Saturday, April 16, 2005
Well it had been a while since we'd had visitors. Now we've had quite a few. Nine people slept over in my apartment last night and believe me, the place isn't that big! The second batch of family left today... my sister, her husband and daughter. Now my father and his wife are here for a few days.
Today was my son's birthday party. We had the fete at the Jardin D'Acclimatation and everyone took golf lessons. Some of the parents were so excited that their child would be taking a golf lesson and I have to say all the kids really enjoyed themselves. After the golf lesson, where they mostly learned how to hit the ball properly, the kids were sent into the field to retrieve the balls. It was like a big Easter Egg hunt and they all ran to find the most "eggs." My father joked that it was free labor... but they had so much fun!
I invited all the boys from my son's class.. 10 boys (and two girls from class). They are good kids and they all get along... but because they get along it's like a big family where each person tries to get a word in or tries to get enough of the candy or cake. There is a lot of yelling, grabbing, pushing and it was very difficult to keep any order. I. am. very. tired.
The party started at 1pm. The last guest left at 6pm. I rushed home to make a simple pasta dinner. It tasted so good. That's what I call comfort food.
-- said Auntie M in Paris