We adventured to Europe with Charlotte AND Johnny for the first time; a monumental experience for our little family. The kids and I took the direct flight to London to meet John after a long work week. We were able to spend a weekend in London and then Paris for the rest of the week. It was probably our favorite trip as a family so far.
The trip started off with a pretty flawless flight to London and of course we were all so excited to see daddy after a week away. (John met me after Customs with a coffee in hand:-)) We enjoyed London’s beautiful parks and great food! Our most anticipated moment was seeing Lion King live at the Lyceum theater. We all loved it! Charlotte danced in the aisle and Johnny, in a moment of complete audience silence, shouted out “Scar is not nice” for everyone to hear. The kids had their own room connecting to ours and they woke us up at 3 am the first night when they broke into their minibar for a jet lag party with KitKats, Sprite, M&Ms, etc… all memories we never want to forget.
Highlights from London: The swans, a phone booth, The Lion King, Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens, break dancers in Piccadilly Circus.
Below are pictures from London (Paris follows):
After London, we found our way to the lovely city of Paris via the Chunnel (not sure the kids totally understood the awe of being on a train under the ocean). Paris did not disappoint any of us. We visited a new park every day and planned our meals accordingly. The weather was warm and sunny but not too hot. We could wander for hours with the kids while stopping for gelato, a carousel, or to pet the next cute dog. The parks, food, weather, and the people made five days in Paris feel magical. Of course, there were meltdowns and Johnny was asleep in my arms by the time we finally made it to the top of the Eiffel Tower, but we thoroughly soaked in Paris on a new level. Experiencing this together as a family makes it oh so special and I hope we never forget some of these memories.
Highlights from Paris: Arriving on Mother’s Day, the top of the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Tuileries Garden, Jardin d’Acclimatation, Mr. Pistachio, two cute kids named Charlotte and Johnny.
Below are pictures from Paris: