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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Mutaleni & her girls

BBQ at the daycare!

The children's daycare had their annual summer BBQ - loads of fun for little people & big people alike. Naomi got her face painted like a butterfly, there was a jumping castle, loads of food and live music!

Watch the parents, teachers & children dance together!
What a great party!

Day at the beach

Naomi, Mila & Mutaleni discovered Ijburg beach a few weeks ago & spent the day there with Bregje & Tristan and Ebisse & Sonali.

our beach camp

mamas & babies

Bregje & Tristan

Bregje & Mila

Mila all smiles

baby Sonali

Ebisse & Sonali

Naomi & Ebisse

Home all day

Mila... growing by the day.

Naomi snuggles up.

"Sister, my sister".

Time to cook!

Naomi's self-made kitchen :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

on the couch

Naomi is 28 months & Mila is almost 3 months old - watch the sisterhood!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Holiday in France

We enjoyed seven gorgeous days at the beginning of August in the south west of France vacationing with family & friends at La Blanche, the vacation house of Valerie & Ulrich's family. Ramin, Cathelijne, Norah & Kian were there as were Marc, Nancy & Guilia as well as Elena, Nicolas & Arthur - Ulrich and Valerie's children. Here are some snap shots of the house, the food, the swimming pool, our adventures... and our wonderful family & friends!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mutaleni acts in dramatic short film *CLICK HERE*

Without words, we’re left to consider whether love and attraction can break through the impasse of human intolerance.

Directed by young Dutch filmmaker Bram Schouw, IMPASSE is part of a series of short films inspired by the United Nations 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It has been shown at film festivals in Paris, New York, Amsterdam and Istanbul.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Family time

Finally... a picture of the four of us on the couch.

Mama looking understandably tired... or is it just that she's heard this story a million times? Naomi never gets enough of her favourite books! So good to all be together in the same place doing the same thing at the end of the day... eating at the dining table, reading on the couch, dancing in the living room or just laying in bed. We belong together.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

For now

We will be updating more regularly with more stories & photos soon.
But for now...

We are still busy recovering from Ouma Sustjie's return to Namibia
We are enjoying your beautiful cards
We are stealing sleep

Sunday, June 07, 2009

the first two weeks...

Some photos from Mila's first two weeks... lots of bonding time with big sister Naomi, a few visits already, loads of diaper changing, and our first trip outdoors to Vondelpark.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

She's here... Mila Nadimi born 25 May 2009!

Our beautiful daughter, Mila Philipine Nadimi, was born on Monday 25th of May at 5.13am. We are very thankful for her safe delivery, in good health & good spirits - born on her Ouma Sustjie's birthday! Mila has been given Ouma Sustjie's mother's name as a second name as her great grandmother had four children born on this same auspicious day.

Naomi is delighted by the presence of her little sister, as are the entire Nadimi, Mbumba, Oudshoorn, Van Wyk, Wouters, Wolters, Tjitendero & Lie families.

Mother and baby are doing well, and along with Papa, Ouma and big sister Naomi, enjoying the sweet attention of cards, flowers and messages streaming in. We look forward to your visits after our first weeks of rest.