Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Eve and Christmas

Christmas Eve - more eating and naps, and the 5th day of Hanukkah.  A visit to the Mudd's in Rockville to see Kathleen, Maureen, John, Maisie and Mrs. Mudd.

Christmas - Mace, Suzanne and Eddy came around to Kensington for a great meal of duck, "faux meat roll" (actually, Field Roast Hazelnut-Cranberry Field Roast) and lots of veggie side dishes.  The weather was nice and sunny and Alex and Eddy had a great time together as always.  Vincent liked hanging with Cousin Mace.  Then it was back around to the Cahoon's to visit with the family and Kathleen.


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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Train exhibits, festive eats and drinks, and family -

The Merci Train, also known as the French Gratitude Train or the Forty and Eight

We've spent the week enjoying the mild weather (no snow this year), seeing lots of train exhibits, and meeting Toots and Poppie in Baltimore at the B&O Railroad Museum.  Then there was a fantastic lunch in Little Italy in Baltimore, some beers and English football in Fells Point, and Hanukkah presents. Alex loves his Hot Wheels Sky Jump set from Toots. On Friday we met Shana for lunch in DC and a quick hop to Union Station for the train exhibit.

lots of naps

Baltimore etc.


December US Holidays

That's one big aircraft.  Guess how many babies and cats and dogs you can fit on there?  A lot!

We've spent the first few days of our trip to the US getting over jet lag in the basement at Emily Street, interspersed with visits from the Cahoon children for Continental Pizza and the really bad Smurfs movie, a trip to Wheaton Plaza for shoes for Alex, Brookside Gardens and the train exhibit, some sushi, Mexican, and pho. Oh, and a drive thru Starbucks. OMG.


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Found this picture -

Bela, First Communion
1937, age 9
Budapest, Hungary

(click on picture to enlarge)

A few more pictures from France...

Town Hall of Levallois-Perret, France

A few more pictures from France before we left for the US for the holidays.  Alex really enjoyed riding the autocars with his friends from school (Jade, Keloudja) and the gaufre (waffle) with powdered sugar and churros while there was vin chaud for the adults. Vincent had his 6 month check-up, all is well and he weighs 18 pounds.


Sunday, December 11, 2011


It must be December if it's gray and rainy in Paris.  Vincent is starting to roll over and reach and grab and put everything in his mouth.  We also visited "Le village du Père Noël" in our town where Alex enjoyed riding "les tracteurs".

Sunday Funday at the Musee d'Arts et d'Histoire du Judaism


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Friday, December 02, 2011

end of November

Alex, 5 1/2 years old

It's school picture time again, and Alex lost his second tooth yesterday!

pictures  Vincent, Paris, JD in New York

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