Brad & Angelina take the kids for a Parisian boat ride for Pax’s birthday

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Well, it looks like the Jolie-Pitts flew from Budapest to Paris over the American holiday, and they spent their time shopping and celebrating. Us Weekly reports that last night, Brad, Angelina and the four oldest kids went on a boat ride to celebrate Pax’s seventh birthday. Even though I like the idea of a boat birthday party, and I’m sure Paris is really beautiful at this time of year, and at night, I have to think all of the Jolie-Pitts were freezing their nads off. Especially Angie!

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took Pax for a Parisian cruise Sunday evening to celebrate his seventh birthday.

Sibs Maddox, 9, Zahara, 5, and Shiloh, 4, also joined them for the ride down the River Seine. On the boat: Cake and some birthday balloons.

Pitt, 46, was spotted filming the kids on his video camera, while Jolie, 35 (in a beige trench coat) was seen pointing out notable sights during the ride.

The gang spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Paris, where Jolie is promoting her new Johnny Depp thriller The Tourist.

They will soon have another reason to celebrate: Pitt turns 47 Dec. 18.

[From Us Weekly]

I wonder if The Tourist’s promotional tour is going to start in Paris? Do you think Angelina and Johnny Depp will be doing their press junket there? That’s pretty sweet – I imagine many of the Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood journalists will be thrilled to go to Paris for the junket. But this thought just occurred to me – Ryan Seacrest and his “girlfriend” are in Paris right now too. La Seacrest and the Jolie-Pitts are mortal enemies, you see. Could Seacrest make a move to get some kind of Paris exclusive?

Angelina Jolie, a cast member in the motion picture thriller Salt , attends the premiere of the film with her longtime companion, actor Brad Pitt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on July 19, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen Photo via Newscom

Here are more pics from the birthday party… the quality isn’t that great, I apologize.

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  1. Lisa Turtle says:

    Red is your color Z!

  2. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Who gives a dog’s butt about Ryan Seacrest. Angie doesn’t talk to him.

    Pax’s birthday looks sooo cool. Looks like everyone had a ball. I love Angie’s hair.

  3. Heather says:

    Im sorry but the jolie-pitts are anything but parisian chic, maybe Angelina, but not with all the kids. Ange looks so bored, probably have Johnny depp withdrawl symptoms.

  4. Stronzilla says:

    Is it me or does Angie look a little bored at the party? Definitely got something else on her mind.

  5. Lukie says:

    Why are they never with other kids?

    I mean, I know they are a mini ball team, but shouldn’t they have play-dates and other kids to play w/at there birthday parties as well?

  6. mslewis says:

    They also took Pax on a hot-air balloon ride over Paris. I’m terrified of hot-air balloons but I guess a 7-year old would not be.

    Also, I don’t think Paris is all that cold right now, but I don’t know. I’ve been there in November and the weather was quite good. Besides, those boats are very nice inside.

  7. Raven Sparrow says:

    She sure looks bored !

  8. e-non says:

    she looks like an exhausted mom having a quiet conversation with one of her kids.

  9. Carrie says:

    Thanks for reminding me of the great Brange-Seacrest-Red Carpet Snub! I needed a giggle this morning, and remembering Seacrest running behind them shrieking out “Brad!” “Angie!” “C’mon guys!” as they sauntered past with faces of stone is PRICELESS.

  10. someone says:

    She looks very bored in those pics, and why is this news, her son had a bday..all kids have birthdays..and I wouldn’t take my son on a boat ride for his birthday…

  11. whatever says:

    Are they returning to Budapest after their Parisian Holiday, so the kids can go back to school there?

    Or are the kids pulled from yet another school, after only attending this school for about a month?

    Do any of you really believe all this traveling is a healthy lifestyle for these children??

  12. Raven Sparrow says:

    Where are the twins? You never see them. How old are they now, 2 and a half? So why are they never out with their brothers & sisters?

  13. Rose says:

    Maybe the twins are too young for a party on a boat?

  14. bros says:

    exactly e-non. she doesnt look bored. she doesnt hate her kids just because she isnt smiling. she looks exactly like a tired mom talking to her kid.

  15. Roma says:

    @Raven Sparrow: I was just thinking the exact same thing. I thought Shiloh was out a lot when she was the same age as them.

  16. Eve says:

    For being such a skinny girl, Angelina Jolie is quite strong — she carries Zahara without showing much effort.

  17. olive says:

    It’s nice that they celebrated the kid’s bday but where are the friends? Don’t those kids have any friends that could be invited?
    Isn’t a birthday party about fun and joy ? I don’t see much of fun or joy at all. Holie looks pissed as usual…

  18. Praise St. Angie! says:

    laughing at how “bored” Jolie looks…I’m betting it’s the first time she’s had in a long while to just sit and chill.

  19. Cheyenne says:

    @olive: What possible business is their family life of yours?

