Monday, July 9, 2012

June photos: Visitors from America

In late June, we had our first family visit: my brother and his daughter stayed for a couple weeks. It was a special time for all of us, including Loki. (Some of the better photos below were taken by my niece. Thanks!)

With Uncle Brent:

Bedtime book with Cousin Ashlyn:

Genetic similarities:

On a tour boat in Giethoorn:

On the tour boat:

Uncle Brent brought an American baseball and bat:


While Brent, Ashlyn, and I spent a few days in Paris, Loki, Mom, and Rebbecca went to the Efteling, the Netherlands' most well-known amusement and theme park.

Last evening:

Mom's family visited as well. With Opa Ruud and the Gruffalo:

A cousin pile-up:

"Fishing" in the Rotterdam canal:

In May, an American family visited us briefly. The young daughter must have taken quite a liking to Loki, as she later sent him this gift:

Book time:

An afternoon party with friends and kids:

Digging with Lova:

On Father's Day, we visited a museum park:

The museum was about religions. Here, Loki tests one out:

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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