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На прошлые выходные я побывала в Калифорнии на слёте Limmud FSU Westcoast. Это был слёт русскоязычных евреев Америки. Приманкой был Макаревич. Я бы не поехала б если б Макаревича там не было. Но в моём списке что я хочу перед тем как помру, живой концерт Макаревича был одним из пунктов.
По приезду в гостиницу где проходило мероприятие я стала видеть знакомые лица. Я стала присматриваться и задавать вопросы, но мы к сожалению нигде не пересекались. Все на слёте начали это замечать. Нас было 700 человек. Люди были целыми семьями с детьми. Все 700 чувствовали себя как одна большая и на удивление дружная семья!!! Это было уникальное чувство!!! Там были религиозные соблюдающие семьи и в основном как мы, и скептики, далёкие от Всевышнего люди.
Организаторы пригласили много очень интересных докладчиков и интересных людей на разные темы. Я ходила на несколько лекций связанных с семейными отношениями (Lori Palatnik, Dr. Doreen Seidler-Feller, Татьяна Славина) и , на лекции о истории (Игорь Щупак и Натан Шаранский), на комиков Илья Акселрод из Комеди Клуб, Гарик Сухарик ака баба Фира с Youtuba, и Виктор Шендерович. Всё было очень интересно и про Макаревича уже мало кто думал. Самое интересное, что концерт Макаревич получился не очень хорошим, мы все немного расстроились. Только под конец концерт разыгрался и это был конец... Макаревич так и не вышел к нам как все остальные известные личности.
Ночью, когда официальная программа закончилась, Лева взял гитару и почти всю ночь мы пели песни в вестибюле гостиницы. Вот одна песня, которую почему-то раньше не слышала, но уж очень запала на мою душу сейчас. Чиж "О Любви"
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На удивление себе, мы без особых планов решили смотаться в Чикаго на выходные. Наш экономичный гибрид Приус за 7 часов (с остановкой) довёз нас до наших друзей, которые живут в пригороде Чикаго (Огромное СПАСИБО за тёплый приём и гостеприимство!). Мы смеялись, что добраться до Чикаго из Миннеаполиса за бензин мы заплатили $20 а за парковку в центре города на весь день $30. На groupon со скидкой купила на 4 человека билеты на двухэтажный экскурсионный автобус (Hop-on Hop-off) на 48 часов. Короче и экономично и здорово погуляли.
Погода была отличная, не очень жарко, но по летнему. Дети вели себя большую часть чудесно (были моменты, они же дети...).
Я много раз была в Чикаго но очень давно это было в последний раз. Я совсем забыла какой это очаровательный город. В Чикаго как-то светло и мне очень нравиться архитектура.
Вот фотки: )
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Вчера вечером Мишка попросил пришить пуговицу к его штанам.  В процессе и он и Мишелка стали упрашивать меня научить их шить. 

 

Вот вспомнила что на прошлой неделе Мишелка порезала свои колготки (мне они очень нравились) мне так было их жалко что в мусор ещё не выкинула.  Так вот научила Мишку и Мишелку шить и они по одной дырке зашили.

 

А потом я предложила сшить собачку.  они тоже помогали.  Вот что получилось:  4 шарика, 2 уха и центр.

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Every 2nd Sunday of the month, MIA has a family day with various activities for the kids.  Every month they have a different theme.  I took kids to the three previous days and can't wait to go there in September.  What a wonderful place to spend time with kids, find interesting art pieces, make art and hangout together.

In August, the theme of the day was insects and outdoors.  Kids made bugs out of clay, they made origami bug with real neon light and we were doing a scavenger hunt all over the museum.  After finding all paintings, kids got plastic toy bugs of their choice.
One of the pictures that we had to find was this one:

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В воскресенье вечером, после того как я уложила детей спать и отправила мужа играть в футбол (да, он играет в лиге нашего города в спортивном зале и игры проходят поздно вечером, иногда даже в 11 вечера), я решила посмотреть фильм Пина.  Я знаю что в моей семье кроме меня никто этот фильм не поймёт и не оценит и будут только мешать его смотреть.  Я была права.  Я была рада быть в одиночестве с экраном. 

