Today is pretty much my last day at my mother's house. Tomorrow we will drive to Bordeaux my home town to spend the night at a friend's house and then early the next morning I'll start my journey back to America.
It's been a lovely trip, this morning we went and walked one last time around the village and found a "brocante" there, I finally found the perfect vintage puzzle block game that I'd been looking for, I cannot wait to share with you pictures of it. It truly is lovely.
I also found a sun dial although it will only come back with me next year as I already had too full a suitcase, but it was so cheap I couldn't pass getting it right now. It's in cast iron, and just adorable. I can already see it in our garden!
My bags are all packed and the moment is very bittersweet. I am going to miss my mom and grandma and seeing the joy in their eyes each time they see Victoria. It is always hard knowing that we won't be back for a whole other year. But life goes on and I will just strive to write more letters and send more pictures.
So with the trip in mind I am not quite sure when I will be able to update again. I might have a chance for one more update before I leave France, and then it will probably be a week or two before I get everything together enough to post. Please be patient, and although I know few people follow this blog so far, feel free to share it with others until I can write again. I promise to update with some fun things when I get back! I have a lot of creative projects lined up that I am itching to get my hands on once I'm home.
I also have to share an adorable thing about Victoria: this week we started clapping when she accomplished things and this startled her greatly, so I tried instead encouraging her with the ASL (American Sign Language) equivalent of hand clapping, and she LOVES it! She gets so excited and happy when we "clap" for her now, it is the sweetest thing.
I am absolutely in awe of how quickly she picks up new signs and how well ASL has worked for us in communicating with each other. I'm still not sure that she is making signs of her own but I do know that I only have to look at her expression when I speak to her in sign language in order to get the answer to any question I might have (granted there aren't many at this point, mostly asking her if she wants a food item or needs a diaper change, but still).
Have a beautiful week!