Monday, December 17, 2012

Musee' d'Orsay

after friday's horrible events,
i wanted to have a memorable 
weekend with the kids.
we had fun..
but, i was and still am
just so very sad.

steve was in the states all 
we miss him when he
travels weekends.

friday night i took
the kids out to a new italian
place in our neighborhood.
it was pouring rain
on our walk home.

but it was a fun walk.

saturday the sun was out
and almost 50 degrees.
the two little boys and i 
went to the christmas market
on the champs
and rode the ferris wheel.
the older kids had to study all 
weekend for exams.

view from the top of the ferris wheel.
looking out towards the Louvre
and the Jardin des Tuileries.

another view towards
the eiffel tower.

and another down the champs towards
the arc de triomphe.
look at all those people
shopping the christmas market!

of course we have to have
a ride on the carousel.

and eat churros.
that night..
i felt so lucky to have
been able to spend a happy 
day with my children.

sunday was another
sunny day.
again..the older kids
had to stay home and study..
so i took the little boys 
to musee' d'orsay.

as impressive as the louvre is..
i really love this museum.
in the early 1900's
this building served as a train station.

not many pictures here
as they're not allowed.
kind of a bummer.

i can't wait to go back.
maybe a date night
with steve.
the kids weren't that 
interested in the art.
they were more interested
in the ben and jerry's ice cream
sold at the cafe
and the gift shop.

steve's plane just landed.
we'll be happy to have him
i'm sure he wants to hug his kids.


  1. What a beautiful post...Like the rest of the world I too am devastated, angry and sad and yet you pointed out how we had a wonderful weekend as well. It was my daughters birthday and my son was in the school play. Both children had their moment in the spotlight,and both of them were hugged endlessly. We hardly watched TV I did not want them to see the news. today when I drop them off I will tell them I love them and to enjoy the day!

  2. Yes Pam...we all have heavy hearts here.

    Looks like you filled up your days with wonderful events. I love d'Orsay and was tickled to see what it looked like once upon a time. It rained here in Houston yesterday too. We went to an afternoon movie. Are there movies there with English sub titles? Just wondering...

    I so enjoy your post! Janey

  3. Everyone is a bit shell shocked here, I must say, but I am glad you and the little ones made the most of beautiful - and sunny! - Paris this weekend. It is such a fabulous city to enjoy with children. Very envious of their churros. :-) I always loved them and the French ones resemble the Spanish version the most (I spent part of my summer in Spain as a child...) I love the Orsay museum too. More manageable than the Louvre. Have you taken the family to les Invalides and the Army Museum? Some cool things to see for little boys there... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  4. Hi Pam, I love to hear about how you spend your days in Paris. I have been there three times and each time I daydream about what that would be like. The Orsay is my favorite museum! And I love your rainy photo of the city street. I think it is so great how you have embraced life there with your family. I hope you guys have a beautiful Christmas together at home in Paris!
    p.s. Yes, I am reading Little Women to my daughter right now. We love it. I had never read it! I plan on us watching the movie when we finish!