Thursday, April 22, 2010


To all S-K readers:
My dad's in the US, so you may see him walk into the office.
The flight was fine. No injuries, no crash.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


A lucky thing happened yesterday:I was a winner of the bakery's chocolate contest.
Look what I won:

I obviously did not win our new MacBook Pro!

Our original flight to Copenhagen was canceled but my Dad found tickets for tomorrow that are hopefully not canceled!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Parc de Sceaux

Last Sunday we went to a beautiful, big park called Parc de Sceaux. The town of Sceaux is where the park is, so that is what the Sceaux part of the name comes from. We had a picnic there, like many others. Eve was there and her Japanese students were there too and Charles, a person who works with my Dad and also works at école polythechnique, was also there. Parc de Sceaux has many, many, many cherry trees.

I'm on spring break for two weeks now. Have you heard of the recent volcano eruption in Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland? Well the problem is that the ash from the volcano is in France and all over Europe, so that means our flight to Sweden on Wednesday the 21st is probably canceled. If it is, we'll be going by train instead on Thursday (Paris Gare du Nord, Köln, Germany, Hamburg, Germany, Copenhagen, Denmark, and finally Helsingborg, Sweden). We'll be leaving by 5 o' clock in the morning and we will be arriving in Sweden at at least 10 o' clock in the evening! But, if our Flight is not canceled, it is just good.        

 Cherry trees!

Arvid playing soccer with cherry trees in the background.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My cousins

My oldest cousins are here (Dad's side). Jonas is 16 and Sara is 14. They live in Västerås, Sweden.
We went to Paris with them today. First, we went to Notre-Dame. The line for the clock tower was huge, so instead we went inside the cathedral, which takes no time at all. Then we went to the edge of the Cité island. I noticed that the island is really thin. There is a bridge with a strange name. It is called Pont Neuf. Pont Neuf means "New bridge" and it is one of the oldest bridges in Paris! It was not far away from Palais Garnier, the most known opera in Paris which is not far from the Tuileries park which was our next destination. The King of France had a orange tree green house which was made into a museum. When Claude Monet got older, he got this crazy idea. He would paint pictures as big as walls! There are two round rooms with the paintings. He made 8 of them.

On the way we passed through a flower market.

Here are some of Monet's big paintings. Enjoy! 

These are some models of the orangerie museum from different times.

Here are some Renoir paintings. Enjoy!

Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Saint-Germain-en-Laye (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ ɑ̃ lɛ]) is a commune in the "Yvelines" department. On Friday, the CE2 class (my class) and the CE2/CM2 class took a trip in a big bus there to see the castle there. It was once a real castle, but it was made into a museum because it is not used as a castle anymore.
It is now France's national museum of archaeology.
My class is studying the modern stone age.
We looked at some tools and pottery from the modern stone age.
Then, we went into an art room and we learned to make pottery like them!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


We had a 3 day weekend because of Easter.
On the day before Easter, we melted part of our huge chocolate hen that we got from Grandma.
The bakery had a contest to guess the weight of an enormous chocolate hen. I guessed 2kg. Arvid guessed 1kg. I haven't got the results yet.

On Easter, we went to the park to participate in their Easter egg hunt. Me and Arvid only found one egg. Other people got about 2 chocolate rabbits. Since they live here, it is easier for them to get to the best hiding spots.

Happy Easter!!!
Joyeuses Pâques!!!
Glad påsk!!!