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Sunday, December 19, 2010

December already!

Gosh - it's already December! And so much has happened between now and our last post in September. Mila is growing so fast and finally started walking in October (hurray!) and she and Naomi are developing a new kind of relationship thanks to her mobility. Naomi is making more and more friends and enjoying play dates and birthday parties on a weekly basis.

Ruben and Mutaleni are enjoying the joys and challenges of being in Namibia - we had an amazing 5-week run of guests in November-December when we were visited by six people! Ruben's father, Tate Houshang, his older brother, Ramin, and his youngest sister, Famke, as well as our friends Hein and Loes were here to visit.

Also Mutaleni was been busy with organising Namibian film awards and film screenings prior to the awards and we enjoyed a stunning and succesful Theatre & Film Awards Show here in Windhoek on the 20th of November.

Here are some photos to give you a small glimpse of what's been happening.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday!

We Love Mum!

Mila sharing a smoothie with papa.

Naomi and her new (boy)friend Bob making pizza dough!

Naomi and Mila climbing up sand hills with some new friends!

Mila feeding herself. Such a good eater!

Naomi having adventures around the house... she made orange-lemonade from fruit from the garden.

Naomi sitting between her cousins Nadir and Zianah after picking them up from school.

All dressed up... and looking good for the 2010 Namibian Film & Theatre Awards!

Monday, September 13, 2010

In the past few weeks we've really settled in to our house, and started having even more fun!

we've had the chance to go out and had a fabulous time at M&G's wedding. So nice being Mr&Mrs for a night instead of papa&mama! Thanks to cousin Hilja for babysitting all day & all night!

The crazy Dutchies cycling to school in the morning (yes, the helmets are obligatory). It was so hot that Ruben decided to pick Naomi up by car... it's hot, it's hilly, it's Windhoek. Not Amsterdam!

Naomi is spending more and more time with her new friends.

Mila is standing and will be walking any day now !!!

And the girls get the prize for having the prettiest room in the house.
We feel very at home here.

Love the Nadimis.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

So far...

A lot has happened...

The World Cup

With blood, tears & sweat Oranje came and almost conquered. Ruben was there to witness it live in Johannesburg. Mutaleni and the girls watched it live on a big screen TV organised by Aunty Namene - who was supporting Spain, but we still love her!


We moved into our own place and have been busy fixing and painting and moving in. With a large garden and barbecue area we are enjoying outdoor living. And the evenings when it cools down we can make a fire in the living room. The girls enjoy sharing a room, so we have a spare room which we use as a play room & guest room.

Bring 'n Braai

We had a little housewarming party where friends came over with meat for the barbecue and had a lovely evening together.

Outdoor childhood

Naomi & Mila spend a lot of time tearing the garden apart and biking and cycling around. They invite their friends over, put on their hats and play clothes and go on little adventures in the garden.

School days

Naomi has started kindergarten and loves going to "school" with her new friends and teachers. She even has swimming lessons as part of the school program.

Family ties

We are also enjoying being so close to our family here and regularly visit ouma & oupa's house where we can eat and play with the grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins... and also watch tv as we still don't have one at home.

Now that we have an Internet connection at home we plan on posting updates more regularly.

Lots of love from sunny Windhoek!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

feeling at home

Windhoek, Namibia.
June 2010, winter.

day = 24 degrees Celsius
night = 07 degrees Celsius

We are so happy to be here in this beautiful country, surrounded by family & old friends. We have been here a little over a week now and feel very blessed. Here are a few photographs taken at Ouma & Oupa's house (Oma & Opa in Afrikaans) as well as photos of our gorgeous temporary home until we move into our own place next month. Also browse further down for some more pics of our last weeks in NL... speaking of which, World Cup fever has taken over so excuse us for taking so long to blog. Hup Holland hup!

Lots of love R,M,n&m

Outdoors at Ouma & Oupa's house
The sun is shining...

...but it's still a little too cold to swim.

Ouma & Mila share a joke :)

Uncle Matati helps Mila make a long distance call...

Our landing nest
We are house sitting for friends who are currently on vacation. It's still very much the honeymoon phase and we're loving it!