Monday, March 29, 2010

Swinging Felix

Felix has left the world at the stroller when we visit the playground and is now joining in the fun! He went on the swing for the first time this weekend. At first it was a little different, but he was all smiles at the end!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


How lovely that in the same week the season officially changes, the weather in Holland has turned Springlike! We've had warm days, and gentle breezes, and a few sprinkles here and there. It's been fabulous!
Felix sits on the cover from the sandbox.
Evie wanted to sit in it too, but she's too big!
The kids now take a bath together without Felix sitting in his bathring. He loves the freedom of being able to crawl around in the water and mess up Evie's cups of water. They have a blast!

Painting is Very Makkelijk

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Evie is getting older, and as she gets older she is getting smarter and wiser. For example:
"Girls can do everything better than boys. My Mom can make a better mess than my Papa."

Her English and Dutch translations have also shown the way her brain is working. Last week on the bike she said,
"I just let a brother, that's why I said sorry."
The Dutchies who read this might get it immediately, but there rest of you need to know that the word for brother is "broer", and the word for burp is "boer."

This is similar to her confusion when talking about the upcoming season. She told us that "lente" is coming. We told her the word in English is "spring." A few minutes later she said that the English word for spring is "jump." This, of course, because the dutch word for jump is "spring."

It will probably only get more confusing for her in the next year or so when learning the dutch alphabet (Dutch E is pronounced ay, which sounds like an English A, English E is pronounced ee, which sounds like the Dutch I.) Poor kid.

Evie's appreciation for music has also been increasing, and she loves to sing along. However, she doesn't always get the lyrics exactly right. For example:
"London Bitch is falling down, falling down,... ...take the key and knock her up, my fair lady"
"Dinah won't you blow, dinah won't you blow your nose."

Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday Monday

Today was another fun day at the Schutte house.
Felix and Papa on the couch first thing in the morning.

Mama and the kids after getting home from a walk. Evie had fallen asleep in the stroller and Felix was helping us wake her up.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Carla & Felix

The time goes by so quickly. Carla and Felix are inching towards their first birthdays! They remind me of the Dutch childrens book series, Jip & Janneke by Annie M. G. Schmidt. It is a story about two neighborhood kids who are best friends.
Here you see Jip and Janneke eating at the table.

Here you see Carla & Felix eating at the table (10 months, and 9.5 months, respectively).

Do you see the resemblance?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Evie Rocks!

It's a well known fact that Schutte Family should actually be called the Awesome Family. Exhibit A: