i am a cousin! (updated with picture)

Filed under:family,landmarks,random — posted by nathaniel & nicole on February 21, 2008 @ 10:34 am

The details are slowly trickling in via (brief) transnational phone calls and texts from daddy’s not so tech savvy family, but it sounds like Leonardo Mazzola was born around 5:15 5:00 AM EST, 5 and a half 5.7 pounds (he’s little, but strong! 3.5 weeks early, is all). We’ll get a pic up when we have it – he’s in for quite a ride. Congratulations Aunt Sam and Uncle Emy! I can’t wait to meet Leo!

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Happy New Year!!!!

Filed under:family,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on January 12, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

happy ears

Spent some lovely time with many doting family members while rockin’ the Mouse at Disney. Catch over 100 pix at flickr. Will post some video in a week or so.

walkin in a winter dublinland

Filed under:family,landmarks,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on December 21, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

pink with flamingoes

chrismakkah bush

 

emo daddy and pensive mommy

santa is it my turn yet? and ta, santa

matthew and sidonie solving the problems of the world

More new photos here.

we’re back!

Filed under:family,photos,video — posted by nathaniel & nicole on October 7, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

Yes, we’ve got a diaper-load of photos we’re about to put online from our trip to South Africa! In the meanwhile, below is a photo, followed by two ADORABLE videos – Sid and Daddy playing on the couch at Grandpa Howie’s place. Afraid that may be it with the videos for a while, tho — Dad’s video camera completely died while in South Africa (it had a nearly 7-year run….). Enjoy!

OOOOOOH

Video 1 and Video 2.

NYC 07

Filed under:family,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on August 20, 2007 @ 10:33 am

Had a brief stop in NYC with mommy and daddy. So nice to see family! Pix here. Miss it already!

my trip so far

Filed under:family,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on July 12, 2007 @ 11:22 am

Check out my trip to Belgium thus far – heaps of pictures on the flickr site, aptly named. My mom and dad love me, but the weather stinks!

I AM WALKING!!!

Filed under:family,landmarks,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on May 23, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

That’s right, as my first birthday present to myself, I stood and walked several steps from my aunt to my ouma with no help or support. I AM SUCH A ROCK STAR.

Just a few pics from the celebration (thanks to my god-mommy for the party favors, to all my grand-folks for their wishes and gifts):

you say it’s your birthday

Filed under:family,landmarks,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on @ 9:53 am

So there I was, only 364 days old (doll)…

… when suddenly my world turned upside down!

AUNT SAMANTHA! (we love Aunt Samantha. she was waiting for me when I woke up.)

As you can imagine, today is an exciting day. I’ve already gotten so many lovely emails and text messages from family and friends all over the world; I’m verklempt, totally knotted up…

Ouma and Oupa also arrived last night, and I’m looking forward to seeing them again (promise to upload pics soon). In the meanwhile, mommy gave me my first ever birthday present, which daddy helped me to open (including the sequel to my favorite book, The Gruffalo!).

BIRTHDAYS ARE DELICIOUS.

More soon from the big girl: 1!

sidonie’s trip to cork

Filed under:family,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on April 23, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

There’s a new photoset on flickr (daddy says he never puts his own stuff on flickr any more!) of Sid’s taking of West Cork by storm… And it suits, given the weather. Was a lovely weekend, if not busy, and Sid made some great new friends. Here’re a few (click for more) to celebrate her 11-month birthday today.


my new friends, milo and angharad

And on this day, I have 8 teeth (2 more coming), I can crawl like a pro (and pick myself up and put myself down, and scale the rails), I know heaps of verbs when I hear them (dance! clap! fetch! poop!) – but am still working on saying my first “official” word – and I am starting to show both my parents’ willful nature….

angels and flowers

Filed under:family,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on April 14, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

Daddy took this pretty photo of me and mommy in the park. I match the apple blossoms! Every day should be like this. Except my grandparents and aunties should all be here, too… Miss you already!

Originally uploaded by mommy and daddy.
see more of my latest pix here.

beep beep, hi!

Filed under:family,landmarks,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on April 9, 2007 @ 10:18 am


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Excuse me, pardon me, excuse me, new driver here, I have a learner’s, excuse me, coming through, sorry, whoa slow down there, mommy….

My first vehicle! Thanks granny and gramps.

Originally uploaded by ma & pa.
see more of my latest pix here.

happy st patty’s day

Filed under:family,landmarks,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on March 17, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

See pics from Sid’s first St Patty’s – the parade in Dublin, no less! – here.

“I looked so cute in my green outfit that even strangers took photos of me.”

belated bloggings

Filed under:family,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on February 18, 2007 @ 7:42 am

It began at the airport in Dublin – daddy was all clean shaved for the jump to Summer in Africa, and I was just too too excited to see granny – thanks Ouma Harriet!

sidonie at the airport

We stayed with Brendan and Jill in Joburg – they’re v. nice and daddy says I have my first crush (and look at that view from knee sized height!)…

at Jill and Bren's

I spent quality time with uncle João-ey, got to wear the “geek” shirt Tony bought me, and even hung out with my brother Michel and his new mommy, Gemma. Mommy won’t say it out loud, but she knows I’m cuter than him. OH! And that last pic is when I matched daddy’s artwork at his opening 🙂

Nice few of the Ridgway girls, with mom, auntie and granny…

I also got to see Lucy, and even spent some time at the Vaal river; thanks Colleen and Matt!

What a fanfabulous trip it was! I was sad to go, but at least now, back in Dublin, my buddy Mara can teach me how to play the piano. And hey, my god-mother Nancy arrives today, too, so I may be treated like a golden child for just a bit longer….

homeward bound

Filed under:family,landmarks,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on January 20, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

So so sorry for the lack of contact lately, oh, all my wonderful fans. You see, besides from my (and my two chief administrators, Professor Mommy and 3-years-til-Dr. Daddy) being horribly jet-lagged (even still) and slightly sick for a time, we’ve just been desperate to get in some reading and writing.

would you like me to read to you, mommy?
would you like me to read to you, mommy? (mom&dad might’ve helped)

The trips to NYC and Florida (thank you to granny and grandpa, and ouma and oupa, respectively) were simply divine. Aunt Sam and Uncle Emy get madd shout-outs too. You can see many-a-photo of good times on flickr. No time to surf? Here’re a few highlights Prof. Mom insisted on:


new year’s and grandpa’s birthday (he’s OLD!)


play dates with tylor and aunt samantha / uncle emy


girrrrrrl power!

and… starving myself before christmas dinner

And, coming up, thanks to the extremely generous Ouma Harriet, I am going to experience my first two weeks of summer, EVER. We leave for South Africa on Monday – art for us!

sickling

Filed under:family,landmarks,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on December 26, 2006 @ 7:11 pm

After a wonderful few days with my parents and their friends, then with our “other” family for Christmas, Sidonie is feeling a bit mis with a bronchial infection 🙁 We’ll have to take it easy with my sister and Aunt (and their spice – plural of spouse) in Florida, hoping that some of Sid’s shining dispostioin will shine through her illness… There are over 20 new pix of the angel up on flickr. Check them out.

See more pix on flickr.


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image: 'sidonie' by nathaniel stern