Ten Thoughts Tuesday



1. BB#1 recovered from his fever in about 3 days.

2. So last week he could go to preschool for his last 2 days. He got to say his goodbyes.

3. My nightmare came true, because wednesday morning BB#2 woke up with a fever 😦

4. I got a mini panic attack, because that was the day to take him to the cardiologist, for the appointment he got in january. I didn’t know if I could take him with a fever or not, so I called my friend’s husband who works at the hospital. He said to take him anyway because “you know when you will get your next appointment…”

5. So I took poor sick BB#2 to the hospital. We spent about 2 and a half hours there. We were lucky becasue they accepted out EKG papers, so he got a heart ultrasound and a chest x-ray.

There was no good news, but there was no new news either. The something that they found in january is still the same way so no miracle yet 😦 But at least it has not became worse (yet). If it does the cardiologist said the unwanted “surgery” word 😦 I am still hoping in a miracle. I forgot to ask if this condition comes from him being a preemie, but I think anybody can have this… But so far the condition is not causing any symptoms for him, so the cardiologist said that if he wasn’t a preemie being monitored all the time, we would not even know of his condition.

6. BB#2 is super cranky when he is sick. He does not let me take his temperature and he spits out the Nurofen syrup. So I spent most of wednesday afternoon, evening crying, becasue it was just getting to be too much ( the sick kids, the cardiology appointment and the no sllep for then 5 days).

7. Thursday I took him to a pediatrician, but she did not find anything wrong with him, so I just deceided that maybe his teething was causing all the problems.

8. He is feeling better, no fever, but still teething.

9. Sunday night we had a really big storm here. Again the water was coming through the roof into one of the rooms and the bathroom 😦 Then the electricity went off 😦 Husband finally found that the TV died, and that was what was causing the problem. I am afraid the lightning got to the tv 😦

10. So last week was pretty crappy 😦 Hoping for a better one this week.



Preschool graduation and last day of preschool

Today is a special day. Today is the last day of preschool for Blackberry #1. My, where have 4 years gone? It went by all too fast. I am having mixed feelings. I am sad he is leaving. We loved his preschool, and his teachers alot. It always gave me a sense of security, I always felt he was safe, and loved there. But it also marks the beginning of a new journey for us: starting elemenatry school in September.

Here is BB#1 this morning entering the preschool for the very last time 😦


A couple of weeks ago they had their preschool graduation ceremony πŸ™‚

They did a show, got graduation bags and they had helium filled balloons with everyone’s name on them, which they let go of together πŸ™‚

The graduation bags:


The show (BB#1 in his red tie)Β  :


Reciting his part of the poem:


Going around the preschool with their graduation bags:


Letting the balloons go:



Saying goodbye together. BB#1 and his wife πŸ™‚ They will go to the same elementary schools, but different classes.


BB#1 and his teachers:


And one last one with me:



Ten Thoughts Tuesday



1. My “Birthday week” went by pretty good. I had a birthday dinner and a birthday lunch and 2 birthday coffees with friends πŸ™‚

2. Saturday morning we went to see the Nandorfehervar war remembrance festival.

The Battle of NΓ‘ndorfehΓ©rvΓ‘r took place in 1456 and resulted in a Hungarian victory over the Ottomans. That way the Europeans were able to keep the Turkish threat away. Pope Callixtus II ordered to ring every bell at noon for the Christian armies at NΓ‘ndorfehΓ©rvΓ‘r. Since then, the noon bell is a reminder of the glorious victory.
Photos taken from hir6.hu
3. Saturday afternoon we went to a garden party. There was BBQ, a pool for the kids. We all had a great time.
4. Then Saturday night I went to my good frend’s bridal shower.
I drank rose wine and had a good time.
Here is the bride:
We got penis straws! HMMMMMMM πŸ™‚
5. Sunday was my niece’sΒ  9th birthday party. It was held at Aquapolis WATERPARK. lots of pools and water slides. She had 3 cakes! BB#2 really enjoyed the party πŸ™‚
6. BB#1 was not so lucky 😦 He came down with a fever by the end of the party 😦 He was 39.1 CELSIUS by the time we got home.
7. So we have been home sick since then 😦 Our pediatrician is on holiday, so I have not taken him to any doctors 😦 But it is probably a virus.
8. This is the last week he can go to preschool. Next week the summer holiday starts and after that he will start the elementary school. So I am hoping he recovers fast and he can at least go for a day or two to say his good byes!
9. I am exhausted from being up at night for 3 nights now (1 bridal shower and 2 with sick kid).
10. Wednesday I have to take BB#2 to the pediatric cardiologist for his follow up. Please think of us. I am sick of bad news, I just want to hear good news.

