Monday, January 14, 2013

Look who's a year old already!

Look who had a party yesterday to celebrate his first birthday!


Our godson Benjamin!


That boy knows how to work the camera, let me tell you.


Gordon spent some time discussing cake with Ben. It's always interesting talking to Ben. His mother is a francophone, his father an anglophone. I ended up speaking "franglais" most of the time! Gordon does the same. I can't wait to hear what Ben says when he starts speaking.



And look! John Deere. He's a future farmer!

His Maman Marie-Emmanuelle made a cake. She said it was the first cake she'd ever baked. 


It was delicious! Vanilla cake with whipped cream icing, berry filling, marzipan letters, and lychees!



Somebody was VERY pleased!




Gordon and Marie-Emmanuelle chilled out for a while.





I like Ben's approach to eating cake...


We had a great visit with our little man and his extended family. They have opened a new highway and bridge in Quebec that allows us to bypass Montréal completely on the way to Ben's house. It saves us at least half an hour of driving a lot of headaches. Now we can get to the godson in 90 minutes. Hooray!

Happy birthday Ben!

16 comments:

  1. What a cutie

    My cousin's three year old son only speaks French, so at family gatherings, if his maman is not around, all the other family members put me in charge of him - because I'm the only one who can understand what he's saying.

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    1. Excellent!! I didn't know you parlez-ed français.

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  2. these little guys really grow a lot in that first year.

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    1. I swear he's grown a foot since I last saw him six weeks ago!

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  3. He's on the right path..never too young for John Deere.
    Jane x

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    1. One day we'll get him on a real tractor!

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  4. He's so cute. It will be lots of fun watching him grow up. I feel that way about our grandkids, too. Lychees...never tried them and I'm wondering what they taste like.

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    1. Hmm,sort of like a sweet, slightlly more rubbery water chestnut. I like them!

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  5. Don't show him those photos when he's older; he'll be asking why he was made to wear a dress! Me too, I speak English et Francais.

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    1. Hee hee hee! THat dress is really a great liitle invention! Keeps him totally clean whlle eating, and it's water repellent. :)

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  7. The first birthdays are always my favorite...so many milestones and yet, so many ahead! Beautiful cake and that's the way I'd eat it too:-D XOXO

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    1. And it was so yummy!!

      Because we never had kids of our own, I am especially enjoying watching Ben grow up.

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  8. That second photo is lovely
    Btw the second series of The walking dead is the best

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    1. Thanks John! ANd we're enjoying season 2 a lot!

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