We were invited to a french birthday party with some friends we know from Marianna's school. It was held at a beautiful park on a hill and we learned some traditions for French bdays. For example, we didn't know that it is normal to bring a small cake or the like to share and a drink too and the gifts are usually small and simple. They played lots of games and the party went from 4pm-7pm! The kids were SO hungry by the end (ours!) because we usually eat at around 5:30 or 6:00. French kids are used to eating at 7:00pm or later so this was no problem for them! Oh and it is apparently fairly normal to not have a bathroom at public parks! So that was another first: having to deal with a 2 1/2 year old who had ummm "loose business" and no tp! Anyway, here are the only two pics we managed to take.