We recently discovered a helpful lotion for eczema.  Laura and Nathan both deal with eczema on their legs, and I know a couple friends are dealing with it as well.  The lotion we found is made by Eucerin, and it contains 10% urine.  🙂  We affectionately call it the “pee-pee lotion.”  It seems to have helped Nathan a bit.  Laci, I’d love to hear what has worked for you guys.

Mikulás Nap

As you know, December 6th is Mikulás (Nicholas) day, and we had a very special visit from Mikulás and the krampusz.  We didn’t realize that St. Nick actually lives in our neighborhood here in Budapest!!!  Thankfully, the boys received candy in their shoes this year instead of sticks or coals.  Here’s some pictures:  Our neighborhood Mikulás, the boys digging into their candy from Mikulás, Jacob decorating the Christmas tree, Thanksgiving dinner with Dori, Joanna, Krisztina, & Péter.

First Snow

Yesterday we woke up to a sunny day….the first we’ve had in a while.  Later, we went to Margit sziget with some friends and played soccer with the kids.  An hour later it started raining.  Then sleeting.  Then Snowing!!  I don’t believe the boys saw snow last year, so they were EXCITED.  We got out our three-kid sled, and I pulled them in circles.  Yes, my arm is soar today.  The kids built a snowman and named him Feri.

family visit, anniversary dinner

Laura’s mom and sister came to visit in September.  We had a really great time!  Here is a picture from our hike up to the top of Gellert Hill.

Laura and I had a wonderful tenth anniversary.  We went to a free Jazz concert in the fine arts palace.  Two students from the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy were performing (Sax + clean electric guitar), and they were amazing.  Our friend Robert told us about a new restaraunt near the river, so I made reservations.  When we arrived we discovered that it was opening night.  They had a fancy card for us, a table overlooking the river, they gave us free desert for our anniversary and 30% off our bill because it was opening night.  So it was almost free!  🙂  We had a nice time reflecting on the last ten years and many of our favorite memories.