Ten Thoughts Thursday

1. This week’s TTT is on Thursday.

2. Last week I enrolled BB#2 at a pre-school. Now I am waiting for their letter. They said they would send a letter with their decision in 10 days. Keep your fingers crossed for us. I really want this pre-school, I didn’t even enroll him in any others…

3. Last weekend was fun packed.

4. Saturday morning I went to a baby Rummage sale.

5. Saturday afternoon we attended a birthday party, then a name day party πŸ™‚

6. Sunday Morning BB#1 attended his first running festival. He ran 3.4 km-s! And he was done in about 20 minutes! I was truely amazed.

7. After the running I took the boys for brunch. Belgian waffels, lemonade and caffee latte. They were also selling really yummy cakes, so I bought a few. The lemon one was my favorite.

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8. Today BB#1 had his class field trip. They went to a cowboy themed park. He had a great time πŸ™‚

9. This week we have a long weekend because of May first.

10. We are invited to a may first party tommorrow.

Do you celebrate May first in your country?

Ten Thoughts Tuesday

1. Last week I had no time to write TTT.

2. Last sunday I went to the Farmers Market again. I bought cakes and cheese πŸ™‚

3. I went to 2 baby rummage sales.

4. I have been also selling our stuff on facebook flea markets. It is going slow, but steady.

5. I am doing all this to make some money, since I am not working at the moment and I don’t plan to work before the fall or even winter.

6. I finally went to see my friend’s new born baby boy πŸ™‚ He is 4 weeks old already and he is soooooo cute πŸ™‚ Seeing babies always elevates my progesterone level and I always want one more too πŸ™‚ But after a while my sense kicks in and I remember the pregnancy, the premature births and the lack of sleep, so I think I am fine with 2 kids πŸ™‚ Though I still long for a little girl 😦

7. We had a long weekend this past weekend and we went to the mountains, in the northern part of Hungary. The weather was pretty cold but there was no rain, so we had a good time. I will do a post later about the trip πŸ™‚

8. BB#1 even missed a day of school because of the trip.

So we have been doing all the extra homework 😦

9. Tommorrow I have to enroll BB#2 in preschool! I cannot believe he will start in the fall.

10. I have to run and feed the kids dinner πŸ™‚

Ten Thoughts Tuesday

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1. Last Wednesday we had an appointment for BB#2 at a pediatric cardiology private practice.

2. He was upset at first, but this time the office and the doctor were more relaxing, there were stuffed animals and the doctor tried to calm him down, and referred to his heart beat, as a “frog” so she tried to amke it interesting for him.

3. So finally he calmed down enough and she could do anΒ echocardiogram and an electrocardiogram! Hurray! This means I don’t have to be admiteed to the hospital for a day for them to sedate BB#2 to do these tests.

4. And for the results. I couldn’t even imagine this good results. He had a PDA :Failure of a child’s DA (ductus arteriosus) to close after birth. So now it looks like for sure his DA has closed all by it self! Hurray!

The last doctor also said he might have a Sinus venosus atrial septal defect, which is a deficiency of the atrial septum. But during this echocardiogram this Cardiologist said his atrial septum is intact, so ALL GOOD! I was soooooo glad to hear this.

He still has a heart murmur and his Foramen Ovale ( It is one of the fetal cardiac shunts),is still open, but ther eis no blood flowing through it…. But she said this can still close by itself and it is not anything to worry about!

5. We have to take him back for controll in 2 years!!! 2 years without a cardiologist. Hurray!

6. So these results were the best easter present for me πŸ™‚

7. BB#1 had a 6 day spring break. But nothing went according to plans 😦

8. We wanted to make a day trip to Budapest but that didn’t happen.

9. BB#1 came down with a fever on saturday and by the time he recovered all his friends became ill, so we could do any of the play dates we planned.

10. For these and other reasons (Daddy Blackberry worked the whole weekend, and the weather was crappy, strong winds and cold) Easter was not so perfect this year, but the kids still enjoyed the egg hunt and all the chocolate. And to end on a good note the Magnolia Trees are in full bloom in our city, so taking a walk is really enjoyable this time of the year πŸ™‚

Easter Cupcake Decorating Workshop

Last weekend I attended an easter cupcake decorating workshop.

I had to apply and pay the fee in advance. I also had to find a babysitter. When all that was done, I was finally heading to our local farmers market for a morning of fun πŸ™‚

First I bought some carrot cake and some professional cupcakes, incase my work would be so decorative.

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The work table:

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We were making 3 cupcakes: a bunny, a lamb and a flower cupcake.

Here are the prototypes: (The flower was not finished…)

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Here is what we started with:

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And the finaly results after almost 2 hours of work:

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I think they turned out pretty good.

I had fun, it was a relaxing morning πŸ™‚ They also have cake decorating workshops, so amybe once I will do one of those too πŸ™‚

And here is BB#1 destroying (eating πŸ™‚ one of my cupcakes πŸ™‚

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Have you ever made cupcakes before?

Happy Easter to everyone!