Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Noah turned 8 this year. He decorated his own cake to share at school:

And his cake for home, too:
He was pretty happy with a Lego Minecraft set, a small Lego Star Wars set, and some little toy soldiers.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Little fishes

Benjamin had another swim meet yesterday.
No medals this time, but he swam 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke, 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle, and 400m freestyle, and improved his times in every single race!
Noah is still not allowed to compete yet despite having passed his competition test, because only kids born in 2007 and earlier are allowed. But since he gets to warm up with the team and play in the shallow pool during the whole meet, he doesn't mind too much! 

We call this picture "Butterfly is hard!"

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

One day of winter!

France finally realized it had just about skipped over winter this year, so we got a mini-blizzard just to let us know it hadn't totally forgotten.

The boys would have been happier for more snow, but we hope they'll see some in the mountains soon.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday Exploring

We went Sunday exploring this afternoon, in a town called Rozet Saint Albin, about 40 minutes from where we live. We drove by a castle on the way, but once there, found some houses you could pick up dirt cheap!

There weren't many people out, but then again, it was pretty cold and windy, so maybe they were smarter than we were, and were staying toasty by the fire.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Post No Bills

Noah's at the age of putting notices up on his door. We have the first one instructing us to respect the notices on the door, another ordering us to knock before entering, another commanding silence, and one indicating the absence or presence of Noah in the room.

The signs are all the more official because they are signed by "Caius Bonus," who is probably a Roman from an Astérix comic book.

This last one is actually tacked up to the top of his wall, near his bed... not really sure where we are supposed to enter after we knock...