The Reedy River is swollen after 4 inches of rain last
weekend and intermittent thunderstorms this week. We drove through a long line
of storms Sunday, on our way home from Ohio from little Annalija’s christening,
and my mother got more of the same on her drive down from Chicago yesterday.
Luckily my dad’s flight today only saw sunshine, although according to him the
mud in the rivers from all the recent rain was clearly visible from above. After
a downpour ended on Tuesday we drove downtown to Falls Park to have a look, and
found the waterfall looking something like this... (as opposed to this a few months ago)
The christening in Ohio was beautiful, we love how our
family gatherings pull together relations from all over the US. The boys were
spoiled silly, I was able to spend some time cooking and decorating (instead of
the usual cooking and cleaning) and it was a great opportunity to dress the
guys up a little.
And today Lauris turns three years old. I’m having some very
mommy-moments thinking of the full circle we have come since then (to France
and back), as well as how quickly the time has run by. He’s got some
celebrating to do today, and as vecmamma and
here to help I’m sure it will be tremendous.
So stay tuned for a little kliņģeris and cake, a few pictures of the birthday boy with the
Chicago grandparents and a note or two about the fun things we’ve planned!
Dear Tante Zinta,
So I’ve heard there have been a few questions on how I
choose my blog material… as in, how your 6 day visit to Greenville resulted in four
posts (well, five if you count TOW we picked you up at the airport), yet our
two day trip to NYC has already resulted in four posts (and I think there is
one more, because we saw a few more things after our visit to the Brooklyn
Botanical Garden). I see how this can result in a few questions, mostly why
Tante Zinta equates to 1 blog/36 hours and Krustmāte Anna to 1 blog/9.6 hours.
The answer is, that the math is really far more complicated
than blogs/hour, instead the formula includes also T, time spent babysitting
while I was at the dentist and D, diapers changed. Let’s not forget E, errands
run which is directly inverse to %T, touristy stuff done. If I need to write
another few posts on the value of having Tante Z around for a week while
organizing a garage sale I can do that :) And if I have to consider calling you
Tante Zee in order to avoid confusion between aunts and jams, I can do that