Monday, September 16, 2013

Ponies are cool. Alice is the coolest.

Alice's birthday weekend passed by in a flash of ribbons, sugar and smoke (yes, really smoke). It was a celebration of friends and fun, but mostly of honoring this wondrous little girl who is sweetness and sunshine all day long. 

Some memories of the kid party below. Family shots to follow.

toutes les amies

goody bags with pony character hair ribbon

bff from Alice's old school still in the picture

some girls trying the smoke cannon (more on this from Guy later)

the original Twilight Sparkle icing plan. Didn't quite work out.

the backup cake plan. still a big success.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Estelle et maman aux pommes

Welcome letter

Parents were invited to meet the teacher, find out about the class structure and, best of all, sit at their kid's desk for an evening at the start of the year. Again this year, Alice's teacher this year super sweet and we're in awe of teachers and their boundless patience.

Alice was asked to compose a letter to leave us at her desk - no guidance, no corrections, no proofing. It's a touching note we will cherish, for both its format (spelling, careful lettering...) and its message of love.

The students also drew their family and we had to try and figure out which one was ours... Check out Daddy's spiky hair!

Hope you're having a great weekend!