Climbing trees and family dynamics

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The last couple of months were hectic, getting to know Quinn. Including her in our routines, or better said… making new routines. It has completely thrown over our whole family dynamic. Everything is different. Never knew a third unexpected baby could be throwing our lives upside down this much!
Something simple like getting ourselves and three kids all washed and clothed in the car to go somewhere it turned out to be a huge challenge! Not to mention giving all three the attention they deserve and need, and at the same time not neglecting ourselves, our business, our home.
It all felt like we had too much on our plate…

But now after those first five months, the dust has settled, and we all have got used to our new lives, a new position, new roles as a big sister, a big sis of two little sisters, mother, and father of three. We are getting the hang of this new life! Looks like we are finally finding our new flow and family dynamic. And it has been so worth it! Every struggle, every crisis, every mountain we have climbed to make this transition from 4 to 5.

It is a joy to see these three wonderful brave little girls exploring this world, climbing every tree, jumping from adventure to adventure!
And we are filled with pride and love with the thought that we get to be their parents!
How we get to be so lucky!

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De laatste paar maanden waren hectisch. Nu hebben we de kleine Quinn erbij. We leren haar langzaam beter kennen, en we hebben haar opgenomen in onze routines, of beter gezegd … we hebben totaal nieuwe routines moetten bedenken. Alles is anders. Nooit geweten dat een derde onverwachte baby ons leven zo ondersteboven zou kunnen gooien!
Zoiets simpels als onszelf en drie kinderen allemaal gewassen en gekleed in de auto zien te krijgen om ergens heen te gaan bleek een enorme uitdaging! En dan het verdelen van onze aandacht over drie meisjes. Gennoeg aandacht vinden we belangerijk dat verdienen ze, en niets minder, en tegelijkertijd proberen onszelf niet te verwaarlozen, daarnaast nog ons werk en ons huishouden.
Het voelde allemaal alsof we te veel balletjes in de lucht moesten houden…

Maar nu na die eerste vijf maanden, is het stof gezakt en zijn we allemaal gewend aan onze nieuwe levens, nieuwe positie, nieuwe rollen binnen het gezin als grote zus, een grote zus van twee kleine zussen en natuurlijk moeder en vader van drie kids. We krijgen dit nieuwe leven zo langzamerhand en beetje onder de knie! Onze nieuwe flow en gezinsdynamiek. En het is het allemaal zo dubbel en dwars waard geweest! Elke worsteling, elke crisis, elke berg die we hebben beklommen om deze overgang van 4 naar 5 te maken.

Het is een genot om deze drie fantastische dappere meisjes deze wereld te zien verkennen, elke boom beklimmen, van avontuur naar avontuur springen en met verwondering en verbeelding de wereld bekijken.
We overstromen van trots en liefde bij de gedachte dat wij hun ouders mogen zijn!
Hoe is het toch mogelijk!? Zoveel moois! Wat een geluk!

Photography: Michiel Fook & Jolanda Marti

Carry in style -Carry you home

The baby-carrying way of life.
Wherever we go we take our baby with us! No problem, she just hops on our back and she gets te see the world from her private VIP seat.
Plus we get all those extra bonus cuddles from her!

It’s really a livestyle thing. Not having to stay at home for all those naps, she prefers to sleep close to us. We can entertain her, so much to see from up there. And she gets to view and explore the world from a safe place. So where ever we are she is getting everything she needs.

This feeling of keeping your child close to you and carry them is a hard thing to describe with words.
PinkNova desided to produce a song about it. A thing that has never been done before as far as i know!
The dutch singer-song writer Bart Voncken wrote the song for them called “I will carry you home”
The song is just so sweet and sincere, it communicates exactly that feeling of keeping your child close you ,and caring for them more than anything in this whole wide world! Can’t help but getting all emotional every time i hear it!

With our photograpy and videography we always try to show how we experience this world and illustrate our feeling of being close and connected to each other as a family. Ilse and Judith from PinkNova came to us width the question if we would like to use the song in our newest video.
And offcourse we would like that! Actually, it’s a huge honor!

We took a little break in putting our video’s online. The shots of our adventures from the last view months were saved to make one compilation video for the song! Nothing fancy, just the four of us, living our lives, going on roadtrips, cuddling on the couch, loving eachother, and carrying our babygirl with us. Honest, sincere, real images. Beautiful but not prefect, just as real life.

Scroll down to see a view pictures we took while shooting the video.

In the next couple of weeks we will publish the complete video’s where this compilation video is made out off!
Lots of unseen footage and complete photo series and stories behind every scene to come!
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Fell in love with the stunning babywraps in the video? I Know right!? They are amazing! Be shure to Like PinkNova on Facebook to get all updates on new designs and availability info!

Hope you enjoy and relate to the song and the video, we had lots of fun making it!

– This blogpost is made in collaboration with  PinkNova  –

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Photo & Videography: Jolanda Marti & Michiel Fook  –  Wild & Boho 
Music: Bart Voncke
Baby Wraps:  Pinknova
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In to the woods

We are explorers.
Only the four of us, four kids. For just a minute alone in the world. Curious and eager to learn the secrets of this forest.
New ground to explore… Stopping time. There is no time. There is only now. There is only us.

Photography: Jolanda Marti & Michiel Fook

Carry in style – Karma Twist

Let’s go and see the world,
Make adventures, discover new ways of living, loving, being… just us… treasuring every moment, every second.
Following small streaming rivers, breathing in the fresh air and cuddles all the way downstream.
Stay close to me, i will keep you safe.

Like a lioness protecting her curious cubs. Keep your distance… I will bite.

– This blogpost is made in collaboration with  Pink Nova  –

Photography: Michiel Fook

Baby Wrap:  Pinknova – Karma Twist
100% Finest Egyptian Cotton, 255 gr/m2

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Wild & very much pregnant

Hey there babygirl… so, we are “Fullterm”
It’s okey if you want to stay in there a bit longer… just be gentle on my ribs, they are getting a bit sore.
Your big sister is asking for you every day at least 20 times. But don`t let her or anyone rush you…
You come out when you feel ready to. I trust you.

Photography: Michiel Fook

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