Friday, January 23, 2009

Par-ee


Brittany and I decided to take a little last hurrah to Paris before she leaves Europe in a couple weeks.  We left the boys with the boys... daring, I know, and we flew to the city of lights for 4 days!
After a little beating around the bush Brittany and I both realized that one of the main things we wanted to do in Paris is go to Disneyland...  So we did.
We had a really nice time because it was a weekday and there was no one there- well, that and it's mid January, not exactly peak season...

Britt is a big fan of all things pirate, so here we are with Capt Hook's ship.

Dumbo...
Sleeping Beauty was out and about with her court- but we didn't feel like waiting for her and Prince Phillip, so we grabbed these guys instead.

Britt and C3PO.

This was Brittany's super sad day... Pirates of the Caribbean was closed.

I think this is me inside Snow White's ride...


This is one of those pictures where you think, "Really?!  There was a gigantic pink castle behind us, and you took a picture of the pine tree??" 


Brittany was determined to laser all the bad guys she could find in Buzz Lightyear's space quest ride.  We almost bought these little guns for the boys, but opted out when we heard the noise they made...

Belle and me.

We bought matching hats...

The end of our day, in our hats.

It was drizzling when we got downtown, but we didn't mind- Our first sight, the Arc de Triumph. Lovely, lovely...
 Note, our travel light method.  We didn't even bring purses- it was so nice! (Especially after 19 months of diaper bags!)

We walked down to the Louvre and took a look around, we didn't have time to go inside, but I had already been and Britt didn't mind.

This was funny, the person taking our picture was like- oh, would you like another one?  And they moved around in a circle and we just kept facing the camera...

Aaaand here is the other side of that last picture...

Britt asked if I wanted a picture with the pyramid, so sure why not- here's me, peace.

"Walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain..."  Has anyone not seen how adorable Colin Firth is singing that on Mama Mia?  Besides you, Jes.

Notre Dame
And of course, the Eiffel Tower.  Really, this was all Brittany needed to see.  It was very nice, eating our churros, sitting on a ledge, waiting for the lights.
And you can see this was post shopping... I found a purse I liked, one of my goals, so life is good. (And Jes, I did buy the paris bag that I whined about not getting last time, we both got one.)

And here, the crowning glory of our trip.  We left the Eiffel Tower and went to see Twilight.  We had waited so long!  But we got to see it in Paris. (You can see the billboard up top, mostly obscured by the lights.)
And that's that.  We had a wonderfully relaxing trip and we are so so so grateful for our wonderfully sweet husbands for watching our monkeys all by themselves...We didn't even bring up what we did for 15 months... well, maybe just once or twice.

3 comments:

Laura said...

Wow, I want to go to Paris again! What a fun no diaper bag trip! Seriously I feel almost naked when I'm not lugging around goods for three kids. I'm glad you had so much fun.

Jess and Tone said...

thanks a lot for bringing up the fact that i havent seen mama mia. you know im saving myself for you. actually tony and i got into a bicker-ment about something or other two nights ago and he left to go get a movie and when he got back he said "i picked out mama mia...but thought it would make you more mad..so i got eagle eye instead" which i have also wanted to see forever. phew, that was a close one, huh? wish i was with you again in paree.

jan porter said...

I am SO jealous! I loved Paris when we visited there after picking Holly up from her mission in Bordeaux. I remember sitting in front of Notre Dame eating big sub sandwiches - not my usual fare - but the bread there is SOOO delicious. Glad you had a good time. Thanks for bringing back those memories.