Monday, 19 November 2007

Oh La La!!!

Bonjour...well its been a bit French around here for the last few days. The childrens village school had a French education day and in keeping with the traditions of this household they dressed up. Talk about cute...The school did a superb job...all decorated in French colours and flags, french music, games and dancing...the best bit being a French Cafe. Oh how I would have loved to have been in on the act... So on a wet, cold Saturday morning the children wanted to carry on the theme. We opened the Tree Cafe again. (If you have been reading for a while you will know that my older one designed the cafe sign earlier this year so we could have our very own little cafe here at home.)
We sat down to enjoy our French breakfast with lots of yummy-ness to dip into our Hot Chocolate, whilst we munched, dipped and slurped we looked through a few of my old Paris books from when I spent some time living there. Then of course the photos came out...you can imagine the comments from your children as they look at pictures of you from thirteen years previous...long blonde hair, very thin and holding a glass of wine (or even a bottle) on most pictures...Oh the youth of the day!!! The pictures of the Eiffel tower went down very well, once they accepted that this was their Mommy on the pictures they thought it 'cool' and 'mint' that Mommy had been to all these places.
We tried out lots of french words, even the little one had ago. I knew a French Market was on in the near town so we took a trip to have a look around and the boys ordered in French a crepe each. The excitement as they spoke to a real French lady. The atmosphere of the market only really took off once the late afternoon light turned to darkness. All the sparkly lights and music gave it quite a cosmopolitan feeling. On the way home we stopped for coffee and milk shake. Then it was a quick rush for an evening out with the school gate Moms at a local restaurant.
I returned home to find my youngest had a temperature and ended up being poorly through most of the evening, I do not think he had recovered from last weeks sickness. So Sunday was spent curled up under Duvets, drinking yet more Chocolate and coffee watching Christmas movies...We even looked for the Christmas Cd's...I think they must be in the decoration box...to be fair it is a little early. SO the 'making side' was a little quite this weekend...I managed to make a few Christmas decorations (see breakfast photo for a little peep into my secret pressies) some knitting was managed in between the having to lean on Mommy whilst watching telly.

'Sweetie, sit up a little so Mommy can do a little knitting on your sweater'

'No Mommy, your tummy is so comfy I do not want to move'

Mmmmm I think I need to join a GYM!!! (Nar!!!!)

(Last photo...a coffee shop...OK the ceiling of a coffee shop...seriously always look up when your out and about it is often so much more interesting!!!)

14 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What fun! Shame about the little one being poorly though. Lucy x

julie said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend and the perfect antidote to the wet and windy british weather! Hope your little man is feeling better - I bet a snuggle with mummy helped a lot although it really does make it difficult to knit doesn't it?!

dottycookie said...

Oh, sorry your little one ended up not so well, but what a wonderful day that sounded like! I bet they'll remember it for ages.

I have a comfy tummy too :-) Plenty of time to worry about it when they no longer want to be seen with me, let alone snuggle up ...

Tracy said...

Oh, that does sound like great fun--and what a great idea for education. So sorry your little one was unwell--hope on the mend soon! Happy week to you all ((HUGS))

sarah said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend, even with the sickness. And mommies are supposed to be comfortable. Would you rather he said, "I have to get up now mummy, your hip bone is poking me in the ear."

Cathy said...

Sounds like a great weekend. I love the cafe idea. My only wish is that the children were old enough to make and bring a cup of tea to me as I sit crafting! Hope your little one is on the mend.
Cathy X

Caroline said...

OOHH la la !!Love the idea of a French day (well I would really wouldn't I?) and it was great that you went to all that effort to extend it - well done to you! Sounds like you had a really fab time.xx

amy said...

i love the french photos. and don't worry, my four-year-old always says he loves my tummy because it is so soft. nice.

mellyandrosie said...

What a fabulous sounding day!!! These are the days that go down in children's memories and shape their own families of the future - it sounds dreamy but I hope the little one is much better now!! =)

Ruth said...

Count me as another comfy mummy! I love the French day idea - what a great way to enthuse them about learning languages. Hope you are all well again and back to normal.

capello said...

ooh, la la!


and i love your tree!

Gina said...

Bonjour! What a little sweetie pie dolled up in French. Love the sign!

A Fanciful Twist said...

Ohhh, I loved your tale.. I think you are marvelous for sharing so much French goodness with your children. Imarting on them the idea of wonder and fasciantion with travel. You are wonderful!

this is my patch said...

French breakfast my favourite, warmed croissants with maybe butter and apricot jam or even ones filled with chocolate. I would have loved you as a mum, it appears you have a lot of fun times going on in your home and it sounds like fun to be at school these days as well! x