Saturday, July 07, 2012

Saturday Snapshot -- France with Kids

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post on Alyce's blog At Home With Books. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.
This month, I'm also participating in Paris in July sponsored byThyme for Tea and Bookbath, so, of course, I need a France related photo. I wrote yesterday about the wildfires in Corsica when I visited there more than 25 years ago. I have some great photos from that trip, but they aren't all on the computer yet. Instead, I'll post a photo from one of our visits to France with the kids.
We took the kids to France when they were 2, 4 and 6. Yes, we were slightly optimistic and a little insane, but we have some fun photos and memories of this trip. We've forgotten the exhaustion and frustration.
Here we are outside our friend's apartment in Paris having returned from
 a successful day hunting and gathering for a baguette.
Here's Earl and the kids in front of the Arc de Triomphe. We had just visited a bakery.
Grace got a Saint Honore cake and Tucker got a pain sucre pastry; Spencer asked for a KitKat candy bar. He was not convinced
of the goodness of French pastries at that point.

22 comments:

Kailana said...

haha, I love the facial expressions on the boys in that last picture. It looks like they were having fun!

Eugenia O'Neal said...

I think Paris is the clear winner in terms of places that the Snapshot Saturday tribe likes!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I bet they'll remember this trip always...what a great adventure!

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

Great pictures. I'm sure you had a lot of fun even if the kids were small.

Cipriano said...

Great pics. And yes, you were so optimistic travelling to such a place with three kids.
Spencer, what a trouper. Not trusting in the local grub, he sticks with the well-established and universally-accepted treats! That is a hoot!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Lovely how we forget the frustrations and exhaustion ♫♪ Thanks for sharing.

Alyce said...

It's a good thing to be able to remember the fun and forget the other stuff. :) I think it's great for kids to get out into the world when they're young and see that there is so much more than their little corner of it.

Trish said...

Aahhh Paris. I love it! So funny about the kit -kat! Those pastries can be pretty intimidating lol

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

How precious, especially that Arc photo. It's nice that it's the good memories that stick!

Arti said...

What memorable photos! I'm sure your children have fond memories of that trip too. It's amazing you still remember what they got at the bakery. I too am combining these two blogging event and posted my photos for both.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Great pictures - what a fun trip that had to have been :)

bermudaonion said...

We lived in France when our son was 4 to 6 and he did fine. The sad thing is he remembers very little of it.

Leslie said...

You were brave taking the youngsters to France.

Louise said...

How brave of you to take three kids to France- but such great photos and great memories. We travelled to France pre-child in 98, and then did it again when he was 9 in 2010. It was great- old enough to remember things, and old enough to appreciate some differences. I shall always love the memory of his jaw dropping when he heard me speak French for the first time, and then sitting in a cafe for the first time, looking at the menu "I can't read that, it's in French!". It's great for kids of any age to learn that there's a whole great non-English speaking world out there. Oh and he was well old enough to appreciate pastries! In fact he lead his own eclair tour of Paris.

Bev Hankins said...

What great pictures....and great memories. I love that Spencer wasn't too sure about those French pastries.

Here's my Snapshot.

neer said...

Glad you had lots of fun visiting France. Lovely photos. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Nise' said...

Looks like you all had fun even if it was tiring and a challenge at times!

Laura BurgandyIce said...

I've always wanted to buy a bag of bread in Paris!! What great pictures!

Linda said...

It's great that you remember every pastry and baguette you had in Paris-nothing better.

Sim said...

I agree with Eugenia. J'adore pictures of Paris.

JoAnn said...

I'm so impressed! Wish we'd been brave enough to take our kids on a trip like that when they were younger. Great photos!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You had guts...LOL Very cute photos

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