Filed under:family,landmarks,photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on July 24, 2008 @ 6:47 am

Mommy and daddy told me to apologize for their lack of postings lately. We are about to go on holiday and visit family in Zurich and South Africa, then it’s time for the big move to Milwaukee!

Here is daddy’s post on our holiday in Belfast. And here are more photos from that trip.

Here are some great photos from my Second Birthday, including visits from Baba (Granny Jeanette) and Papa-p (Grandpa Phil). A sample:

And, just to keep you fully up to date,  photos of: some other visiting friends, my good friend Solana’s b-day party, and early spring.These have all been up for some time, but Daddy hopes to post more pics, perhaps even some video, before we leave on Monday….

memory lane

Filed under:family,photos,video — posted by nathaniel & nicole on March 16, 2008 @ 2:11 pm

Mommy and daddy finally got around to editing some video clips together from our great holiday in Disney with the US family. I miss my granny and grandpa and ouma and oupa and uncle emy and auntie sam (and especially little leo) SOOOOOO much. Here’re are two video memories – I wish I had some of my South African family, too! For them, just below, some newer photos – mommy says I am growing too too fast….


movie 1 (click to play)

movie 2

movie 2 (click to play)

And some pictures:

word. life. we can't front

word. life. we can’t front

got everything?

got everything?

click for more sid photos…

No Rain Day!!! (or, things I do, rain and shine)

Filed under:landmarks,photos,random — posted by nathaniel & nicole on February 8, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

Yay, sun!

For. A. Day. (sigh)

In celebration of the first no-rain-day of 2008 (in February!), I thought I would give the avid followers of all things Sidonie a sense of a few of my favorite things. Or at least, as they stand today in the ever-changing Sidonie-ness that is me:

My bike: for me and sometimes others

Calling myself “Nonie” and naming “Nonie’s” things

All fish – actual, virtual, animated and drawn (“Meemo” – er, Nemo – rules!)

Speaking of fish, I love the part in “Nemo” when they say they are looking for Sydney – I always shout “Me!” and point at myself delightedly

Making Mummy be a train and using her legs as a bridge. Daddy screams “toot toot!”

“Dih,” also known as Stitch from Lilo and Stitch – I like to watch him dancing to Elvis on YouTube

Jumping (I can’t get off the ground yet but I fling my head back and yell as if I can)

The concepts (and saying the words, of course) of “mine,” “more,” and “me”

Laughing, making people laugh, smiling at people on the bus, charming cashiers, and making friends on the “deedaw” in the park (seesaw for those who don’t speak sid)

Tea parties with my plushies and water play in the sink (“bah” still equals water)

Glancing from under my lashes to see if my pouting is working

Standing in the buggy and letting my hair blow in the wind (a romantic like both of my rents)

Wearing Daddy’s shoes

Flinging my hands to my mouth and melodramatically declaiming, “Oh No!”

Eating leek and potato soup, star spinach and ricotta ravioli, peas, vanilla yogurt and, horror of horrors (says Mummy), I climbed on the chair and crawled halfway across the dining room table to nab some chocolate (which I am developing a taste for when no one is watching)

Putting lip ice on my chin

Finding the stars in the sky

Playing with balls (I am good at kicking and throwing, but not so much with the catching, yet — watch this space)

Walking funny, practicing the splits, standing on tippy toes, spinning around, doing rolypoly on the floor, and DANCING!

Playing run, hide and boo!

Flinging my changing mat over my shoulders like it is a cape (I saw that in a movie Mummy was watching last night)

Learning new stuff like “two” and “up/down” and “red, blue and green”

Practicing words first thing before I have even woken up properly, especially fun ones like “elbow” and “light”

Making a huge mess but insisting that certain things be in their place, like my buggy (I am my parents’ child)

NOT brushing my teeth (especially, to my mother’s dismay, after eating chocolate)

(link: more new photos here)

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.

view from princes’ garden

Filed under:photos — posted by nathaniel & nicole on December 8, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

our princess in princes’ garden. behind us is the national gallery of scotland – lovely trip to edinburgh, looking forward to going back! more pix here.

party! party!

Filed under:photos,random — posted by nathaniel & nicole on December 1, 2007 @ 12:14 pm

had visitors

had turkey

had fun

hello weeeee(n)

Filed under:photos,random — posted by nathaniel & nicole on November 14, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

“you carry around that kind of cash?” at the imaginosity play center

wicked witch of the web


Originally uploaded by nathaniel s.
see more of my latest pix here.


Filed under:photos,random — posted by nathaniel & nicole on October 28, 2007 @ 3:47 pm


Been a rough few weeks, but I’m generally happy, and right now, I’m most happy about the great news from America: I will, in about 19 weeks, have a little cousin to push around. I’ll teach that boy how to treat a lady right from a very young age! More photos now online…

see more of my latest pix 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!


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!


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!).


More soon from the big girl: 1!

i speak Welshish AND Academese

Filed under:landmarks,photos,random — posted by nathaniel & nicole on @ 9:42 am

OK, so this is a bit late, but that’s what academics do. Like Ross Geller once said, “Yeh, like, when was the last time HE got a conference abstract in on time!? HA!” (See my friends video.)

Hit up my first conference on Consciousness in Wales, something I’m slowly coming into… Below are some pics of the surrounds, along with titles of my fave papers.

“Who needs a womb with a view: Postmodernist Postfeminist Postnatalist mediations on the (un)importance of looking at things before you put them in your mouth.”

“Consumption and Subversion: thinking the between of candy and coffee.”

And finally, “On the Boardwalk: Judaic traditions and their (non-)existent Welsh interrelations, or, Flock of Seagulls: re-birthing Benjamin in Aberystwythian penny arcades.”

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