Sunday, November 27, 2011

Photos: birthday, violin, Amsterdam, St. Nick arrives

The table is prepared for the special breakfast on Loki's third birthday:

Our birthday gift: a sort of table harp, called a cymbaal (or cimbalom):

Birthday at daycare:

Loki recently became fascinated with violins, starting with a busker at the grocery, and then when his Tante Naomi brought one for his birthday. This spatula and long shoe shown have become his violin and bow:

Marieke brought her violin:

It fits better as a cello:

Carving a  pumpkin into a Halloween Jack-o-lantern

On the train to Amsterdam:

In Amsterdam, visiting some American friends who are spending 6 months in Paris. The boy here was born on Loki's due date:

Sharing a bike with Mama at a neat playground in Amsterdam:

America's story and image of Santa Claus came from the Netherlands' St. Nicholas, or Sinterklaas. After coming from his home in Spain (!) via steamboat (!!), he tours the Netherlands on his white horse:

Painting, with pink hair:

Sometimes, we all work:


About Loki Sky

Loki Sky is a special little man. He was a very early micropreemie, weighing only 610 grams (1 lb, 5 oz) after 24 weeks, 3 days gestation, born to an American Father and a Dutch Mother in Berkeley, California on October 18, 2008.

On January 11, 2009, while still in the hospital NICU, his one kidney stopped working. It was repaired after three surgeries. After spending time in three hospitals in three cities, Loki came home on February 17. He struggled with eating, and then stopped in July, leading to 8 days in the hospital, a failure-to-thrive diagnosis, and a NG feeding tube. On October 10, a minor surgery installed a G feeding tube. Another procedure replaced it with a new one, and then again with a Mic-Key button in Jan. 2010.

In August 2010, he and his parents moved to the Netherlands.

Read about his first name.
Read & hear about his middle name.
See photos.
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