Sunday, 24 November 2013

a festive cardboard house

The days are getting shorter and we start to spend more ime inside... Our house is small and we don't have much space so it is not always easy to give the kids enough space.

Some days ago we found this huge cardboard box. Someone bought a new fridge. We carried the whole thing back to our house. We cut out some windows, the kids decorated their new house with crayons and I made holes in the ceiling and pushed the lights from the Christmas decoration through.
The kids spent the whole afternoon playing peacefully in their new home :-)

Now the house is filling out almost all of our living room and I guess we will have to get rid of the box soon to get our space back...

Sunday, 17 November 2013

kids clothes

I hardly buy clothes for my kids. We get a lot of hand-me-down clothes and I am very grateful for this. But there are times I need to buy new stuff or I just would like to have something new for the kids.
It is usually a frustruating task.
Up to the age of 2 it was mostly okay. But when they needed bigger clothes I could not find anymore things I liked or things I found appropriate.
My girls are still girls. They are not teenagers! They also play a lot outside.
To hell with those frilly, glittery, pink-with lace-clothes! Give me something with happy colours! Give me some functonal clothes! My oldest daughter likes blue- go and find something blue for a girl!
Same with shoes. One day I asked in the shoe shop if they don't have anything beside those glittery white and silver shoes. I told her that I need something that will survive a trip to the fields... many trip to the fields and forest and waddi... The sales lady looked at me as if I would be a Martian...

Looks like that almost the same applies for boys too. Can I get something that is not grey and blue and dark green?
Hey- I want orange and yellow and red and happy-green!

Oh yes- and what happened to the uni-sex clothes of my childhood?

Don't get me wrong- I love the occasional pink and grey clothes too... 

I do find stuff- on the internet. Unfortunately way out of our budget. I would pay up to 3 or 4 times more... not even including the shipment.
So- if someone has a great tip for cheaper happy clothes on the net or in Israel- PLEASE tell me!

Have a great day!

Maxomorra - Organic Clothes, Kids Clothes, Organic Kids Clothes

Kids Style, Oilily

From Little One kids by the fabulous @rowe timson


Friday, 1 November 2013

reading arrow

My biggest one is learning to read. I remembered this little helper from when I was in 1st class and started to read. The arrow points into the direction you read (In case of Hebrew from right to left). When you move with the arrow along the line you can slowly read each letter (or word) without getting all mixed up with the lines and letters...

This whole my-daughter-is-learning-to-read-thing is a bit weird for me, since I learned Hebrew only around 10 years ago as a grown up. I do try to help her and it's still easy, but since I am many times unsure of how to write things my helping-abilities are limited...

On the other way it's a good thing for me too. Maybe my Hebrew writing-skills will get better too :-)