Time to get caught up!

And now, I will finally tell you about the rest of Sunday!!

A couple of hours into the drive home we stopped at La Gruyère – this is also a type of cheese. Pretty good, but a little strong for my tastes right now, as is a lot of cheese here! Behind the restaurant/motel is a beautiful view of a small lake and mountains. Very picturesque.  There is also a lot of cows out back…fake one’s of course, all painted with different things on them. We didn’t want to take too much time because we wanted to get home at a decent hour, so I didn’t take a close look at them, but they were pretty cool. There was also a little playground so Bastien had some fun on the teeter-totter with Adeline. It’s funny how both the day we went to Switzerland and the day we left were overcast and a little rainy. We had the most beautiful weather the entire time we were there! It was amazing.  Other than that it was just a regular road trip with kids. Near the end I put on some Disney songs and Adeline and I were singing along to them…except that Adeline was singing them in French!

Yesterday it got up to 18 degrees! Today it was overcast, but still warm. Quite nice actually. This afternoon I took Bastien to a doctor’s office to get his eyes checked. Adeline had to take Sylvain to a different doctor so she couldn’t go with Bastien. It was really close and easy to get there. The ladies were really friendly and we were able to understand each other for what we needed. It didn’t take very long at all, just a quick check-up on his eyes. They’re fine, no problems. Despite not wanting to wake up from his nap and being a little bit hard to handle because of that, he was very good when we were there and afterwards. Once he’s fully awake he’s usually good to go, it’s just getting to that point that can be challenging at times (like this morning). I took a package of cookies (4 inside) along with us and I said ‘2 for me and 2 for you’? He agreed which was very nice of him because sometimes he doesn’t want to share. I really should have given him more (like an apple, but he didn’t want that…he wanted a pudding, but there were none!) because he only ate a pickle and a cheese snack for lunch. I was just running a little late and wanted to make sure we got there on time! I had eaten one cookie on the way there and gave him one. Once the appointment was over and we were back in the car, he said the other 2 cookies were for him, that he wanted 3. That was fine because he didn’t eat much at lunch. Then he changed his mind and said we would break the last one in half, so I could have a half. It was one of the sweetest things he’s done since I’ve been here.

Speaking of sweet (and cute); this morning I didn’t hear my alarm go off the second time :S. All of a sudden I hear this knocking and this little voice saying ‘tock, tock’. Adeline sent Bastien down to get me and I guess when he got down the stairs he yells ‘tock, tock, Holly!’ (or something like that), before getting to my door. I didn’t hear that because my room and the stairs are not that close. He always does stuff like that, it’s so cute. Like if he’s started to walk away and you tell him to say goodbye to someone he does it right away, but the person won’t notice because they might be busy and he’s not right near them. And despite having this really loud scream, he usually talks quiet when you need him to speak up a bit. Despite being a bit of a stinker at times (aren’t all kids his age?) he’s a really sweet kid.

So after his eye appointment we played in the backyard for a bit. It was so mild outside I thought there was no reason not too. Eventually it started raining so we had to go inside (he didn’t want to at first because it wasn’t raining that hard). Right after we got in it started coming down harder! Good timing. I had my camera with me and I took a picture with him and Freddy on the slide, and a movie of him pushing Freddy down the slide. I also got him to help me take a picture. As you will see in the pictures below, things are blooming quite nicely! Spring is definitely here for us, hopefully it will be soon for all of you back home.

This is the picture Bastien helped me take.

Freddy admiring the pretty flowers.

I guess Bastien didn't like Freddy sitting on top of his house!

Once we were inside Bastien kept asking me to watch TV. He’s not supposed to watch during the week, just on weekends, and even then they really try to keep it to a minimum. Which is good, especially at his age. Last week he got to watch a lot more than he was used to, so he keeps asking for it everyday. To distract him I asked him if he wanted to come with me to put my camera in my room. He said no, he wanted to do it himself. So I gave it to him very carefully and I asked him to be careful with it, two hands. He was very gentle, didn’t run, and placed it on my desk where he had seen me get it from. It was cute. A lot of things are cute around here. That’s what happens when you live with two kids! He also put Freddy in my bed, under the covers ‘where he belongs’ according to Bastien.

My last little story of the night is one that had us 3 adults laughing. More Adeline and Greg than me, but we all found it funny. I have developed another cough so I went upstairs to take some cough medicine. When I came back down I ‘scurried’ into the kitchen to put the spoon in the dishwasher. All the lights were out (except for small one’s where Greg and Adeline were). I heard them say something, but I didn’t know what. I know I glanced at them as I ran by the doorway. I had to blow my nose too so I went into the room to grab a kleenex. When I went in they started laughing like crazy! I had no idea what was going on. Apparently, because of my frequent ‘scurrying’ they said I was like the cat. Then just before I came into the room, Adeline had snapped her fingers and tapped the couch (which we does when she wants the cat to come to her)…and that’s when I entered. Insert hysterical laughter here. There are worse animals to be compared to. It’s a good thing I liked cats. Actually, I’ve often thought if I could be any animal it would be a cat.

So that was my day! Hope yours made you laugh like mine did ^_^.


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