Monday, October 23, 2017

more October



pictures  Flowers, eating, Zuzanna's party at Kid Zone, sushi, making apple crumble.


buildings in Courbevoie
We had a nice walk around Courbevoie(next town over) while Vincent was at Zuzanna's birthday party.  Oh, and celebrating Halloween has arrived in France as shown by the merchandising.



funny France


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

mid-October

mmm, meringues

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The last of the fizzy apple cider, reading, Saturday night family dinner at Au Coin de la Rue (the green soup is watercress), Vincent ended up eating my duck, Vincent and his 1st crossword, a wonderful lunch at Cornelius (we haven't been in awhile but it was my birthday week and they had marrow bones), vaccine shots at our doctor, Alex arranging the cheese for Dad he got at the Farm (Neufch√Ętel), Vincent's Wednesday soccer practice.

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Beautiful sunny warm (77+ degrees) weekend thanks to Hurricane Ophelia which dragged warm air from Africa up over France.  Lunch outside at Le Zinc, macarons from the bakery, a delicious Chinese food extravaganza after Talmud Torah on Sunday with my friend Mindy and her son Alex, warm sunny Sunday afternoon in the park, trying on Halloween costumes, and choir on Wednesday.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

birthday - Dior exhibit


DIOR exhibit
Amazing Christian Dior exhibit at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs.  Very popular with long lines even with advance purchase tickets, but worth it.  Lunch afterwards at Restaurant de La Cordonnerie, sitting at the chef table in the kitchen, very cool.

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Then dental appointments for the children, dinner at home (duck, zuchinni, frites), and pastries from the bakery.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

handmade birthday cards

the best!




Friday, October 06, 2017

first week of October

cheers to sparkling apple cider (pomme petillant) from la ferme!
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Hard to believe only 3 weeks of school left until our 2 week Toussaint vacation.  This week was somewhat normal, except JD is in Atlanta for a week of work.  Vincent had football practice and choir practice.

Alex continues to adjust to the life of a 6th grader, a different schedule everyday and more challenging studies.  Thursday his Science class had a field trip to a farm
http://www.fermedegrignon.fr/ .  He said the farm stank of manure (duh), the cows were milked by machines so they could not do it, and they saw baby sheep!  He also arrived home with purchases from the farm - sparkling apple cider, cheese for JD, tomatoes, cookies, and yogurt.  It was very sweet how he shared the cider with Vincent.

Alex's schedule, not including archery on Tuesdays: