Sunday, June 29, 2014

World Cup

Holland has been doing surprisingly well in this World Cup. We made it through the group by winning all three matches. Today we played Mexico in our first knockout. What a crazy, nerve-racking game that was! Mexico scored shortly after the start of the second half. Five minutes before the end of the game, when nearly all hope was lost, Holland managed to score, bringing it to 1-1. With just two minutes left in the stoppage time, Holland was granted a penalty. We scored, and won!! Woot, woot!

Saturday, June 7, 2014


Lots of was had in the Zuiderpark today.  Lunch, football, frisbee, you name it!  Benjamin loves to pluck the little flowers ever so gently (and then rips them apart).  Despite the overcast skies, it was actually really warm outside.  And the good news is, it looks like this warm weather is here to stay the rest of the he week, too!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Weekend without Papa

This weekend Tom is off to Milan, Italy, for work.  Things have been going surprisingly smooth on the home front.  The kids have been very nice, the weather has been agreeable, and the days are flying by.  After dinner last night we went to the playground.  Meanwhile, Tom was going box with a roman statue.  Thank goodness for FaceTime; the distance doesn't seem that far.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

At the park with the boys.

Picking flowers and playing soccer with the boys! They are both soccer talents for sure.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Swimming lessons

Evie swims every week and is practicing for her swimming 'license'. She is doing great, look at her jumping into the pool from the diving board!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Reading on the couch

Little Benjamin's firtst attempt reading. Of course he's just being a goof!

Monday, May 12, 2014


Benjamin is loving the play-doh this morning! Of course, he is most interested in taking it in and out of the container, but that is to be expected. He's only tried to eat it a dozen times, so that's good, too.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Legos

Today Liz was treated to a delicious pancake breakfast after being able to stay in bed until it was ready. She got some lovely presents from the kids, including two new lego sets. Legos for Liz?!? Yes, indeed! Look at how cool these sets are! As soon as Benjamin went down for his nap, it was playtime!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Birthday Party

Yesterday Felix had his birthday party with friends from school. He invites five boys and his sister to lunch at home followed by a visit to the indoor playground. It was very successful!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bye-bye, Facebook

We've done it.  Tom and I have both departed the Facebook scene.  There wasn't any one thing that drove either one of us away.  We just realized we were done.  From a blog perspective, I see that the more active I was on Facebook, the less active the blog got.  It got so far that there was a two and a half year break of blog posts.  A whole pregnancy and infancy completely absent.  But I'm fixing that now!  With all the extra time I have now that I am not scrolling my news feed, I am finally getting around to playing catch-up.  Pretty soon, looking back, one may not even realize that the blog ever was inactive... That's my goal, at least.