Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Photo Drop

We are really settling into a routine here. It took almost two months! Luke is in school 5 days a week 1:30-5:00. After three days he came home saying his first few Dutch words- Lammetje (lamb), lekker (yummy) , naa (no) and dank you (thank you). He is the only English speaking kid in the class! We've started to meet people that we see on a regular basis and Derek is traveling- A LOT. Here are a few photos from the past week or so. This weekend is Koninginnedag (Queens Day). It's a Dutch National holiday in Honor of the Queens birthday. We have heard it is like Mardi Gras but much larger and everyone wears Orange.
My Carpool Lane 
This is how much I can hold in my European MiniVan-
A week worth of groceries, two kids, a rain shield and some sand toys!

  Ferris Wheel in Dam Square

They are becoming such good friends- they have started to go to bed at the same time and they read each other stories and sing songs until they pass out (they share a room here)

Must buy Rain gear! Riding in the bike in the rain is a ton of fun...
until you have to come inside and realize you are freezing cold and soaked!
Caught in our first traffic jam in the minivan-
 sat at a drawbridge for 15 minutes-
did not factor that into the commute to school.
We are having a great time- but the learning curve is tough! At the end of the day I have to laugh about all the things that happen in a day and remind myself that in a few months (hopefully) it will all be second nature (or close to it)


  1. Love it love it love it! That traffic jam is no joke. And Lukes face after riding in the rain....ugh! I just want to squeeze him. This blog means so much to us back have no idea. Keep it coming. Love you!

  2. Oh and I almost forgot.....that pic of the kiddos walking under those gorgeous huge trees needs to be blown up and framed. You are becoming quite the photog over there! And I love that they are really embracing eachother during this transition.

  3. I couldn't agree more with Amy! The blog and Skyping keeps us close to you even with the vast ocean between us. Love you all. As I told you the first few months are trying bit pretty soon you won't struggle everyday just once In a while. Keep being adventurous. Love, hugs and kisses. Mom and dad