The past couple of weeks have been pretty busy for us. For one, we have managed to completely rearrange two rooms in the house; what we used to call our ‘Room of Requirement’ (because of loads of storage taking up all the place) is now an almost decent living room!
As two kayaks are now hanging on the wall, we decided to decorate the room in a nautical fashion. In the search for inspiration we visited the new Ikea for the first time. Gerda got to sit in a shopping cart for babies, which she rather enjoyed, feeling very important in her high throne.
We usually don’t spend a lot of time in shopping centers, but it was impossible to leave Ikea without looking at the cosily designed rooms and dreaming of all the possibilities to improve our living area!
The second important event for us was a concert on Valentine’s Day; it was organised as a ball – the mixed choir ‘Sōla’ performed popular Latvian songs, and the audience were encouraged to dance by the stage.
Gerda’s dad had written arrangements for three of those songs, specially for this event. Naturally, we wanted to hear them, so that’s how we spent this Valentine’s Day.
Gerda behaved amazingly well, she would listen to the concert with interest, without us having to go outside for the whole hour and a half! Her dad took her for a dance near the stage, which raised a positive attention from the public. They even got shortly interviewed by the host of the evening, and we read some comments on facebook afterwards about how cute their daddy – daughter dance was 🙂 . There were other families with kids, but apparently Gerda was the youngest dancer.
It’s nice that there are such events we can attend all three of us, and such places where families can spend time comfortably together.
~ Gerda’s mom