Surprise

 

This year was another milestone in daddy's life. He became 40. Daddy thought that this was nothing special and did not celebrate this in a big way. Mum and dad had a small drink at home on 18 July and that was about it. So two days later, on Friday evening, dad had already forgotten about it. Our nanny took care of Lorena and mum and dad went out to celebrate our wedding anniversary or birthday or both.

The big surprise came when we walked around the corner of a favourite bar, where a whole table of friends were waiting. Mum Patricia had organized it all behind dad's back. Two British friends (Jacqui and David) flew over from Kosovo and a Dutch friend (Richard) came driving all the way up from Sarajevo to celebrate dad's 40th...!!! Thank you all.

The pictures of this event will have to wait for later, since I haven't seen any picture yet (since it was a surprise thingie, I didn't bring my camera). And my friends probably didn't send them yet to me because they might not be decent enough for publication...)

Anyway, to make a long story short, Richard brought his two kids Hannah-Leigh and Nathaniel with him and they stayed at our place. So you can imagine the chaos we had in the house with Lorena perfectly adapting to her fellow partners in crime...

So here are a few pictures of the weekend together.

 

The chaos at home...

 

In the swimming pool with mummy. Mummy pointing at a fish or so...

 

HA. Me, a bucket and water... Perfect combination. Let's see how we can add "other people" to this combination...

 

Particularly when daddy showed me how to do this...

 

Swinging is also fun...

 

Just a sweet face...

 

And here the three partners in crime already practising for the future...

 

 

 

We also went to the zoo together...

 

 

Vissedevisjes...

 

Monkey...

(the monkeys have much more space available than this pictures suggests...)

 

More monkeys...

 

And scary goats...

 

Teddy...

 

For Lorena, most animals were all "Wau Waus" (= dogs). And yes, with a bit of fantasy a Bison looks like a Wau Wau...

 

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