I want to wrap my arms around France and give it a big hug!

Today France is celebrating Bastille Day (it is 14 July there now).  Lately, there has been a longing in my heart to return to the beautiful country.

I consider myself a Francophile who speaks broken French (but hoping my son will be fluent one day). I have been fortunate to have visited Arles, AixenProvence and Paris on separate occasions. On our last trip (before Oster), my husband tried to get me out of the capital to visit amazing sights such as Normandy, Saint-Julien-Du-Sault, Avignon, Dordogne…seriously the list goes on.  Anyway, I couldn’t step onto a train to leave Paris. I asked him to go on ahead and keep me behind but being the awesome husband that he is he stayed with me. I just couldn’t leave the city.

I would like to share some photos with you of a beautiful country that I will get back to again (when Oster is a little older and I’m back at work 🙂 )! I’ll even stray away from the city so we can enjoy what the rest of the country has to offer.

Happy Bastille Day!

Press Here – Book Review

As a series of commands are presented on each page, this unique book allows children to use their imaginations.

Starting with a single yellow dot, the reader creates more dots, changes colors, increases sizes, shifts the dots from left to right, shakes the dots all over the pages, and even turns the “lights” off.

Although a one-dimensional book, it is completely interactive from start to finish.

Press Here is written and illustrated by French author Hervé Tullet.  Don’t let the cover fool you; Tullet’s simplicity creates such wonder and imagination.  Your child will want to read it over and over again.