Tuesday, February 21, 2012

romping through Praha

Day 1
 We start at a french cafe after the Miniature Museum,
with Al's tooth falling out as she eats her marmalade filled brioche.
I think about carving into her tooth, as I just had seen things like a painting on a poppy seed,
and a caravan of camels in the head of a pin! She convinces me that the Tooth Fairy needs it instead.

Strahovsky Klaster- Monastery

 Along a path from the monastery

 Puppet stores line the streets. 
(The face mold for the cleaning-lady fits both 
female and male puppets. It's all in the makeup.)

 Ended up watching the above performance
at Staromestske Namnesti for over an hour.
Kids in the audience were invited to catch hoops thrown by the clown on stilts. 
Even after all that time Ali was not ready to participate. 

 Favorite walk along the Charles Bridge. 
(Wherever we are Ali wants to end the day at the bridge.)

Ended the day at a playground right below the bridge! 

Day 2

 We take a lift up to Petrin Tower (a miniature Eiffel Tower.)

 After walking up the 299 steps,
 and some acrophobia setting in towards the top, 
we get to these stunning views below:
(you can see our house in the second photo!)

The only thing we saw at the observatory, since it only opens in the evening from, 6-8.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

little big girl, odds and ends 2

While I lay sick in bed all day last Friday, daddy decided all of Al's tangles had to go and chopped more than a couple of inches. The above were the remains. 

I clearly remember climbing the cupboards for the sweets as a kid. Now it is Al's turn. How did my little girl get so big?

odds and ends, 1


When my grandmother visited the States for the first time, she complained of the pale yellow yolk of the eggs. Eating my breakfast the other day, I can understand why.

Birds flock together one very, very, cold morning on our way to school. I wonder if the chimney provided some heat otherwise the yellow of the yolk will have to do. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

the weather

It is deceptively beautiful. The skies have picturesque sunrises and sunsets and throughout most days the cerulean blue sits beautifully next to the orange roofs of Prague. I now however skip our morning and afternoon walks and that is due to the 0 to 1° F that it is in the early morning and evening. We now try to time our day around a little neighborhood bus that drives once every hour around the Suchdol neighborhood. I am eagerly awaiting Spring when we will be able to truly enjoy this city. (I get excited seeing the temperatures reach low 30's next week. In Seattle this would send chills up my spine. It all depends on one's perspective.)