Monday, March 13, 2017

Swim season continues

Noah was pushed out of second and third place by two new swimmers in his category, so he came in with fourth to sixth place finishes in his second competition. But he still had a great time!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Noah is 9!

He asked for Legos for his birthday, but when he gets Legos, he usually builds them once, takes them apart, and puts them away... never to be seen again. So instead, we talked him into a raised garden bed. This is the first time I've ever wrapped up potatoes as a present!

He got a garden bed, potatoes to plant, and seeds for radishes, carrots, and corn. Plus new gardening gloves and some tools. As you can tell by the look on his face, he loved it!

And he decorated his own cake, of course!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Culinary and Lego Creations

Noah invented his "Gateau dégonflé au chocolat" (deflated chocolate cake) which looks quite a lot like brownies.

And Benjamin created a Lego spaceship.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ski Vacation

So while Gala and I were enjoying a quiet week at home, Frédéric and the boys were off in Val Cenis skiing. Not so much snow, but they managed!

Noah passed his "3e étoile" (third star) level, and Benjamin passed his "étoile de bronze" (bronze star), which is the second to last level.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

You say vacation, I say vacation

Frédéric took the boys skiing, and left me at home with the dog. I'm not complaining, though! Gala and I had a great, quiet vacation week at home. And I got these great post cards from the boys. In English, no less!

Noah lost no time getting to know the cook - he knows that that's the best way to get extra helpings!