Category Archives: Danique

Su 17-Mar-2013: Swimming diploma B for Danique

Movie impression on YouTube: http://youtu.be/mWmUH2yRkpA

Su 17-Mar-2013: Today Danique got her national swimming diploma/certificate B. It’s her second after she did the test for A in November 2012. With her on the picture is her swimming instructor Marion. The swimming test was in a deep 25 meter pool.

Su 17-Mar-2013: Danique got her next national swimming diploma (certificate) B.

Su 17-Mar-2013: Danique got her next national swimming diploma (certificate) B.

Health check for Danique

Today Danique underwent a health check by the school doctor. Everything was fine. She is 16,6 kilograms and 1.085 meters, all within the margins for children of her age. Blood pressure and other checks were all good.

Sa 08-Dec-2012: Sinterklaas evening

Sa 08-Dec-2012: We celebrated the traditional Dutch “Sinterklaas Evening” tonight. After a lovely dinner by Yvonne we all gathered together. After reading the Sinterklaas rhyhms we all had to unwrap our presents. Danique was dressed to the occasions as “Zwarte Piet”.

Sa 08-Dec-2012: Sinterklaas celebration with family. Danique as Zwarte Piet.

Sa 08-Dec-2012: Sinterklaas celebration with family. Danique as Zwarte Piet.

For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: Snow time with Eliza and Danique

Vr 07-Dec-2012: Snow and kids, the perfect mix.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: School is out for the weekend.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: School is out for the weekend.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: School is out for the weekend.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: School is out for the weekend.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: From School to home with Eliza and Danique.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: From School to home with Eliza and Danique.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: Eliza and Danique on the soccer field next to our home.

Vr 07-Dec-2012: Eliza and Danique on the soccer field next to our home.

Su 02-Dec-2012: Visiting Sinterklaas in Muiderslot residency

Su 02-Dec-2012. Today Danique, Sjoukje and Ton visited Sinterklaas in his national residency in Muiderslot (Muiden, NL). This 400 year old castle is where Sinterklaas stays this year with his Black Piets and all the presents he took with him on his steamboat from Spain. The castle was the stage of this years Sinterklaas movie.

We took the ferry from Ijburg (Amsterdam) to Muiden. When we arrived at the Muiderslot castle we met Sinterklaas and his black Piets and we got a half hour tour. The ferry then sailed us back to Ijburg. Of course today Danique was dressed for the occasion in a Piet suite.

Su 11-Nov-2012: Danique’s swim certificate A

Su 11-Nov-2012 16.15: Today Danique was tested for the international Golden Frog swim certificate. She was also allowed to do the test for the national A diploma (see picture). She passed both tests.

Su 11-Nov-2012: Danique's swim certificate A.

Su 11-Nov-2012: Danique’s swim certificate A.

Vacation Italy – Photo albums

Vacation Italy 2012 (Google+ version)

Vacation Italy 2012 (Google+ version)

14/30-Aug-2012: We spent our vacation at the Adriatic Coast of Nothern Italy this year. Read all about it. Pictures albums are available via Google+ or Picasa.

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BBQ with Femke and her parents

Sa 04-Aug-2012 16.30: Today we invited Danique’s friend Femke and her parents over for a bbq dinner. They live in our neighbourhood. The picture of Femke and Danique was taken earlier this year.

17-Mar-2012: Danique and Femke at the keyboard

17-Mar-2012: Danique and Femke at the keyboard

Ameland

Th 02-Aug-2012: Today Sjoukje and Danique spent the day on Ameland (one of the Dutch islands in the north) with Froukje and Dettie. They took the ferry in the morning and afternoon.

A little bit of summer

15-Jul-2012: This afternoon we finally had a little bit of a summer afternoon. The past days were cold (11-15 degrees Celsius) and wet, unlike the hot temperatures in the USA and the south of Europe. At the beginning of the past week the daytime temperatures like we had last Christmas.