Let’s Have A Pretend Birthday Party

  “Let’s have a pretend birthday party.  I want to have a birthday party before bedtime with Daddy, Mommy and Princess.” Whose birthday is it? “It’s Mommy’s!” Johnny brought over the Melissa and Doug birthday block cake and placed it on the table. Then he set the table by getting  little plastic plates and put…

There Was A Boy On The Metro….

  We were riding the metro back one night when my eyes caught something in the reflection in the glass.  A boy, no a young man sitting with head phones on.   This is a usual site on a subway train or a public bus so why would this catch my eye? The young man is…

He Always Finds The Fountains….

  Johnny’s little sister Princess finally had him convinced that it was time to go hunting for fountains and the race was on. He had heard the trickle of spraying water and now she couldn’t keep up as she yelled, “Johnny wait for me.” Water has always been calming to Johnny and a source of…

A Cornucopia of Locks

Our first wander on our first evening in Paris was to head down towards the Seine river  for a walk and cross a bridge over the Louvre so that Johnny could see the fountains.  We stumbled across the “The Lover’s Bridge” or Ponts Des Arts that has been taken over by the “lovers lock” phenomenon that has…

So We Want To Travel And Be Adventurous

  When my other half and I decided to have children one of the promises we made to each other is we still wanted to travel and see incredible places. We knew this would be challenging especially financially but we loved adventure and experiencing different cultures so we wanted to be determined to make this…