A technophilic couple with a bilingual 13 year old and French-born 8 year old leave the USA again (2014), this time permanently, to return to France in pursuit of good food and a different approach to life. And cheese. (http://www.mfromage.fr/) The adventure continues.
picturesFlowers, 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.
mmm, meringues pictures
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 (Neufchâtel), Vincent's Wednesday soccer practice.
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.
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.
Then dental appointments for the children, dinner at home (duck, zuchinni, frites), and pastries from the bakery.
cheers to sparkling apple cider (pomme petillant) from la ferme! pictures
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: