Week 40/52

Weekly snapshots of life in 2016 A week where not much happened, just the usual routine of work, school and rushing to activities.  Now that C’s school is a bit farther away from home, she gets backs from school late in the day. So I had to schedule the bulk of her extra-curricular activities on …

52 Weeks, Week 51

Weekly snapshots of my girls and life in general in 2015  The week of Christmas is always full of anticipation and madness.  This past weekend was the first one in December  when we felt a bit crazed with non-stop activity.  There was the holiday piano recital on Saturday night, French bûche de noël cake making on Sunday …

52 Weeks, Week 9

Snapshots of my girls, a week at a time, in 2015 Ines – Had her “almost end-of-year” for Girl Scouts party last week at a local spa that specializes in hosting little girls’ parties. She was delighted by her bright green nails and sideways braids. Did not want to wash her hair for a day …

52 Weeks, Week 6

Snapshots of my girls, a week at a time, in 2015 Ines – It used to be so hard to travel with her. But on our trip to Miami, she proved to be a real trooper by getting up at 3:45 AM and staying up until 9 PM. She did not even nap on the …

Twins’ Baby Shower

On Sunday afternoon, we had a baby shower for my sister who’s expecting twins. Lots of merrymaking and joy all around as the parents-to-be gather amongst friends, sometimes holding little ones in their arms as they prepare for their coming roles as new parents. The girls had fun decorating onesies for their soon-to-be cousins…girl cousins, …

French Children’s Film at Montclair

Twice a year, the Montclair Art Museum along with the Alliance Francaise in Montclair show a highly-acclaimed French family movie, subtitled in English. We always try to see the movies as going to Montclair is just so much simpler than going to the Alliance Francaise in midtown Manhattan where street parking is non-existent.  Plus, it’s …

Acts of Kindness

I recently heard about the #givewiththanks initiative for the month of November through one of the Instagram accounts I follow. Here’s how it works.  For the month of November when most of the US is getting ready for Thanksgiving, the folks at Small Seed would like everyone to practice small acts of kindness and service as a way …