What to say, what to say about this weekend? Well, for one we’ll have some partying to do. It would seem that quite a few of my girlfriends, including my bestie & my sister are September babies so there’s tons of cake to be had. Some actual, some will have to be virtual considering we’re pretty spread around the globe. I guess, January was a pretty hot month for some. Aside from celebrating a birthday and staying up longer then we should and probably drinking more than we should (it’s a big birthday!), I have a sneaky suspicion our weekend is going to include a lot of biking.
Other than that, here is some link love for the week:
- I’ve been dreaming of this Loft tunic sweater for weeks now. Perfect for fall weekends in the park.
- My sister made this cake. Umm hello yumm!
- Great article. When will we learn?
- Very cool and fall appropriate. The perfect transitional jacket.
- 11 things that everyone needs to be happy.
Have a good one & see you Monday! Continue reading »
After talking about it for months, putting them in every single collage and seriously missing my chance to get them in the States, I have finally settled on a pair. Of New Balance sneakers. This pair to be exact. I was further inspired by this post, even if I’m nowhere near as cool and will never manage to pull something like that off, I still love it. There’s no point in denying it. I will be an old lady who lived in her sneakers and that’s that. I’m OK with it. I think even Vid is starting to be OK with it. I mean…dress up them sneaks ladies! Continue reading »
OK, so this isn’t technically a school post but it does somewhat relate to learning so technically I didn’t flat out lie yesterday. Also, in my defense this has been on the editorial calendar for a while I just mix things up on occasion. It’s not intentional.
Anyhowwww, these Mamacase Prints tees for the littles are a perfect multilingual find. Plus they’re kind of educative which, as I said, is sort of related to school, but not really.
Oh and on the flip side, I met a mama of one of Lara’s daycare friends yesterday and apparently they’re struggling with the whole school adjustment also, which made me feel soooo much better, just knowing that it’s really not the easiest transition. Even if it’s kind of terrible, it’s good to know it’s not just us foreigners having difficulties with the French educational structure.
Should I even say I’m not going to talk about it anymore? I mean let’s be real here, I’m probably going to. But the back-to-school stuff is really over, I mean it’s going to be Christmas soon and I should probably start preparing for that.
That was a joke. OK, bye.
P.S I kind of want these best friends tees as well. Because we’re dorks like that.
(image via mamacase prints)
I’m not going to lie, Lara starting school has been quite an adjustment. For her and for us. She’s actually been a real trooper and bravely went to school this Monday without a single tear but it’s definitely a big change from daycare or “creche” as they call them here in France. I tried preparing her for it this summer already and while she was totally on board with the whole “I’m a big girl now and I’m going to start school” idea, the reality is still tough. I’ve been thinking about it ever since we started last week, discussing it on a daily basis with the bf and have come to the realization that 3 years is holy moly young for mandatory school. It’s a lot for these littles to take! I decided to try and keep it to the obligatory mornings only when I get the chance, just to make the transition a little easier on her.
Another thing I found that has helped with her adjustment (and makes the morning drop off a lot easier) is for us to make plans about the after-school part of the afternoon. Also, allowing her to make some big girl decisions for school, when I took her supply shopping the other day made all the difference.
She picked out her own pencil case (which isn’t really needed but hey, it will be eventually), her new lunchbox, which is really a sandwich keeper, a drinking bottle and a school bag. It got her really excited about going to school and she happily packed her own bag the next day with snacks and a change of clothes. She proudly told me to write down her name on everything so her teacher will know it’s hers and we were on our way. The drinking bottle and the sandwich keeper she picked out were from Crocodile Creek, which is a brand I hadn’t known previously but was really happy to know that it fills our eco-friendly checklist completely with earth friendly materials. I also picked up some of their ice packs after to go along, in case I pack her yogurt or something that needs to be kept cool. She chose a backpack from Tann’s FunBoy collection, which is also made from recycled materials (do we have an environmentalist on our hands???) and looks really cool in my opinion! Mostly, I think she chose it because it has headphones printed all over and lately she’s been really into those. That, dinosaurs and tutus. It’s a really fun combination!
I wanted to post about our weekend yesterday but, as is often the case with Mondays and catching up on work, time just got away from me. We took a quick spontaneous trip to Barcelona for the weekend to visit some friends. Unfortunately we also brought along some bad weather so the city that’s usually absolutely amazing (it’s one of my faves), didn’t look so hot on Saturday. It did make up for it on Sunday though. Continue reading »
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