Pretty exciting day today. Alex has worked out how to pick up his bottle and feed himself, opening up a whole new world of self-feeding opportunities. He looks pretty pleased with himself.
We had a surprise visit from Dad’s uncle, Bob and his family as they passed through on their way to Austria. Juliette had a great time meeting some of Dad’s cousins and was spoiled with all the attention.
A few more days of vacation, a few more smiles. Life is good in the south…
Juliette is just starting out in the pool, so it’s time to have a few swimming lessons with Mom.
Hanging out poolside at his grandparents in the south of France, Alexandre discovers the joy of a giant frite!
A few days into our trip, and we’re all beginning to relax. The kids, despite SPF50 sunscreen, are beginning to get tanned and Dad’s laughing at Juliette’s little white butt. The temperature outside is 35C, and the water is a bath-water-like 29C, perfect for passing the entire afternoon in the pool. The kids are having a great time, Mom and Dad are catching their breath, and Dad is even finding time to lend a hand in the kitchen. How do Americans live without five weeks of vacation a year?!?
After a very long first-half of the year, it’s finally time for our summer holidays — two weeks in the south of France with Aude’s parents. After a long, ten-hour drive (thank goodness for in-seat DVD screens for the kids), we finally made it to the French coast to discover glorious sunshine, warm weather, and a welcoming pool. The kids have given their seal-of-approval!