Vive la France!

by Leighann on October 3, 2011

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Because there is more to life than diabetes

Q has been talking a lot in the last few months about some day moving to France. The good news is that she will allow me to go there with her. YES!

She has been compiling a list of French words and their English translations in a little notebook and we’ve been singing Aloutte on the way to school quite often.

I am already planning on purchasing a beginner French-English dictionary for her for Christmas.

And she’s one of the few people who can carry off wearing a beret.


When I saw a link on Simple Mom for Paper City Paris created by Made by Joel, I immediately clicked over and was beyond thrilled. I quickly loaded up the printer with card stock and began cutting out the Paris cityscape. When she returned from a birthday party that evening I called to her to come up to my office for a surprise.

Both kids were delighted by the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame and I couldn’t get the people and streetlights cut out quickly enough.

And then the kids asked what else Joel had designed and before I knew it we were printing out and cutting out vehicles for my son. And then we went to the website again and they wanted to look at the cat family. And when they saw the video, they had to watch it about 10 times. And the next morning the first thing my son wanted to do was watch it again. He giggled and giggled.

(E-mail and feed subscribers click over for embedded video.)

So that’s our latest obsession. Joel (look at me talking about him like I actually know him!) has a book coming out on October 11, 2011 and I think I might just have to buy it.

Visit Made by Joel for free printable toys. Let me know if you and your kids become addicted too!

*Image courtesy of Made by Joel.


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1 Samantha October 3, 2011 at 8:30 am

There must be something in the air… I’ve been daydreaming about moving to France, too… Ahhh, c’est marvelluex!


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