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Chloe Simone, born 2011-09-16 at 20:44

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Papa Lorenzo & Antoni in London, September 2011
In what were Antoni's final days leading up to the arrival of his sister, Papa Lorenzo made it to London just in time to share in all the excitement and anticipation. This chapter is dedicated to the moments they shared together before Chloe's arrival. A special highlight is Football Coach - Papa Lorenzo, putting Antoni through his paces after his Kiddikicks session - this was the Saturday morning after Chloe's arrival the night before - Antoni was taken to meet her moments after scoring that GOAL! He was just one day short of 3yrs and 6-months yet it felt to us that overnight, he had transformed from our baby Antoni to our little boy, Antoni. To see all this click the image below....

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Summer trip to Devon, end July 2011
A special trip together - our last as a family of three, to Devon, Plymouth and surrounds. A visit from uncle Tomek then off for our holiday - Boat rides, a steam train, scootering, running, jumping, sand castles and much more. To see all this click the image below....

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Sports Day and Summer Fair, July 2011
A sports day, another party, a day at the summer fair - and one tired little boy. To see all this click the image below....

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Antoni's friends graduate, July 2011
Antoni and his fellow classmates treated all the parents to a special graduation ceremony - for half the class, their time and nursery had come to an end. Among them is Antoni's best friend, Dylan. Many tears shed by mums seeing their little ones in capes and cap. To see all this click the image below....

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Moms Birthday and June 2011
Moms birthday lunch and a picnic in Richmond. Somewhere in between: Ouma Rose comes to town, a trip to Poland, baking cake and parties. To see all this and more, click the image below....

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Southampton - Dad's Birthday Weekend, May 2011
A weekend down in Southampton just outside New Forest, was 'moms' treat to her two boys for this special birthday weekend. Hikes in the forest, walks on the beach, a ride in a steam train and much more. To see all this and more, click the image below....

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Warsaw - A Happy 3rd Birthday Antoni, March 2011
A day full of high energy, fun and games with the cousins, cake, hotdogs and balloons. To see all this and more, click the image below....

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London - February 2011
Sacha and Ouma Rose made a special trip down from Manchester for a long weekend. To see all this and more, click the image below....

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New Year 2011
A taste of sun, snow, a castle by the river and much more. To see all this and more, click the image below....

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Christmas 2010
Our lucky departure from London (in the midst of a weather front causing chaos at Heathrow), was followed by the arrival of uncle Tor to Warsaw the next day. Father Christmas (Mikolaj) may look a little 'familiar' this year as we celebrated another white Christmas in Warsaw. Antoni this time very much in the spirit even though dozing off a little before Father Christmas' arrival [around 9pm - as after we go to midnight mass]. As always, plenty of wonderful food thanks to baba Ali has ensured we are nice and warm (reaching -11degC) and our tummies are full leading up to New Years Eve. To see all this and more, click the image below....

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London, November December 2010
As our time at home in London for 2010 drew closer to an end, preparations for Antoni's 'angelic' debut in his nursery nativity play (see images here), reached a climax but not before some fireworks and a visit from Ouma Rosa. To see all this and more, click the image below....

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A Halloween weekend - October 30th and 31st 2010
Anka and I have never before celebrated Halloween but there is a first time for everything and having Antoni to help carve the pumpkin, is a great help. Click on the image below to see all....

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A weekend with unnkle torrr - October 2010
Uncle Tor paid us a visit, all the way from Norway and Antoni was in top form. Click on the image below to see all....

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An autumn in London - September/October 2010
Winter approaches but Antoni has been way too busy to notice. Starting nursery, sitting inside cars from the future, baking cake with mom and even his first birthday party - to see all this and more, click the image below...

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Summer in Poland comes to an end - August 2010
Even the best holidays have to come to an end and Antoni's summer break in Poland for 2010, was no execption - its climax was a trip to the seaside with baba Ali and dziadzia Jan. What more could a little boy ask for? See this and much more by clicking the image below...

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Summer in Poland - June/August 2010
Antoni is having another amazing time in Poland with baba and dziadek and all his cousins. On this occassion we managed to get away for a week to Polands lake district: Mazury and while there this past week, attended two family weddings. See this and much more by clicking the image below...

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Chiswick Summer Fair - July 2010
Our Antoni has taken a starring role in this film I produced of the annual summer fair organised by members of the church we attend and linked to a wonderfull school we hope Antoni will be selected to attend, in a few years. Click here for a few images and below to watch the film on YouTube.....

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Manchester - July 2010
Once again but far later than all would have liked, the 'twin-cousins' met this time in Manchester. Click the image below...

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London Zoo - June 2010
Antoni on the phone taking a break under the cool trees in Richmond, during a bike ride. Just the weekend before he was pointing at animals and being a monkey in the London Zoo. Click the image below...

