Tuesday, July 21, 1998

Jane Turns One Year Old!

Jane is a very good walker now and insists on walking everywhere instead of being carried. She tries very hard to do the same as the rest of her siblings. She understands almost everything that is being said to here. Just like her big sister Tara, she uses lots of baby signs to communicate. She has a high cuteness factor and a huge degree of persistence and determination to get what she wants.

'I love opening presents!'

'That looks interesting'

'I wonder what it tastes like'

'Pretty good! I can't complain!'


We spent Jane's first birthday in the Dolphinarium in Harderwijk, in the Netherlands. They have lots of shows with dolphins, seals, etc and aquaria with sharks and more. The kids really enjoyed the show and the animals, what we did not like is that it rained on and off the whole day. And when it rained, it poured, literally!

In the picture we all look kind of wet and we were! It rained a lot during the time that we spent in the Netherlands. We lived there for 6 months and I think it rained for at least 4.5 of them! The picture shows Karen and from left to right Tim (4yo), Tara (2yo), Cees (6yo) and Jane (on her first birthday).