Tea party and a little bit of Montessori

Today we had a little tea party. Ema is a bit sick and this proved a good way to make her drink more warm liquids, since she is not a big fan of tea. We set up the table and then I let the whole event roll. We do incorporate some Montessori principles into our…

The season of rapeseed fields is here!

The time of the year when many fields go bright yellow is here! I feel like I cannot have enough of that beautiful color. So of course we stopped by one of them and took a few (ok, many) pictures. The rapeseed fields seem pretty dense from far but in fact, the plants have certain…

Learning table manners

Table manners. Noun. Behavior that is conventionally required while eating at table. Not an easy task for a (almost) 3 years old. Let’s start with one of our favorite snacks, a quiche, a pastry of French origin. There are millions of variations of quiche, and we prepare this one quite frequently together. Ema cutting the…

How I became an amateur florist

Last year in March, I participated in a flower arranging session at a local flower shop.  While devouring on cake and coffee, we were handed material ( I think it was up to 10 different types of flowers ) and the lector showed the arrangement she prepared using those flowers. We were supposed to prepare…

Ema in the arms of nature

The picture on the left was taken in May 2015, two months before Ema’s second birthday.Few weeks before that I had seen a family portrait, taken in the middle of a meadow and I think that started off the whole concept. I began to photograph Ema within a larger frame of natural scenery, trying to…