Birthday Lurve goes out to Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt today in the wake of the young man’s 7th birthday this weekend. Almost the entire Brangelina bunch (sans the baby twins) enjoyed a hot air balloon ride by day and a riverboat birthday cruise by night for Pax on the Seine river in Paris, France yesterday. Here are a few photos from the fun all-day family jaunt:
Pax Jolie-Pitt got to see plenty of Paris on Sunday, from the air and the water, while celebrating his 7th birthday a day early with his family. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made a full day of it with their kids – minus the 2-year-old twins – starting with a hot-air balloon ride and finishing with a party cruise on a riverboat. They turned up unannounced in the morning at the riverside Parc André Citroen in the Left Bank for a ride in a tethered hot-air balloon. “They were like any other family,” the balloon’s operator tells PEOPLE. “There was nothing out of the ordinary to tell you about them which made them any different from any other family.” He adds that they were “charming” and the kids were “excited but well-behaved. What I think they wanted was a little moment of peace.” Thanks to the hour, the time of year and the cold weather, they found just that – enjoying the 20-minute ride by themselves. As if that weren’t enough, the group took the festivities to the water in the early evening, renting the luxurious Josephine riverboat out of Port Debilly, alongside the Eiffel Tower, for a birthday cruise on the Seine. “We made a short cruise upriver. They stayed on board for about 90 minutes,” a crewmember tells PEOPLE. There was an assortment of cakes and sweets, and the boat was decorated with blue and yellow balloons.
What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday! I love how much family time the Brangelina bunch like to share together … birthday parties for the kids are never lavish events, they are usually family-oriented outings like these that foster togetherness and love. I would LOVE to take a hot air balloon ride over Paris … what a great idea. After the jump, check out some photos of the Brangelina bunch on board their riverboat last night for the second phase of Pax’s birthday celebration …
Now, this, I’ve done. David and I try to take a riverboat cruise on the Seine every time we’re in Paris … we’ve done it by day and we’ve done it by night. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have given their son (well, actually, all of their children) a gift that he will cherish for the rest of his life … a beautiful and memorable view of one of the most amazing cities on Earth. It really sounds like it was a great day for Pax. Let’s send our Birthday Lurve to him today.