Euro Holiday – With A Tiny Tot {part 1}

Tiny tot

In December 2012/January 2013, we spent two weeks in Paris, and a week in Hanover. It was our first overseas holiday with Zee, and we were quietly terrified about how such a trip would go with a toddler.

My first fear – the eleven hour flight – quickly disappeared when Zee fell asleep less than an hour into the flight. She proceeded to sleep for eight glorious hours. Shawn was unconscious for most of the flight as well. 😁

It was a little uncomfortable for me – this was self-inflicted though… you see I wanted Zee to lie down and sleep nicely on both her seat and mine, so I ended up right at the edge of my seat, squished against the window. I’d do it all over again though, as I’d take a blissfully asleep munchkin over a tired, restless, crying one any day! I didn’t get much sleep, but I did catch up on a bunch of movies (score!).

Booking a night flight was definitely a great idea. After that amazing sleep, Zee was happy and fresh when we landed at Charles De Gaulle airport. We were at the hotel in a few minutes, and the friendly, helpful staff got our room ready for an early morning check in, which was great. We were able to shower, rest for a bit, then start our sightseeing bright and early.

We stayed at Suite Novotel Paris Roissy CDG. It’s quite a distance out of the city centre, but the free shuttle to the airport – where you can take the train to wherever – sorts out that problem. The room was really spacious, and the beds (one double and one single) were comfy. I wouldn’t mind staying there again. Hint hint hubby… please feel free to book another holiday to Paris, I won’t complain. *Giggle… Snort*

Tiny tot - Zee and Bubbles

Zee and Bubbles, ready for take off 🙂

Tiny tot - flight films

Mommy’s in-flight entertainment

Tiny tot - hotel check in

At the hotel, waiting to check in

Tiny tot - at the hotel

Chill session, before hitting the town

That’s all for now. Shawn and Zee have been tucked in nice and warm, fast asleep for a while now (notice a pattern?) and I’m sitting here with frozen toes – it’s just wrong. ‘Til next time. Goodnight.




14 thoughts on “Euro Holiday – With A Tiny Tot {part 1}

  1. mommabearTrax says:

    Its always like that, right? Dad and kiddums are knocked out for the flight, while mom is sacrificing space, comfort and sleep just so that everyone else arrives feeling good. 🙂

    And yes, agreed- Paris is always an excellent idea – we cannot wait to get back there.

    • admin says:

      Haha… yes, the life of a mommy! ?
      If our currency were to strengthen, making travel more affordable, I think we’d be there every holiday! ❤

  2. Gaynor says:

    We wanted to do this last year then the attacks and weak rand hit ;-( So it’s just South African travel for now. And it seems your hubby and little one are doing your snoozes for you too!!

    • admin says:

      I’m sorry it didn’t work out last year! ☹️ The condition of the rand makes me so sad. Even thinking of traveling overseas is expensive now. ?

  3. Cal at Family Makes says:

    I’m also in agreement that Paris is always a good idea. I must admit though, despite spending 6-8 weeks in France each year, we still haven’t taken our kids to Paris yet! Maybe next time. Hope you got your turn for a blissful sleep! #WanderlustKids

  4. Cath - BattleMum says:

    I love Paris, absolutely love it and we’re going back later this year for the 25th anniversary of Disneyland Paris as my husband was part of the opening crew in 1992 so it’s his anniversary too. I can’t wait to take our son there and although we are going to Disney with friends I plan to extend the break with a few days in the centre of Paris itself too. Thanks so much for linking up again to #wanderlustkids. Hope to see more in June x

    • admin says:

      I LOVE it too! ❤ And Disneyland Paris is the best! How awesome that your husband was a part of it all at the start! I would love to be there this year seeing as it’s a special anniversary year, it’s even more festive and beautiful! x

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