A Hungarian Wedding

In August we attended my really good friend’s wedding.

We left BB#2 with the Grandparents, and took BB#1 and my niece. After the ceremonies we took the kids home and only Husband and I attended the reception πŸ™‚

So first they had a welcome reception with drinks and snacks.

One of the things I learned that Weddings are boring to kids, so they entertained themselves:

Playing zombies, hide and seek etc…

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DSCN2735Rare moment: sitting down.

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They are still bride and groom here πŸ™‚

Then the first ceremony took place in a lovely garden:

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It was really hot and there was no shadow anywhere where chairs were placed 😦 So most of the people watched from far away from under the trees.

The next ceremony was held at a catholic church:

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After the church ceremony was over it started pouring down, with big pieces of ice! So it was not to easy getting the kids home 😦

But we made it back for the reception which was held in a tent.

At Hungarian wedding receptions the first serving is always a meat soup, followed by a beef stew. (Sorry I forgot to take pictures of these)

Then a big plate of different kinds of meat and vegetables arrives:

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The wedding cake:

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My piece with a pina colada:

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At midnight another round of food arrives. usually stuffed cabbage, some more meat and lots of fruits.

After midnight the husband and wife change into something red and the rest of the night is spent dancing:

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We stayed till 4 am, and we were not the last ones. We had a good time πŸ™‚

How are weddings different in your part of the world?

Festetics Palace

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At the end of summer we took another vacation to Lake Balaton, this time to the southern shore.

We had a rainy day and decided to visit Festetics Palace in Keszthely.

The Festetics Palace is a Baroque palace located in the town of Keszthely, Hungary. Its construction was started in 1745, lasted more than a century, during which the palace, built at first on the foundations of a ruined castle, was tripled in size.

The counts Festetics were progressive landowners: KristΓ³f Festetics founded a hospital, PΓ‘l Festetics established a school in the town, and in 1797, Count GyΓΆrgy Festetics opened an Agricultural University, the Georgikon, Europe’s first agricultural college, which is still in operation as a faculty of the University of Pannonia. (Source: Wikipedia)

The palace houses several permanent exhibitions: Aristocratic lifestyle exhibition, Coach and Carriage Exhibition, Historical Model railway.

The ticket prices are too expensive for my taste and getting around with a baby/toddler was not always easy (lots of steps, no where to feed him etc), but we still had a good time.

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The Helikon Library.

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I love this photo πŸ™‚ I guess the rain was good for something πŸ™‚ To make interesting reflections πŸ™‚

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This was my favorite carriage. I thought it would be perfect for Cinderella or Snow White πŸ™‚ But actually it was a carriage used to carry coffins 😦

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The Blackberry boys and me πŸ™‚ (I was carrying alot of stuff 😦

Ten Thoughts Tuesday

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1. Update on the paper clip drama: BB#2 did not poop for 2 days after the papaer clip drama, so I took him for an X-ray and good news: no foreign object was detected. Hurrah! Now a plastic nasal spray cap is missing ……..(So I am seraching poop after all).

2. Saturday we had the teacher-parent-kids get to know each other day down by the river. The weather was not the best, but at least it was not raining all day long. BB#1 had a good time he played soccer, ping-pong, table ffotball (foosball). Ofcpurse Husband was working as always so I had to go alone 😦 I tried to talk to a few parents, but I did not make any new big friendships yet 😦

3. On Sunday I had to make “organic” sweets for BB#1 for school. Everyone had to take 30 slices and they had a tasting day πŸ™‚

I made this: http://aspoonfulofstyle.co.uk/2013/11/04/recipe-raspberry-oat-slices/

except I made a blueberry oat slices version πŸ™‚

4. Today BB#1 was supposed to go on a field trip, but they cancelled it because of the weather, and ofcourse the weather turned out sunny today 😦 But I understand, the weather is really unpredictable nowdays. Lots and lots of rain at any time.

5. This week BB#1 took his shoe lace tennis shoes to Physical education class. Today was the first day he had to use them, I am awaiting how the shoe lace tying went.

