We have arrived safely in Paris, after long night on the plane. No one got more than half an hour sleep due to some rowdy baby passengers. I had to explain to Molly what I meant when I said at 4am, "it's a no wonder God made babies cute." She thought it was a bit extreme that I suggest it was for self preservation.
Despite the lack of sleep, the flight was good. The kids loved being able to watch 2-3 movies, and I was happy to be off my feet after the past week of packing up our house and making trip preparations b
We celebrated Molly's birthday as breakfast was being served high in the sky.. It'll probably be the only time she celebrates her birthday morning over the Atlantic...or maybe not, she liked flying.
The kids napped as we drove to Paris, and so did I for a while. Molly slept so hard we couldn't wake her when we arrived, so the boys checked in and I rested in the car with Her for another hour. She certainly didn't have her birthday charm on when I woke her, but I was tired of waiting to explore Paris as it's been 22 years since Barry and I were here on our honeymoon.
It was Molly's birthday wish to climb the Eiffel Tower. We tried to buy tickets for the elevator 6 weeks ago, but even then they were all sold out. Molly was happy because she wanted to climb anyway. Despite some light rain, we enjoyed the view and our eleven year old girl now has something special to remember about this year.
We strolled the city for hours but had to retire to the room early due to exhaustion. We picked up some food at the grocery store for tomorrow and even shopping in a Paris grocery store is an experience. Wine and cheese galore!
It's 8:30, Barry's out cold and the kids and I are tucked in and ready for sleep too.
Molly said this afternoon, "I can't believe we're actually here." I know how she feels. What a wonderful start to our long anticipated trip.