Laughing with Grandma

Juliette and Papa had a wonderful Easter dinner with Grandma and Grandpa. After dinner, it was time for Juliette to do her favorite thing: watch videos of herself with Grandma!

Juliette loves to watch Grandma's videos

Juliette loves to watch Grandma’s videos

Easter tree

The Easter Tree is a wonderful tradition in Alsace, where Juliette lives, and in the neighboring parts of Germany. Juliette decorated a beautiful Easter Tree at home with her nanny, Regine, and she thought that it would be a great idea to export the tradition to Washington. She and Grandpa did a great job of decorating the tree.

Juliette decorated a second Easter tree in Washington

Juliette decorated a second Easter tree in Washington

A little shopping

Dad was sent to Washington with a shopping list from Mom. Destination: Carters.

For those readers of Juliette’s blog who don’t have small children, it’s worth describing Carters. Dedicated to children’s clothes, the store is permanently 50% off and everything seems to be buy-two-get-one-free as well. As a result, it tends to have the same effect as an IKEA — you go in intending to buy one item, and you come out with a cart full of stuff you didn’t need and a wallet that’s $500 lighter.

Needless to say, Dad went a little overboard with his shopping trip. At least the kids will be well-dressed for the next three years. Let’s just hope the suitcase is big enough to get the whole haul back home.

Dad and Juliette pose with the receipt from their shopping trip

Dad and Juliette pose with the receipt from their shopping trip