Thursday, October 18, 2012

Le joie dans les jardins


The summer of 2009, I spent 3 weeks in Paris with my daughter Melissa and grandchildren Eva and Davis. We were thrilled when we learned that our Birmingham friends the Wilsons, would be there as well. They had an apartment overlooking the gardens at the Palais Royal, so we joined them late one summer afternoon. The grownups had wine while the children dug in the white powdery "Paris dirt",  played Follow the Leader around the Pol Bury Fountains and ran up and down the arcade.  Ethan found the roses in bloom and had a fine time throwing petals in reckless abandon. La vie est belle!

13 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I could spend hours here !

Riet said...

Oh what a lovely little one and he has so much fun.

Joe said...

His smile is contagious.

martinealison said...

Du bonheur plein les yeux... je voudrais voir tous les visages d'enfant ainsi... la misère serait alors belle.
Gros bisous

Shell Sherree said...

Such a honey, V!

Cezar and Léia said...

Cute! :)
Léia

Alison said...

This reminds me of a book I just finished reading yesterday--I think you'd enjoy it. It's called "The Last Time I Saw Paris," by Lynn Sheen (nothing to do with the 1954 movie by the same name.) It's about an American socialite in the '40s, who escapes the complications of her life by going to Paris--just as the Nazis roll in.

I thought it would be a naive, light read, but by the end I was riveted. There are some embarrassing French mistakes(!), but there are tons of descriptions of the streets of Paris, along with historical details about the Nazi occupation. Try it out!

altadenahiker said...

tres charmant.

Kristie Franklin said...

Would you look at that smile! He is adorable and having such fun just "picking the petals" and tossing them. It doesn't take much to make a child happy! :)

Great shot!

Alexa said...

Adorable—and proof that you're never too young to learn to stop and smell (or toss, as the case may be) the roses!

Jack said...

The addition of a few kids to a group alter the dynamics completely, usually in favor of fun and silliness. Cute kid and cute photo.

Starman said...

Kids can have fun anywhere.

Janey and Co. said...

Is he darling...or what?!

Thanks Alison for the book suggestion!