Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Meelsie's hair is so cute. But as a curly-haired gal myself, I know the day will come when she and I will commiserate together about the hazards and pitfalls of curly locks. Like mother, like daughter, right? :-)
In anticipation of more hair and summer fun, I ordered the product line-up from Carol's Daughter. It should arrive this week. I can't wait to "do hair" with my baby girl!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Two of our own princesses.
Princess #3...she had a great time,
Abs....10 years old, but looking older, don't ya think?
Al, with eyes the color of the sea!
The whole fam on the roof of the national aquarium.
It looks like a postcard!
Overlooking the sea...
Monaco's army is smaller than its national symphony! :-)
And finally, the famous casino. Which, of course, I have already
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The drive to Cassis goes through some mountains and through lots of vineyards. Apparently Cassis is considered the "poor man's Riviera" and a big off the beaten path, but we thought it was beautiful and so special. We loved exploring (read: eating and shopping) in Cassis.
Friday, April 17, 2009
In my defense, I have tried to blog, but couldn't get the pictures to upload. True to my nature, when the situation involved wading into the weeds of details, I found something else to do instead. But today, I am determined! Plus, it's rainy, so what else do I have to do?
The living room in our apartment....
but the apartment had been fabulously renovated in 2007.
(Too bad I didn't think to snap pictures
We picked up fresh strawberries, cheese and bread each day!
This is just what our rental car looked like.
There were actually three rows of seats, and it was just right for our family. The best and most important feature was the GPS. I think we would still be wandering the hill towns of the Luberon Valley if we hadn't had it!
On our way to Arles, we drove under this Roman aquaduct.
There was an ancient Roman colliseum there, too.
After Arles, we drove over to Les Baux de Provence. This was one of our favorite villages. Les Baux is way up in Les Alpilles, a range of stoney mountains in the south of France. Because of its incredible position, it was a defensive stronghold in the Middle Ages, complete with ramparts and a serious castle. All we could think about was how much WORK it would have taken to build this village on the side of a rocky mountain. And it was so beautiful.
We explored the village (read: shopped and ate), and Dave and the big girls climbed up to the castle ruins.
Can you imagine?
A linen shop (where I picked up some kitchen towels).
The view up to the castle from the village.
Next installment: Cassis and Monaco!