The month of August really flew by…mostly because we were literally flying in and out of town! After a relaxing week in Maine, my family and I unloaded, repacked and set off in different directions—the boys headed down to the Cape to spend the weekend with friends while I….wait for it…jetted off to Paris, France! With a lot of help from Amex Rewards, my good friend Dafna, the folks at work and Steve’s blessing, I was able to accept my friend Ali’s impromptu invitation to join her in Paris to celebrate her 40th birthday! While Jason hit the beach with his friends to search for hermit crabs, Ali and I toured, shopped and ate our way through the City of Lights for four days that flew by way too fast.
Ali and I stayed at an adorable boutique hotel, Hotel 7 Eiffel, which was just a short walk away from L'Ecole Militaire, and the beautiful pont Alexandre III. We kicked off our first evening in Paris with a walk to the Eiffel Tower and a stunning ride on the Seine via the Bateaux Mouches. Over the weekend, in between one amazing meal after another, we walked for miles taking in the sights, shopping, and enjoying some long overdue quality time together.
Just as we were recovering from a fun-filled summer and getting packed up to head back to school, I received some terrific news. WDMSG? earned a Silver Mom’s Choice Award! I was thrilled to receive this honor, and grateful the book was recognized among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. For more on the Mom’s Choice Awards, the judges’ panel, and where to find Mom’s Choice products for your family, just click on the links.
We wrapped up the season with a Lowell Spinners game (they beat the Staten Island Yankees in one extra inning!), followed by Jason’s first trip to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play. The weather was incredible both nights, making it hard to believe that the first day of school was on August 30. The lazy days of summer may have come to an end, but we can still enjoy the lingering warmth and sunshine as we kick off the school year!