Thursday, October 25, 2012

Baby Proofing

The time has come and it seems so fast, but the little squirt is rolling, scooting, commando crawling, and pulling her way wherever she deems fit to go.  So the baby proofing has begun!

 The glass table has been covered in this plastic material from IKEA and covered with a more attractive table cloth - wishing we would not have went with a furnished apartment, but we will make it work.  Baby proofing supplies have mostly been found at IKEA (baby gate), DM (everything you need at a fraction of the cost compared to BabyWalz) and thanks to my dear mother-in-law for sending us some foamy corners, which are coming in very handy.  And of course, there is the rearranging side of the baby proofing - everything breakable, destroy-able and dangerous moved up higher out of the hands of the very capable little destroyer - you would think it is her job.  Her curiosity and development is amazing to watch.  She has the attention span of a flea most of the time and when she wants something - it is definitely going in her mouth.  And the teeth....they hurt!!!

So the little roaming destroyer does not stay penned up for long - but Mama's got to type!  The ever interesting tale of our lives continues to unfold with free entertainment provided by Hannah.  I will have to do a post with pictures of all of her expressions - as they say...priceless.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


What did we do in Paris........walked, walked, walked and walked.  We stopped to snap pictures and eat, but we spent most of our time walking around, exploring and taking in as many sights as possible while enjoying the sunshine.  The forecast for our three days in Paris was wet and in the mornings when the sun burned off the clouds we took advantage.  Since we only ventured into the Musee d' Orsay we will definitely be returning to Paris sometime to check out the Louvre and other museums that we skipped to take in the nice weather.  A truly amazing city with so much history.

Day One:  Started at Notre Dame
Crowded and beautiful - so much to look at inside this famous cathedral

Break for planning session and lunch

Onto the Louvre - the architecture is as impressive as the art collection  inside (I assume)

The rain - luckily - passing over us 

The Tuileries Gardens - one my favorites 
The Arc d' Triomphe and all the chaotic traffic - glad we weren't driving

On our way to check out The Invalides 
The bridge over the Seine by the Invalides

The Eiffel Tower at dusk - my favorite picture

Trying to get Hannah to look at the Eiffel Tower
With the lights going off - amazing to see

Day Two: Rain skipping over us again - so lucky!
Notre Dame from the Seine
Hydrating on the river boat and taking a break from all the walking
Taking in all the art at the Musee d' Orsay
Enjoying a view of the Seine

Last Day: The Opera - didn't want to miss it -  too bad it was closed to visitors

Rocking out on the train home