Friday, September 30, 2011

Ohh Baby Baby

We are in full baby preparation mode. We are signing up for a number of classes including childbirth education classes. We have so much to learn.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Ted bought this adorable outfit for Baby Chi yesterday. She will be styling in her matching pink UCSB gear.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rouen: Part Two

Pictures #1-3: More views of Notre Dame cathedral in Rouen.
Pictures #4-5: Wooden buildings.
Picture #6: Church of Joan of Arc.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Notre Dame and Les Invalides: Part Two

Picture #1: The famous gargoyles at Notre Dame.
Picture #2: the back of Notre Dame.
Picture #3: Ted in the gardens at Notre Dame.
Picture #4: A view of Notre Dame from across the bridge.
Picture #5: A statue of Thomas Jefferson.
Picture #6: Napoleon's tomb.
Picture #7: Inside the Dome Church at Les Invalides.

*These pictures were taken 9/16/2011.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Callie's New Box

Ted brought a box home from Costco today and Callie quickly made it her own. It's a little small for her but she makes it work.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Louvre: Part Two

Picture #1: In front of the Louvre.
Pictures #2-3: Beth and Ted in front of the glass pyramid.
Pictures #4-5: Works of art.
Picture #6: Lunch at the Louvre.

*These pictures were taken 9/15/2011.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

First Full Day In Paris: Part Two

Pictures #1-2: More views of the Eiffel Tower.
Pictures #3-4: One of my coworkers recommended we take the Batobus, a water taxi. The entire route loop was about 90 minutes and it was a fantastic way to get a view of Paris from the water.
Picture #5: A view of Notre Dame from the Batobus.
Picture #6: After the Batobus tour we walked to the Champs-Elysees and along the way we encountered this statue of Winston Churchill.

*These pictures were taken 9/14/2011.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Souvenirs From Paris

Ted and I are not big souvenir people but we did purchase a few items to help us remember our trip to Paris. I bought several bookmarks, we bought two refrigerator magnets, a set of Claude Monet note cards, and a Napoleon Christmas ornament.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gifts For Baby

Ted and I were so excited about doing some shopping for Baby while we were in Paris. We found several baby boutiques but we didn't see anything that caught our eye. On our last day in Paris, as we were walking to the Louvre, we saw a store that had a small baby section so we stopped in to check it out. We ended up buying Baby an animal bath set and a pair of lamb booties. Not much but at least we found two cute things for our daughter.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Louvre Part Deux: Part One

Since the Louvre is so big we planned a second day to explore the museum. As much as we enjoyed all of the amazing works of art we both agree that the museum is too large and overwhelming. There is so much to see, after a while it's hard to remember what you've seen.

Picture #1: Ted at the bottom point of the Louvre pyramid.
Pictures #2-3: We had lunch at Cafe Marly on the first floor of the Louvre. It was delicious.
Picture #4: Greek statue.
Picture #5: The great hall.
Picture #6: Painting at the Louvre.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Palace Of Versailles: Part One

Ted and I traveled to Versailles today to visit the Palace of Versailles. This was the second of our two day trips. As grand as the palace is I think we both enjoyed exploring the gardens even more than touring inside the palace.
Picture #1: Ted on the train heading to Versailles.
Picture #2: Ted in front of Louis the XIV statue.
Picture #3: Beth and Ted in front of the gold front gates.
Pictures #4-6: Different rooms in the Palace of Versailles.

*Due to confusion in the time difference between CA and France I accidentally posted this entry too early. These pictures were taken 9/20/2011.

Free Day

We didn't have any specific plans today so we used it as a free day and took it easy. We headed back to the Eiffel Tower, had a leisurely lunch, then walked around a bit before calling it an early day and heading back to our hotel.
Picture #1: It is weird to see military police with fully loaded machine guns walking around.
Picture #2: We decided not to eat at Le Jules Verne restaurant especially since the prices are around $100 per plate.
Picture #3: Baby in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Pictures # 4-8: A delicious and leisurely lunch at a cafe near the Eiffel Tower.