Showing posts from February, 2014

Valentine's Day in Paris

Does not get more romantic than that! We have drug out this Valentine's Day a little bit. We started celebrating early by going out to dinner just the three of us (Lyndon, me, and Henry) the night before.
February 13th is a special day for us too because that is day Lyndon proposed to me on. We went to the Ballet West's performance of Swan Lake and walked up to the Salt Lake Temple where he proposed. It was a wonderful evening and since then Valentine's has been a wonderful reminder of the beginning of our life together.

Henry is happy to be out with Daddy and Mommy.
We went to the restaurant we ate at our first time ever in Paris together. It is called Brasserie Le Bourbon just off the from Hotel de Invalides. We are sentimental and romantic. I had the best meal the first time we went, steak with Roquefort cheese sauce. We have been talking about that meal for the last three years. It was amazing! V-day is a pretty good excuse to go back. The meal was just as amazing as we r…

Henry Update

Henry is five months old today! It really does not feel like it has been five months. Was September really five months ago? 
Anyway, Henry is a joy! He is the happiest little boy on the face of the planet. I say that seriously. He is such a happy baby. I look at him and he gets the biggest smile on his face. He loves me and I cannot get enough of him.
He has started rolling over this past month. He rolls over and sometimes gets frustrated that he has rolled over and starts to fuss. Then we will put him back on his back and then he will roll right on over again. 
He still coos a lot. Cosette says he is screaming when he does (she is my little ham). He is becoming more and more alert and aware of his surroundings. Cosette will sit and read with him and he looks at the pages so intently. You can tell he is soaking everything in. He laughs and is very ticklish. He loves other little kids. He and this other little baby boy his age were smiling at each other one Sunday. Then after a little bit…

The Museum aka The Louvre

The Museum is what Cosette calls The Louvre. We are so lucky to live right across the Seine from it. It is probably a 10-15 minute walk there from our flat. We are Louvre members! Our friend let us in on a little known secret that getting a year long Louvre membership is a better bargain than going a couple of times and paying for entry. We have been multiple times a week since we got our passes and we are loving it. 
Cosette is too. We found the Louvre's tactile room that has replica of different art pieces in the museum that you can touch. All the pieces are sculptures of children, babies, and cherubs. They make perfect subjects to interest little ones. Cosette calls it the baby room. That is where we have spent most of our time when we go. Cosette knows exactly how to get there. She and Lyndon found it together while they were out one time so I had not been. She showed me how to get there all by herself. She loves, loves, loves the baby room! We will pass by "The Museum&quo…

These Two

I have to write a post praising my babies because they have been so wonderful with all the change that has been going these past few months. 
Oh these two kids. They make me laugh and cry and everything in between. Going from one to two kids was a lot easier adjustment than I thought it would be. Once Henry is mobile I might be saying something different, but as of right now it is smoothish sailing. Getting ready in the morning is a little bit more difficult, but we still make it out the door. I am so blessed to get to spend all my time with them. Especially now that we are in Paris and we live in a studio apartment there is no separating us.
Cosette likes to read to Henry. I have found them on more than one occasion reading together. Henry has become very alert and pays attention to everything his big sister says. 


We spent a day in Kinsale. It is a beautiful little village about 15 minutes away from where we were staying. I had read that Kinsale is a top reason to visit County Cork because of it's picturesque pork and beautiful coastline. Charles and James forts are also located there. And it is known for its good food. We were sold. We had to go visit Kinsale. 
We first visited Charles Fort just out side the village. This fort was built after the English defeated the Irish and Spanish in the early 17th century at the Battle of Kinsale. The remnants of the British fort are very well preserved. It is a unique fort because it is a star fort. It looks similar to Fort Ticonderoga in New York State. Since it is up on a mountain it has great views of the area.