Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mini Mama & Papa

The girls had a ball dressing up as Mom & Dad.
Is there any kid that doesn't find it funny clomping and tripping around
in ridiculously over-sized shoes?!
(p.s. I did NOT put them up to this task)
Shout out for Papa!
Shout out for Mama!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Naturalis Museum Leiden

Today Daphne had a birthday party so Maia got to be the "only child" for a morning!
We headed to the Naturalis Mueseum in Leiden just Mom, Dad and Maia for some animal loving :-)


That's what sisters are for...right?

Friday, December 6, 2013


It's Sinterklaas (St. Nicolas) in Holland this week!
It's been one party after another for the girls, here they are in their "Sinterklaas" (Maia) and "Black Pete" (Daphne) costumes they made in school.
And singing a Sinterklaas song in Dutch...whatever it takes to get candy in your shoe.

Monday, December 2, 2013

tiny foosball

The competition is fierce! Fix bought/semi-built a mini foosball table for the kids.
Which has been helping us learn a lot about winning, losing, taking turns, counting and of course honing our simultaneous double-handed motor skills. BOOM!

The sillies

Why buy toys when you have a couch and a mat. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Last days with Elina

Some photos of Elina and the girls on her 20th birthday, courtesy of Papi.
Last week of Elina here with us here in Holland, next week she is back to the North Pole! (Finland :-)
She will be missed, for sure. 

Scenes from Daphne's camera

Sinterklaas arriving in Scheveningen on a boat from Spain...who knew...

There he is waving from the top of the boat
There he is waving from the top of the boat
Who also knew that Sinterklaas could ride a horse?!
And a random princess on a horse too...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fun at the playground

It's been a while! Here are some clips of the girls having fun at the playground.
Dancing in the empty fountain:
Space pod

Carrot munchers