Wednesday, January 31, 2007

chitlins and camembert

Our friends Amy and Laurent came for a visit last weekend. They live in the Loire Valley of France where they're restoring an old farmhouse on a property they call 'Graceland' (you can learn more about them by clicking the 'amy's blog' link on the sidebar). This was the first opportunity we've had to be together since our kids were born, so we were all really excited for the visit. Their son, Max is a little over a year old and it was cool to get a glimpse of all that we have to look forward to in the coming months. He is a charming little boy and alarmingly mobile. He walks all around the house, plays with toys and is... hmmm, how could I put it... Let's say, 'highly interactive'. It was quite a departure from what we're used to - our little girl sitting contentedly in her chair watching us work or fold clothes or play the piano, occassionally cooing with approval as we go about our adult lives. I can see that the days of bringing Tiz to fancy restaurants, business meetings and even work are numbered.

Anyway, we had a great visit and wished they could have stayed longer. Needless to say, Max was quite taken with little Tiz. Here they are settling in for a movie. Keep the hands where I can see 'em, Frenchie!

1 comment:

  1. We so enjoyed our time with you, and Max loved meeting his future wife. I can see she will be a stabilizing influence on him.

    Graceland, by the way, is the name of our nasty rental home that we are stuck in until our real house is ready. No name yet for the new one, but we're taking suggestions!