Thursday, May 26

Phewwww, swimming across the pool is hard work. I'm sweating, guess I need to go take a shower now.

Nieuw: Om extreme slijtage te voorkomen, is het Julius model nu verkrijgbaar met anti-slip knie beschermers.
New: to prevent extreme wear, the Julius model now comes equipped with anti-slip knee pads.


Lesson 1: How to get away with making a mess of your dinner. Give Mom your cutest look and tell her it was the brocolli, not you, really...

Friday, May 20

Alvin's Restaurant (click here)

My boys came home.
I truly missed Casper, just wanted to kiss him all over!
Julius... When I held him, his body was so warm, his neck connected with mine, I could feel the softness. I rubbed his head kinda like a Buddha statue, his soft hair reminded me of rose petals. And his little legs wrapped around my torso, just so innate! I love this baby so, my little Jewel.
This has been one busy month, travel wise. I think from here on we'll slow down especially for Summer. We plan to grill in the back, put water in the blow-up pool, attend birthday parties (all the babies in the group will be turning one). Just relax and connect with the warmth of Summer.

I added a direct link to my brother Al's blog for his restaurant. It's in New Orleans. I've been calling him almost every day and updating his blog. We've gotten quite close because of his restaurant. I envy his active restaurant-style life. I imagine Al to wake early, drive out of his suburban life to such an interesting wholesome, funky, beatnik area, streets lined with moss filled magnolia trees, the rich smell of heat and humidity, bakery and clotheshop owners to chat up, neighbors to wave to and talk shop about the restaurant and local stuff, a breakfast/lunch or dinner rush of business, people entering and departing your world- the excitement of making them happy and delicate dance of understanding why some are unhappy when you just really want them to be satisfied. Then finally, a break on his beautiful brick-laid patio, a patio that he, himself built, ahhh... that content feeling. Then finally, when he has the energy he'll gather his belongings (children, etc.) and get into his blue truck and drive that all too familiar drive on the interstate back home. I long for this... this what appears to be a very subjective, romantic perspective into his daily life!

Monday, May 9

So far the weather in Holland hasn't been al bad. Here's a picture of Opa's back yard, right around 9:15pm!! Posted by Hello

Dinner is served...

mmmmmm, butternut squash, don't even think about taking my spoon away. I'm eating it all, It's all mine, mine I tell ya... Such a fashion conscious baby, look how his mess is all color coordinated with his shirt and pillow. You think he's gonna be a designer?

Back in Holland

We finally made it!!

Julius is visiting Opa and Oma this week. So stay put for several post as we chronicle his adventures in Holland. The first surprise was the new stroller Opa and Oma bought him. Now he can race around Holland in style.

Off course the big news on Sunday was Julius' first tooth!!! Yes, after 8 months of waiting, a tooth finally popped out. Now we have good hopes that #2 will come out this week as well. I'm sure mommy would love that.

The first night his Jet Lag was pretty bad. Oma was up playing with him from 2:30 to 3:30, off course he crashed after that and we all got to sleep until noon. Thanks Julius, Dad really needed the sleep. Last night wasn't too bad. He woke up at 11pm and stayed up until 1:15 when Dad finally convinced him to get some sleep. If we keep going like this he'll be on his regular routine by Wednessday. Yahhh.

This is very weird, I can hold myself on the edge of the table and see through it. I wonder if I can crawl in between and make a glass Julius sandwich Posted by Hello