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В воскресенье вечером, после того как я уложила детей спать и отправила мужа играть в футбол (да, он играет в лиге нашего города в спортивном зале и игры проходят поздно вечером, иногда даже в 11 вечера), я решила посмотреть фильм Пина.  Я знаю что в моей семье кроме меня никто этот фильм не поймёт и не оценит и будут только мешать его смотреть.  Я была права.  Я была рада быть в одиночестве с экраном. 

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I don’t care about football and most of the sports but my husband and now my son are into it.  So, either I like it or not if there is a Super Bowl, the TV is on and some years even with a lot of company in our house.  I don’t usually watch it and not even interested in the so expected star commercials.  Last night wasn’t any different.  The only part that I watched was Madonna’s half time show.  My husband insisted that I watch it.

Mishka asked us who is Madonna? 
He got to see who she is.  Then he said that she was singing one song wrong because he saw it on YouTube how it is done correctly by some guys. :) We had a long argument that Madonna was the first one to sing that song and whoever is doing it on YouTube is only making out their own adaptation.

She looked like she was still in her 20th only moving a lot slower.  She is over 50 now and it made me think, why celebrities  don’t want to grow up and develop more grown up art that takes them further ahead instead of making them stuck in the old-young?

I wished to hear a new song, see something new and unique, at least one piece out of several.  The show was great, spectacular-spectacular with old Madonna and her old songs where she wanted to look young.  I don't know, but there is something that bothers me about our culture of wanting to be frozen in one period of our lives and not being able to embrace all ages as they come.  Yes, we do grow and get old and even die, why fight this concept?  Who are we fooling?

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I don’t care about football and most of the sports but my husband and now my son are into it.  So, either I like it or not if there is a Super Bowl, the TV is on and some years even with a lot of company in our house.  I don’t usually watch it and not even interested in the so expected star commercials.  Last night wasn’t any different.  The only part that I watched was Madonna’s half time show.  My husband insisted that I watch it.

Mishka asked us who is Madonna? 
He got to see who she is.  Then he said that she was singing one song wrong because he saw it on YouTube how it is done correctly by some guys. :) We had a long argument that Madonna was the first one to sing that song and whoever is doing it on YouTube is only making out their own adaptation.

She looked like she was still in her 20th only moving a lot slower.  She is over 50 now and it made me think, why celebrities  don’t want to grow up and develop more grown up art that takes them further ahead instead of making them stuck in the old-young?

I wished to hear a new song, see something new and unique, at least one piece out of several.  The show was great, spectacular-spectacular with old Madonna and her old songs where she wanted to look young.  I don't know, but there is something that bothers me about our culture of wanting to be frozen in one period of our lives and not being able to embrace all ages as they come.  Yes, we do grow and get old and even die, why fight this concept?  Who are we fooling?

Weekend

Dec. 13th, 2011 12:16 pm
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No time for computer or LJ.  I have been cooking, drawing, reading and spending time with kids instead of spending the time in the virtual world of Face Book, LJ and e-mails.  I leave computer stuff at work.

On Saturday night I took Michelle to a concert by Okee Dokee brothers at children’s bookstore The Wild Rumpus.  I have never been there before and it is actually pretty far away from our house but I was planning to meet with a friend and her little son there, so I took Michelle while my husband took Mishka to hockey practice.  We came late for the concert but still had a lot of fun.  There were a lot of kids with their parents.  Singers were adorable and fun.  The bookstore has a lot of animals in the cages like parrots, chickens, chinchillas, rats and a cat.  Of course, there are plenty of books and games and toys.  It is a small but very cute store with a character.  In the crowd we found our friends and hangout at the bookstore after the concert was over.
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Weekend

Dec. 13th, 2011 12:16 pm
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No time for computer or LJ.  I have been cooking, drawing, reading and spending time with kids instead of spending the time in the virtual world of Face Book, LJ and e-mails.  I leave computer stuff at work.

