22 August 2014

Fire dance


Saturday night, there was a private party at Arsenal Park with a big camp fire. Obviously the boys couldn't stay away, especially since they watched all the preparations. They couldn't care less about the private part.

Cristian was thrilled about it but Tudor was really speechless at first watching with the biggest eyes I've ever seen on him. At some point, he finally said:
            - Look, mommy, the fire is dancing!
Overhearing his comment, one lady from the party was totally charmed by his figure of speech like I was, too.



At some point I was snapping some photos to keep the memory of this beautiful moment alive when this happened. A splendid "dance", a happy coincidence that, in my naivety, I considered a gift, universe's way of smiling back at me. Cause I was surely smiling a lot, too.


A camp fire a day keeps the doctor away!

P.S. how to have indoors fun with kids and nice little discussions on antonyms from my boys

20 August 2014

Nailed it - the perfect vacation polish


In case you thought my nail madness would resume to my hands, voila, I have legs too.
Fabulous is my middle name, by OPI , is the perfect vacation polish for me: discreet from my eyes height but very glittery when you watch closer. The sunshine only adds to the glitter making it perfect for the entire warm season. Especially on your toes because I personally find it too much on my fingers.

What is your favorite summer polish? Or are you thinking about autumn already?

A pedi a day keeps the doctor away!

In the army - Arsenal Park


Imagine an 88 acre forest full of military equipment that your kids can conquer the world with, in their imagination; leaving you a little time to breath and finish your meals. We have exactly these and much more at Arsenal Park Orastie.

Cristian was so excited about everything around him that he barely eat anything the first day. Both Cristian and Tudor could easily live in the TAB near our house, that's how many amazing adventures they imagined in there.





The place is an open-air museum that can be visited even if you are not a guest.









When A. made the reservation for 6 days, I thought we might get bored. There is no such risk just a lot of fun for kids and grown-ups too. More on that in the following days including the sites we visited around this place.

A vacation a year keeps the doctor away!

17 August 2014

War and peace


This is where I write and read, with military equipment all around me and yet being totally at peace. The boys are playing inside the TAB, peacefully,  most of the time.

A vacation a year definitely keeps the doctor away!

Real headturner

The Sartorialist

Only TheSartorialist can capture vibrant snapshots like this one. Ok, Ok, I admit, there are other talented photographs out there but this is the only one I follow.

I just love to watch the boys showing interest in that girl and the girl showing interest only for the coffee she is snipping.  You go girl! What really stood out for me are the Birkenstocks she is wearing. Who knew this ugly slippers can take part of such a sexy appearance?

If I buy myself a pair, would I be that sexy? Or maybe I need some tattoos? Ok, Ok, I got it. I need the body, the confidence and the indifference she is wearing. It's such a bummer that the most interesting things she is wearing can't be bought, isn't it? Ha ha...

A photo a day keeps the doctor away!

P.S. I wanna be like her and Lady in red



15 August 2014

It's later than you think


It was around 3 years ago that I finished watching all 8 seasons of "House M.D.". But with a new born in the house, Tudor, I missed the moment when A. watched the final episode. A few days ago, I did manage to watch it. In my opinion the end was too pink for such a sarcastic TV series.

However, this is not about the TV series, it's about the song playing in the last minutes of the show. It was pink, just the way I like it (but not the way I would have liked it for House). Anyway, the message is so nice, fully aligned with this blog's philosophy. See, I am playing the philosopher now :) I like playing and I like a little bit of introspection and philosophy too.


"You never go to night clubs and you just don't care to dance
You don't have time for silly things like moonlight and romance
You only think of dollar bills tied neatly in a stack
But when you kiss a dollar bill, it doesn't kiss you back
Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink
The years go by, as quickly as a wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think"


Enjoy the song, if you'd like! And dance or do whatever makes you happy. Don't forget to make yourself happy and don't relay on others to give you your share of happiness!

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

11 August 2014

The most wanderful thing, for Cristian


When you're six life can instantly turn from ordinary to extraordinary. Unfortunately we kind of lose this superpower on the way, the growing up way. In addition to teaching my boys all sorts of things, I am also trying to learn a few "tricks" from them.


Like this weekend, when I spent another super weekend at my parents' house with my kids. Sunday night we went to see the musical water fountain in the city centre. My boys were blown away by the show. Cristian kept telling me that it was the most wonderful thing he had ever seen and Tudor was just speechless. I felt lucky to be able to hold them in my arms and feel their happiness in the same time. And we didn't even have to go to Vegas :). Happiness is always closer than we think.



A joy a day keeps the doctor away!

P.S. at the Pitesti zoo  and 4 things I want to teach my kids

5 August 2014

"The fault in our stars" and a good cry



OMG, I'm a total mess, as I'm writing this, seconds away from watching "The fault in our stars". And I'm so glad I didn't watch it in a movie theatre, cause I had the luxury of crying all my tears in the privacy of my living-room.

This movie is not entertaining, no enlightening lines. It's just SAD. Deeply profoundly beautifully sad. Like I said, I cried all my tear tonight and it was something I really needed.

So , if there is any tension burning inside of you, watching this would be a great opportunity to let it all out. And cry all your sandnesses away. 

A cry a day keeps the doctor away!

P.S. all the differences between the book and the movie, and another nice book

3 August 2014

Soaking up the sun


Most days, most mornings, you don't know what "the future" holds. Every year, one summer day, I make sure I know exactly what the day unfolds: sun, sea, slumber on the beach. It's always a last minute decision, cause planning can take the fun out it. I only have one special request: to make it there before the sunrise... And so we did.

The water was perfect and waiting for the sunrise while bathing in the sea is priceless. We listened to good music while doing so. Like "Sweet child o' mine"... "Where do we go now?!". Well, for a day, we just ain't gonna go anywhere, just stay at the seaside to soak up the sun... And so we did and it was just magic.





Friends, sun, sea, live music, frappes, sea fruits, and only one thing on the agenda: to enjoy every minute of the 24 hours escape from the ordinary.


Lighten up and soak up the sun!
xoxo,
Aura- Appreciative Joy Curator

P.S. 6 hours and Summer DOs

2 August 2014

It's that night of the year

 

No other words, just enthusiasm and the song that goes with it

"Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity" Bo Bennett