Trip Report: Photo Friday

Watching Pidgons at the Eiffle Tower

Me: Look Kids! It’s the Eiffel Tower! Kids: Uh huh…. Look Mom — Pigeons! Check out more travel photos at Delicious Baby

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Boy Eating First Crepe in Paris

After a morning of quietly wandering through Notre Dame and Saint Chappelle, we rewarded the kids with their first  crepe. Made by a robust and jolly woman, their steaming crepes oozed with hot Nutella. It was a moment they’ll always remember.

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Feeding a bird in Paris

My six year old was thrilled when this sparrow took food from her hand, that is, until a hundred more of his closest friends arrived. (But for that picture, you’ll have to wait till next week….) Check out more Friday Photos at Delicious Baby.

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Girl Feeding Birds in Notre Dame

An old man saw Ada feeding  her bird and hurried over to us. While muttering in French, he  put his own bread in each of her hands. He looked at me,  pointed at my camera, and lifted Ada’s arms over her head. Voila! The feeding frenzy began. For more Friday Photos, visit Delicious Baby

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Soldiers in Paris

After our trip to Paris in October,  the memory that made the most impact, at least for one child, was the one I never expected. I wasn’t sure why the soldiers were patrolling; perhaps it was the raised terror alert, or maybe the massive protests that shut down the city the prior week.  What I […]

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Kids and Large Bubbles, Paris

The kids named him the “Bubble Man.” He was in the square next to the Louvre Metro stop, making ginormous bubbles, to the delight of children, tourists, and roller-bladers. He didn’t like it when a small crowd of kids popped his soapy art. But his head shakes and mumbled “tsks” didn’t stop them from trying. […]

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Rainy Paris skyline from the Pompidou

I’ve spent these last few weeks visiting my Mom in the hospital, and taking care of her after her release. The accumulated stress, worry, and exhaustion it caused suffocated my urge to write. I haven’t looked at my blog in weeks. The idea of writing about the Pompidou Center and its naked lady-parts (my next […]

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Boy in front of St. Sulpice statue Paris

Conversation with Ethan (4 years old) outside of Saint- Sulpice Church in Paris: Ethan: Mom, he’s gawd. Me: (shocked) Did you just say he’s GOD? Ethan: No, he’s the guard. (Pointing to the homeless man sitting at the church entrance) And he’s a guard, too.

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Black and white Eiffel Tower

While I was interested in seeing the Eiffel Tower, I wasn’t obsessed with it, like I was with seeing the Colosseum in Rome. However in Rome, the anticipation was so great that when I did finally  walk within the stadium, I was disappointed. The real thing couldn’t live up to the hype I’d created in […]

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