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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Giulia and Naomi

Naomi's friend Giulia came by to visit. We spent our time together playing on the floor with the children. Thanks for the photos Marc and Nancy!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Naomi half-a-year old!

Naomi turned 6 months old on October 15th. She now weighs 7.2kg and is 70cm tall. She sings and babbles a lot and loves flipping over from back to front and back again. Her parents are proud.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


We were all so happy to finally meet baby Norah! Our pretty cousin/neice and her parents were in the Netherlands for a visit in September. Isn't she lovely...

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Adventures & Outings... on-line (click here)

Our trip to Namibia & South Africa has been featured on Apartment Therapy - a cool website (originally a book) that tackles the challenges of living in small spaces. August was travel month and they asked parents to send in their experiences of travelling with the little ones - check out our post by clicking on the title above.

Meanwhile back home...
Naomi's corner is showered in summer's last rays.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Naomi is ten days shy of turning 5 months... here are some snap shots of some of the people she's shared moments with this month.

With her Baba Joon (Oupa Houshang) in Molenhoek.

With Uncle Oscar at a cafe in the Jordaan.

Shopping with Aunty Jo on the Rozengracht.

They came, they saw, they conquered!

The Gawanas-Minney clan where here to visit us. It was the first time Grandpa Tom, Aunty Amakhoe and Uncle Hodago (aka the Godfather) met Naomi. (Ouma Bience has already been here twice to see her!) They were very quick to insist on going Dutch by renting bikes and cycling around the city. Naomi had a wonderful time with all the attention. She was so happy she couldn't stop kicking her legs and as a result has gained the nickname "Happy Feet"! Here are some pics of us out and about in Amsterdam.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Rafi and Naomi at 3and-a-half months!

We're back...

The laundry is finally dry... below are posts with photos from Windhoek, Owamboland and Cape Town. Videos will come soon. Naomi is comfortably settling into the Dutch summer.


Naomi finally got to meet her Namibian grandfather, kuku Nangolo, at 11weeks and 6days!

Don't they look alike!

We had a big gathering of family and friends...
here the women pose together.

Naomi gets introduced to her cousins.

Zianah has to share her Uncle Ruben with the little one.

Nadir could not get enough of his newest cousin!

Taleni, Loide & Mahevo's daughter, holds Naomi.

Loide and Mahevo coo.

Aunty Jeanette oogles.

Family dinner on Kasteel Street at the guesthouse.

Uncle Matati and his niece.

Dinner at Nabil and Ndiitah's with Vahid and Tjireya.

Naomi with Aunty Ndiitah

and Aunty Tjireya.

Naomi, Ruben and Kyana at 19 Day Feast
at the Baha'i local centre in Katutura, Windhoek.

Zianah celebrated her 7th birthday on July 17th with lots of friends...

...and a jumping castle!

Me Selma with Naomi.

The Namibian cousins in order of age:
Desiela, Nadir, Zianah, Tia and Naomi.

We visited Desmond & Basiela at home.

For Namene's 22nd birthday we had a professional family photo shoot.
Mum and Dad steal a moment.

Desmond and Mutaleni take a break with the babies.

Before we left Windhoek we welcomed Oma Adri, Gerlof, Judith and her family at Luxury Hill Guesthouse.