A visit to Great-Grandma

This Monday we set off with the girls to visit my Grandma again, just as we do every week nowdays. But it’s been a special occasion, as we’ve planned to spend the night with her. She was very happy about it, and Hana was very excited too, so I was happy to go for a change.

The day's 'nicedress'

The day's 'nicedress'

We took the usual 9:12 train and asked a nice lady to help to put the pushchair onto the train – Hana now tells me before we depart from home, that it is a big task to ask someone nice to help us. Well, the pushchair’s been heavy enough as I had to pack everything for two days – but we, with small children all know, how important to have enogh set of clothes for all weather conditions and numerous other life-saving objects:) Only men would argue why to store “so much useless pieces of clothes” to make the bags heavy:)

Ready to go

Ready to go

I tend to think that our outings make the special days of the week not only for  my Grandma, but also for my cousin, Viki, just as for my Godmother and a couple of old ladies around my Grandma’s house. These latest would drop by to have a look at those “BeautifulGirls,EspeciallyTheSmallOne”. I do not mind it so much, but so does Hana. She doesn’t like those strangers wining around telling her how beautiful her sister is… it is stupid anyway to tell such a thing to a toddler, isn’t it?

Anyway, Grandma will never forget this little outing, not only because she’s been so happy to have us around, but also because we turned her room upside-down the moment we entered the house. Well, even for a night’s sleep, I had to rearrange the whole place to make it babysafe. Thanks Viki for helping me in it! The girls would banked up soon enough her beds and had a great time, playing there.

Ready for a good night's sleep

Ready for a good night's sleep

Hana would sleep on a pull-out bed and Dana and I shared the king-sized sofa-bed. The night was a disaster, as Hana’s bed was just two narrow for her usual attractions of the night so she would woke up every hour and cry – well, that’s great. The rest of the time I could either not go back to sleep, or Dana would wake me up by lifting her hand and dropping it back onto the bed or just making a move or anything really… well, I knew it before that I couldn’t sleep when a baby is in my bed, so I don’t know what I expected really:) From about 1 am, I’d been just hoping for the morning to come and it came at 6 am, when Hana woke up:) – thanks, Darling!

Rather playing then sleeping

Rather playing then sleeping

Apart from the horrorous night-time, we had a great time, though. Right away on Monday, we visited my GodMother at her workplace, who is a childcarer at the local kindergarten. Hana loves these visits. She can go anywhere she likes and she can play with the kids. I made a few photos to get inspiration, what to do with Hana when the weather is gloomy. The funny thing is, that I used to go to this kindergarten before we moved with my parents, when I was a toddler myself. I have to tell you, that this place is JUST the same as it’s been. Amazing, that even the decoration is the same, though in the room I used to go to, they just painted the wall in white to get rid of the gingerbread house of the witch…

On the way home we got just soaked through in a heavy shower, thanks to the experience of the older. We just left the kindergarten and headed home, when a few big drops of rain fell. I asked if we should go and see my cousin just next door, but the two experienced childcarers chilled me saying that it will be nothing. In about two minutes after that we found ourselves under a nut tree with a baby and a toddler in the middle of a summer downpour. In a few minutes the rain would fell on us and Hana started to moan that she got wet:) thanks God, I could fold Dana in her pushchair, and we’d been giggling with the women, we could go for a wet T-shirt competition… at the end my GodMother called my cousin’s husband who gave me and the girls a lift to Grandma’s house just a street down. The funny thing is, that we had to stay in the car even in front of the house, as leaving the car would have meant to got soaked, if getting wetter would have been possible:) At the end my GodMother who’s name is actually Mary, well, she walked home, pushing the pushchair in one hand and her bike in the other…. Within 2 minutes the clouds were gone and the air was even hotter than before, thanks to humidity…

In 10 minutes we were already set for the swimming-pool party at my GodMother’s house. Hana just loved it, she wouldn’t leave the pool for a moment. Even Dana had a little dabble in a tiny little bath tub Mary found. At least she could wear her swimsuits she inherited from Hana:)

In the pool

In the pool

The smallest swimsuit I've ever seen:)

The smallest swimsuit I've ever seen:)

The next morning, following that awful night, we got ourselves invited to play with Ana, the little girl, Hana made friends at Viki’s wedding. To be honest, the main reason for staying the night over was to have enough time to visit them too. And we needed time, as they live on the other side of the village… You know, the whole village has about 4 streets in line, but they can be long enough to make distances… Walking there’s been easy, as Hana entertained herself with picking flowers for Ana and we’d been singing and telling stories. However coming back to Grandma would have been a nightmare, but I put Hana on the top of the pushchair so this way we survived… She got really tired in those 2 hours we spent with Ana and her family. They are really nice and funnily enough, Ana, who is half-a-year older than Hana, has a little sister, called Esther, who is now 11 months old. What a coinsidence it is! Dana will also have a little playmate later on, but the sympathy is already in them.

