Summer vacation may officially be over, but the weather has turned unseasonably warm and sunny, so it still feels a little bit like vacation. The kids decided to spend their weekend playing outside. So much for Papa’s dreams of a prize lawn!
As the new school year comes up, we needed a new identity photo for Juliette, so Dad whipped out the camera and snapped off a few shots. Unfortunately, Dad did not win the contest to pick the final version that will be used.
After our vacation with Mom’s parents in the south of France, it was Grandpa’s turn to fly over from the States and spend a few weeks with the grandchildren. While I suspect he wouldn’t describe his vacation as relaxing, the kids loved spending time with him.
Sitting on Grandpa’s knee, doing arts and crafts. Pretty much a little girl’s dream afternoon.
The summer school holidays mean that it’s time for the annual pilgrimage to see the grandparents in the south of France. Twelve hours of congested French autoroute later, we were there. Lesson learned: it turns out that there *is* a limit to how many times the kids will watch the same DVD in a row. We were armed with Frozen (4 times in a row) and Pingu (3 times in a row) as well as Sarah & Duck (only once). Still, it was enough to get us to the south and back.
We had left the warm, sunny weather of Basel only to discover that the south was cool and rainy. Not the best start to the break.
Still, the weather soon turned and we were enjoying the pool and the warm sunshine, and Mom and Dad even managed to sneak in a few adult evenings in a restaurant and a massage while Mami and Papi babysat.
Enjoying the pool
Mom and Alex
Mom and Juliette check out the view
Alex and Mami cooling off in the pool
Life gave us lemons. A whole tree full. So we made lemonade
A girl and her gator
Who you lookin’ at?
Papi takes his babysitting responsibilities seriously
Chilling out poolside and taking in the view
Alex tries to empty the pool, bucket by bucket.
Making good progress on emptying the pool. Papi will not be pleased.