My Mother and I have arrived in Amsterdam. I extremely happy that our first leg of our trip went very well (read: no sleeping on a terminal floor or sitting on a tarmac for hours!). We fell asleep immediately after dinner and never woke until we arrived in Amsterdam. That's my kind of flying.
We will have a lay over here for 7 hours and then fly to Almaty.
Thank you everyone for all your kind and encouraging words!