Monday, July 30, 2018

Hanging out in the sunshine

I really wanted to get to my yoga class this morning since I haven't been in a long time and I was pretty stiff this morning (while I had a fabulous time - the amount of walking, sleeping in crappy beds and pulling luggage around on the trip - not to mention the longass flight - always does a bit of a number on my back).

So, I made the boys hang out on the lawn outside while I attended a quick class to help stretch me out. I'm so glad I went - it helped a bunch AND made the boys soak up a few days outside (vs staring at a screen, which they've been doing a lot of since we've been home!). :)

Fitbit Stats

Roughly 50 miles - not bad for our week in Paris! :)

Tuesday was our first full day in Paris, when we visited the Eiffel Tower, and checked out the Arc de Triomphe and walked along Champs-Élysées.... I'm actually surprised we didn't hit 20k steps that day!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Already missing Paris

Callum added a couple of additional items to the grocery list. #hisnewfavoritedessert πŸ˜†

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

¡Hola California! 😎

In the time it took us to load our suitcases in the car and say hello to our driver, the boys went ahead and passed out. πŸ˜†πŸ˜΄

Until next time Europe! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

Spent yesterday exploring more areas of London, searching for the “perfect” souvenir for Callum (every. single. shop. we stopped in didn’t have the right thing!πŸ˜†) and enjoying our last British afternoon tea for the trip. 

About to board our long flight home. Will miss it here but also really looking forward to sleeping in our own beds again! 

These guys have had their moments where they really push each others' buttons.
But, they also get along SO DAMN WELL. 

He finally found his perfect souvenir! A puppet of a guard! LOL

Our last ride on the tube! :(

Reading to each other while we wait (in another looooong line) to check in!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Au revoir, Paris! ❤️ πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

We had to check out of our flat this morning but our train back to London didn’t leave until the late afternoon - so we stored our luggage at the train station and hiked on over to Montmartre once more to grab a last bit of ice cream, watch the local artists do their thang, and wander the streets. πŸ˜

Jon has taught Logan how to play cribbage this trip so they played several games during our ride back to London. Meanwhile, Callum and I napped on and offπŸ˜‰

After we arrived in London, Callum turned to me and said “Mom - remember - these last two days are relaxing days! No more long walks or seeing churches!” πŸ€£πŸ€·

We’re staying at the same little hotel that the boys and I stayed at the first couple of nights we were here - so they immediately knew where we were and where to go, as we showed up for check in, and later as we walked to a nearby pub for dinner.  Logan and I laughed at ourselves for saying “Pardon!” and “Merci!” so automatically around these parts. πŸ™Š

A sculpture outside Gare du Nord called "Maison Fond" (or, the melting house), also a pun on the similar sounding "Mes enfants" (my children) - reminding us of the potential dangers of global warming (to both our life/future generations, as well as our infrastructure).