May 15, 2009 § 9 Comments

{thank you for the artwork, aunty lori!}

This artwork arrived especially for Little Man from one of his godmommies the other day. She made it on a crafting Sunday at a bar called Tattooed Mom’s. It’s covered in stuff that is screaming to be yanked off. Little Man wouldn’t eat his breakfast without it next to him. Wouldn’t get dressed without it on the changing table & we couldn’t pry it from his chubby little hand before going to creche {usually it’s Aapje (Monkey)}. So it went with him. A snugly, cuddly piece of art :)

Last night I met up with a bunch of other expat ladies for our monthly drinking get together. Being integrated & speaking a different language everyday is hard work, so it’s somewhat of a relief to spend some time with people who you can shrug off the pressures of being a foreigner, get tip-say & speak without wondering if you messed up your sentence structure or think,  ***k, did I really just use that word?

Happy Friday! It’s raining in Holland. How about where you are?



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  • klarobinson215 says:

    What a cool piece of art! I love that you get together with the girls for a drink on a monthly basis – I really need to organize something like that!
    Today it is nice and sunny… cool, but the sun is out – however by Sunday “they” are calling for snow… that’s Canada for you!

  • Auntie Gail says:

    Rainy here too. But pretty-magnolia-beach-on-a-friday-before-vacation-rainy. ; ) aaahhhhhh.

    It’s so good that you can hang with your home girls over there. I can only imagine how hard & surreal it must be sometimes, to live life in Dutch. But how wonderful that Minh is bilingual, and that Hans sounds so American!!!

    Right now the boys are dancing around… literally….like monkeys… which is such a nice break from their usual whacking eachother like monkeys.

    Boyz : )

  • Chandra says:

    Cool gift!

    Yep it’s raining here too. In fact there is a flash flood warning. :(

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Christine says:

    That looks like a ton of fun!! I can understand why Little Man would want to tote it around with him…

    The evening sounds perfect. I can’t even imagine how hard it is to live life in another language.

    The weather here is cloudy with moments of sun peeking through… although I think it might be clearing?! I hope the weather improves for you this weekend!

  • vietkaz says:

    It’s sunny hear today but rain in the future! Nice spring day for us

  • jenna says:


    a nice dring-together sounds perfect :)

    not rainy today (we’ve had lots lately)…but cloudy and chilly.

  • Kelli K says:

    How sweet is that- carrying around his artwork!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I yike it mummy! (The art piece)
    It is HOT in Singapore!

  • Meg says:

    checkin in on you! your posts are always a ray of sunshine. xo

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