samedi 16 février 2013

Alexis' 11th birthday

Eleven.  Easy-going, intelligent, sensitive, loyal, shy, competitive, business boy, and owner of many odd socks, as well as being a Harry Potter specialist.  

He is now in his last year of primary school, next year he will join Gabrielle who will then be in 3eme (last year of college).  Time really does fly and my children are growing up so fast.
Alexis had three different cakes for his birthday, this one was his favourite, A no bake Rocky Road cake (Hairy Biker's recipe)  and it was so good.
 Here are a couple of the presents Alexis received this year from us.  Above a water colour bought in Brittany, painted by an Irish painter who lived in Brittany.  Gaby had another of his works for her birthday...If I can make my way through her mess, I'll take a photo.
We found, probably the best present ever, for Alexis' 11th birthday, an ice hockey table, the problem is that Alexis has perfected his game since he received it and no-one is able to beat him...  His friends all want one for their birthdays now...Looks like we've started a new trend.

 Things have been busy around here recently...whats new!   A couple of weeks ago we had quite a lot of snow which made the children happy. Alain managed to leave on a business trip to Kuala Lumpur just before , leaving us to have fun snow ball fighting and making some snow people/animals.   

Marie-Kate opted for a snow pony,  it looked great when she had finished (no photo).

The children are really social at the moment (unlike their parents), even Marie-Kate has invited three friends over today, which is amazing...I forgot how noisy eight year olds could be!  
We have been busy working on the children's bathroom which is still unfinished... A couple of weeks ago we went over to Pantin after successfully bidding on a new super comfy chair with footstool.  Alain loves it, the problem is, finding time to just sit down and relax with all the children around.
If I see him sitting down on it, I take a photo.