and, both kiddos fell promptly asleep. during takeoff. with partially eaten cookies in hand. wow. this will be an easy flight.
change of plans, mom. we both only wanted 15 minute naps, and we'll be fine without sleeping until we get there. we want more cookies.
things went pretty well, but it was an experience i won't soon forget. just imagine how the 3 of us fit into the airplane bathroom, for instance. or how it feels to be ushered to the front of the immigration line because your child has been awake far too long and needs a tissue right now when of course you don't have one. (actually, it was very nice because the line was a good 2-3 hours long.)
anyway, here are the first glimpses the kiddos got of france. daddy took the hotel shuttle bus to meet us at the airport, so here we are riding back to the room with him. it's now about 2 or 3 am at home, and these kids are still going strong!
so exciting to be in a new place and see the daddy we've been missing for a week now! and, there were flowers, chocolate, and cold cokes waiting for this lucky girl. i'm guessing someone had an idea how crazy of an idea it was to make the trip to see him...
the original plan was to keep everyone awake as long as possible since they would've surely slept on the flight. but, since no one did we all napped for 4 hours. got up around 2pm local time, and headed out for lunch.
we ate at flunch for lunch. (so fun to say. try it. flunch for lunch!)
after lunch at flunch, we took the train down into the city and walked around the notre dame area.
crepe is a must
when in as soon as you have a chance in france, so we found a sidewalk cafe next to notre dame.
we quickly noticed that there were no other children around - anywhere. we saw a few babies, but no children between baby and the 8 year old range. weird.
we also quickly noticed that our kiddos were given actual glasses with stems, no lids, and no straws at every restaurant. can you believe that there was only 1 glass casualty the entire trip!
above - on the left, you can see the crepe "grill"
the 3 of us were getting very sleepy at this point, so we headed back. we were also feeling a bit gross since we were still wearing the same clothes we'd travelled and slept in. ewww.