Monday, January 31, 2011

January, etc

Here are a bunch of pictures from our month of January. We have been busy with folks in town from America, snow (lots of it), birthdays, and just everyday life! This should have been several blog posts, but oh well! Here they are...
 Time with Daddy / Opening up a sweet surprise gift from Aunt Peg!

 Picking our toe boogers / loving finger painting!
 Loving on THE blanket and pretending to go night-night

 Entertaining the kids at Casa AnaNadia / trying on Janos' new soccer shoes

 Sneaking a hug from Ibi
 Playing cards with Janos, Zsofia, Daniel and Kati
 Jack and "Mista Wawa"...Laura is his babysitter and our sweet, dear friend
 In our front yard after lots and lots of snow

 Skyping family...oh the joy you bring our little man!
 More skyping
 The staff from Casa Rebecca and Casa AnaNadia. We love these folks
"The Americans" Bruce and Steve (President of our Board) with us and Bex
The office staff
 Playing at home
 Jack LOVES Daniela...reading the Bible together
 Jack wearing someone's glasses at the house / bathtime fun
 Playing with Anna and Levi
 Out at Vetca, our land where we held camp for years...
looks a bit different in the snow!

And the biggest change of January (no, we are not prego....) 
 Jack is officially 2 1/2 years old, 38 inches tall, 37 pounds and growing like crazy. We felt it was finally time to move him out of his crib and into his "Big Boy Bed!" He helped us put up his crib and move around the room. He did great!!
He was so proud of himself. He was just precious in the morning when he realized he made it through the night. Praying this is what will happen every night:)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Happy Birthday Jeff! Jeff turned the big 3-4 on Jan 13. We had a great day, apart from the electrician showing up to tell us he'd cut our electricity on Friday for a $3 unpaid bill from when we were in America that we didn't know about...gotta love life! Anyway, Daddy got to sleep in while Jack and I made his favorite blueberry coffee cake. Check out Jack stirring while riding his car...
 Then when Daddy woke up, Jack helped him open his presents...a shirt from Memaw and a Hungarian handmade wooden pipe from us. He doesn't smoke pipes, but was a cool find at the Hungarian store in town!
 The day before Jack made him a painting with his Daddy's favorite color
 Jack of course had to help Daddy blow out his birthday candles...
 After Jack's nap, we had a party at the houses for Jeff. The kids and staff helped decorate and we ejoyed ice cream together...
 Jack talking to GusGus through the window. Jack was telling him abou Mickey and Minnie Mouse!
When Jeff and Jack walked in the door, the kids started singing La Multi Ani, the birthday song. However, Jack thought it was for him! So fun!

 Singing the song...its tradition to stand in a line and least it is at the houses!
 Us with the kids who wanted to be in the picture:)
 Gabi, Cerasela, and Marianna...some of the house staff. Gabi even made a special trip to our home that morning to bring Jeff a delicious chocolate cake...thanks was so yummy!!
 Some of the girls were sweet to take pics with Jeff. This is with Marga.
 Jack eating a HUGE bite of ice cream while I'm not looking:) Jeff with Krisztina.

 Jeff with Daniela and Ibi. It was a great day! That night we can home and played with Jack. Then on Friday night we had a date. The movie showing in town (the only show in town) was "Life as we know it" and it was pretty good. Made us long to go home and hold Jack! Then we grabbed a bite to eat at the Dublin Pub down the street. We had a great time, Happy Birthday Babe! I love you!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Funny faces of Jack

Yesterday after church Jack was in a really silly mood. He was standing on his new time-out mat in the corner (sounds sad, but he actually loves it...not sure how long that will last!). Anyway, he was making all kinds of funny faces and repeated them so I could take pictures. After all, he wanted to be able to see them, too!
Here are a few of Jack's funny faces...
  looking up/fishy face
 roaring like a lion/just jack smile!
Hope you enjoyed them as much as we did!