среда, 14 марта 2012 г.

First signs of SPRING!

Welcome 70 degree weather! I've been dreaming of a week like this one... the only difference between my dream and a reality is that, being sick during this time, wasn't a part of the dream... Well, I guess it was my turn.

I'm just so excited to see the first signs of Spring. This one was beside Alenka's school:

These are everywhere. Liana likes to pick them up:

This is one of the bushes in our neighbors yard:

So is this one:
On our street:
These are by our house. I know there a lot of them in full bloom, but we have a lot of shade, so they just begin to open:

And these are in our backyard:
This is one of the sure signs of Spring. "Мы обычно начинаем вытаптывать травку до того как она еще позеленеет". Fifteen pictures are taken and none of them is perfect... well, that IS just the way we are - not perfect, but fun!

When I was making a quilt for our baby, Liana kept asking when am I going to make one for her. So, I made a quilt top for her. It was actually the fastest one I ever made. I worked on it for just a couple of hours on Monday. Now I need to finish the back side, so she can use it during summer. I guess, you can tell I was thinking of Spring when I picked the colors...

Here I wanted to take a full picture of design, but Liana thought she needed to be in the picture. Like always.
One more close up. I'm glad I didn't pick a plain white fabric. This one has tone on tone design, which adds just a little bit more to it:

As I'm typing this, my baby is ready to jump out... I guess he wants to join his sister on the trampoline...

Have a great day! Enjoy the weather!
Will be back soon!

p.s. I REALLY need to change the header of the blog...

35 комментариев:

  1. Anya, your quilt is truly a masterpiece! I especially love the cherry blossoms on it!
    I can't believe that it's been warmer here than in Myrtle Beach this week! It's awesome that it turned out to be like this right on my spring break because I can FINALLY get some exercise after months and months of inactivity. Still haven't created anything yet as far as layouts...

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  2. Это у вас так действительно уже тепло??????

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  3. Thank you Anka! And the weather here is just SO perfect! Exercise?... what is that? I haven't exercised in months too. Actually, we did take a walk with Liana, to snap some pictures for the post...

    Дашенька, да это у нас сейчас так тепло! Наслаждаемся каждой минуткой такой погоды. Не знаю как по вашему, а у нас сегодня за 74.

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  4. Finally!!! I think I was here like 6 times today and there was nothing new… not like there has to be, its just how I work :-D
    Anya that is so funny, I was just going to write about your header when I opened your page cuz it does not go with the weather and then I read the very last thing you wrote haha :-D anyway, agree with Anka, just love the quilt and the cherry blossoms on it! Really does make you think of spring, happy weather ;-D and the picture… ew! I don’t like it! But remembering Katka’s laugh, and all of us could not stand still for a sec cuz of laughter… well it really was fun! :-) and I do feel bad for your grass, cuz this year it really will not have time to come out! V O L L E Y B A L L :-D yay!!! But I guess I’m joining you on the “sick” party :-( I really feel yucky! Being sick in this weather is just not right! ;-/ But I still made myself get up and go for a walk in this gorgeous weather with my husband to an ice cream shop 1 ½ from our house :-D and no, I didn’t have any, my throat hurts :-/ but the walk was wonderful and sweet! ;-)

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  5. Ohh and the “baby” tryng to jump out… he-he… that is cute! :-) and no, not bragging, but… I WAS THE FIRST ONE WHO FELT HIM KICK!!!!! YAAAYYYY!!! 4 TIMES!!!!! na-na-na-naa-naa ;-D he looooves me already! :-D

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  6. Ohh and Anya thanks for the spring pictures, now I’m going to put that cherry blossom picture on the background of my computer at work :-D everyone (my patients, including Tanya) always comment how they love my “picture slideshow” on the computer and I have to explain to them its my sisters pictures. So they like them too. If it wasn’t for your pictures the screen would just be boring, blue, with BENCO on it :-/ yuck! Well I do add other ones that I Google, but more of yours :-D thanx

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  7. Sister, you are so observant. You read, and then mention everything in the comment! Yeah, quilt happened because of that cherry blossom fabric.

    So, I guess I'm not along feeling this "great". That makes me feel a little better.

    Ira, baby said "hi", to his favorite aunt!

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  8. I know he did!!! ;-D and i'm going to make sure he doesn't forget it! :-D

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  9. He-he... I think I need to post some after the rain pictures like mud or worms on the sidewalks :))) JK

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  10. It fells like a live chat with you :)) Уже можно было бы переговорить по телефону... но я иногда иду далеко назад и читаю некоторые переговоры в комментариях и мне смешно становится о чем мы говорили и интересно что все это остается как история. Love that!

