Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fiona Turns One

We celebrated Fiona's actual birthday yesterday (July 21) by taking her to the Eiffel Tower. Paris is hot and sunny these days, and since we are in high tourism season, people jam the subways heading to the top attractions. As we emerged from the sticky underground and walked a few blocks to the Eiffel Tower, our decision to forgo the ascension to the top was reaffirmed by the incredibly long line of people waiting for the elevators. My guess is that wait times were measured in hours, not minutes.

We brought Fiona to the grass and found a spot not littered by bottle caps or broken glass and snapped a few shots. I hope she will look at these pictures some day and feel a kinship to these sites and countries, even though she won't actually remember her experiencess of waving to people from her stroller, tasting sweet, French cheese or banging her palms on the subway glass each ride.

Later in the day, we bought her a French pastry and ice cream and sang her happy birthday. Chris and I are incredibly grateful for our little girl. She has blessed our lives and filled it with so much love and joy.


Blogger The Charlebois said...

Happy belated birthday to the beautiful Fiona! You guys are making the best memories -- I love it all. Thanks for all of the pictures!!!

10:28 PM  

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