Everything included

What is more relaxing than a weekend that had everything included. Food, drinks, and happy children running and playing around. The problem is that you do need time, but this month the kids have a full week off due to Easter, so that works out just fine. A great time to go down south and have some quality relaxing times near the pool.

Happy in the pool!

Sioux City

Sioux City in Gran Canaria is a nice park to have a look at the wild west. With a bank robbery, gunfights, stampedes, running horses and cowboys and indians everywhere it is a really fun place to discover. We even had a BBQ included with our entry ticket.

The saloon was also in typical Cowboy like fashion. There was even a piano where Alex tried some of his songs. To bad the rough cowboys had already disables a couple of keys.

Chimbroek, Espinita and two shrimp

Alan takes care of Chimbroek, a black and blue fish. Alex has Espinitas, a purple and blue fish and I got tho shrimp. We all got some pets. Alex and Alan’s fish need three grains of fish-food twice a day every other day. A good way to start developing a bit of responsibility.

Both fish have already been upgraded to version 2.0. The first versions were not a good buy and were floating up side down after two days already. They were changed without problem for better versions. Alex understood perfectly that the new Espinitas was a different fish. Alan had his doubts and noticed something had happened. He now keeps asking if his fish is dead again (even when its just sleeping) and he has figured out that sometimes dead fish revive with a bit more blueish color.

My shrimp are (for now) the easiest. I just put them in a big pot with a little plant and they do all the cleaning. I don’t think I even need to feed them.

Carnival

Both our kids wanted to dress up like Spiderman. Carnival was once again a great party for the kids. Lots of playing, running around, dressing up and of course: No school!
Carnival 2019 - Spiderman!

And afterwards tired but satisfied it was time for a little nap on the couch.
Carnival 2019 - After-party on the couch!

Visit

Visit from NL!

Opa Kees and oma Nel came by for a visit. We all enjoyed it very much. Alan was talking all the time about visiting opa Kees to play football and Alex wanted to drink warm chocolate and play with the tablet with oma Nel. We were very happy to see the family again. Until next time!

Happy 2019

We wish everyone a very good 2019! Enjoy the new year, enjoy the moment, enjoy your family and enjoy all the little things that will cross your path. I will enter the new year as positive as I can.

3 Years!

Alan turns three years old today and that is a great reason to celebrate! For Alan we selected a nice big car as a present. He is obsessed by cars, so we thought and expect that this present will make him very happy. Alan moved mountains in his development the last year. He went from being a small child that liked to observe to a small child dominating his environment. We are very satisfied by all the improvement he is showing. At school he is still a bit quiet but we expect that this will get much better soon.

At home Alan is a great kid. He listens very well, he likes to play with his big brother or even alone with his car, and he learns new thing with ease. The last year he learned very fast how to spend the day without a diaper.

If we look at the ‘big picture’ we can only be very happy. Alan shows great improvements and great potential and in addition he brings loads of happiness into our home.

Maturity and allergy

Allergic!Every day Alex is getting more mature. Today he needed to go to the doctors office and give some blood samples. He has been walking around some time now with irritated eyes and his doctor thought it might be related to an allergy. It seems that now a days they can verify an allergy with a little blood. Previous times then Alex needed to give some blood always resulted in a bit of chaos. I had to restrain Alex, and an additional doctor would restrain his little arm. It did not happen much but was always a bit traumatic.

Today things went very different. He did not look, but he remained very calm. After giving some blood he lied down for a little while and then I took him to school. As a reward for his very good behavior I treated him to a small bag of candies.Next week we’ll hear the results and if Alex is allergic to something we should find out what that is.

8 years married

As of today we have been together for eight years. In eight years we build a beautiful family and handled our share of up and downs. In the end we are still together and have a good hope for the future. The party will have to wait because Ana is following a training in London.