Wondering if she has any potential powder puff or soccer skills...
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
At the park today, Kayden discovered the only puddle in all of Lille. After "gently" putting her toes in it, she decided to jump up a storm and then sit in it. At this point, she was completely soaked so I said, what the heck, I will give her a bath when we get home. She loved the puddle and kept chasing a little boy around it. The fun stopped when a homeless man came and washed his hands in the puddle. Kayden looked at him as if to say, what are you doing, then followed his lead and "washed" her hands too. Strange. I made the executive decision at this point to take my wet child home.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Over the weekend, 2 precious friends came to visit and explore Lille. Andrea and I met while working together in CT and became close friends. Jolene was my wonderful roommate on Mercy Ships over 3 years ago. We had all worked and hung out together in Ghana on Mercy Ships 3 1/2 years ago, but had not been all in the same place since. What a treat to be able to spend time with some of my favorite people in the world and show them my little slice of France. We just hung out, shopped, meandered the back allies and markets of Lille and had much needed catch up time. I feel so so blessed to have spent my weekend with these beautiful ladies.
Kayden LOVED being a part of the girl weekend with "Joely" and "Di"
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Kayden and I headed down to Paris for an overnight mommy daughter bonding trip. My good friend Claire was in town with her son so we were able to have some wonderful hang out time. It was refreshing to be with an old friend who is in a similar place in life (has a toddler, pregnant, husband is deployed, used to live in France, now lives where we did in NY). We wandered the streets, braved the Metro with a stroller (NO esculators or elevators), shopped, picnic in the park and amazing ice cream.
Blowing kisses to dada before getting on the train in Lille
Our garden picnic in Tivoli Gardens by the Louvre
Not allowed to play on the grass!!!! Rip off!!!