Morgan has been busy at school making preparations with her classmates for the annual school party. Her favorite thing has been making the “Bonhomme de Patate” (see the potato below!) and the “serpents.” The theme was an Extraordinary Garden (Le Jardin … Continue reading
Lake Como, Italy was the setting for two very special reunions we just experienced – visiting grandparents as well as a rendezvous with our old DC pals who are now living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia! We could not have picked a more beautiful setting to catch up with family and friends – the lake, mountains, delicious pasta and wine were the truly the icing on the cake of our visit with the people we love most.
After weeks of fielding the question “how many more days until school starts” I got the idea to give Morgan a calendar so she could cross off the days herself and count how many more to go. Finally – the … Continue reading
Flowers, flowers, flowers! The Flower Carpet is one of the famous events Brussels is known for – a colorful design of flowers that covers the square of the beautiful Grand Place. It only happens once every two years and lasts for just a few days – so this was our chance to see it. According to the history of the Flower Carpet, it began in 1971 to promote the creator’s favorite begonias. As you can see from the pictures, the kids were impressed! (Morgan later commented – too bad they didn’t have a carousel.) After admiring the flowers, we stopped at our favorite outdoor seafood restaurant for lunch. Morgan loved the “circle chicken” (a.k.a. calamari).
We heard that Sardinia, Italy had some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe so we decided to check it out ourselves – we were not disappointed! We came home happy, relaxed, tanned, and full of pizza, pasta and gelato! … Continue reading
Ice cream cones, playgrounds, and swimming have been the main routine this summer vacation. Morgan has been attending “Stage” (camp) on the weekdays and enjoys telling us about the different sports she plays each day, proudly bragging when she is … Continue reading
What better way to kick off the summer than with a weekend in Paris? During this visit we hit the Luxembourg Gardens, where kids can rent toy sailboats and push them around a pond with a stick. We had gorgeous … Continue reading
Morgan’s ballet “spectacle” was today – a performance put on by her ballet school, La Passerelle, and Morgan’s first performance in a real theater in front of a big audience. I thought she might be a bit apprehensive about being on stage in … Continue reading
Just a few belated pictures of the Brussels Bunnies and our first Easter in Belgium! Of course we kicked things off with coloring eggs – even though there isn’t a white egg to be found in the stores here – … Continue reading
In Belgium, Easter is preceded by two weeks of “Vacances de Pâques,” so we took advantage of the school break to take our first big family trip. Our destination – Cascais, Portugal – a lovely coastal town about a half hour … Continue reading