March 2010: Suntanned!

Theo and Madeline were honored with �Students of the Month�

Daddy finally got rid of his junky car, and got a fun Jeep!

When he purchased the Honda from a friend (upon arriving to the US), fixing the front right light had cost more than the car... and that was quite a few years ago.

The cow had been milked enough.

The snow is melting.

RIP Mr. Frosty

It is just about warm enough to head outdoors for a picnic.

And maybe even our first bike ride.

Certainly a trip to the playground.

And another trip to the playground

Happy 50 th Sarah!

Happy � birthday Madeline and Theo!

Cousin Ryan sent treasures from Afghanistan

Ambroise suddenly decided to stop breastfeeding. 2 weeks of mommy doing everything to woo him back changed nothing. So.....

Introducing�.. the sippy cup

Here it is in video... Nothing that you wouldn�t have expected, but still so cute!

Click on the picture for direct access, or follow this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGiUY9ZNzA

I can stand!

Ambroise has a few tricks: He can clap, raise the roof (picture below), cough, point at the fan (with raspberries) and shake his head �no!�. Kisses are eventual, so is bye-bye with his hand.

His nickname was do-do noo-noo.

Currently it is doodle noodle.

Daddy still calls him bou-bou (for bout-de-chou)

A bunch of miscellaneous pictures

Ambroise had fun at playgroup

Dinner is served, Monsieur

But table manners are not quite up to par.

I know I can catch that water flow if I try hard enough

Or may be I should use two hands?

Click on the pictures for the videos, or follow these links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w81Fgkz4RMk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEnN_HHayyo

Vacation time, finally! We decided to do something totally different for us�and all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean.

After many days of shopping, packing and organizing�.

While �Ambroise thinks mommy spent too much�

We arrived in paradise!

At the airport, Ambroise discovers the largest ceiling fan he has EVER seen (refer to last month�s update and his obsession.)

Let�s start with a night swim

Soon followed by many more

Ambroise loves sand, but not the waves.

Madeline and Theo discover the swim-up bar,

the waterslide,

the bouncer,

the rock wall,

and the zip-line:

Did we mention riding the train around the hotel grounds,

snorkeling at sea,

Painting,

enjoying their OWN room,

and simply enjoying the water and the sun.

Ambroise eventually discovered the swim-up bar as well

And bananas on the beach - How long can you survive on bananas only?

It�s been a few years since we were on a glass bottom boat!

Dad, Madeline and Theo spent a day off-road.

Dad was driving, pushing the buggy to the limit on the bumpy roads. That was really fun, but a bit hard on the buggy.

Final tally: Dad 1 - Buggy 0.

Broken transmission; the trip was finished on a spare quad.

Ambroise went back to the bar

Things got a little out of hand when he ordered doubles

Does the picture on the right ring a bell? It was with Theo, in 2001, in Mauritius.

Speak of the devil...

Daddy enjoyed a book.

And so did Madeline

And so did Mom

Too bad Theo finished both his books on the airplane on the way in.

Madeline, who had done gymnastics for a couple of years, tried to teach Dad the cartwheel, but he�ll never be able to do it correctly.

We went to the Japanese Teppanyaki to celebrate all our kids being �10�. Ambroise 10 months and Madeline and Theo 10 years.

A quick game of crapette before diner�..

We can�t remember who won.

Ambroise feet for dessert!

We all feel recharged and relaxed

And definitely suntanned...

Well most of us....