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Moms Birthday in the Isle Of Wight 2010
We went on yet another adventure to discover more of the UK - this time just south to the Isle Of Wight. Lucky for Anka, the weather was great on her birthday and Antoni made the most of being outdoors ...mastering his scooter. To see this and much more, click on the below....

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Richmond park and Kew Gardens 2010
London parks and gardens - we are lucky enough to have two of the best close by. See Antoni enjoying some summer sun and much more....

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Dads Birthday 2010
Another year and another birthday. Mama 'Ouma' Rosa made it down for the weekend and among other highlights, Antoni enjoyed a visit to a nearby petting zoo - but spent most of the time on the toy tractors. To see this and much more, click on the image below....

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Easter 2010
It has been a memorable 4weeks since Antoni's return from New York: Jacky came to visit us for the Easter weekend, all the way from Mexico City (via Paris); baba Alicja arrived on her birthday, the very day news of the plane tragedy in Poland reached the world; mom and dad flew to Milan ...then mom and dad got stuck in Milan thanks to a Volcano in Iceland. The images below are mainly of our Easter weekend together.....

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2 Years Old in New York City - March 2010
Antoni turns two across the Atlantic in New York City. See him enjoying the big lights, sounds, sights and sounds of the Big Apple by clicking on the image below...

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23 Months - 21/02/2010
Antoni enters his 24th month with an increased appetitie for distruction and a character that tests the patience of his parents on a daily basis.

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London Transport Museum - 13/02/2010
Last weekend Antoni, Anka and I went to the London Transport Museum. To Antoni it was the biggest and most amazing playground he had ever been in. See him in his most favorite vehicle, the "...busthhhh" And his first session on his scooter plus kicking the ball around with dad. See the VIDEO here.

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22 Months old today - 18/01/2010
The snow has finally gone and in comes the rain. This weekend, we enoyed a little sunshine and the company of Ola taking a break away from her project in Gdansk. To see all, click the picture below...

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A white New Year - 03/01/2010
The snow continues to cover Warsaw and our little boy is enjoying this white transition into a new year. Click on the image below to see all ...and keep an eye out for the grey blanket keeping Antoni warm while he is in his little sleigh - it dates back to World War II where Great uncle Joseph was fighting in Monte Casino.

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Krakow end 2009 - 01/01/2010
The final days of 'mama-Rosas' visit to Poland took us south to Krakow - once the capital of Poland, now its cultural heart. It was quite cold although we were treated to some sun for our 2nd day. We awoke the morning of our departure on day 3 to lots of snow - a preview of what lay ahead of us for Warsaw in the days to come. Click on the image below to see all...

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Christmas/Swieta - 30/12/2009
Christmas/Swieta in Poland 2009 - has been one of snow, family, car trips and of course St Nicholas. This year Antoni was old enough to fully absorb the magic and the wonder that is Christmas for the first time, though at times, a little overwhelmed. Click on the image below to see all...

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December - 14/12/2009
Our little boys final weeks in London for 2009 have been usually eventfull: from potty training to cookie making. Click on the image below to see more...

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November- 29/11/2009
As November rolled through and London became progressively colder, Antoni had the chance to catch-up with family. Click on the image below to see more...

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Autumn continues with a visit to the Aquarium - 31/10/2009
As October comes to a surprisingly warm (17degC) end, Antoni's Autumn picks up speed. Highlights over these past few weeks include: dancing with mom, dad and babcia, playing till soaked with the water display at the Science museum, helping mom and dad with the shopping [falling asleep holding the tomatoes] AND of-course the fish fish fish at the London Sea Life Aquarium. To see all, click below...

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Autumn day in London - 18/10/2009
A special mini-table and chair just for him, another energetic visit to a gallery, balloon bouncing in Bella Italia and a sleepy bike ride in Richmond, Antoni's autumn continues. To see, click below...

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Antoni's day in London- 05/10/2009
Antoni attended the exhibition of Anish Kapoor and saw many strange things that had him running around like mad - stimulating colours, shapes and visual tricks. He then found himself in the Ferrari shop where he saw lots of lovely red cars! But his trip with dad to every floor of Hamleys, looking at flying helicopters, glowing remote controlled cars and lots and lots of bubbles became the highlight of this day. To see, click below...

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Design London day - 26/09/2009
London Design Week 2009 comes to an end and thanks to a lot of effort from several dynamic Polish ladies, Poland has left its mark. Today we took Antoni to Tent London, full of design objects and strange interactive displays that left him stimulated and virtually bouncing off the walls. London weather continues to be kind, as through out this week and treated us to a sunny day. To see all our little boy did, from dad's shoes to mom's sunglasses, click below...

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18 Months old - 18/09/2009
Antoni, our little boy turns 18months today - what he may lack in vobabulary, he certainly makes up in expression. To see more pictures of Antoni's final highlights of a summer in Poland, and his return to London: click the below...

