Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Well school is in full swing now...Abigail is enjoying her new teacher Mme Branche. She will be doing all subjects this year including history and she is quite excited about it. She is see her French teacher Mme Blanc three times a week and will also be going to "Soutien" three times a week to help her with her French. So I really feel that this school year will really make all the difference for her.

Abigail was happy to find most of her friends from last year still here (except Irie...we miss you). One of which is Charlie, and with Kurt now spending much more time here in the South we were able to hook up and have a "hamburger party" last Friday. Yummy! We had a wonderful time eating, talking and playing games. I even found out that Kurt and Charlie love Petanque!! So we may actually get a chance to play!
Hopefully much more on this soon.

And just for a note of oddity, this sign from my neighborhood....I have no idea what this means...this a 4-way intersection with a "sens unique" or one-way going to the left and to the right, they have the same sign but coming from the other direction heading home there is no sign...all I know is that no matter what I do, other cars get angry.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Back in France!

Well we are back in France after our two week stent in Georgia visiting family. It was good to see them but we are glad to be back at home....even if we're not actually in our apartment. Luckily for us we have incredible friends and so we're staying with Nathalie & Laurent. They are the kindest of people...Merci mes amis.

We returned extremely late on the 2nd only for Abigail to start school on the 3rd (poor girl) she is now officially in CM2 (5th grade). So far school has been a blast for her as they are kayaking half the day for the first two weeks of school! Can you believe it....a kid's dream! Her new teacher's name is Mme. Branche and I am eager to meet her, scheduled for this Tuesday, she looks quite young but Abigail says she is quite nice. Unfortunately her best "french friend" Margot is not in her class as they were divided into 3 separate CM2 classes...however several of her friends are, so she has the opportunity to get to know them even better.

She is registered again for her sports class afterschool on Mondays and Fridays and also Wednesday afternoons where she'll again be able to do mountain biking, rock climbing and the like. I also registered her this year for kayak lessons on Wednesday mornings from 9-12, so she'll be a little expert by the end. This will help her and me as I will be working for the most part full time...even on Wednesdays.

It is hard to be at the school and not see Rick, Lisa or Irie's smiling faces...just not the same...We miss you guys.

More later and with pictures.

Till then....