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Sunday fun

At 10 a clock, after eating good pasta with cheese and staying in bed for an hour without going to sleep  "Mama, I am hungry, I want to eat some biscuits with chocolate milk"
My sleepy and tired reaction "Joshua, you drive me crazy".
Joshua's reaction come promptly "No mama, I am driving you in the direction of chocolate milk" :)))

Difficult weekend....

This was a quite difficult weekend, as Joshua is sick and the the problems with the streptococcus now we also had problems with diareea and difficult mood he had. It is understandable, but as we also do not feel good, it was not nice.
We had some nice activities though, like reading

or making a delicious raw cake, inspired from Corina Bacalu's cheese cake. It cannot compare as how it looks with the original, but it tasted very good :)

I wish everybody a nice and productive week!

4th birthday, part II

The second part of the celebration was in the 14th of November, at the kindergarden.
I was nervous about how it will be and hoping he will enjoy those moments.
At the end it was a big fun, the kids were enthusiastic and enjoying everything and Joshua was happy he was this time in the posture of the celebrated person.
And because it is late... and sometimes photos can tell more than words, here there are... :

4th birthday reloaded, part I

I was preparing to write about it and I realised that if I let to much time to pass I will not do it anymore, so, here it is....
We were waiting for Joshua's birthday probably more then him, we were enjoying in advance the image of a happy little guy.
One week before we went shopping, with a list of things we wanted to buy for him, from us and from close people which gave us money to buy something we know he likes....
That whole evening after shopping I was happy just about thinking about how happy he will be and how he will make his happy dance around the gifts :)
We wanted that every birthday to be marked with something unique we do with him, like previous year we went for the first time by train.
This year the ideea was to go for the first time to a movie for kids at the cinema.
Soon, the "special day" came, the Sunday (one day before his birthday) and it was great.
We had a wonderfull time together, we spoiled ourselves and we did things we very rare do in the last periode, but with this ocasion we considered it was ok. The big sins were french fries from McDonalds, icecream from Bonta (people from Cluj know how gooood can it be).

Then, with full tummies we headed to the cinema, to see the first movie in the cinema with Joshua, and, even more, the first movie with glasses (3D). That was a big joy, our boy did not moved on the chair for an hour and a half.

And everything we felt it in peace, with joy, no hurry, just the delight of the moment...
At the end of the day, the conclusion "Thank you, I really enjoyed this special day" made it all complete and no more words needed...

The funny discussion of the day :)

Mama: "Joshua, what happened that you feel bad?"
Joshua: "I got sick :( "
Mama: "And how did you got sick?"
Joshua: "I cought a virus, but I don't know what virus is as I did not saw it"

The 4th birthday of our beloved son Joshua

I wished this post comes exactly on the 14th of November, when Joshua was born, but I did not managed :(
But better later then never, I hope he will forget me when he will be 18 years old :)
The main feeling I had before his birthday was summarized in this paragraph:
"Thank you Joshua, for choosing to come into our lives, for all the joy, beauty, innocence, wisdom and life you bring with you.
In the hardest moments I realized that not only you need us, but we also grow and learn so much by you being here.
A simple "Mama, I love you", a big hug, one of those radiant smiles and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel...."

I think one can feel thins just when has a child, otherwise it is just theory and speculation. That does not mean that in our daily life there are not tensions or fights, difficulties or problems, but the amount of joy and happiness a child gives cannot be expressed without having one.

I will come later with a post about how his birthday was celebrated :)

The meaning of this blog

I always thought what I will write on a blog, as usually I do not compose long stories about a specific subject and usually react to a concrete situation.
But sometimes I want so accentuate some moments, some situations, to state an opinion, to mark some nice or sad moments in our life.
So, still this is the first post of our blog :)
There will be a lot about everything, for us and for dear ones which wants to read it.
So, long happy life dear blog !