Monday, June 29, 2015

June - Fête de l'été, Fête de la Musique

There have been so many fun June activities we are having a hard time keeping up.  And school is not even out yet, the last day is July 3.

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The afterschool center (Centre de Loisir) that Alex attends had a really fun end of the school year party with games and pedal racing cars.

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Alex's chorus concert and play at school.

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Fête de l'été all weekend, games, rides, food, animals, you name it.  The theme this year was the Circus.  Alex and Vincent both ran into their friends from school, and Alex learned some magic tricks.  We went back for the parade in the evening.

more fête de l'été
Vincent enjoyed the boats and Alex got to play soccer with the dogs and his friend Nassim.

la Fête de la Musique
Yearly celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year and the summer solstice, with music at venues all night all over France.  Of course we went to our favorite spot the Anjou.










Sunday, June 21, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Great weather and a field trip


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Stickers from Grannie, hot day, McDo, dinner outside at Cornelius, lunch at our friend Marie's with her friends, artwork, school, park,

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Alex field trip to Ile de la Jatte with his class to have a picnic and meet their pen pals from a school one town over.  I was the only parent and survived 25 French 3rd graders.  We were able to walk from Alex's school since the island is in the middle of the Seine at the end of our town Levallois-Perret.  The island is famous for Georges Seurat's painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of the Grande Jatte".

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More stickers from Grannie, a hot day in the park, more park (before Vincent fell and smashed his head into a park bench), Metro, school, picnic before piano, Vincent's class mural, more art, L'Anjou for beer and the meat and cheese platter (on a piece of wood).

June 10 walking to school


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Happy 4th Birthday Vincent!


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Lots of pictures from Vincent's big day. Some presents before school, the park after school, more presents, sushi for dinner (the bridge), and a raspberry tart for dessert.  Vincent had a very good day.  Vincent will celebrate his birthday at school at the end of the month.

"Look, Dad, Mom got me head cones".

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singing Happy Birthday

birthday cards...

Celebrating at school (end of the month posted later)



Friday, June 05, 2015

Alex's piano recital

Alex played three pieces "En Rêvant", "Petit maison russe", and "New Orleans" for his piano recital at the Conservatorie Maurice Ravel.  He was excellent and everyone was impressed during his piano a quatre mains (duet) with his teacher.

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video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otT8JsR0Mcs

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Field trip to the farm (Bergerie Nationale de Rambouillet) with Vincent's class where they got to feed and pet the animals - sheep, goats, cows, chickens, rabbits, and donkeys.  Vincent was front and center, talking (in French) the entire time, and almost got knocked over by the baby goats when they tried to play with him.

brushing the donkeys (an)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C-S8Sdd7Z0

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A walk into Paris, hanging at the Anjou with Sylvain etc., Vincent's class and Mother's Day gift.

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Saturday at the Village Fermier (farm village) and Jardin de Bonheur (happy garden) in our town. The weather was fantastic.  Sadly on Sunday it was cool and rainy so we didn't go back.