American in Paris part deux

Having a baby abroad is always an adventure.  Besides having to deal with the foreign doctors and foreign practices there is a whole slew of administrative responsibilities that arise.  The most obvious is filing for an American birth certificate and passport.

You might remember my post about having to take a passport picture of a two month old.  It wasn't fun or easy, but we got it done just in time for our appointment at the American Embassy in Paris.  Did I not mention that you can only apply for these things by appointment only?

Since we just went through all of this with Nathan two years ago, we were a little bit more aware of how the process would work.  All of the documentation was gathered and off we went.

Security at the embassy is still a major pain but they were super nice and accommodating to the family with a both a baby and a toddler in tow.

After a small verification that I am indeed an American and qualify to pass citizenship to Noah, we were all set.  They gave us a tiny American flag to commemorate the occasion.

We didn't get one with Nathan so the counselor (is that what he's called?) gave us a second flag for Nathan.  He loved it so much that he waved it all over Paris from the comfort of his stroller.  We did get some funny looks walking down the street; it was hysterical.

Later that evening, Noah decided to get in on the flag waving action.  He certainly is proud to be an American.


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15 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Too cute with the patriotism excitement!

Susan said...

That picture is just the cutest!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So funny about him walking through Paris waving the flag!

Mark said...

He's so cute! Love that baby!
And good for him for waving that flag in Paris. Those people are too uptight anyway!
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Natalie said...

Awww that pic is priceless!

Skywaitress said...

That is too funny that he waved his little American flag all through Paris. Congrats to Noah on being all official.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

He sure is a cute Yankee Doodle Dandy!

Jenny said...

So sweet! He's getting so big!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Another bureaucratic hurdle sorted out well done, it is never straight forward is it but this trip sounded painless. Love the flags, very patriotic!

Stasha said...

So precious. Congrats to Noah and Nathan. You ain't one until you wave your flag in Paris :)

Kim said...

Okay Noah is scrumptious!! We had to take the boys last year to get passport photos done. How annoying. It's the only time Deaglan smiled for a picture every time - likely because we were begging him not to. Thank you friend for the lovely comments today.

Jessica said...

He makes for a very cute American.

Cam said...

rock it Noah!! I can imagine the looks Nathan got waving is US flag in France! LOL!

Emmy said...

So cute! And yes, if baby brother gets a flag there is no way big brother cannot.

Quiana said...

Ha ha! The thought of Nathan waving his flag and the reactions made me laugh!

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