Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January 2015

We're back in the swing of things in Paris.  Sadly, due to the events in early January in Paris, we are still on vigilant alert (Plan Vigipirate) with armed soldiers guarding sensitive buildings and no school field trips.

Vincent was chosen to bring home "Lily" for the weekend, the baby doll in his class.  He was responsible for taking care of her the entire weekend.  We had a good time.

Park, art, Lily chez Vincent, galette des Rois (and Alex found the prize in his piece), soap/vinegar/baking powder volcano for Alex's homework.

More Lily, meal at Au Coin de la Rue, park, toys, cheese, reading.

more reading

Monday, January 05, 2015

Winter Vacation trip to US

A jam-packed two week trip back to the US, with a side trip to Florida.  We had lots of fun visiting Grannie and the rest of our family and friends.  We miss everyone already.

more pictures:

Delaware visit, Christmas

Safari park and pool time Florida

Kennedy Space Center

Preparing to leave, arriving US, rental car, stop by Carrie's, dinner at Guapo's, to Grannie's.

Weekend visit to Toots and Poppie with Aunt Shana.  Hanukkah gifts!  Brandywine River Museum train exhibit.

Visiting with friends, lunch in Bethesda, visiting with Kathleen, Mrs. Mudd, Maureen, Maisie, John, and the Cahoon's on Trailway Drive.  Christmas Eve dinner at Bistro Provence in Bethesda.  Alex was so tired he fell asleep at the table.

Christmas Day at Grannie's.  To the Cahoon's for afternoon Christmas meal.

DCA to West Palm Beach to visit Aunt Adele and Uncle Ed at their new house and Z and GG in their RV at Lion Safari Campground.  Lots of food and fun and animals and pool time.  Alex and Vincent wanted to stay in the pool.  Drive to Titusville, Florida.  Dinner on pier in Titusville.  Gator bites! (alligator)

Kennedy Space Center.  Amazing!  We loved it and can't wait to go again sometime.  Drive to St. Augustine, FL.  Quick trip into St. Augustine at night.  Back to DC.

Back to DC.  Pacci's for lunch, fun outside with Grannie, New Year's Eve at the Cahoon's, quick visit to Mace and Suzanne and Eddy, back to France.