Sunday, January 6, 2008

Our New Year's Eve trip to Paris

We drove to Paris for New Year's Eve, and had a great time visiting the sites in the city. We watched "Ratatouille" in the car on the way there, and they kept singing, "Paireeee holds the keeeey to my hearrrrrt!!!".

Ellie enjoyed entertaining strangers outside the Versailles castle with her "pull down the hat" routine.

EuroDisney was a reward for the girls after following us to Versailles and the Louvre.

Emily and Madison in front of Disney.

"Thumbs up" from Ellie.

Madison helped Emily and I get a picture at the Louvre.

Ellie is prone to spontaneous falling over, so this was as high as we dared let her climb.

I thought this was a cool picture.

The girls sailed some boats in a reflection pool in Paris on a windy day.

Sail boat day...

Ellie at the fountains.

Ellies photographic view of the world.

The girls outside the Louvre.

The girls inside the Louvre.

Mona Lisa. Still smiling... kind of.

Madison and her new favorite pink "parasol".

Kent and Madison just before going up the Eiffle Tower. (Note that Lake Shore was well represented in Paris.)

A cold night at the Eiffel Tower.

The Tower was beautiful at night.

Ellie's "parasol".


Shauri Quinn said...

I love the world of blogging--it's such a connector! I was reading Jamie's blog when I saw the cooks and I hoped it was you guys...sometimes wishes do come true. ;)

First--your little family looks so cute. Second--another one and a boy - congratulations! Third- what the heck are you doing in Switzerland??? What a fun adventure!

jamie said...

Hello Emily!!! (and the rest of the Cook clan) I ditto Shauri's sentiments. I love the blogging world. I'm so excited you have a blog. I actually was thinking a couple of weeks ago that you should start a blog so that we can be envious of your european adventures. I mean who else just sets off for Paris for the new year?! I love it and I can't wait to read more updates. Congrats on the baby on the way. You're going to love boys (yeah, I know, that's all I know). It's so great to be in touch and I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. sending all sorts of love.

Phil and Tiff said...

What fun! All of it looks like life is pretty dang good. I'm slightly jealous (or really) but hopefully we can come visit some time soon!

Aly said...

Hi Emily and Kent. I also saw you on Jamie's blog and was surprised to read that you are in Switzerland. It has been a few years since our paths have crossed. It sounds so exciting! Your girls are beautiful, and so lucky to have these great adventures at such a young age.

Katie Larsen said...

Emily, Mat sent me your blog and I love it! What amazing pictures! Congrats on the baby boy, they are a lot of fun! Check out our blog when you get a chance!