Happy Birthday, Alexandra !

As of today she will no longer be able to order of the kids menu ( 12 and under ) because Alexandra officially turned a teenager today. 


She got the present she really wanted : a real camera. Dad still had some books from way back about exposure and lighting so those will come in baby agai. This afternoon we also went to bank to open her first own bank account. 

Tomorrow is the party with her friends. Happy birthday, Lexie !

Swim-a-thon 

126 laps : that was the result of Lexie’s effort in Saturday morning’s swim-a-thon. Thanks to generous donations from various sponsors Lexie averaged $1.58 per lap and raised $200 dollar. 


 The swim-a-thon is followed by a parents versus kids waterpolo match. Mom and Roos will also participate. I’m relegated to the sidelines as my shoulder doesn’t like to play waterpolo anymore. 

Kwark taart

Roos was in a baking mood yesterday and instead of making a chocolate cake or a cheese cake we decided to go for something typical Dutch : kwark taart. Kwark, or Quark, as it is called here is not available everywhere but some stores do carry it. The results was delicious including a slight lemon flavor which came from fresh lemons from my tree.