Quiet Days

Not much to report in the last couple of days. Oma has been quite tired though and sleeps a lot. But she is always quite happy to talk when she is awake and there is not a lot of other stuff going on.

Yesterday we had both of the children of my cousin Ezra here. Michael is four and Esther is just over a year old. Michael is a little talker and chattered away about his cars and showed me what they each did. He really loves his little sister too, which is nice to see. Reminds me of how Paul and I were when we were that small. What happened there, huh? 😉

Today we just had Ester. I think I have made a permanent friend in there. She is not quite able to walk and since her Oma and Opa do not have a walker there, one has to take her hands. She does NOT get tired of this so I think both Esther and Joyce were happy to let me walk her. She takes a little while to warm up but I finally got a few smiles while we were playing with her toys. She was having way too much fun toward the end of the evening – sleepy but not wanting to go to sleep. She did sit on my lap and lay her head on my shoulder for a while though she never quite fell asleep. I guess she fell asleep at last in the car on the way home though.

Tomorrow hopefully the family will finish up work on Oma’s old house. I’ll be here with Oma. Sunday as Easter dinner in Einhoven at my Uncle Jim and Aunt Ingrid’s house. It will be nice to see them when they are not trying to get a bunch of hard work done. Then on Easter Monday (which is a holiday in the Netherlands) all of Joyce and Arij’s children and their respective SOs and kids will be here for a family get together as well.

Anyway, a few pictures and then I am going to bed. Want to get up a little earlier than I have been the last few days so I don’t leave Oma alone too much. Having dragged her all the way to Goudswaard to see me, it would be nice to actually, ya know, see her. 😉

Blessings to you all,

Janice

Michael and Ester with Oma

Michael and Ester with Oma

Esther showing off her mad "walking" skills

Esther showing off her mad "walking" skills

Michael's 20-something car pile-up - he started to count them and stopped at 20.

Michael's 20-something car pile-up - he started to count them and stopped at 20.

Michael and his Omi

Michael and his Omi

Oma with Esther - I love this picture - such serious faces!

Oma with Esther - I love this picture - such serious faces!

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