mommy and daddy's notes and updates about alex's development
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Christmas 2006 Christmas 2007
it's hard to believe that a year has passed. so many things have changed yet so many things also stayed the same, like our christmas family picture. :)) well the facts are: a) alex is much bigger and has much longer hair; b) 2006 was in philippines, and 2007 in slovakia; and, c) we are wearing different clothes (luckily!).
7 december: mikulas (nicholas' name's day, actually falls on 6 december), sunguard system access celebration. in slovakia, this is the traditional start of christmas. children receive sweets and candies from santa if they have been good. and of course alex got a bag of goodies.
24 december: christmas eve dinner at home. we had the traditional slovak christmas dinner. except for alex, everyone had: 1) oblatky (replaced by airplane crackers :D) with honey 2) garlic (phew!) 3) kapusnica (sour cabbage soup) 4) fried fish with potato salad
25 december: we went to another christmas meal, lunch with great grandparents.
these are some of the christmas gifts that alex got (from left to right): baby doll with stroller, trike (from "dyeko", a.k.a. dedko), dora (from "tito pito", a.k.a tito peter). she also got nice home socks, shirt and sweater (from "bahka", a.k.a. babka), interesting magnetic books (from "tita lutita", a.k.a. tita lucia), and a new ball (from babina and dedino, great grandma and great grandpa).