It has been quite a while since I made a blog. We didn’t have many adventures other than yours; the staying at home adventure. The moment the first case was announced in our state the department of education decided to close the schools immediately. The difference with the Netherlands, our schools didn’t open again since the summer break already started. Marlo had to do homeschooling which were pretty nice math and reading “games”. He enjoyed these assignments and he needed to do his assignments for about an hour a day, so I didn’t have much trouble getting him into his homework. He will be in first grade next year! Nolan on the other hand missed the structure away from his school…… … More How ya do’ing?
When somebody hears that I am not from around, which is not too difficult with that bloody accent we have when speaking English ;-), they will ask questions and are mostly sure that it must have been a big adjustment moving from the Netherlands to the USA. (Don’t get me wrong, I like to talk to people about it) Of course there are things that are done differently here than in the Netherlands. Like the delivery of a package on the front porch. The paperwork you need to sign when you buy a car. But this stuff is not something that gave us a culture shock. … More Hello half year mark!
What happened this month? Uhhh I don’t know where to start but let me start at the beginning of this month (December). Since our move we don’t have any cable television except for antenna, which we actually never watch. We do have Netflix of course! In the beginning the boys would ask us if the program they had chosen could be played in Dutch, but most of the series couldn’t. However the last couple of weeks they stopped asking for it so it was time to take them to the movie theater! Since the boys really liked Frozen 1 we took them to Frozen 2. Nolan actually fell asleep during the movie… but Marlo really loved it! … More A December to remember!! Monthly update 5 🙂
It was the first time Freek needed to go away for his work for a week. He went to China for 2 days but travelled 24 hours forth and 24 hours back. I wouldn’t want to go in his place anyway but I needed to do this week on my own. (Of course there were friends that texted me that I could count on them whenever I would need them when Freek was gone) Freek left very early on Monday and the first two days the boys were very sweet and they listened as they were little angels. But on Wednesday I got the massage that my grandma passed away. Luckily we have internet these days so a phone call is one click away with skype or whatssApp and I had some busy days at Marlo his school volunteering. So maybe it was because of my emotions and temper but we had a few rough days after that. The boys didn’t listened anymore and Nolan didn’t want to eat only when I would feed him. And for me it was easier to just do it and not make a big deal out of it… But he would get his dinner cold because I wanted to eat my dinner warm. But we survived the week and looking back the week went by pretty fast but I definitely missed the grandparents some moments this week! … More This month flew by……being home alone with the boys and no grandparents on the watch
n month three everybody is getting more adjusted to our new lives. We enjoy being here: the sky is really blue almost every day, which is a big difference from what we would experience in the Netherlands at this time of the year. However, there are weeks that I am really busy and some weeks I am actually bored, which are tough to get through. For example: last week I had 3 days I was helping at the schools of Marlo and Nolan, an evening activity at Marlo his school with dinosaurs, while Thursday it was Halloween. In short, that was a stuffed…. … More Month 3: All about Fall traditions
Like Nolan said at the table the other night… “so here we are, eating our dinner.” It was like he wanted to say “okay so now I understand what has happened the last two months”. I think he is starting to realize his life has changed and we needed to give him some more attention to adjust for it. We still have our struggles with him and moving continents didn’t make it easy to be consequent at all to him. He always wants things to go his way and that also goes for the food, which most of the times would be… … More Another month goes by…