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July rewarded us for our patience with a lot of sun and we finally got some really hot weather here after a rainy June.
Apart from two or three occasional thunderstorms, an abnormal for our latitude heat settled here for the whole month.
And one marvellous whole double rainbow seen.
Now that we can’t leave windows open for a long time at home because of our cat, it gets too sticky inside. So we had to bring almost all of our activities outdoors. My girls had colouring urge these days, so we had to bring their drawing materials with us somehow. There was sewed a nifty briefcase to meet this matter. And if there wasn’t a rush, I wouldn’t make one funny mistake. I sewed a pocket for paper upside down. Luckily it didn’t affect the usability of it. Quite the contrary, it gained one more usage potential. If you hang it unclosed, it can be used as an opened home storage for drawing accessories.
One more making that haven’t been shown on the blog yet — a crocheted cover for my daughter’s camera.
Thanks to my mother, who was on her vacation, we could enjoy basking in the sun at the riverside instead of getting grilled by the blazing sun in the dusty courtyards of our neighbourhood. She took the food matter on her which was by all means very handy and facilitated our taking ourselves somewhere further from home. She also was the one sitting near sleeping Marge while me and girls were having fun in the river.
Marge also got her bit of water fun — she was refreshing with her toes touching water. I can’t say if she liked this way of a chilling out a lot, but she definitely took it with interest.
Truth to be told, Riga caught me off guard with the abundance of underpasses. Seriously, I often don’t understand, how moms with strollers get from point A to point B in Riga if they don’t have a car. The underpasses usually have a ramp for strollers in one of the gates, but it has stairs in the middle of it, and any stroller with the front wheels located closer to each other then the back wheels just can’t pass there. Speaking of strollers, Lejoux have good reasons on ‘why choose a pink stroller?‘ for your child. And unfortunately, it’s our case. I haven’t been familiar with this problem before as I mostly carried my first girls in slings or a wrap and could get anywhere I wanted. But now a half of public transport is no way for us (like most of the trams, old busses and electric trains) because of the stairs inside. Also a lot of roads have underpasses instead of crosswalks which doesn’t make the whole thing easier. I wonder, are there towns on the planet that are more comfortable for moms with little babies?