Little Babel, you’re 17 months old! We’ve had more than 74 weeks with you and still you manage to amaze us every day. We don’t understand how you do it, but you get cuter every single day. You are such a sweetheart. You always feed us, hug us, smile at us, and even kiss us now.
A couple of weeks ago, uncle Djamo and aunt Yasmin came to visit with some exciting news. Uncle Djamo scored himself a job, as a math teacher at an American school in Kuwait! It was hot, the park’s paddle pool was still open and uncle Djamo brought his camera.
We had a very excited day in the park, with Djamo the paparazzo taking photos and Djamo the teacher excitedly telling us all about Kuwait. I ended up with beautiful summer photos of Babel in the pool and park. Djamo ended up officially accepting the job offer and signing his contract here in Derby with us.
You had a very busy month! You saw lots of family members, from Japan, the Netherlands and England. We rented a car and visited a zoo, an aquarium, a castle, and a farm. We stayed in a caravan park at the beach in Wales for a weekend, and on Mama’s birthday we went all the way to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. Besides that there were regular and extra playgroups at the Children’s Centre, visits to the park, the playgrounds, and lots of dips in the park’s paddle pool. Oh, and you’ve had ice cream!
When we lived in Buxton, Oma used to visit every month. But, this month was only Oma’s second visit since we moved to Derby. Her first was for Babel’s birthday, so it had been almost 4 months. Oma really missed Babel and was very happy to finally see him again in real life.
Another year, another birthday. Yep, I’m 36 now, on my way to the dreaded 40. Oh well, actually I think that’ll hurt less than turning 30 did. Especially, since I’ve accomplished my most important life goal, in my thirties, by becoming a mom. We don’t do birthday presents, but we do celebrate, usually by doing something fun and special. This year that meant going to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London! I am a big Harry Potter fan, I’ve read all the books numerous times, and listened to the audio books even more times while sewing in the past. I’ve seen all the movies at least once.
The last day we had our rental car, we said farewell to the Japanesies in the morning and drove to Buxton in the afternoon. I’ve really missed Buxton, so it was fun to drive past our old hangouts and our old home. Surprisingly, in little over 4 months quite a few things had changed already. Of course, we were there to visit uncle Djamo and aunt Yasmin.