Thursday, May 8, 2014

'Green school', practice, a long weekend and Vanyo's 10th birthday...:)

Well, as I wrote in my previous post, Vanyo went to a 'green school' with his classmates right after Easter...:) They stayed at a hotel in Bansko /one of the most beautiful Bulgarian mountain resorts/ for five days /April 22nd - 26th/ and my son came back home full of excitement and positive emotions...:)

On April 28th we got two fantastic news about Minnie...:) The first one was that she had received 91% at her German B1 level exam and the second one was that she became first among the 11 graders at the first part of the Ancient Languages competition!:) This girl once again proved how amazing she is!:)

A few days after Vanyo came back from his 'green school', it was Minnie's turn to travel - on April 30th she left for her school practice /7 days/, which was named 'The Mission in Great Moravia' and included Budapest, Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Graz and Zagreb...:) As always, Minnie enjoyed her school practice to the fullest and she fell in love in Budapest just like me!:) Perhaps we should arrange a trip to this beautiful city in the near future?! I would definitely love that!:)

We had a super long weekend in the beginning of May /6 days/, because May 1st and 6th were official holidays /Labour Day and Saint George's Day/, so the only working days between these and the weekend were May 2nd and May 5th which luckily the government gave off as well /and we need to work on two Saturdays instead - May 10 and May 31st/.:) Minnie was on her school practice at that time, but the three of us plus Teddy did our best to relax and to enjoy those days off to the fullest...:)

The last day of the long weekend /May 6th/ was Vanyo's 10th birthday...:) I still can't believe that my son has grown up so much!:) Yes, time definitely flies!:) We had a small celebration at home, just the three of us /plus the puppy:)/.:) First we had traditional lunch /traditional for Saint George's Day which was also celebrated that day/ - fresh salad and roasted lamb, garnished with rice, mushrooms and other vegetables.:) It was yummy!:) In the evening we picked up Minnie from Sofia /she had returned from her school practice right on time for her brother's birthday - something both children were very happy about:)/ and then Vanyo blew the candles of his /very small, but very, very delicious/ chocolate cake...:)

Of course, Vanyo received some presents for his birthday - a PSP game /'Lego Pirates of the Caribbean'/ from my parents, some money from my mother-in-law, some new clothes from his dad and me and some souvenirs from his sister /which she had bought for him at her school practice/...:)

And the following day, when the long weekend was over and we all got back to the routine, Vanyo brought two boxes of chocolates to school as a treat for his classmates and teachers...:)

I saw only two movies by the end of April - 'The Taking of Pelham 1 2  3' /nothing special:(/ and '10 Items or Less' /it was not anything extraordinary, but still a sweet and heart-warming movie:)/.

Luckily I was able to see quite many movies in the beginning of May because of the long weekend - 'A Perfect Getaway' /maybe not the best thriller, but there were some unexpected turns, so it kept my attention most of the time...:)/, 'The Boondock Saints' /I greatly enjoyed this movie - the story, the dark humour, the action scenes, it was really fresh and unique!:) Two thumbs up!:)/, 'The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day' /not as interesting as the first movie, but still good...:)/, 'Kick-Ass' /weird, but in a nice way, and very entertaining...:)/ and 'Kick-Ass 2' /not as good as the first movie, but still fun to watch...:)/.