 

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Polish Armed Forces Day parade - 15/08/2009
Antoni, after his time in hospital, was taken on the Saturday into the city to see the parade by the Polish army - an annual event August 15th is Polish Armed Forces day (DzieƄ Wojska Polskiego). He watched as men marched, cannons fired and horses strode. After which we went into 'Old Town' to see an exhibition. Click on the image below to see Antoni's day...

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Our little boy is back in Warsaw- 14/07/2009
Antoni is loving the sun and the space to run and swim. Too see more, click the image below...

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Twin cousins together again - 04/07/2009
Gina and Sacha made a trip down to London this weekend. The twin cousins toghether again. Too see more, click the image below...

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Fathers Day in Hampton Court- 21/06/2009
A trip to Hampton Court to see King Henry was how we spent Fathers Day (UK) this past Sunday. Thanks to a brilliant suggestion by 'uncle-Timoosh, Antoni had his first trip along the Thames in a boat ....4 in fact. Too see more, click the image below...

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Names Day in London - 14/06/2009
Saturday the 13th was St Antoni's Day - Antoni's Name Day [quite an important day in Poland- to some more so than the birth day]. Anka and Antoni's return home to London coincides with another wave of sunny weather - Summers latest attempt to break free of the winter blues. We decided to take Antoni out for a spin on the bike. Too see more, click the image below...

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A Warsaw Summer, continues - 3/06/2009
Anka and I joined Antoni in Warsaw. Our little boy, full of expression and starting every day with a smile, continues his summer with his babcia and dziadek. Click on the image below to see more...

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A Warsaw Summer - 25/05/2009
Our little boy continues his summer in Warsaw playing, while mom and dad are in London working. Soon we will be with him in Poland before we all return to London. Other than the odd Skype, snooze or meal Antoni has been outside exploring. Click on the image below to see more...

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14 Months today - 18/05/2009
Our precious boy is changing from day to day. The following is an extract from an email, babcia Ali wrote to Anka: Hej Dzieciaki. No... Antolek zasnal, po dniu pelnym wrazen. Dzis znow biegal, ze trudno bylo za nim nadazyc. Zrobilam mu dzis pomidorowke, jadl az mu sie uszy trzesly. Ma dobry nastroj, duzo energii... Jedna tylko rzecz, rosna mu nowe zabki i troche to go boli.Na dole ma juz 4. Gdy dopadnie reke - gryzie...
Nic sie nie martwcie. Czas leci szybko i juz za 10 dni Anulko bedziesz miala synka w swoich ramionach...
A my go strzezemy jak oka w glowie. Do zobaczenia. Buzaiki.

Hello Kids, So...Antolek has fallen asleep after a day full of adventure. Today he ran again, so fast that it was difficult to catch up with him. I cooked a tomato soup for him and he just loved it. Antoni is in a good mood and has lots of energy...the only one thing is that he is teething...if he has someone's hand close by, he bites it...
Please don't worry, time is running by very quickly and in 10 days Anulko, you will be holding your son in your arms...
We are taking good care of him. See you soon, Kisses...

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Back in Warsaw - 12/05/2009
Anka and I return today to London after several sunny days in Warsaw. Antoni has been left, once again, to the love and care of his babcia and dziadek - no doubt they will be spoiling him rotten until Anka's return to Poland in a few weeks. We miss him already! Click image to see more..

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On the Farm - 10/05/2009
After enjoying a Polish wedding, we were overnight guests on Babcia Alicjas brother's family farm. The morning before driving back to Warsaw, Antoni and I were taken on a tour. One of the places of Anka's childhood, the farm has changed since falling under the EU and receiving official support as part of Polands larger agricultural 'family'. Click image to see Antoni and take your own tour..

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Dads birthday - 02/05/2009
The day might have been 'mine' but you can guess who stole the show. Click image to see the day..

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How it all began - 10/06/2006
In June, Anka and i will celebrate 3yrs . Click image to remember the day..

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On the swing - 18/4/2009
Antoni is enjoying the Spring sunshine and his many visits to the playgrounds in our area of London. Click image to see more...

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Out with Babcia - April 2009
Babcia Alicja is back in town before Anka jets off to Milan. She took Antoni to the park and got to see first hand how different he is now that he is more mobile. Click image to see more...

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Easter - April 2009
Antoni discovers chocolate and plays with Jagodka. Click image to see more...

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Trip to the Science Museum - April 2009
Without any fear or hesitation, Antoni got stuck in with the boys and girls older and bigger than him, when in the basement 'Garden' of the Science Museum. It was a mad Easter Friday with thousands of kids and hundreds of families - Anka and i were exhausted on our return home. We will return, though - Antoni loved it! Click image to see more....

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Trip to the Design Museum - April 2009
Our little boy discovering the Thames - on foot! Click the image to see more.....

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Back in London - April 2009
Antoni returned home all charged up and more mobile, rediscovering familiar surroundings and toys. Click the image to see more......

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