Day 2 was Sunday, and because of my careful research, I knew the floral market on Ile de la Cite turned into a bird market and to me that was a must see, especially with a toddler in tow, so off we went. La Marche aux Fleurs, with BIRDS! Sloan loved it, and i think my parents did too. We had to walk past the "Town Hall" again which meant another photo op in front of the faux French Open court. In the photos up top, you can see the Notre Dame Cathedral behhind sloan. The towers are visible in the second photo, but the spires are in the middle of the first one. OH i forgot to mention, we wandered around la square du temple first because we wanted to look at all the flea market buys. Sloan was fond of this chair/table dalmatian!
After lunch we continued along the Seine towards the Louvre. took a quick photo on the Love Lock Bridge (as seen in the Amazing Race). You can see the Eiffel Tower from this bridge as well.
The beauty of our trip is that we arrived on the first Sunday of the month which meant FREE ADMISSION to several places. We finally wandered into the courtyard of the Louvre and made our way into the very long line that moved much faster than we thought it would!
Inside the courtyard
Her sleeve may or may not be rolled up to play in the fountain.
Sloan tried to pick up this big "rock" and then stated "Mommy take my picture over here"
We also took classic pyramid shots that i'll post later on Facebook. I think this picture best captures the weather. It was an amazing spring day! "I love Paris in the spring time!"
here sloan, have some milk!
Wow, so brave!
we also liked this one:
and this one made us laugh!
I think this guy took the first "selfie" ever
Sloan really liked the frogs in the ancient Egyptian exhibit.
But the Louvre was way too crowded (of course it was, free weekend and all) and we had to get out of there. Sloan was antsy, and I had a lot more on our itinerary for the rest of the day and very little time to do it! I think we left around 4pm and headed west through the Jardin de Tuilleries
Here is sloan applying "rock makeup" to her face, as she enjoyed one of her many rocks from the collection we were starting to gather.
This is only part 1 of day 2, i just cannot simply put it all on one post.