Jun 29, 2011

No dancing!

Watch out folks, Maia has her own opinions now.

Jun 28, 2011

Row row row your boat

Excuse the rather loud nasal Row Row renditions, someone had to keep the rhythm going for the girls and the proximity of the video camera is not always the most flattering for the film director!
Lots of rowing this afternoon, check it out...

Make sure to watch the 2nd video to the very end, for a special hilarious Daph segment.

Double decker

It was sweltering today...around 35 degrees. 
But the Delenclos double-decker was still going strong out in our backyard.

Feeding Fuzz

The very solemn procession you will view in the video below is the sacred morning ritual of feeding Fuzz. Once upon a time it was Daphne's responsibility, but then of course Maia wanted in. 

Progress with eating

The art of eating with utensils is one that seems to take human beings a considerable amount of time to master. Here is Daphne with her new talent with "trainer" chop-sticks and Maia with her "poon". Too bad we don't live in a culture where we eat with our hands...they've already mastered that!

Jun 27, 2011

hot hot hot

today we went from winter to summer!

Jun 22, 2011

we love nothing more than

taking all of our clothes off and running around in the buff!
What little kid doesn't?! 


Below you will find the general sequence of events leading up to bedtime:

(note, there is usually a good deal of "winding down" in between the above and below phases)

Picnic time!

Jun 13, 2011

Another day at the park

Daph whizzing along on the balance bike and Maia taking Boo for a walk

Jun 8, 2011

Little Ballerinas

For Maia's birthday, the girls got adorable handmade tutus from their good friends Leni & Davis.
And here they are, the little Ballerinas, ready for the show!

Daphne and her little talking shadow

Celine & Nico's wedding in the Pyrennes

We had a wonderful time in Pau, France for Fix's cousin Celine's wedding
The food and venue were both amazing and it was great to meet so many of the extended family.
Unfortunately, below is about all of the photos we managed to take - kids were a handful and most of the time it was impossible to keep a handle on them let alone take pictures!

The lovely bride Celine (to the right) with her sister Juliette (Left)

This was probably about the only moment that we sat still in the pew

This is where I spent a large majority of the wedding: chasing Maia up & down the stairs

Fix's Uncle Marc, his wife Martine and a family friend

Mamie, Papi and Laure with the communal water bottle
Manny, Solene & Aline
Benoit (a cousin) & Marie
Before the straps on my dress broke off..
Mamie & Papi looking good

Sadly we didn't even get a picture of Marie Paule & Denis's gorgeous house as we were too busy drinking fine French wine, mingling and chasing after 2 small children in high heels. (at least in my defense!) Rest assured that a good time was had by all!