So at the end of the day, everyone’d been satisfied. We spent 2 lovely days at Grandma and she’d looking forward to our next visit. We shall visit her next week, but NO sleeping-overs for a while, I believe:)

They definitely enjoyed the trip

They definitely enjoyed the trip

The first taste of peach

Today baby Dana had her first taste of peach. This is the very first time, she had anything else then breastmilk, or water that she already had a few times before.

In the morning, we prepared some peach for Hana, as she got so much constipated yesterday, that she cried for 10 minutes on the loo, but could not produce anything. At the end she only succeeded in it, when I put a piece of suppository in her rectum. So we agreed with her, that in order to make an easy way of production, she will have to have some peach every day. Well, easier said then done… Though she loves to grate the peach into liquid, but from that moment it is over. She did not want to eat it, so, sorry to say this, but I had to terrorize her a little bit so that she would eat it all. At the end it worked with some little tricks and thanks God, she had an easy delivery in the afternoon. Now she knows it, that it helps and she said, she would eat peach again tomorrow. Well, I am very much waiting for it…

The main point of this whole peach-eating is really, is that once the peach-juice was ready, I put a little spoonful of it into Dana’s mouth. She was so funny! She made faces while she’d been tasting it. I couldn’t say, she’d fallen in love with peach for the first time:) Well, I gave her maybe 3 little spoonfuls of the liquid and thought I would try again the next morning. However, just tonight, when Tareq arrived, he also had a couple of peaches and Dana just got stuck with them. She started to lick the peach and then all of a sudden she was already sucking it, just like a nipple. She was sooo cute! She definitely liked it. Hang on a minute, now I have a 3 and half year-old, who eats peach grated as babies do, and a 4 months old eating peach just as it is???

Of course I made a photo of Dana eating THE peach.

The first taste of peach

Eating peach just as it is

The world turns with baby Dana

Our little baby made a further step in babyhood. This monday, for the first time, she turned onto her stomach from her back. After she had her bath in the evening and had supper, I put her in her bed just as usual, around 7:30 pm. Ok, it doesn’t mean, she goes to sleep:), no she waits until Hana goes to bed as well, so they usually go together at around 9 pm. They listen to a bedtime story together in Hana’s bed and unless Dana is very-very tired, they enjoy this a lot. For a couple of nights now, Hana always chooses “Goldilocks and the three bears” – she would read it aloud alone to Dana as well.

So, I was preparing dinner and heard funny noises from the bedroom, she wasn’t crying, it was rather moaning and groaning and it made me curious what she was up to. I was quite surprised to find, that she was on her stomach, and she was struggling to get her arm free. She was so cute. In two day’s time, she was already be able to release her arm and this morning, she turned back from her stomach to her back as. Now she has one more tool to entertain herself and I am glad that she uses it:)

This photo was taken yesterday, when Dana took a turn and Hana lied down beside her.

The big love

The big love

See, how cheeky she is?

Oh, yes, it is definitely in her eyes

Oh, yes, it is definitely in her eyes

One little touch and your whole life changes

Being a mother is definitely the greatest profession in the world. The moment the little thing struggles to this world and you first look into her eyes….well that is a wonderful moment of your life. Thanks to God I already experienced this moment twice in my life. My older daughter, Hana is 3 years old now, and my little one, Dana is 2 and half months old. Now, that I am a mother, I am a full personality, my life is round and the world goes just right. Having children means that you really are responsible for your own life, and above it for the others’ too. There are wonderful moments you could never experience before. When they first smile at you or start their baby talk, it is just beautiful and your heart melts every time. Well, I already had some of these great moments and I just thought to open this blog to share these exceptional moments of my life with You. It may be strange that a Hungarian girl starts a blog in English, but I have more than one good reason for it.

– Firstly: I just love the language and hope I can produce enjoyable enough notes for my visitors to come back

– Secondly: I married a Jordan guy, whose family is all over the world and this way they may also be part of our every-days – hope you will enjoy them guys!!

– Thirdly: I really trust that my two beautiful girls will speak excellent English when they are grown and it will be a pleasure for them to read about their childhood days – hope I will be persistent enough to carry on this blog for several years from now on

– Fourthly: with a bit of experience that these 3 years earned me, I hope to be able to advice other mummies or ask for advice from them if I need it – Internet is a great forum and we just have to grab the opportunity girls, to join our strengths!

Please don’t be to hard on me, as I am just learning to create a site on my own, so it may not be professional in the beginning, but I will do my best! I also hope that I will not make to many grammar or spelling mistakes to frighten You away!!:) Thank you for visiting my blog and hope to see you soon. I will be glad to receive any comments be positive or negative, as I would like to learn from your opinions! Hope to hear from you soon. Eniko