Olivia will be a schoolgirl

Olivia will be a schoolgirl. I thought that we would buy a school bag at some point in the summer, but in February, there were flyers related to sale offers for school bags with expert advices everywhere and all the mums in the kindergarten held discussions about who had already bought a bag and where. Olivia was quite immune to it until last week, but then it somehow overwhelmed her. She said they would have a day in the kindergarten when they could show up with a school bag, and she wished her own bag.

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I'm really tall

Last Sunday was very relaxing. Olivia spent three hours at a creative workshop in the morning and when she was back, Dominik fell asleep and slept till dinner time. The theme of the workshop was “I am really tall”. Each child created herself from the paper in the life size. And then they together described each created character in three words. For Olivia’s character they chose: lively, funny and happy.

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Rainbow unicorn and dinosaur

Carnival time is successfully behind us. This year, Dominik enjoyed it properly as well. He enthusiastically said he wanted to be a dinosaur. It took Olivia a while to decide, but finally she ended up with a rainbow unicorn. In a kindergarden, they had a full day of games and competitions. Dominik watched everything with opened mouth and Olivia was excited that she could guide him. The next day, they went to the kindergarden traditionally in pyjamas.

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Olivia is six years old

Olivia is already six. I wonder when she grew up so fast, not to mention that she is going to school in September. Compared to the previous year, she is somehow more sensible and we can talk to her at a different level. It’s also fun to observe what conversation techniques/tricks she uses while talking to Dominik, even better when she wants something from him. When she was five, she learned to swim and until last December it really seemed like she wuoldn’t improve anything.

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At Christmas and now

At Christmas, we were riding bicycles and there was no snow at all. I secretly hoped that it would snow at some point during the holiday so we could go sledging but it was raining instead. On the Three Kings day, we suddenly had 50cm of snow. We were busy shoveling snow in order to get into the garage and children were looking forward to riding sledge all the way to the kindergarden.

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At the airport

Recently, we somehow often ended up reading books about aeroplanes and airports, and so we though it might be a good idea to have a look at it closer. At the airport near to us, there is a park for visitors, so on one nice Saturday morning we set off for a trip. We were welcomed by children playgrounds, a pair of old planes, where we could go inside and a sightseeing hill which the departing and landing aeroplanes could be seen from.

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Kindergarden kids

We have two kindergarden kids. Dominik joined Olivia in her lady bug group and he likes it very much. He enjoys music lessons and a big excavator in a sandbox. He already found a new friend, the same tractor enthusiast loving all the machines. Inspired by him, we sewed a tractor on Dominik’s gym bag and we bought slippers with the car pictures on them. The only thing Dominik resists is to sleep after the lunch.

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Trips around Terchova

After two years, we travelled to Terchova again. We went to the town lookout Terchova heart (we learned it’s name later from a guide of the Terchova train) and it gives a wonderful view of the town and the surrounding hills. We made again a trip to Vychylovka, Dominik still enjoyed the historical train and the local sheep. Then we rode a cable car from Vratna uphill and hiked over the Chleb hill, Steny (Walls) and Poludňový grúň to the cottage on Grúň.

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By the sea

We have already forgotten that we were at the sea, but Dominik is still talking about the big bucket pouring water into the pool. Finally, both our kids swam in the sea and were anxiously watching little crabs running at the bottom. Olivia took part in all creative activities (she made bracelets, paper fish and octopus, and she painted a litttle rabbit) and in the meantime, Dominik was exploring the swimming pools.

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Dominik is 3 years old

Dominik is already three years old. When we congratulated him in the morning, he only frowned at us. He accepted the fact that he has his birthday first with a cake in the afternoon. But on the next day, he celebrated proudly and enthusiastically with his friends in the nursery. Two months ago he started to ride a bicycle. He cannot start riding by himself, but then he rides great and Olivia is happy as well, because we can finally ride together at about the same speed.

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