Sunday, September 19, 2010

and more pictures

These photos were mainly taken by Misi Papa and Agi. See what they have captured.
Thanks to Aunt Lisa we can use our pass to the Children's Museum. We enjoy going there so much.
I always ask myself. Who enjoys it the most? The kids or me?
It's beautiful to see how their little mind is opening up, developing...they ask lots of questions, they want to do things on their own...Is it familiar? In the midst of "thick" discipline I have to remind myself they have to go through this (and we have to go through with them) in order to be the little people God designed them to be.
It can be testing and you know what it shows how impatient my heart can be. Us parents have to change as well and grow in many areas as we parent them...
Anyways, here is an other slideshow.

with friends

To me another beautiful thing to see is when I watch our friends embracing our Hungarian folks with so much excitement and love when they come.
Friends who have been over there with us or have a heart for Hungary and Hungarians....It just always makes their visit so much special. A dinner with the Miyakawas, or a swimming with Christina and Tina's help or the State Fair and church with Cliff and Debbie. Their friendship, influence and our conversations with these precious people is huge.
It is also fun when other grandma (we call her Manley Mama) and Aunt Lisa come to see my folks. That is beyond language to me. Meaning when the two granmas understand each other with a smile because they have the same love for their grandchildren. They don't even have to speak the same language.

All this is a testimony itself because these people are our extended family. People that we count on when life gets busy and we have to be at more places at the same time.

Second week of August

Misi Papa, Marcsi Mama and Aunt Agi had a great time with us the second week of August.
David was so supportive that he let me join them for 5 days to tour with them (Illionois, Missuri and Tennesi) the week before. Getting back to Indianapolis I was ready to do lots of fun things with the kids and our family. Oh, it's so nice to have lots of extra hands and eyes to do special things with five toddlers.
We showed them our favorite spots like the sprinkle park in Zionsville, the climbing gym in Trader's Point Church. We visited the Zoo and the Children's Museum. It was fun to see animals at the State Fair.
They all get to meet with our First Step "Friends". Well, therapists...
During the year we send lots of photos and dvds over to Hungary (like little document films) to show what the kids are doing, how life is here. This was so cool for them to finally see it in person.
The kids all loved the Hungarian bedtime stories of Mama, Papa and Agi.
For them it was so wonderful to hold them, play with them, draw them what they ordered (Mate-balls, Bella-bears, Hanna-doggies etc.)

We will all cherish these memories and keep up via skype until we see each other again.

Here come the pictures.

Pool Party

As I am looking through our window the rain is coming down this quiet Sunday afternoon.It reminds me that fall is here indeed. It's hearwarming to think back when our family from Hungary was visiting this summer and we had a pool party to welcome them. It was such a perfect Sunday afternoon when many of our dear friends came to meet mom&dad and Agi. Thank you so much for the amazing hospitality of the Smith family.

Enjoy the photos here below.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


"O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago." Isaiah 25:1
Another thing we have been enjoying recently with David as the kids are getting older is telling them about the Kingdom of God. It's amazing how much they can understand and remember this early on. What a responsibility and what an honor to raise them to know Jesus and God their Creator and Savior.
They just come the way they are (even if it's in diaper in the middle of a grassy field)


Lili is the kind of child who stops and smells the roses (similar to her mom). Sometimes it means that she is the one we need to wait for a long time until she catches up with everybody during our walk/hike in the nature. We love that about her because it's so Lili like.


Another reason, why I love being around children is that they are so spontaneous and spunky.

I enjoy watching them as they spontaneously embrace the magic of the moment.

See Hanna experessing her love.

"Love must be sincere"- Romans 12:9


"The joy of the Lord is our strength." Nehemiah 8:10
It is so beautiful to discover this as we watch our children's joy come forth every day. It's a treasure, it's a joy and the Lord indeed grants us so much strength through this.

long time no posts...

Wow, I feel bad that we have not posted anything for such a long time.
It just means that we had such busy and fun summer.
Now we are easing into this beautiful early fall.

I am deligently working on uploading the best moments of this summer.
Until the new slideshow would be up I found some neat little photos of some of kids, which inspired me.
See next posts.