Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hey - it's me again. Isla!

Isla Marguerite - Flying like a bird.

Since I've been keeping my mom and dad busy feeding me, changing diapers and keeping me entertained, it's been pretty much up to my opa and oma to get the word out on what I'm up to these days. So here's the latest.

This is me chilling in my new polka dot outfit.

When my oma and opa come over, I feel it's my job to amuse them and keep them busy (in between my meals). 

This is me taking my opa for a walk in Sarphati Park, near our home.

But to get a little snooze, I really like my mom's arms around me.

Back home  I've got oma completely captivated by my looks.

 I make it look easy, don't I?

But it's really great when dad gets home from work. He holds me like I'm ready to fly like a bird.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Amsterdam - More Adventures and a Collage of Isla

Around Amsterdam

Between our visits to Isla, we've been busily riding our bikes around Amsterdam to visit different neighborhoods, museums, a botanical garden and the tiny but picturesque village of Oudekerk aan de Amstel (old church on the Amstel).

Boat getting ready to go under bridge in Oudekerk aan de Amstel.

Time for refreshments after a long bike ride.

Boat waiting for the bridge to open.

Diane breezing along the Amstel.

Erika visits us at our flat for dinner.

A bike ride with Maarten and Erika along the polders.

Maarten and Erika riding near Purmerend.

Enjoying the garden at Maarten's home.

Just in from Madrid, a brief encounter with Gys at the Wildschut Cafe.

A visit to "De Hortus Botanicus" (botanical garden).

Time for an Amstel beer along the Amstel River.

Last but not least I thought I'd share a collage I made of some of the photos I have of Isla Marguerite at home and on some walks around the neighborhood.