Okay, so it actually is riding a bike.
Pianos in public spaces are such a great idea. The woman playing before the children was amazing. The children (including Theo) were charmingly awful.
Theo hasn’t had a haircut since we left the US, and his bangs have been slowly creeping over his eyes. When I suggested he might get a haircut, he was very eager, probably because thus far hair salons and airplanes have been the only places where he’s really watched television.
The other evening, Brian and I attempted to play a French board game, La Bonne Payee.
The directions were missing, so we had to make up some of the rules. Since we have Internet free times on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as all day Saturday, so here Brian is looking up French words from the cards and board the old fashioned way, using a massive English-French dictionary.
There are so many playgrounds in Lyon that deciding where to visit on any particular day can be overwhelming. (We acknowledge that this is a lovely problem to have.)
Lyon was such a warm, lovely place to visit, on so many different levels. The weather was gorgeous: though it’s technically autumn, it was sunny and in the 70s most days. Even on the rainy days it was warm enough that we don’t really mind getting drizzled upon before heading back to our apartment for hot chocolate.
The woman we are staying with in L’isle-sur-la-Sorgue has grandchildren near Theo’s age and lots of toys, including a balance bike. Most of the nearby streets are only sporadically driven on by cars, so Theo has been experimenting with riding down them.