donna cerca uomo LAquila Warm spring weather was the perfect excuse for a walk in the woods to discover a “new” chateau.
While Maman and Juliette went to see our neighbors perform in a play, Papa and Alexandre headed to the fire fighters’ museum to see what was happening.
The kids are getting bigger, and it’s been a while since Papa has pulled out his camera to take a few photos. He’s making up for lost time…
Time for Easter with the kids, who are still filled with the magic of the Easter bunny. Juliette has it all worked out.
“How does the Easter bunny get into the house?” she asked. “Oh, I know,” she said, “he uses the same magic key as Santa Claus and Saint Nicolas. They all live in the same village – I know, because I saw it from the window of our Kinderhotel.” She described to Papa how how the three would pass the keys back and forth as needed, and how all three were always on the lookout and knew whether the children were being naughty or nice.
The kids woke up to Easter baskets filled with chocolates and some wonderful presents from Alexandre’s godfather. After a traditional lunch of roast lamb, potatoes and flageolets, we decided to spend the afternoon decorating eggs.
The weather forecast for the long four-day Easter weekend was nothing but rain, so Papa took the kids to the local indoor kids play center to burn off some energy.
There are many fond moments that I will remember in parenthood, but toilet training is not one of them. Papa will be very happy when this stage is behind us. Alexandre has a remarkable ability to deny the need to use the toilet until the second you put a diaper on him. Then he puts on his “deep thinking” face and delivers us a little present…
This was Alexandre’s weekend with Margot l’escargot. Margot is the French-speaking cousin of Kaptain Blaubaer and die Maus. These class mascots come home with the children for one weekend a year, and we record what we do in their scrapbook. It gives the chance for the kids to tell their stories to the rest of the class and helps them practice speaking in public.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t a great weekend for Alexandre. He spent half of the weekend sick with a gastro and a fever. Luckily, he recovered — he was able to get out to enjoy a pizza, get his hair cut, play in the unexpected late spring snow, and have a day out at Centerkids, the kids’ indoor play center. Not a bad weekend, after all…