Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rainy Day

This morning the kids woke up and jumped in our bed. It was a great slow way to wake up.  We just tickle them and they will play with our hands by clapping them together.  The kid for the first time just played with each other and did not need us to entertain them.  We just sat in the room with them drinking our tea.  It was relaxing for about an hour.

Jeff found a rock store that he wanted to check out. So it was our morning walk. That and we were running out of food. The rock store did not have what he wanted but told us to go to Old Riga.  We are staying in Riga not Old Riga.  If you are planning on coming to Latvia Riga is more where the common people go. So food and clothing is cheaper.  Old Riga is very touristy and about 20-30% more expensive.

We came home and ate grilled cheese sandwiches.  I was worried they would get tired of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They really liked the sandwiches.  Just the two boys and me took a nap today while Jeff and Elliana worked on ABC's and writing Elliana's name.  I woke up coughing and with a itchy throat this morning.  Hunter has been coughing ever since we picked him up.  I think I just got what he had. I have it worse then he does but that is most likely due to the fact it is a bug my body is not used to. We picked up some throat medication and so far it is working.

In the afternoon we jumped on the train again, which the boys loved. We rode it the opposite direction of the zoo and went to Old Riga.  We found three pictures that we will keep for the kids until they are old enough to have them.  It is like a piece of something from where they came from.  We wanted to get something of amber for them as well. We did not find anything but tourist traps.  We did eat a Lulu's a pizza place.  Elliana said pizza before but I'm not sure if they have ever had it.  The pizza here is different then what us American's eat. I will most likely not eat pizza here again if I had a choice. These kids would agree too as each only ate one piece and indicated they were done.

We came home and played around the apartment.  Hunter kept saying "Five minuet, time in".  Do you think that means he gets put into "time in" a lot?  I think they actually like the punishment for bad behavior. They have to sit in another room with Mommy or Daddy with a kitchen timer. They can't have any toys just sit with us.  It calms them down.  They are slowly catching on and the amount of light flicking and turning on the gas to the stove and touching Daddy's computer has diminished greatly.  Spencer sometimes just smiles at me while we are in time in together.

Here are some of our latest pictures will might pull out for their high school graduation party.



6 comments:

  1. First, the pictures...acting like kids!!! Take care of yourself Kristen, any chicken soup? Take lots of pictures of Riga and Latvia for the children's albums. You and Jeff are doing great and have come so far in one week. Love you Mom

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  2. Sounds like another good day. There is going to be so much for you to do with the kids once you get them home. I can't wait! I read your post daily!
    I feel like they are part of our family! No problem, I can pick up some under pants for the boys. I guess you will have to figure the rest out once you get them back. Or if before, let me know.
    Yes, the weather has been BAD!! Very Cold and lots of snow. I am hoping it will be coming to an end soon.My mom said she heard it was going to be like this until the middle of March. Maybe not -15 but cold and snow. Love to all! Andrea

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    1. No good about the weather. Hope it is gone when we get home. Jeff says he hope to not shove. HA. You are going to love Elliana. She is so sweet. She just wants everyone to be happy with her. She will love what you wear as in jewelry. She points out other woman's all the time. Latvian don't wear very much of it at all. We got her some kids bracelets and she goes crazy over them

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  3. Hi Kristen ~ It;s Gretchen ( I had to use my daughters acct to post) I wanted to let you know I have been collecting clothing for your kids. I have 2 big rubbermaid tubs FULL so far and am picking up more next week from another friend. Lots of girls clothing size 7 and up for Elliana. I have lots of shoes and and socks too. Mark is going to mail it all to you. Hoping this helps a bit :) Take care~ I love reading your posts - I look forward to it daily :)

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    2. Kristen~ I sent you an email :)

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