Saturday, September 26, 2015

Alex got a Bravo! on his math homework

Trying on the Halloween costume already - 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Rosh Hashanah

Some sun before it turned cool and gray and rainy with the storms leftover from Hurricane Henri. Rosh Hashanah, school, and activities.

Endive salad, a sunny day at Canal St. Martin, Vincent and his cahier (notebook), Alex's desk and classroom, funny faces and dinner at the Anjou, Rosh Hashanah dinner with white wine braised leeks and sweet and sour fish.  Apples and honey and challah of course.  The French put sugar crystals on top of the round challah, and chocolate chips in another.

Rain, snacks in the park before Alex's first piano lesson, dinner second night (lamb, parsley potatoes and brussel sprouts), Alex's athletisme class, fresh fruit at the market, a vaccination for Vincent.

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Friday, September 11, 2015


On the way to school.

Dinner with Shana's friends Alan and Amanda who live very close to us we just found out!  Haircut for Alex.  School, snacks, a heart-shaped pizza at La Trattoria, Saturday in Paris, Tuileries, lunch at La Palette in the 6th, park, Alex building a pool-table with his physics workshop set.

Vincent's classroom including "Crocodou" the class mascot, walking to school, Vincent walking up the stairs to his classroom all by himself, Alex's first Athletisme class (each Wednesday at the track).

Sunday, September 06, 2015


One more trip to Chantilly on the last hot weekend of August.  We had a delicious meal at Auberge du Jeu de Paume ($$$) and then rented a golf cart to tour all the gardens of Chantilly.  On previous visits we had just walked through the gardens on foot.  Then a nice long walk back to the train station.

Celebrating at the Anjou with champagne and fois gras for JD's last day of work before his new job starts.

Alex's impressive train and airport construction, sleeping, more trains, park.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

La rentrée - Back to school

Tuesday Sept 1, 2015.
Back to school!  Alex (CM1 - 4th grade) and Vincent (moyenne section 4 yrs old).  Walking to school.  Gathering in the courtyard of Alex's school.

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Vincent sleeping, then back to school for Alex and Vincent.  Vincent found a friend Margot from his class last year in the courtyard of Alex's school, and they started running around and climbing the sports net.  Then it was off to Vincent's school.  His class is on the 2nd floor with a nice window facing the pedestrian alley in front of the school.  Vincent was excited to see some friends from last year's class - Joseph, Xavier, Houleye, Come, Basile. and more.  He was happy and very glad to be back at school.  He told us when we picked him up that "He was very good all day".