On Saturday night I took Michelle to a concert by Okee Dokee brothers at children’s bookstore The Wild Rumpus.  I have never been there before and it is actually pretty far away from our house but I was planning to meet with a friend and her little son there, so I took Michelle while my husband took Mishka to hockey practice.  We came late for the concert but still had a lot of fun.  There were a lot of kids with their parents.  Singers were adorable and fun.  The bookstore has a lot of animals in the cages like parrots, chickens, chinchillas, rats and a cat.  Of course, there are plenty of books and games and toys.  It is a small but very cute store with a character.  In the crowd we found our friends and hangout at the bookstore after the concert was over.
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The day started sour but ended very sweet! 
Good company, good neighbors, and absolutely adorable kids made the day full of laughs and enjoyment.
Happy 4th of July!
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The day started sour but ended very sweet! 
Good company, good neighbors, and absolutely adorable kids made the day full of laughs and enjoyment.
Happy 4th of July!
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This morning, Michelle and I ended up at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden again while Mishka was at the synagogue.  This time it was a lot warmer and the flower garden was bright and beautiful with different color tulips, Narcissus, snowdrops and other flowers that I don’t know the names of.  I did not know the snowdrops too but they have signs in the garden that tell people what kind of plant it is.

After we picked up Mishka from his school we went to the ChuckeChees's for Mishka's and Michelka's cousin's birthday.  Kids had a lot of fun there.  I got totally wiped out.  It was nice to take a nap when we got home.  We were planning to visit our moms today but ended up visiting only Boris' parents.  What a beautiful weekend!!! 

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This morning, Michelle and I ended up at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden again while Mishka was at the synagogue.  This time it was a lot warmer and the flower garden was bright and beautiful with different color tulips, Narcissus, snowdrops and other flowers that I don’t know the names of.  I did not know the snowdrops too but they have signs in the garden that tell people what kind of plant it is.

After we picked up Mishka from his school we went to the ChuckeChees's for Mishka's and Michelka's cousin's birthday.  Kids had a lot of fun there.  I got totally wiped out.  It was nice to take a nap when we got home.  We were planning to visit our moms today but ended up visiting only Boris' parents.  What a beautiful weekend!!! 

see some pics )

 

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I  had an interesting weekend even though had only one plan for Saturday night -- girls’ night out/birthday party of my friend and one plan for Sunday -- Super bowl party.  We started on Friday with totally unplanned dinner party for both of our parents plus my parents’ best friends.  After dinner (late dinner) and desert and some crosswords, we watched movie The tourist.   I enjoyed it.  It was light action, love story with beautiful actors in beautiful Venice.

On Saturday, I was hoping just to get some rest and go out in the evening.  So, I slept until 11am while Boris with Michelle took Mishka to the soccer.  I think I would have slept more but as usually kids woke me up.   Then Alina called and invited us to the Fire & Ice Festival on the Parker’s lake.  I couldn’t figure out what to do about that festival.  I wanted Mishka to go but I hate being cold and I didn’t want Michelle to go because that would be just a painful experience dragging her on the ice for a few hours in cold.  So, we figured out the best way out.  There was a problem with parking, so Boris with Michelle dropped us off at the Parkers lake and went shopping while Mishka and I enjoyed ice skating and the junk food, and all of the other events at the festival.  They had horse hay rides, recycle bin contest, crazy hat contest, dog Frisbee, dogrides, hockey, smorese, open fire to warm up and the whole lake of ice.

The longer we stayed, the more people were coming and more events were happening.  It was however very cold and windy.  Mishka and I put our skates on and quickly checked everything out, found our friends and continued skating.  Here is one video that I made when we just came.
 

 Boris picked us up after shopping and it was about 5:30pm.  We had to go but they were supposed to have fireworks in an hour.  It was generally a very fun event and I think we would go there next year if wouldn't forget about it. 
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I  had an interesting weekend even though had only one plan for Saturday night -- girls’ night out/birthday party of my friend and one plan for Sunday -- Super bowl party.  We started on Friday with totally unplanned dinner party for both of our parents plus my parents’ best friends.  After dinner (late dinner) and desert and some crosswords, we watched movie The tourist.   I enjoyed it.  It was light action, love story with beautiful actors in beautiful Venice.

