But this was Ian's first trip to Paris, and was definitely Grace's first trip. And since, as our friend put it "When you've seen one old church, you've seen them all," I think I want to show you the Paris that Grace experienced....
Grace, at the Eiffel Tower. She really enjoyed it when I carried her up over 200 stairs in my arms. What was I thinking? Always use the carrier!
Grace, at Notre Dame Cathedral. Here she was a little perplexed. Ian had given her a mini lecture on the differences between Protestantism and Catholicism and she thought it was a little over her head.
Grace and the Musee D'Orsay, where Grace got to view Renoir, Monet, Degas, Cezanne, and Van Gogh.
She thought she could do better.
We stopped for a "Gout" or afternoon snack and Grace decided it was time for some food of her own. SO, lemon sorbet it was.
Yes, you read that right. I fed my 4 month old daughter a taste of lemon sorbet.
And it was good.
Grace, at the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe.
Grace decided to class the Champs Elysees up a bit and had a blow out explosion. I'm sure the shoppers buying their Gucci and Prada appreciated the colorful work of art that she displayed.
Grace at Les Invalides, where Napoleon is entombed. Grace decided this was a snooze fest and promptly passed out. Ian and I got popsicles. And that is all I have to say about this historical monument.
Grace visiting the Louvre. She loved the history and art that she got to see here. She also loved riding around her stroller, aka her chariot.
Ian tried to help Grace out when she became a little over heated.
Turns out, Grace+Air Vents=Not Happy Baby
Grace dined at bistros and cafes, charming the passerbys and waiters alike. She even elicited advice from a kind (NOT!) french woman who told me Grace's headband was too tight.
Thanks lady, thanks alot.
Grace also got to ride all over Paris on the top of a double decker bus.
That is, until our bus driver drove too close to a tree and, like a scene out of a movie, a branch sprung over the entire 2nd deck, taking out all it could.
I never thought my life would flash before my eyes on a double decker bus.
But, hey, C'est la Vie!
Grace, if she had the ability to control her small motor muscles, would definitely give Paris 2 thumbs up, and we are so excited that she was such a good little tourist!