Thursday, April 19, 2007

Bikes at Versailles

Sophia in her seat at the end of the lake at Versailles (the Chateau is in the sun...)
Troy driving Sophia...

Sophia & her chocolate ice cream reward for going the whole day without diapers!!

Running off the ice cream...
Hanging out in the sun.

We had a great morning in the gardens of Versailles, although somehow we managed to arrive before the bicycle rentals had opened & ended up drivng around - thru the gardens of Versailles! - until we found a rental shop that was open.
Sophia loves being on the back of the bike, apart from the really big tree roots across the path, and sang almost the entire time we were riding around.
Afterwards we walked around by the lake & had lunch at the cafe next to the boat rentals. Maybe next time we'll actually rent boats!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sophia & her name

Sophia loves the etch-a-sketch, and this week attempted to write her name! A HUGE thank you to the french education system!

Easter Monday at Le Treport

Easter Monday (a very welcome holiday in France) is actually a day off for MS, so we decided to drive up to Northern Normandy for the day, to a little town called Le Treport. Very cute town, with a small harbor (fish ladder, locks and big freighters going thru little narrow canals), and a rock beach.
Seriously, big rocks. And no sand! It was amazing. The rocks were stunning because the water hits the shore so hard that the rocks actually break and then are polished. Sophia, needless to say, had a blast.
She loves to throw (her favorite game right now is to play catch with Koukala), and so to be able to throw rocks for hours was the highlight of the weekend for her, well , after the chocolate for breakfast yesterday.
We took a break from the beach to have Pizza for lunch, and when we emerged from the restaurant we couldn't see the water any longer. The fog came in faster than in San Francisco.
We then watched a freighter being moved thru the locks (about12 inches play on either side & the bar pilot tug following behind) with the fog horn blown every 10 seconds. It was a new experience for Sophia & she actually did pretty well. (fog horns are really loud when you are only 10 feet away from the ship)
We decided to drive inland, hoping the fog would disappear before the next town, but Sophia fell asleep, and we decided that days are better when she gets a nap.... We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering back to Paris (where it was almost 80!)

Blogger Problems

Sorry I haven't been able to update the blog this week. First it was software problems (from that MS company), now my computer won't log on. I'll try & get it fixed tomorrow & post some new photos.
Moya, Troy & Sophia