Guus Bosman

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Nora's 6th birthday

Nora turned 6 years old yesterday and she had a great day.

In the morning there were gifts and balloons. Later wee went to the Carousel. First Nora wasn't too excited -- "dat is veel te hoog" but when we explained that this wasn't a scary carousel she was happy. They kids all loved the carousel, though Leo was a clinging into me tightly.

We had lunch together in Paul's which they all loved. When the boys were sleeping the three of us played Черен Петер and Memorie, and later there was a cake with "Nora" in chocolate.

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Indoor playground

We had a day off today and spent it with the kids. In the morning we went to Scramble, an indoor playground in Alexandria. The kids loved it.

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3rd birthday Leo & Adrian

Leo and Adrian turned 3 today. What a milestone! They had a really nice day.

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Mardi Gras 2018

We went to the Clarendon Mardi Grass parade tonight and that was a lot of fun.

Sasha and Adrian walked and Adrian got to peek in a real police car. I had tricked out the bicycle with lights and we joined the WABA group for the parade.

The kids were very happy with the beads that got.

Hippo House

Visiting Nora's school

We visited Nora's school today, and Nora showed us her work. This is the third and last time we're attending this event with Nora, a bittersweet thought.

She showed us the English words she can read (all the colors, several other short words) and her exercises with multiplication.

No hot chocolate this year.

movies

De Luizenmoeder

Sunday night 3.7 million households were watching Luizenmoeders, a Dutch TV-show. I read about it in Trouw and then Ettie posted on Facebook that she liked it so we decided to give it a try.

The first episode was the best -- fast-paced and witty. But the 2nd and 3rd weren't bad either.

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Flu

Nora is slowly recovering from the flu. It started Tuesday evening with a sore throat; the next day she skipped her gymnastics and since then she's been in bed all day.

Today she started perking up again. When we were talking with Opa & Oma she joked that Adrian was a unicorn (eenhoorn) when they asked about the fabric sticking out of his bicycle helmet.

I took the boys to Whole Foods twice in a row, which was a lot of fun. Nora was jealous and asked when it was her turn. I explained that being sick is supposed to be boring. Today's trip to the store was through the rain; the boys loved the cover and said our bike is now the Batmobile (they learned about Batman recently).

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To Atlanta

I'm in Atlanta today. It was an early morning -- up at 4.15 am, Uber at 5.00 am and then breakfast at the airport. When the stock markets open at 9.30 am we have a conference call, which I took from the rental car on my way to the office.

In the plane I saw someone reading a physical newspaper, something that's getting rare.

I'm already looking forward going home tomorrow.

bicycling

To the grocery store

Right after I got home I took the kids on a ride in the bakfiets. The weather has been great these few days, and we didn't really need jackets.

We went to Whole Foods, where the kids did not find cheese to taste but they were well behaved and it was just a fun trip.

art

"Dutch girl"

The new Google Arts & Culture app has a feature to compare a selfie with works of art.

For Adrian it found a good match with this painting. It's in the Phillips Collection in D.C. so we can check it out one day.

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