Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Eiffel Tower

On the taxi ride from the train station to our apartment, we could see a crowd of people around the Eiffel Tower, and the surrounding park. An iconic symbol of France, families, a park, and ice cream. So you can imagine how it occurred to us that on our first day in Paris we should walk to the Eiffel Tower and spend the afternoon in the park. Bonjour!

Astrid sitting on Uwe's shoulders, with the Eiffel Tower behind them. The Eiffel Tower in full view.
Uwe and Astrid playing in the surrounding park.
Astrid walking in the leaves.
Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. This park is a great area to just hang out and enjoy the beautiful day. There were kids in the park, singles reading books, couples picnicking, and lots of families.Astrid getting a ride courtesy of her Papa. Defying gravity.Kid in hand, we're ready to leave.Au revoir!


April said...

I haven't visited your blog in FOREVER and imagine my surprise when I come and find Astrid so BIG! I can't believe it! She is so beautiful and smart. It looks like you are having a wonderful family vacation so far. Fooey to those people who say that bringing children on such a long trip is insane! It'll teach her patience and she'll be "well traveled" by the time she is 4 or 5 and learn how to behave on long trips- she'll be the angel sitting quietly in her seat while other parents fuss and fight with their young ones :)

Rose said...

She IS growing up so fast! I read that you're pregnant and expecting a little one shortly. Congrat and good luck!


amy and michele said...

wow, I found your blog while looking for a 100th day outfit for my twins a while back...can't believe Astrid is so grown up and so very cute! It's wonderful to see your family traveling with your little one...We hope to be able to travel when they're older (they're 5 1/2 months)..keep on blogging, it's motivating...amy :)

Maria said...

it's been awhile since i read your blog and that is so cool that you guys are in europe! you are an inspiration. i/we are so jealous. that paris apt. looks fantastic. astrid has gotten so big!