The sweetest laughter

We all know the feeling when we hear a laughter and we can not resist ourselves from laughing. Well, I experienced this lately but it was very much surprising for me that Dana made me laugh. It is unbelievable, that although she is just 3 and half months old, she is so communicative.

Baby Dana with her two best friends, Cow and Sheep

Baby Dana with her two best friends, Cow and Sheep

She is always up to some fun, she is a lovely, happy little duckling. So fond of her sister, Hana and thanks God, Hana loves her so deeply too. They are just great sisters to each other.

It’s been quite depressing the last couple of days, raining all day since Saturday and it was also quite chilly. Due to the bad weather we couldn’t go out and Dana suffered from it. She can not really sleep inside in the afternoons so she really misses the afternoon walks. Sunday it was alike, she was awake since 4 pm and after passing out into a half-an-hour sleep at 7 pm, she was wide awake afterwards. We were all together in the bedroom when Hana started to fool about, made faces and started to laugh. I just couldn’t believe my ears when this little monkey, who was hanging on my shoulders, started to giggle so laudly and clearly… I couldn’t control myself, I started to laugh as well, it was an overwhelming moment, when you forget about all your troubles. Then you understand, that it is really worth to be living. And of course my babies are my life. They are the most important to me in life.

Hana and Dana and their proud Daddy

Hana and Dana embraced by their proud Daddy

Children’s Day 2009

In Hungary May has two celebrities: the fist Sunday of the month is for the mothers, not like in England, where it was celebrated on 22nd March this year or the US where it was 10th May in 2009. And the last Sunday of May is Children’s Day every year.  This year we took the opportunity with our neighbours to celebrate our own kids and a few mothers undertook the responsibility of organizing a little afternoon gathering for our 20 little angels in devils’ costumes.

Saturday , 30th May, was the day for the celebration. Thanks God, my friend, Ancsa came around to see us and she helped to blew a large number of balloons we could later on use to decorate the playground in the garden, where the party was held. Hana was very excited about the whole party and of course enjoyed the great balloon-blewing morning:) Probably she was the only one enjoying it. I just can’t image why they produce unblowable balloons???

We also organized some little games for the kids, but most of the time they were just running around and chatting about. They are so cute, ranging from 0 to 4 in age, many of them just starting to walk, most of them not talking at all and some of them, like my Hana, just can not control herself when surrounded by her friends and talking continuously.

Huray, here is my best friend, Botond!

Huray, here is my best friend, Botond!

The most popular venue of the party was the tent-site, where we installed a number of childrens’ tents and they could just crawl and hide and run-around chasing each other. Some of the smaller kids were fishing with the magnetic fishing rods on the trambulin that replaced the water pool, due to the miserable weather we hade to survive in.

Most of our little angels made their painted hand prints with Hajni or a plasticined hand print with Izabella remembering this first Children’s Day of the house.

We also packed each little one a bag filled with small presents and they were so excited getting them and of course the number one gift proved to be the bubble pipe for all of them.

At around 7 pm it started to be so chilly that I had to dress Hana in winter coat so we just thought it would be wiser to call of the party but agreed on organizing a number of parties during the summer as it was not only a great time for the kids but for the parents as well. I am up for it and so is Hana!

Blogging or Vlogging?

Last night I told you about our fantastic new Canon SX100 IS Digital Camera and this morning I could just not wait to carry on trying out its features. As soon as my two little ones were awake – very unusually they woke up together at 7:30 and Hana did not awake at 6 like most mornings, this is already something to be happy about! So I could not resist myself but making a short video of Hana and Dana having a little morning chat together.

Baby Dana, the happy little kitten

Baby Dana, the happy little kitten

My great friend, Andrew who is a nice English guy, very consolidate, and polite but always up for having fun, well, he gave me some hints when I was planning to open this blog. Thank you for that, Andrew! Just yesterday, he posted me this link, warning me not to turn my blog into a vlog, inserting too many videos into it. Well, I do not plan at all to follow this path, however, ever now and then I will post videos to share the beautiful moments of our happy life here in Hungary, with you guys!

Our new, sexy Canon SX100 IS digital camera

Today is a great day, as replacing the old camera of my father, we used so far and of course it broke when we’ve been using it, we’ve bought a new one. Our old camera was a HP Photosmart R707 digital camera, that my father got for his 50th birthday. It was a rather good camera 5 years ago, but trends are very different now. The price of this old camera at that time was twice as much as the new, Canon SX100 IS digital camera we have now, though it was a real bargain, purchasing the last one for half price. It is available in black, but we went for the sexier silver one and it is just beautiful!

Image of Canon SX100 IS Digital Camera in Silver

Image of Canon SX100 IS Digital Camera in Silver

I did not have time between feeding baby Dana and begging Hana to eat someting, but I did try a few features alredy and it is so much easier to use it, than the old camera. I also went for the YouTube solution, where I found a number of videos about the camera, including reviews, so I will check them out later. Especially, that the user manual itself is over 200 pages!

This is the first photo I took of Hana, I think it is cute. Dana was already asleep, but I will take some more shots tomorrow and upload them. Of course I will also post videos later on.

Hana watching Pingo on Laptop just before going to bed

Hana watching Pingu on Laptop just before going to bed

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