Adventures of runaway chickens


The last two chicks we've adopted turned out to have very different personalities than the ones we had before. We had a White Leghorn Rooster (Fluffy), an Orpington (Yellow) hen and an Austrolorp (Chick Vader) hen before. From what I've read, these are heavier, more domestic, humand-friendly breeds. We usually let them roam in the backyard instead … [Read more...]

My life without Facebook


I deactivated my personal Facebook account more than a year and a half ago. We were on vacation. Wi-fi was only available in our hotel lobby and nowhere else. I preferred to sacrifice social media for a week, instead of soaking the sun on the white sand beach on my vacation. After 3 days, I realized something that blew my mind. I was still … [Read more...]

Tea party themed birthday party


My daughter turned 7. We celebrated her birthday with a Tea Party themed birthday party as per her wish. She wanted to do a Tea Party since she received this Princess Tea Party set and books as a gift in May. We have been baking cupcakes and making a granola bar from the recipe book that was included in the set. The birthday party I put together … [Read more...]

Snow activities for children in Instagram photos


We try to make the most of the long, cold winter with kids. I have been chronicling our activities with snow, indoors and outdoors. Here are some of them, for kids to have fun and keep busy. Simple snowman. Or fashinable snow kitty. Ice sculpting. Just leave a water filled bucket out overnight. Put the ice it in a tray. Let your young artist … [Read more...]

DIY Garage Ball Storage Rack


This project is one from the summer. The number of various balls in our house have been increasing over the summer. The football ball, basketball ball, soccer ball. The smaller ones for my daughter, the bigger ones for my son. We needed to organize all the balls and get them out of the way. You can find similar ball storage racks and organizers all … [Read more...]

Adler Planetarium Astro Overnights


We attended Adler Planetarium's Astro Overnights for kids, the first week of November. Even though we visit Adler at least once every year, neither I nor the children have visited Adler after dark. It was an evening well spent. Everyone including adults had great time and learned stuff that we didn't know. The weather was very mild that evening. … [Read more...]

How to roast chestnuts


I and my whole family love oven roasted chestnuts during cold night in winter (in Chiberia). It's better to buy them early on in the winter, even though it's more expensive. Later on, the yield of good quality chestnuts per purchase drop immensely and you start to get one good chestnut among a whole handful of molded ones. There is a trick to make … [Read more...]