful for a while. Today when we went to the swimming pool for her swimming lesson, she looked at the woman behind the counter and said, “you have really pretty fingernails”. While I have been complimenting people for a...

Outdoor Activity #3: Bike Riding

When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells One of the greatest joys of parenting is teaching your child to ride a bike.  Almost every movie that features flashbacks to childhood or raising children has a clip...