Saturday, June 26, 2010

While Mom and Dad go to the Hospital...

We go downtown!

Early this morning,
while Mom and Dad went to get Baby sister,
we went to see the flowers,

Listen to some dutch street pipe organ music...

Go to the Dutch candy Shop
to get some authentic 'Drop',
Dutch Licorice.

and have some fun with Tia Valita,
(that's how my niece calls me!)

and these are my 20 dutch Klosjes to report from this week


and just as I am writing these last words, a little text message:
Baby is here!

Thanks be to God,
Thank you for being here with me...



  1. Congratulations Aunty...(Tia Valita)..he he
    Hugs Dawn x

  2. Oh Valentina!!! Goosebumps allover!! Hope your sister and the little one are alright! I agree, thanks be to God. Big hug for everyone of you!

  3. Congratulations to the new Aunt!!What is her name? How soon will you start teaching her to sew? What fun. Enjoy every moment!

  4. Congratulations! Beautiful flowers, beautiful kosjes and I'm sure a beautiful baby!

  5. YYYYYYYYYYEAH~~~~ I knew it! I wrote you last night about 1:00 and said I thought today was the day!!!!! Great news! :) wonderful!
    Love your photos! The most charming town. Love the pipe organ and the old counter at the candy store. Everything is so magical to an adult, let along your neice. She will remmeber this forever....and you still found time for sewing!?! SUch patriotic klosjes~ :) XO

  6. Congratulations!!
    Your klosjes are gorgeous!!

  7. Gefeliciteerd wat geweldig dat je weer tante bent geworden en natuurlijk zijn ook je klosjes weer geweldig mooi geworden. Een heel fijn en geweldig weekeinde toegewenst.

  8. Wonderful news!!! So happy, for everyone! Sending lots and lots of all! Thank you for the armchair travel program...grand! Ahh, the flowers and candy store...all those they'll inspire a new quilt!!!

  9. gefeliceteerd Tia Valita. I am getting 'homesick' for the Netherlands. leeker Dropjes, and bloemen. Groningen looks delightful. have fun with your niece and the new baby

  10. Your photos are lovely. Such fun to visit an old fashioned candy store and fantastic bookshop in the previous post.

  11. Congratulations, Valentina!!!!
    (Prachtige klosjes, hoor!)

  12. Van Harte Gefeliciteerd met de geboorte van de baby van je zus. Is it a boy or a girl?
    Ben benieuwd hoe het komt te heten en naar de eerste kiekjes. Mooie klosjes!
    Groetjes van Marianne

  13. Hip hip hoorah. Well done to you all and many congratulations. I am liking the sound of the liquorice - my favourite. Love the old buildings and well done on managing 20 klosjes this week.
    Lots of love

  14. Congratulations, Valentina -- what a happy day for you and your family! I've enjoyed your wonderful photos -- now Holland has been bumped up to the top of my list of places to visit.

    I'm like you -- sewing at every little opportunity.

  15. That's wonderful news! I love being an Aunt, don't you? It's a special relationship you can have with no other kids and so very special. Thank you for all the photos, it looks like a lovely place for a morning walk.

  16. Gefeliciteerd met de geboorte van je nichtje. Fijn dat alles goed is gegaan. Wanneer kunnen we de eerste foto's verwachten? We hebben allemaal met je zus en zwager meegeleefd en delen nu ook een beetje in hun vreugde.
    Wens ze proficiat.

  17. Gefeliciteerd!!! I hope all is well with mum & the baby (& daddy!).

    I enjoyed the Dutch pictures so much, I sometimes do miss my homecountry. But what a good thing that that dropjesstore is not around MY corner ;-)

    Your flowers are, as always, beautiful too. Did you already have red ones, or is this the Dutch touch?

    Take care Valentina and see U soon I hope

    (PS will be in Lefkosia until 5.7, so let me know when you're in town!)

