At 17 days this baby discovered a hammock is a basic necessity.
And at one month she rode with me on a bicycle…
At two months she got her own set of wheels!
And learned how to take a selfie…
At three months she has walked in the forest,
visited different cities,
Played with new friends,
(they were both very enthusiastic about it… no really!…)
hung out with people from around the world;
Spent a lot of time with family,
And celebrated Christmas.
At four months she has been in 3 countries at once,
cycled all around her hometown
like her mum in Northern Canada,
slept on ice.
(But not after we made a few laps)
All in all she’s been one busy baby and I’m doing all I can to keep up with her.
(Keeping up with the blog has not been a priority sorry!
We’ve been amazed and humbled by all the well wishes, cards and presents we’ve received from all corners of the world!)
Luckily, sometimes, she likes to just chill on the couch as well.
Now, at 5 months, we’ve been to a big hiking & biking- show,
Hosted our first warmshower-guests,And we’ve just taken our first overnight bike-trip!
But that’s something we will tell you all about a next time.
You’ll hear from us!
50 thoughts on “Tara Outside”
Schitterend Mirjam! Ik zie jullie al samen de wereld over fietsen. Dikke kus voor jullie beiden. Marijke
Kus terug! Kom snel een keertje kijken!
Leuk om weer eens post te lezen. Wat is er alweer een boel gebeurd. Niet te geloven.
En dit is nog maar het tipje van de ijsberg…
What a lovely partner you´ve got for your trips!!! I like that you´re not letting having a baby stop you from anything!!!!! A big hug to you and Tara 🙂
I know right! A big hug to you too, as soon as I won’t be worried she’ll blow away I will come back to visit!
Oh, she’s so amazing and looks so peacefull and calm! I wish you all the best! A warm hug from Portugal.
congrats on your healthy happy adventurous start to life together – you both look comfortable and like you’re enjoying this wonderful world – that’s what it’s all about!! xoxo
Thank you! We’ll do what we can… hug
Great photos Mirjam, beautiful baby girl, beautiful mom. Nice to see you here,
I often wonder how you are.
Same here! In fact, today I was wondering how your boat is coming along..?
And the story continues…
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttt. Seja bem vindo ao nosso belo mundo!!!!!!
So great to have an update! We’ve never met, but I’ve been and continue to be inspired by your adventures!
Niiiiice, looks like a great match 🙂
What a sweet wee soul and what a Mum she has! Keep your amazing adventures posted for us all to enjoy and have fun with your gorgeous child. Love following you xxxxx
Wonderful! Thanks so much for letting us catch up. Please keep the updates coming. 🙂
I’ll do my best, just not sure how regular!
O wat leuk om dit te lezen en zien! Geniet lekker met elkaar!
Hello Mirjam. Tara is beautiful and I already see the adventuratrix in her! Are you back in Apeldoorn? Wishing you all Health and Happiness!
Hi Ken, thanks! Yes, we’re in Apeldoorn for the time being 🙂
You met up with Elsje and Joe and kids!! How lovely! 🙂 I guess I will have to get myself to your corner of the world now sometime too 😉
All the best to the lovely ladies!!
We did, and you do!!!
Have missed your posts but now I see you’re doing what matters. What fun you’re all having and how happy that adorable little girls seems. Congratulations.
Beautiful, love the photos and stories! The adventure continues!
Thank you for sharing all those great moments. It’s so nice to see you all , happy family .
Wat leuk dit allemaal te lezen, en de foto’s erbij, dit word net zo`n wereldreiziger, met de paplepel ingegeven. Het ga jullie goed en kijk uit naar de volgende reisverhalen.
The baby and the photos : same quality !!!!
Thank you so much for your update on your and Tara!! What a beautiful little baby and what a wonderful life she is living already!! Love seeing what you’ve been up to and where you go. Thanks so much for sharing your journey!!!
great to hear from you again and to see the amazing pictures of you and Tara. I missed your stories. looking forward to the next one.
All the best. Lovely to see you & baby again in the blog. Wonderful.
Thank you for your blog – It is so expiring – great pics and a beautiful baby.
Echt ontzettend leuke reeks, echt genieten.
Beautiful family and I love those recumbents.
Super leuk, de foto’s en alles wat je met Tara onderneemt. Ik vind vooral de familie foto erg leuk. Wat een grote groep! Enjoy!
We are curious if Tara will walk or ride the bike first. 😉 When she starts school she will have seen the whole world already. What a fantastic start of life!!!
We have been in NZ few days ago and had to think of you, when ever we saw a cyclist on our way.
All the best for you all.
Nüket & Nuriel (we met in Australia in 2012)
Hey guys! Great to hear from you 🙂 I’ll keep you updated on Tara’s progress 😉 She might just learn to cycle first… Enjoy NZ! So so pretty there. Hug
Wat een prachtige foto’s en wat een prachtige dochter. Leuk om haar op de foto’s te zien en wat een leuke dingen doe je met haar.
Ik ben benieuwd naar haar verder ontwikkeling.
Zo te zien gaat het goed met jullie en dat is fijn.
Geniet van dit prachtige mensje, want ze is zo maar groot.
Een hartelijke groet en een knuffel voor Tara van Heleen Smit.
Dank je Heleen! Ik ben nu in de buurt… Kom wel een keertje aan fietsen, dan kan je Tara in levende lijve bewonderen. Groetjes!
My son looks back fondly and in awe at some of the photos we took of him in wonderful places at a similar age. Your daughter is one lucky lady and you will find that the spirit of adventure will continue in her. Congratulations on becoming a mother, trust your instinct and enjoy xxx
Ps – it is hard work and you can feel so very exhausted but every little thing you do is rewarded at least tenfold xxx
Thank you for the encouraging words!
Hello Cycling Dutch Girl,
I met you once years ago on a train in the Netherlands. You were visiting family for the first time in a long while. You told me about your adventures and when I got off that train that day, I was inspired and in awe. Thank you for that.
Today I thought back on that train ride and decided to look you up online. And I see you have created a little miracle and are of course still cycling. Congratulations!
Lots of happiness to you and your family!
Hi Desiree, Ah how nice you still remember! And thank you. Well, I’m hoping, if you check back in a few years down the way you’ll still find me riding around this bicycle.. 😉 We will see. Wishing you happiness as well!
Soooo beautiful 🌹
This is a blog post to make you smile 🙂
You are AMAZING!!!! And inspiring!
She is so cute!