London Town

I saw an episode of Modern Family a few weeks ago where they are going to Hawaii and the mom says "I'm a mother traveling with three kids - this is NOT a vacation, it's a business trip". Oh, I loved that quote. I usually relate all to well and so I set my sights pretty low for our vacation to London, but the stars aligned and we had a great time. Michael was over-the-moon excited. The first morning we woke up there, he ran into my room yelling-singing with his squeaky little voice "See-saw sacradown, which is the way to London town? One foot up and the other foot down, that is the way to London town!". And then he requested me to sing it about 100 times throughout the trip. So he called it London-town the whole time, which was too cute.
To sum it up:
- Michael was obsessed with the double decker buses.
- Rob was obsessed with going to soccer games.
- I was obsessed with the Science Museum. It is magnificent and I think that your inner nerd would have to be buried really, really deep to not find it interesting. Since my inner nerd romps around my outer surface, I find it enthralling. (I've been on two trips to London now, and I have gone to the Science Museum on 5 different days. Wow. It's amazing I have friends.)
- Ella was obsessed with crawling around on carpeted floor. Soft, velvety, luscious carpet!

Rob has a friend who lives in London that happened to be going on a trip at the same time we wanted to visit, so they graciously let us use their house for nearly a week. So, on top of getting to visit London, Michael had a house full of new toys to explore, Ella had her glorious carpet for crawling, and I discovered the type of sheets I need to buy us for our own bed. Oh, and I got to poke my nose through a bunch of new books. I read some random stat once about how over 50% of the population, when using the bathroom at someone else's home, will snoop in their medicine cabinet. That has never occurred to me. But, if left unattended at a house, guaranteed I will poke my nose through every book on the bookshelf, and it will be a highlight of my visit.

We also used the friend's nanny for an evening and went to see Wicked, went on the London Eye (the huge ferris wheel), roamed Hyde Park, and ate lots of good chocolate croissants and shawarma (love, love, love Lebanese food).

Andrea J  – (11:52 AM)  

Have I ever told you my embarrassing staying at someone else's home in London story? You will laugh.

RachelAA  – (6:10 PM)  

You guys so rock the most awesome life! Love it.

Brittany  – (9:57 AM)  

I am so jealous of all the cool trips you get to go on (especially this one--I dream of going to London) and even more in awe that you manage to have a great time with little kids.

By the way, I loved seeing Rob sport the Baby Bjorn.

Joy  – (6:22 PM)  

Love that Michael is happy if he knows a song to go along with his trip...the photos are priceless.

bonny with a Y  – (7:35 PM)  

London is wonderful and so family friendly. so glad you had fun.

Davis Doings  – (10:19 PM)  

It sounds wonderful! London was definitely my favorite city when we went on our Europe trip. So glad the stars aligned for your family!

KellySummer  – (1:44 AM)  

cute cute post and cute cute ella. i am excited to see you again this summer!! keep me posted when it gets closer!

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