Saturday, September 18, 2010

Attention!

There is always so much to do, but never ebough time. As of today I will post only on the Hungarian blog, there you will find everything also in English! Click here!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are on vacation! See you in September!!!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Samuele's birthday

We celebrated Samuele's birthday on the 31st of May. He is 4! We organized a very simple party for him. He has become a very responsible little boy since Mattia was born, and at the same time he has remained the cute and sweet person he has been...happy birthday, Samuele!!



Samuele and his wish: superhero cake with strawberries and cream


With his beloved big brother (aren they beauiful?)

His friends: Marco, Giacomo, Samuele, Leonardo, Caterina
Nicole, Steven, Eva


Blow the candles!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

My three musketeers

Mattia:

2 weeks old





3 weeks old



4 weeks old



The one on the left isn't rather a maffia boss?

Giacomo's graduation


Giacomo will satrt elementary school
in September...time really flies...last week we participated at his graduation.
They sang and showed us their English knowledge as well.


Being busy


The parents made a puppet show for the children,
and of course Samuele joined them


With Maestra Monica


With Maestra Beatrice


I graduated!! Next: elementary school!!

Final show - Samuele's school


The end of every year there is a show in the schools
where the children can show us what they have learned.
Here are some pictures and a video of Samuele's:


The youngest children


With Giacomo


With mom


video

The dance of the sea.
Samuele is the 4th from the left.

Catching up...on the past 9 months...

I am trying to catch up on some of the important events of the past 9 months...in pictures.

1. Giacomo and Samuele started gymnastic in Spetember. They love it and in February they had a demostration of what they have learned...and both of them earned a medallion.


The athlets with their medals

2. In March we had 2 birthdays. On the 17th was Emanuel's mother's, on the 21st was mine. Emanuel organized a surprise party, he ordered cakes and gave me a beautiful print of one of my favorite paintings.

Blowing the candles

3. At easter we went to visit the castle in Marostica. To be honest, I went up all the way ONLY because I wanted to give birth as soon as possible...no comment.


On the main plaza at the fountain


On the way up to the castle


Anna, Giacomo, Samuele, Betto


Eight months


Samuele with his smile


Giacomo


Olive trees

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Welcome, Mattia!!

With 8 days of delay, on the 18th of May 2010 at 4.37 pm we welcomed our third son, Mattia. He is a big boy, he weights 4.410 grams and his length is 52 cm. We are grateful for him and feel blessed to have him with us. So far he is doing wonderful, he is even sleeping during the night! Here are the first pictures:

On the 18th at 7 am in front of the hospital

Our first moment together


Mattia

Samuele, the proud big brother

With Giacomo

Egyutt, most mar oten


Taking him to the nursery


On the way home...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sealife aquarium - Verona

On Monday we all (at least almost) took a day off. Emanuel from work, the kids from preschool - it was me, who didn't get a chance to take a day off from the difficulties of this pregnancy. 71 days to go. Anyway, we decided to dedicate this day entirely to the kids, so we looked for some special entertainment. Next to Gardaland is the Sealife aquarium, that is open even now and hoping that we would find few people, we left in the morning to visit it. We had a great time, and we even had the chance to see how the seahorses are fed. Unfortunately we were not allowed to use the flash, so some pictures are not that great.

In the tunnel


Samuele and the sea lion - he could have watched them all day long


Experiement: taking a picture in the mirror


My favorite foto: Giacomo is looking for sharks


Seahorses




In front of the entrance


video

Giacomo and Samuele in one of the aquariums


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Valentine's day

Emanuel doesn't like plants and he has his valid reasons for the WHY: every summer he has the job to transfer them either to the garden or to someone's house who would take care of them while I am gone - this usally means 4-5 weeks. Considering that only in the house we have 8-10 plants, not mentioning the ones in the balcony (maybe 8 more), you could understand him. So, I was very surprised when I saw his gift to me for Valentine's day: a huge, and beautiful orchid!! Isn't it gorgeous?



Ah, you are asking what did I give him? Well, if to me he can get through flowers, and to the men we could get through their belly, it is right that I cooked for him a special meal, don't you think?
When I was still living at home, I often asked my mom to cook a special type fo meatrolls for me. I still remember the cookbook where she got the recepie from. Well, a few weeks ago this memory came to my mind and I started to look for the recipe on the net,
and I think I found the same one.
Of course I adapted it to my needs and our taste and it turned out very well.
I am sure it is possible to make it in the crockpot. So, here is my version:

Ingredients:

6-8 thin slice of lean pork meat
200 g thinly sliced mortadella
200 g ricotta
2 tbsp Philadephila cream cheese
3 tbsp chopped parsley
salt
pepper
3/4 cup white wine
half can of chopped tomatoes
3 tbsp olive oil

Preparation:

1. Salt and pepper the meat, put on them the mortadella slices.
2. Mix the ricotta and the cheese, add the finely chopped parsley. Spread it on the mortadella and carefully roll the meat, fix it with a thread.
3. Heat the oil in a cooking pan, and brown the meat on all sides.
4. Pour on the rolls the wine and on high temperature let the alcohol to evaporate.
5. Add the tomatoes and some water, then cook it for 30 minutes. It is normal if some of the filling comes out.
6. Serve it on cooked rice while it is still hot.

It turned out as a great success!

Being in debt with two girls

I was supposed to write this post last year, but as always, I am late. According to the rules of this game, here are the fotos of the two surprises I got in November and December. I hope my handmade surprises got to their destinations, as well (Kaja, Eszter, Vali?). Thank you for your gifts!! It is nice to have talented friends/sisters!


My sister, Eszter made this cute family sign, and we really like it - so, I have ordered the Petrignani part, as well!



These cards were made by Kaja Sample, I really like them, and I am using them!