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  11. haha YEAH i agree with the chat, now i don't have to call you :-d and i do that too!! :-) thats funny, i go back and read old comment! And the mud pictures, sure, i'll use them too ;-D

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  12. He-he... by the way, there is a story about the worms I need to tell... see, if I mention it here, I might remember to include it in the recording system :)

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  13. I just notices how Liana is doing something to Vlad's hair a Vladik sidit terpit... so funny

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  14. Haha, cuz it's so awesome. Who wouldn't want to touch it??!

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  15. Alsooooo, I was willing to help on the blog's top caption picture before :). Still want the help?

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  16. Oh wow 15 comments already? Anya, For some reason i didn't see any flowers or trees blooming when I was walking around the neighborhood today. Maybe it's warmer in york??? idk. Finally feels like spring is here!!well, not gonna write too much since it's past 12 already.

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  17. Кать, у нас тоже только в одном районе деревья цветут. А другие мелочи можно заметить рядышком.

    Владик, что от меня требуется? Ты конечно можешь попробовать, может у нас появится больше посетителей (если ты понаставляешь свои фото в заглавие) :)))

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  18. Ew! ne nado Vladika foto tam na verhu! Ya ne budu bolshe prihotit' :-D

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  19. Ira you're just jealous :). Also, what I would need would be like a few pictures or anything you want, however you want the blog to look. I can add certain text or something, try and make it look pretty haha.

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  20. Vladik... P L E A S E... i'm jelious? Why would i be jelious if i have the MUCH better version of Ryabukha at my house! ;-D Now those pictures are worth putting up! I'm SURE a lot of people would come then! :-D actualy i'm not liking that idea of all those people looking at my husband! I'll just keep him to myself!
    Ohh and speaking of husbands, Anya did you look at Vitya and Vova in the pictures... its funny, they always look the SAME in all pictures! :-D

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  21. Ира, где бы вы с Владиком еще поговорили? Ха-ха...

    Владик, я все же дам тебе возможность удивить меня. Я найду пару фото, и мы все посмотрим на что ты способен :)

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  22. Ира, фото твоего мужа и его брата на заглавии блога?... не пойдет, либо придется тему менять, либо фото...

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  23. Ok I see you all having fun talking here while I am working like crazy! And not just that, playing volleyball without me?! Yea I got spoiled by not having my doctor for 2 wks and now that she is back we are so busy. But it's OK, at least I am sitting here at my desk and the sun is shining and every few minutes I step outside to get some worm fresh air.
    Nice pictures Anya, I absoulutely LOVE SPRIIIINGGGG!!! It is still my favofite seasons of all!

    I hope you two are feeling better soon!

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  24. Vladik, NO! Anya would love to post pics of me and Rusik that Andrey took yesterday at the park... lol

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  25. And he took multiple pics when I was doing a front flip too!

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  26. Haha, ok well just give me any pictures and I'll try to make something for the header. :D. And Anya, mine are better! Sasha ne nado, menya nado, iru ne nado, vobzhem tolko ya budu v fotkah i mozhet bit' sasha v mini mini photo. You'll get 20 thousand blog hits a day. Guaranteed.

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  27. O WOW VLAD! Realyyy?! Just you, and only you! Yea!
    Anya moi nenuzhno please!!

    By the way, what are we talking
    about?

    Anka I want to see that back flip :-) Na tebya tozhe tak poteplenie i vesna vliyaet? Mne obichno xochetsya begat, prigat v takoe vremya :-) ya I know ya so strannostyami

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  28. Ха-ха... весна оказывается на всех влияет. Давно у нас не было такой оживленной беседы здесь! 27 записок за полтора для! Это наверное рекорд. Сейчас я поставлю что то новое, чтобы нам на свежем месте тему развивать... Хотя тема может и не пойти без весенних фото...

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  29. Yeah, reallyyy :D. And wow, see, as soon as I come, the blog starts getting like all these views, comments, etc.

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  30. Tanya ha-ha that's so funny, you didn't even know what we were talking about! Wow you really must be working hard!
    And Vladik... just get over yourself... its not you! Really! :-D
    And Anya... well... where is it?!? The "new" that you were going to put up so we can start a new conversation?
    And L O R A A A where are you? No Lora in this conversation :-( Even katya came and wrote something! ;)

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  31. Tanya, no, I do front flips only. Back ones are too difficult

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  32. Wow...I guess I missed l lot :) Would write something but would have to be too much to catch up :))) Prosto skazhu chto vot esli Dimochkiny pic postavit, got toga delo poidet :D

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  33. haha Lorik, that's funny! See you didn't even have to write alot and still caught up with Dimochkinoy foto, pryamo v temu ;-D that's funnY! But that idea is not that bad... cute little kids ;-)

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  34. А я все же думаю что Димочкино фото нужно вместе с аудио :)) I love how little babies complain :)

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