vineri, 31 decembrie 2010

This Moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see. {from www.soulemama.com}



joi, 30 decembrie 2010

Fairies Valley

Ladies and gentlemens...! May I introduce you the Fairies Valley, Covasna, Romania!

The nature lets you speachless, the beauty is beyond words!











miercuri, 29 decembrie 2010

Synchronicity

We will spend our New Year's Eve here, at Clermont Hotel, in Covasna. I didn't take any pictures yet, but searching for some on web, I found out that we are in The Fairies' Valley. 
How weird is that???


marți, 28 decembrie 2010

Be careful



Be careful of rules for your children.

Rules diminish responsibility.

Be careful of rewards for your children.

Rewards diminish self-esteem.

Be careful of punishments for your children.

Punishments diminish trust.

Let lessons be imposed by the nature of things, not by your own agendas or your own needs.

Integrity will replace rules.

Contentment will replace striving.

Spirituality will replace religion.

Songs will replace arguments.

Dances will replace battles.

William Martin, The Parents Tao Te Ching

luni, 27 decembrie 2010

3 Days of Christmas

Lazy days, pretty gifts, something new to learn: I don't think was any of us without one or more (much more) books in Santa's basket. Ok, maybe Radu this time, but he's taking Mara's books every day. What are you doing? I ask. Radu's reading, he answers. 


 The kids woke us up early in the Christmas day, telling us they cannot open their presents if we don't come immediatly downstairs!


Radu is assembling his favorite car with a plastic screwdriver, he has a good attitude on it. 


Her favorite perfume was in the bag, with a book, and I cannot tell what she enjoyed most.


Surprise: here is a special gift - more books :).


Of course, a book about fairies, and some Barbie fairies, too...


Fairies and butterflies, Mara is happy!


Runa's wishes were not granted by Santa this year: she wanted some drums as a gift! Can you believe it? The guitar from last year is forgotten in one corner, I think she must reflect better on what she wants. And she got a bunch of... guess what? Books!


Radu also started to take pictures... 


... with all the cameras in the house, fixing cars and dolls. Of course, his father can fix the dolls better, for the moment. 

 

He calls himself an expert in Barbie's fixing.


Andrei, my nephiew, is such a good boy, he's sitting with his grandmother, watching the girls making their show. He is in lego business this year, I think is one of the best toys for boys.


After all that food and drinking, we took a long walk in the park, then Bogdan went with the girls to the cinema. It was like spring here on Chrismas day and yesterday. 

Well... not today... now is snowing like in a fairytale, you'll see.

vineri, 24 decembrie 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

This Moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see. {from www.soulemama.com}

miercuri, 22 decembrie 2010

Salzburg, Austria

In 2007 we spent the New Year's Eve in Salzburg, Austria. With the girls and my mother-in-law. It was difficult to convince her to fly, but when Bogdan started to complaint about how tired he is and we should need some help with the girls, she didn't hesitate anymore. Is a little bit of blackmail here, isn't it?
Of course we could manage the trip together, but we wanted so much to take her with us for the good memories we knew she will treasure. 

The pictures are from Salzburg and surroundings, the city is gorgeous and the trails fantastic. Runa went skiing and skating, Mara was staring and sticking her nose on all windows (is he her mother daughter or what?). 

We celebrated a beautiful New Year's Eve in Crown Plaza Hotel and then on the streets and somehow we manage to conceive Radu at the time (grace to the Salzburg soup we ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is family history now). Ta-daaam!