Ten Thoughts Tuesday




1. Saturday we went to the movies with My brother, his little girl, BB#1 and I. We saw how to train your dragon 2 in 3D. I haven’t been to the movies in ages!

2. Sunday we went for a walk to the playground, and suddenly the monsoon rain arrived out of nowhere 😦 We got so wet 😦 Someone finally had to go home to get a car and come back for everyone else 😦 It is a very wet summer here in Hungary 😦

3. On Monday I went the hairdressers πŸ™‚ I got my hair coloured and cut πŸ™‚ Nice to feel human again πŸ™‚

4. Today is my Birthday! πŸ™‚

5. This morning BB#2 and I had a date with a friend of mine. I had a white moccacino and a strawberry cheesecake and a bagel with salmon. It was a nice start to my birthday πŸ™‚

6. We will have cake in the afternoon, after BB#2 wakes from his nap.

7. I have a lunch date planned for Thursday with some ex-colleagues. We will celebrate 2 birthdays. Mine and Maria’s, who turned 91! She is my favorite ex-colleague, she is amazing!

8. On friday BB#2 has a play date with Baby A, who will be visiting from Austria πŸ™‚

9. Saturday is full too πŸ™‚ We will be attending a garden party, then at night I am going to bridal shower.

10. We will end the week with my niece’s birthday party, who turns 9 on the 21st of July.

Spring Festivals Part 3, Bridge Market Festival


The Bridge Market Festival is my favorite festival of the year πŸ™‚

It takes place at the end of May. They close off one of the bridges from traffic and craftsmen take over the bridge with their unique products. The festival is 2 days long. ThereΒ  is food and drinks and lots of craftsmen products.This is what the festival looks like: Photo source szegedma.hu


My new favorite stand is the Starbucks stand πŸ™‚ This is the second year they have attended the festival. They sell coffee and muffins. And on childrens day they gave free muffins for the kids. Really nice of them. I got a blueberry muffin and a caramel frappuccino πŸ™‚

They sell lots of things at the festival:












Plants and pottery.



Some more pottery.




I went to the festival early in the morning so it was not so busy yet.


Every year I buy mugs from my favorite mug making guy πŸ™‚ Here are this years mugs πŸ™‚ One of them was a present for our physical therapist to show her our gratitude for helping BB#2 learn to walk πŸ™‚

What is your favorite festival.

Project 52, Week #27


Β We are back from our vacation to Lake Balaton. This week’s Project 52 photos were taken there at the beach. BB#2 loved all the green grass, and I was finally able to relax that he could practice his walking, running in a safe environment. Love his shadow in the picture πŸ™‚


BB#1 is learning to do cartwheels πŸ™‚

Ten Thoughts Tuesday


1. Last Friday we had a really fun playdate at a friends house that has a huge garden with a trompoline, swings, sand pit and lots of animals (dogs, cats, chickens, roosters, rabbits, turtles, parrots, fishes, chinchilla and their neighbours even have 2 emus!).

2. Sunday I had brunch with the Blackberry Boys at a cafe in a Butik Hotel. You can read about it here: https://theblackberryboys.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/sunday-brunch-with-the-blackberry-boys/

3. Yesterday I could finally get a babysitter and I went to get a pedicure. My toes are now really nice red πŸ™‚ I left the car at a mall, so on my way back I went into H & M and bought a T-Shirt with anchor prints on it πŸ™‚

4. Today I got a babysitter again for 1 hour and went to a beauty saloon. I got my eyebrows done and had some waxing done (OUCH). Now I am somewhat prettier, or at least less hairy….

5. BB#1 had his first speech therapy. The Teacher seems really nice and patient. She said what I was thinking, we have to work on the “R” sound. Next Therapy will be next wednesday.

6. BB#1 will have his first swimming class (this summer) from 6 pm tonight. Tomorrow he will also go from 9 am.

7. I am really hoping that by some miracle he will learn to swim this summer, Because he has been going for 3 summers so far and that is alot of money spent on swimming classes… But at least he is enjoying it, he loves the water…

8. We leave for our vacation to LAKE BALATON on thursday.

9. I still haven’t started packing 😦 I always end up packing till midnight before we leave 😦

10. Please leave in the comments section where you and your family are going on vacation this summer (or where you have already been to…)