Troy & I were able to get out & enjoy the city of lights and what a night we had…
Thursday, April 08, 2010
The girls spent the afternoon at Pk Monceau, trying to run out all the energy that they are going to have on the drive tomorrow. Sophia was doing all the things she saw the big kids doing, but this time she is a big kid!
And Alexandra, she’s always been a monkey…
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
The last time we visited Disneyland happened to be the week before we moved to Munich, in September, when there were no other people at the park. Spring Break is a very different story – there are people everywhere!!
Our girls are troopers, and even with the line for the parking lot, the line for the ticket counter, and the disappointment of a 2 hour wait to get into the park, they held onto their excitement, and loved every second of it! (Sophia & Alexandra with their bribing gifts – the line for tickets was so long, we were going to drive back into paris, go to the disney store on the Champs Elysee, and return the next day. However, after lunch the line was gone, and we were able to walk right in!) Sophia was so excited for her first time driving, and declared herself ready for her license at the end of the ride. Should I tell you how much our monkey loved the rides? Sophia loves anything that has a princess story, so the castle was a huge hit! It’s a small world… after all… and the paradewith princesses and Mary Poppins We watched from the platform at it’s a small world, great place to see everything if you can’t get to the front row of the parade route. Just don’t stand on the grass… then back to the dumbo ride and play time on the pirate ship
Monday, April 05, 2010
It’s becoming a bit of a tradition, but we love going back to Versailles (and look forward to the day when the girls can rent bikes with us!) and wandering thru the gardens on Easter Monday. It’s another holiday in Germany & France, so there are usually tons of people there, but as it is such a huge park it doesn’t really matter.
However, given the vastness, we should have used the stroller earlier… Sophia was often 100 yards/meters ahead of us, and Alexandra had her own pace. She still has really short legs… and while Sophia took off up the hill, Troy ended up carrying Alexandra most of the way up, tickling her to get her to stay in his arms.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
The best part about Easter in Paris, is all the fun we have in the afternoon.
The off to the Champs de Mars for carousel rides and bikes… As we were walking up to the cars & bikes I asked Troy (who was walking with Alexandra) if he wanted to run her around the course? His reply – No I think Sophia does fine on her own. I had to remind him that Sophia was already riding on the cars, and I was actually asking about Alexandra. He was just so used to doing this with Sophia, that it took a second to realize that Alexandra is the exact same age Sophia was when we lived in Paris. Alexandra was very into the cars, to the point of trying to climb over the small wall to get to them.
And at the end of the day we were all happy, and a bit exhausted. A perfect holiday.