nanette gonzalez1 Comment

More of Paris + some tips

nanette gonzalez1 Comment
More of Paris + some tips

I'm sharing more photos from our trip to Paris! I thought I would also share some tips we've learned while traveling with the girls. A successful trip, in my opinion, is one where everyone is enjoying themselves. The girls don't usually choose where we vacation, so we try to get them to have fun wherever we are! Traveling with kids is hard, so having the girls do something they want to do everyday makes them feel good and excited. 

We went on the carrousel in front of the Eiffel tower a couple of times, which Sienna loved. Penny got her wiggles out chasing birds in the gardens, which she really enjoyed. :) Since it was winter, we booked a hotel with an indoor pool. The girls went in the pool everyday after exploring and they loved it! It was like a little gift for them everyday. We kept our plans very minimal and played it by ear. If the girls were tired we went back to the hotel and took a break. Or we stopped and got some coffee so everyone could rest. It's all about being flexible and enjoying the experience! Now, the last of the photos in Paris, if you'd like to see!

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 One thing I wanted to see was Monet's waterlilies in the Musee de L'Orangerie. We needed a break from the cold, so we went in kind of prepared for them to hate it, but they actually loved it! Sienna was asking so many questions and looking at all of the detail in the paintings. I knew we would never survive the Louvre, so we decided to skip that one. This one is much smaller and Monet's room was pretty spectacular. 

One thing I wanted to see was Monet's waterlilies in the Musee de L'Orangerie. We needed a break from the cold, so we went in kind of prepared for them to hate it, but they actually loved it! Sienna was asking so many questions and looking at all of the detail in the paintings. I knew we would never survive the Louvre, so we decided to skip that one. This one is much smaller and Monet's room was pretty spectacular. 

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 The MVP of the trip goes to  this stroller  and the  piggyback attachment.  I will never take a trip without my stroller. It's essential for me and the girls. If Sienna is feeling tired she can take a nap while Penny stands, and vice versa. Happy kids, happy life. 

The MVP of the trip goes to this stroller and the piggyback attachment. I will never take a trip without my stroller. It's essential for me and the girls. If Sienna is feeling tired she can take a nap while Penny stands, and vice versa. Happy kids, happy life. 

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 Apparently, I'm afraid of heights. Who knew? I was getting nervous on the ferris wheel, and so was Penny, so she kindly took my hand. :)

Apparently, I'm afraid of heights. Who knew? I was getting nervous on the ferris wheel, and so was Penny, so she kindly took my hand. :)

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 This was taken after we left a coffee shop called Fragments. We had great coffee with an amazing carrot cake!

This was taken after we left a coffee shop called Fragments. We had great coffee with an amazing carrot cake!

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 Maybe the most decadent snack we've ever had, in Angelina! We went back the morning before we headed to the airport and I had an amazing croissant with a Cafe Viennois, which is black coffee with whipped cream. It was amazing. 

Maybe the most decadent snack we've ever had, in Angelina! We went back the morning before we headed to the airport and I had an amazing croissant with a Cafe Viennois, which is black coffee with whipped cream. It was amazing. 

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We found ourselves near a Breakfast in America, which was our place in Paris when we lived in France. We would drive three hours just to have their pancakes. The last time we came to this restaurant I was pregnant with Sienna. I had pancakes with a banana shake. I remember feeling really happy. We felt so much nostalgia sitting there thinking about our time in France. We were so happy and Sienna was just the perfect gift to end our wonderful years there. 

I'm so glad we were able to go and experience Paris with the girls. It was a much needed break and we're so excited for the summer! I hope this encourages you to travel with your kids. I promise, you won't regret it! 

Have a happy week!