6. The boys are all better from their colds, I am the only one still having a stuffy nose 😦

7. I am really sick of the rain.

8. On wednesday BB#1 will go swimming with his school, for the first time. I am scared how the whole changing all alone thing will go. I hope he will bring everything home.

9. On Thursday I will finally get to go somewhere without kids. Hurray. I am having our usual lunch date with my ex-coworker, who is 91 years old and 2 more ex-coworkers.

10. The wine square will open up on wednesday till the weekend, so I plan on going to see that too.

Project 52, Week #36

This weeks pictures are from the day we went to taste the cake of the year, the Somloi revolucio (Somloi revolution).

It is a modern spin on the traditional somlΓ³i parfait, this cake dons a nut brittle sponge layer with a subtle orange drizzle, topped with dark and white chocolate mousse and a ganache.

To me the cake tasted like if I were eating an orange jelly filled parlour candy at Christmas πŸ™‚

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BB#1 happy with his MIGNON πŸ™‚

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BB#2 with his vanilla pastry.

Did he or didn’t he? The paper clip drama

Today was particularly shitty 😦

Last night I was up late cutting out the letters of the alphabet, each letter in a few copies. Then I was supposed to put together the same letters with paper clips. I realized I don’t have any at home. So I called my Dad, who brought over a few in an envelope. In the morning I clipped the letters together and walked BB#1 to school. After lunch I put down BB#2 for his nap. Around 2pm I went to check on him. He somehow got the envelope in his crib, he tore it up, and few metal paper clips were on the floor outside his crib. So now the question of the day is: did he or didn’t he swallow a paper clip, or paper clips????????????? I found 5 on the floor. When I went to pick up BB#1 at school I asked to be let in his classroom so I could count how many paper clips I took in that morning (they probably thought I was crazy 😦 I was hoping my DAD counted how many clips he brought over and it would all add up and I would get my answer. But when I finally got a hold of him, he said he does not know how many clips he brought over. So now I have no idea. What if he swallowed one?????? What am I supposed to do? Do I just watch his poop for a couple of days or do I take him for an x-ray?

So I started making dinner while helping BB#1 with his homework, while I put BB#2 in his crib. After being too quite, I go in to find him with a pen!!!!! (How the hell does he get these things in there???) he colored his bed sheets, his shirt, his legs and his face. Lucky for me he did not poke his eyes out!

This is too much for me for one day. I feel so drained and so tired and so overwhelmed, and most of all I feel like a crappy Mom 😦

Have your kids ever swallowed something they were not supoosed to?

Ten Thoughts Tuesday

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1. I cannot believe it is fall already! The leaves are turning yellow and falling off the trees. This summer was so short, and the weather was not like summer at all, lots of rain 😦 I still feel like I am waiting for summer.

2. The past few weeks have been hectic.

3. First I was busy back to school shopping. I always thought that would be a fun thing, but it was stressful 😦 Not to mention expensive 😦

4. BB#1 is already in week 2 of his first grade at school. He is doing really good. He likes to go in the mornings.

5. But some kids in the class are still crying in the morning, and one kid has already been transfered to a different school by his parents after the first week. We have 2 teachers and one of them seems to be pretty strict. I am just really hoping BB#1 will be able to take this.

6. We already had our first parent-teacher meeting on tuesday, it was 2 and a half hours long. So much information! Always more things to buy, to bring in… Lots to remember every day!

7. He is supposed to wear sneakers with shoe laces to Physical education class, but we are still learning to tie them, so I have been sending him shoes with velcro. The teacher was not happy about that (She said they should know this by 4 years old!). So I am hoping we will learn shoe lace tieing this week and I can send him in the shoe lace shoes by next week.

8. There will be a get to know everyone (teacher-parent-kids) get together on saturday, so I am hoping to make some new Mommy friends.

9. All 3 of us have a cold 😦 I have a sore throat, cough and just feel overall yucky 😦

10. The good news is, that our TV is back after 4 weeks of “repairing”. So far it is working πŸ™‚

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