April 2017 | Vie | Vietnam part I

A little different this month. You all know we made this wonderful journey to Vietnam for three weeks. It was amazing! Together with my parents and his parents we flew to Saigon and travelled to Mui Ne, Nha Trang, Hoi An and back to Saigon. Our main goal was to visit my family in Nha Trang, whom I haven’t seen for 14 years, and make a lot of new memories on the way to them and back home. And I think we rocked that. I only didn’t rock the put it all in one photo blog and keep it simple thing, so here’s (a long) part one: from Amsterdam to Mui Ne. Vietnam through my eyes (and sometimes B’s).

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1.3.2017 | Filippa Mae | 1

To my darling baby girl,

Today you’re no longer a baby anymore. I know that young people, like you, always want to be older and wiser. How 10 sounds like magic when you’re 4 or 30 sounds like serious shit when you’re 10. I know. But I am way over that 30’s now and I can tell you that growing up is nothing fancy. It’s normal. It’s something that just happens because life is made that way. So please, don’t hurry. I know you want to run after your sister and play along with her or tell us how you feel with thousand words or drink wine and eat spicy food. And you will. In a while. But for now, you’re still my baby. With cheeks to die for, eyes so gentle and kind and the best wet openmouthed kisses. Your smell is my guilty pleasure, your body weight is my workout and your you is my luck. And we’ll celebrate that today. Big time. Happy first birthday baby girl!

Love! Mama

PS. How one year with you looked like…

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Being 4

This girl is a champ. But she’s having a tough time being 4. School used to be something magic when she was still at daycare. All the big kids said their happy goodbyes en left for school. And all she wished for was her fourth birthday, and then… 

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