Showing posts from July, 2010


Its official now: Nora is no longer a baby, but a toddler. So much has changed in the last couple of months. At childcare they upgraded her to the toddler room, and that’s where she truly belongs. This little lady is walking and talking, interacting and communicating, crying and manipulating, listening and understanding.  She’s learning with the speed of light, and keeps amazing us every day.

Her favourite word now is ‘shoes’. She just got her first real pair the other week, and if it was up to her she’d go to bed with them. First thing when she wakes up is ‘shoes, shoes’, and she’ll fetch them for you. And next comes the jacket, because her other favourite thing is going outside. In the garden we have installed a climbing tower with a slide. Round and round our little girl goes, until Mum and Dad can no longer keep up. Tell you what: she is one active and energetic lady!
Click here for a new slide show on how Nora developed since her birthday in March
(yes, yes, it was about time we put…

Too bad

Holland may not have won the World Cup final, but we sure had a great time. In the pub with around 150 Dutchies (at 4am in the morning!) we cheered on our heroes until our lungs were empty and our voices were gone. Quite a bit of attention as well from the local TV stations and even national radio. Yes, little Adelaide has done Holland pride. Too bad the Orange couldn't do the same ....

PS. the guy on the left is Frank, a full cousin of Dutch forward player Arjen Robben. He sure received some messages from us to pass on to his cousin after this final ...