Saturday, 15 June 2013

its not thursday, but ...

I was sick last week and was relieved to have my cousin Karen here to nurse me and help watch the girls.  I just felt bad that she spent her few precious days of holiday here not doing much apart from that!

Those happy faces above tell of happy times in Sturget.  We were there during the spring break.  Unfortunately we left before the roses came into full bloom and well before the cherry season.  There are two cherry trees in the backyard and we are never there the right time to appreciate the fruits!  

Back in Paris, with Ivy and Caitlin, we walked our neighbourhood park, the Luxembourg Gardens, and visited the Basilica de Sacre Coeur in Montmarte.  With the weather now being almost 'correct' as the French would say, the artists were all out and about.  

Of course the Notre Dame in our neighbourhood cannot be missed, especially now that the lilies are out.

I took one morning off my tour guide responsibilities to accompany Téa and her class to a reading at a kindergarten.  This being the year they learn how to read, Téa and her camarades  have looked forward to this day for months.  Their being invited to read to a group of pre-schoolers is a fantastic way for them to show off their newly-acquired skills, boost their confidence and motivate the pre-schoolers.  What a great idea.  I loved the question and answer session at the end when the younger kids asked in admiration if it was difficult to learn how to read.  The older kids shake their heads, all looking wise and confident, saying "No, not at all".

Tomorrow the girls are dancing in their end-of-year ballet concert.  I hope to be able to take some photos and share them with you.  Enjoy your Sunday, and to all fathers out there, Happy Father's Day!

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