8/7/17

PARIS, YOU HAVE MY HEART

















Ooooooooh Paris, how I love you. The first time I ever went to Europe I was 11 & we went to London & Paris & I immediately fell in love, especially with Paris. I mean, what's not to love? It is a beautiful city, the croissants & baguettes are delicious, there are flower stands all over the place, the history, the museums, the architecture & people playing music all around.. I truly love it. walking around the city is one of my most favorite things to do, which is totally lucky because with kids you get to walk around a lot.

After our time in Iceland we went to Paris for three days, 2 of which I was totally sick but I still loved every minute. I would rather be sick in Paris than at home, that's for sure :). We went to the Louvre, the Sacre-Coeur, the Tuileries gardens multiple times, the Eiffel Tower, Musèe de l'orangerie, arch de triumph... we tried our best to hit it all. One of the absolute highlights of our time in Paris was when Cedar saw the Eiffel Tower for the first time. We were walking from our hotel to the tuileries & he caught of glimpse of it & soooo excitedly he pointed & said "mom! I can see the Eiffel Tower!!!!" I was surprised that he even knew what it was called to be honest, I hadn't prepped him on what was in Paris & for a second I thought he remembered it from our previous trips to Paris, haha, but I asked where he learned about the Eiffel Tower from & he said Little Einsteins! So thank you, Little Einsteins, for giving my 4 year old some culture, haha. He was also really excited when I told him that we were going to go up the Eiffel tower, it was the total highlight of his trip. We bought him a little Eiffel tower off the side of the road & he has been playing "paris" ever since & I think it is so cute!

One day the entire family went to Disney Paris but I was sick & had to lay in bed all day, but at least they all had fun, hah. I had the sweetest concierge though who took great care of me. I called down asking if they had a dr. & he took it upon himself to make sure I was ok. He walked me to the pharmacy & to the market so that he could explain to the pharmacist what my symptoms were, get me some medicine & then some food & drink to keep me nourished, so sweet! The next day he checked up on me a couple of times & kept telling me he was better than a dr. haha, it was great & I did get better pretty quick! A couple of months before our trip I was looking up where different artworks are located that I wanted to see (super nerdy of me, I know) & I looked up Monet's Water Lilies & was pretty happy to learn that they are at the Musèe de L'Orangerie. I had no idea that they were in Paris, so when I found out we were going I made sure to have a chance to go see them in person & am so happy I did. It was one of the best parts of the entire trip for me. I'm a really big fan of Monet & seeing these paintings in real life was seriously stunning, I totally got teary eyed which is so not like me. They made me so emotional, but it was a good thing. If you go to Paris, make sure to go! It's pretty close to the Louvre in the Tuileries, you won't regret it.

I don't think I will ever get tired of Paris, it is such a magical city. It's a life long goal of mine to live there at some point.

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