Yesterday afternoon I got a call from the school principal (the school my youngest 3 go to and I work at, except that I'm on parental leave . . .). He started off by saying that I have such funny kids. Hmm . . I wonder where this is going?
So, they were planning what to do on Friday with the kids who weren't going on the ski trip and Mattias (our 11 year old) had a suggestion. I can't remember the exact words, but it was something like this: "Well, we can do the special thing my parents always do when us kids go to bed!"
So, the principal was calling to find out what that special thing was . . .
Wait for it . . . .
Nachos - we make nachos for a snack once the kids have gone to bed.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The outskirts of St. Pete
Saint Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburg, Russian pronunciation: is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city's other names were Petrograd (1914–1924) and Leningrad (1924–1991). Founded by Tsar Peter I of Russia on 27 May, 1703, it was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years (1713–1728, 1732–1918). Saint Petersburg is home to more than two hundred museums, many of them hosted in historic buildings. The largest of the museums is the Hermitage Museum, featuring interiors of the former imperial residence and a vast collection of art. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of its foundation, Saint Petersburg was selected as the main motif in a recent Finnish commemorative coin, the €10 Mannerheim and Saint Petersburg commemorative coin, minted in 2003. The reverse of the coin features a view of Saint Petersburg, with the Peter and Paul Fortress and its three turrets. In the coin the words "St. Petersburg 1703-2003" can be seen.