We are still in the throws of the Olympics and are loving it. It has been very fun to catch the cultural glimpses of the country of my ancestors on my mother's father's side of the family. We are spending time doing more research and also reading books from our own collection to support our Russian learning time during the Olympics.
We have had fun watching the boarders fly past the matryoshka doll on the course. We got out our own matryoshka doll that I got at Ellis Island a few years ago. She tells the story of the Gigantic Turnip tale- one of our favs even though I really do not like turnips!
We also enjoy the book The Littlest Matryoshka by Corinne Bliss as well- full of snow, toymakers from Russian, and magic. Does it get any better?
I had an artist on Etsy design a matryoshka for me to inspire me to keep going on my Ravellenic Games- my "short track shawl" is coming along but I have a bit to go before the closing ceremonies. And as cold as the weather has still been I will definitely be needing it to cuddle up in at night.