My children were awake until 4 a.m. (France time) on Saturday. ‘Why?’ you may ask. Because I was too exhausted to fight or argue. Their routine is completely broken. Jordan and Alex are usually in bed by 7:45 p.m. (New Jersey time). Their bodies have yet to adjust to this new time zone. On top of everything else, they were so wired and excited that they simply refused to sleep for more than four hours at a time. So Friday, they returned from the park around 5 p.m. Alex was already fast asleep on Daddy’s shoulders; Jordan fell asleep minutes later. I wanted to cry because I knew that could only mean bad news for me. I had to wake them up by 9 p.m. We had dinner plans with some friends. I don’t know why French people eat so late. Once the children woke up, it was party time.  I knew they were going to be up all night. You knew it, too. So that meant they slept until 3 p.m Saturday. Good thing: I was able to get most of my packing done. While I continued packing and Janel did her summer work, Christopher took the children out to play. Needless to say leaving children with Christopher, possibilities for fun are endless. There’s no telling what will happen………

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My babies also came back with plenty of bruises and cuts. It goes with the territory of being with Daddy.

OHHH, did I mention to you all that we were moving on to Rome? Yes!!!!  Our flight was at 6 a.m. Janel and I never went to sleep. I made a few calls. I continued packing………before we looked, it was 4 a.m….time to go. We will return to France in three weeks to see the sights and eat some good french food.

0 thoughts on “SPLASHHHH!!!!!!!!

  1. Felicia says:

    I said this privately in an email but I want to make my sentiments publicly known…I am so proud of you and Christopher for living life to the fullest and taking this once in a life time adventure with your children. I can\’t wait to follow you through your journey! Be safe, have fun, and continue to make invaluable memories. May God continue to bless and protect you, your entire family, and everyone you come into contact with during your travels.

    • Thank you Felicia…..
      You can\’t help but have fun with these wonderful children.
      They bring laughter, fearlessness, and excitement with them wherever they go.
      It is fascinating to see the world through their wondrous eyes.

  2. Cindy says:

    Wow, are YOU going to be exhausted by the time you return home!
    I just LOVE those pictures… I just want to jump into that beautiful water with those beautiful kids! There is nothing like the joy of kids having fun, hearing them giggle, jump around… and then fall asleep from happy exhaustion!
    I hope you have a wonderful time at each place you touch, because i\’m sure each person that you meet will be left with a little love from your family.
    Be careful, stay safe and have a FABULOUS time!

  3. Marie says:

    …I, agree with Cindy and Felicia! Francesse and Chris, you have happy, loving, and contented children because of all your hard work, love, patience and time! One can\’t help to smile when they look at your beautiful children!
    Enjoy every second. Make many memories!! Be safe.

  4. rey-rey says:

    the joy of being young, its the most real fun you can have…… just the feeling it bring and knowing that\’s all you should do is just have fun what joy a smile can bring.

  5. Jeanine says:

    I LOVE your blog and pictures!!! The trip sounds wonderful so far (although exhausting for Mommy 🙂 ) and the children look like they are in heaven! Looking forward to seeing the next part of your adventure!! XO

  6. Carol P. says:

    Jordan and Alexandra are the result of excellent parenting. How I love to watch them interact with their parents. You are looking at pictures of very,very happy children………tired parents, I am sure
    Love to all…….Carol

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