On Saturday, I was hoping just to get some rest and go out in the evening.  So, I slept until 11am while Boris with Michelle took Mishka to the soccer.  I think I would have slept more but as usually kids woke me up.   Then Alina called and invited us to the Fire & Ice Festival on the Parker’s lake.  I couldn’t figure out what to do about that festival.  I wanted Mishka to go but I hate being cold and I didn’t want Michelle to go because that would be just a painful experience dragging her on the ice for a few hours in cold.  So, we figured out the best way out.  There was a problem with parking, so Boris with Michelle dropped us off at the Parkers lake and went shopping while Mishka and I enjoyed ice skating and the junk food, and all of the other events at the festival.  They had horse hay rides, recycle bin contest, crazy hat contest, dog Frisbee, dogrides, hockey, smorese, open fire to warm up and the whole lake of ice.

The longer we stayed, the more people were coming and more events were happening.  It was however very cold and windy.  Mishka and I put our skates on and quickly checked everything out, found our friends and continued skating.  Here is one video that I made when we just came.
 

 Boris picked us up after shopping and it was about 5:30pm.  We had to go but they were supposed to have fireworks in an hour.  It was generally a very fun event and I think we would go there next year if wouldn't forget about it. 
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чего-то хочется написать но ничего интересного на ум не приходит. 
Как прошел сегодня день?  Да почти весь день спала, пирожков напекла, на коньках всей семьёй и даже с моим папой ходили. 

Я сегодня прям как фигуристка каталась, была уж очень уверенна в себе даже заднюю перебежку несколько раз попробовала как в детстве и ничего... -- получилось на удивление.  Мой папа (ему за 70) гонял по катку с Мишкой и Борей.  Мишелка то со мной то с Борей, а потом дедушка устал и с ней сидел на скамеечке пока мы раскатывались.  Устали, ноги болели, пришли домой и мы с Мишелкой спать пошли. Проспали 3 часа.

Проснулись, пообедали все вместе и потом смотрели по телевизору как профессиональные хoкеисты дурака валяют в "старты надежд" играют.

Мишел почему-то тортик назвала "диетой".  Она показывала на торт и говорила: "диета"  Она тортик не хотела, так я сама его доела и сказала ей что теперь пойду на диету.
Вот так день и прошел, а полная сушилка и машина белья с пятницы стоит, я совсем разленилась, завтра займусь (вернее сегодня).

Уже почти час ночи, надо опять спать идти.
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чего-то хочется написать но ничего интересного на ум не приходит. 
Как прошел сегодня день?  Да почти весь день спала, пирожков напекла, на коньках всей семьёй и даже с моим папой ходили. 

Я сегодня прям как фигуристка каталась, была уж очень уверенна в себе даже заднюю перебежку несколько раз попробовала как в детстве и ничего... -- получилось на удивление.  Мой папа (ему за 70) гонял по катку с Мишкой и Борей.  Мишелка то со мной то с Борей, а потом дедушка устал и с ней сидел на скамеечке пока мы раскатывались.  Устали, ноги болели, пришли домой и мы с Мишелкой спать пошли. Проспали 3 часа.

Проснулись, пообедали все вместе и потом смотрели по телевизору как профессиональные хoкеисты дурака валяют в "старты надежд" играют.

Мишел почему-то тортик назвала "диетой".  Она показывала на торт и говорила: "диета"  Она тортик не хотела, так я сама его доела и сказала ей что теперь пойду на диету.
Вот так день и прошел, а полная сушилка и машина белья с пятницы стоит, я совсем разленилась, завтра займусь (вернее сегодня).

Уже почти час ночи, надо опять спать идти.
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On Saturday, Michael asked me if we can go ice skating.  He got into the groove of skating after going to the ice center in CA.  I checked our community center’s website and learned that they have open ice and the theme of the day was Sun day.  That meant that if you dress in yellow, you get 50% off.  It sounded even better.  So, our whole family went to our community center ice skating.  Including 2 year old Michelle.  I was curious if they would have her size skates.  We found pretty close to her size she is 6 now but ice skates were 8.

 

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On Saturday, Michael asked me if we can go ice skating.  He got into the groove of skating after going to the ice center in CA.  I checked our community center’s website and learned that they have open ice and the theme of the day was Sun day.  That meant that if you dress in yellow, you get 50% off.  It sounded even better.  So, our whole family went to our community center ice skating.  Including 2 year old Michelle.  I was curious if they would have her size skates.  We found pretty close to her size she is 6 now but ice skates were 8.

 

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