Parlez vous francais?

I don’t.  Well, except for a few years in high school where I was once called a French wizard by Madame W, I’m afraid my foreign language skills are severally lacking.

Raphaelle and her family are French Canadian, and just moved here less than a year ago.  Both parents speak English perfectly, but their daughter being only three prefers to speak in French.  Which is a little bit of a challenge as I tend to get all silly with kids and with a language barrier  it takes a little longer to sway them to my side…  You all know by now I love a challenge.

I finally got through when I asked her what princesses she likes.  (Her reply, tout!  (all of them))  That and there were so many flies that day, me swatting them away became a little joke for us.

Raphaelle is one of those bubbly, happy sorts who just puts you in a good mood!  She was so sweet, as was all her family.  She’s due next month and I can’t wait to meet her little girl!

I loved this of the two of them.  Or three, depending on how you look at it.


After about an hour…

Can’t you just see how nice she is?


I love this shot of her eyes…


and have a happy heart with this one.


And one very french pout to end this little post.



  • Annie Rousseau

    I love all those pictures, especially the one of Emmanuelle and her dad. Of course, a granny is always biased. Annie

  • Natalie Clayshulte

    Her little pout is so precious! These are beautiful photographs. Lovely!

  • Christine DeSavino

    These are perfectly beautiful!!