  18. OH SUCH WONDERFUL NEWS ! HEARTFUL CONGRATULATIONS ! I'm so happy for you all ;>)
    Thanks also for these gorgeous pictures (I'm salivating seeing those liquorice candies)... and well done with your cute klosjes (still busy cutting and cutting them, before leaving. I won't stop til grand total reaches 600)...
    BIG BEAR (((HUGS)))

  19. Beautiful. Fantastic. Congratulations and Blessings, blessings, blessings. All my love, *karendianne.

  20. Congratulations to all! And how wonderful that you spent such a special day with your niece!

  21. I'm so glad she's here safe and sound. What is her name, and how much did she weigh? Michele

  22. I forgot to ask how your niece's leg is healing, and how she is coping with her limited mobility? Love, Michele

  23. Many congrats on the baby's arrival! And thanks for the lovely photo tour you made while waiting.

  24. Many, many congratulations to you and your family, Valentina! A dear baby girl!
    So precious!

  25. What a wonderful message to find as we came home today!!!
    Congratulations to the Mum and Dad, but also to your little niece and ofcourse to Tia Valentina!! :))
    Hope everything is just fine and the baby is doing allright with all those new impressions!
    And I so agree: thanks be to God!!
    Love to you and your family!! XOX

  26. Mother and baby doing well I trust. Congratulations to all and looking forward to seeing some photos of the little one.XX

  27. gefeliciteerd. nu op naar de beschuit met muisjes.


    ps zijn het echt de roze die nodig zijn.

  28. Wonderful news for all as the Aussies say a drop of wine to "wet the babies' head" unofical toast to new life.

    Beautiful flowers and klosjes. Tempting candy store.

    Enjoy it all Love Terry

  29. Congratulations!!!!!
    Wonderful news!

    Gorgeous photos of your day with your niece. :)

  30. Congratulations! Lots of love for the baby, the parents and the whole family!

  31. Congratulations Aunty Valentina! I have enjoyed your photo's so much, thank you for sharing your trip and I wish you and your family all the very best. Congratulation again! Ann

  32. Welcome baby girl, phew (sight)! Congratulations to the family and you too 'Tia Valita'. Lovely walk and music, thanks for sharing. All those 20 gorgeous klosjes too. Enjoy precious time your niece - Hugs Nat

  33. Van harte gefeliciteerd met de geboorte van je nichtje. Het wachten is eindelijk beloond! Ik wens het gezinnetje een fijne en zonnige toekomst! Fijne tijd nog in Nederland!

  34. Congratulations to all the family. The klosjes are looking lovely.

  35. Congratulations to everyone, especially Mom and baby.

  36. I'm so glad to read your message that so many of us around the world have been waiting to see. Congratulations to the family, and blessings on the new little one.
    Thanks for all the photos that show us where you've been spending these last few days. It's definitely charming.

  37. Oh this is so exciting... I have tears!!
    Congrat to Mum Dad Baby sis and Aunty!

    I trust Mum and baby are doing well :)

  38. Oh, ´t baby-tje is er! Gefeliciteerd!
    hmmm lekker Nederlandse dropjes!

  39. Hiep, hiep, hoera! Wat een geluk met een nieuw meisje in de familie. Ik hoop dat alles uiteindelijk goed is gegaan. En nu maar genieten van de roze wolk en alle beschuit met muisjes.

  40. What a perfect ending to a lovely day!

  41. Yay!!!! Congratulations Aunty Valentina!!!!I hope everything went well with the delivery and mum and little baby are doing fine. I enjoyed your pictures of your visit downtown, what a beautiful part of the world your sister lives in.

  42. Woo-Hoo!! So glad for all of you that baby finally made an appearance!!!

    What a beautiful city to explore. Love your spool blocks too.

  43. Congratulations! Now can you come back? Pleeeeeaaaasssseeee?

  44. Have you started your My garden BOM from Lynette Anderson? You can see mine at my blog if you would like.

  45. oh happy day~congratulations to all~!!~

    looking forward to hearing the details and seeing the baby's first photos.


  46. congratulations , what wonderful news , a little girl , how precious , a sweet little bundle to cuddle . Enjoy.

  47. Praise be, the baby is here!! :) Thanks so much for sharing the pics--what a beautiful place! I hope you'll post pics of the sweet baby, too.

  48. Congratulations, Auntie Valita!!! wonderful news!
    thanks for showing a pic of the dutch street pipe organ - that's a work of art in itself!

    Blessings on the new baby girl and her family (including you, of course!)


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