  20. mslewis says:

    WOW!! Even a birthday party for their 7-year old son brings out the haters with their negativity!!! So lame and really, really sad!!

    You don’t take two 2-year olds on a boat at night. They would not appreciate it and neither would the older children. How do you know there were no other children on that boat? It’s a big boat, people. Angelina looks like any mother trying to entertain children. She is having a quiet conversation with one of them. I guess your mothers never took the time to listen to anything you say so you wouldn’t know this particular look.

    It’s so nice that some of you “feel sorry” for these “poor” children who travel the world with their parents. Don’t they look “deprived”?? GEESH!! You people make me laugh. You are so predictable and there is nothing more boring than predictablity!!

  21. nnn says:

    # MS Lewis

    It’s freezing in Paris, it’s around minus 3 degree celcius and it has started to snow.

    Plus near the Seine the temperature is even more polar, but Paris is swinging every day of the year, there is a fiesty air and it’s full of parties on boats included.

    It seems their party was in the evening, on a weekend.

  22. mslewis says:

    It’s freezing in Paris, it’s around minus 3 degree celius and it has started to snow.
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    Thanks for the info. I just remember being in Paris in November a few years ago and the weather was very nice for the entire five days I was there. Of course, weather changes. (What’s 3C in F? People tell me all the time how to translate the temps but I always forget. Is that about 30F?) And, yeah, winter in Paris is fun. I would happily go to Paris and Rome again in November/December but I will avoid Venice at that time of year. Not pretty!!

  23. e-non says:

    ***swinging every day of the year, there is a fiesty air and it’s full of parties on boats included.***

    maybe they just wanted a quiet family celebration. and judging by the photos, all were appropriately dressed.

  24. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I just wanna know why people ask the same stupid questions?

    Someone asked about them not being in school…again. They attend the Lycee Francais, which is a dual language school in almost every country, there is even one in my city of Chicago. So they are going to school everywhere they go and the work is the same in every place so they never miss anything.

    Ok, again with the question about traveling to much…seriously? Like for real? You really keep asking this stupid question. When they have been traveling like this since Brad and Angie got together. Like seriously, They have never lived in one place long. You act like they spent 5 years with the kids in one place and then one day up and decided to start traveling the world. Uhhh NO. The kids have been doing this since they were babies. Ok so AGAIN…many families move around alot. MANY. Normal regular folks do it, military families do it. The kids are fine. They are happy.

    As far as friends at the birthday party, they make friends everywhere they go and there is no lack of kids to play with since they are all around the same ages. None of the kids look like they are missing anything to me.

  25. DeE says:

    Too me she doesn’t look bored in the fourth pic down, she just seems to be looking at her “child”, ?birthday boy?, like happy b-day, enjoying yourself

  26. Raven Sparrow says:

    @mslewis

    Calm down!!! There’s no need to get into such a hissy fit! Also, no need to get personal by saying things like “your mothers didn’t this or that…” We’re gossiping and talking about celebs here who are rich and famous and don’t need anyone to come to their rescue and certainly not someone they don’t even know exists. No need to be rude and everyone is allowed to their own opinion.

  27. olivia says:

    i just got back from paris yesterday. it’s cold there, it was in the 30s (and it snowed a couple of times). yes, it’s cold, but i was still out and about in the city. and there were tons of people on boats. i also went on a boat party on the seine.

  28. mslewis says:

    Calm down!!! There’s no need to get into such a hissy fit! Also, no need to get personal by saying things like “your mothers didn’t this or that…” We’re gossiping and talking about celebs here who are rich and famous and don’t need anyone to come to their rescue and certainly not someone they don’t even know exists. No need to be rude and everyone is allowed to their own opinion.
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    “Calm down”??? I am calm. What are you talking about? I’m replying to an opinion with my own opinion. How is that not being “calm”?? It’s the people saying Angelina is looking “bored” that I’m concerned about. How could a mother listening to her baby look “bored”? Sounds like a personal issue to me. I’m just calling the poster(s) out on it. What’s YOUR problem that you have to reprimand ME for giving my opinion? If I’m out of line, Kaiser or CB will take care of it. You don’t run this site so STFU!!

  29. nnn says:

    # MsLewis

    -3 C = 27° F

  30. Raven Sparrow says:

    @mslewis

    Yes, I’m one of the people who thought she looks bored and it’s my opinion and you are the one who said ” I guess your mothers never took the time to listen to anything you say so you wouldn’t know this particular look.” So I’m telling you not to get personal because you don’t know me and don’t know my mother. I never insulted you nor did I say anything disrespectful here or anywhere so don’t you tell me to shut the fuck up.

  31. Delta Juliet says:

    Regarding the “bored” look.

    I am a mom to two boys, and after a long day of work, I often have the same expression on my face as my son is chattering away. It’s not boredom. It’s exhaustion lol

  32. mln says:

    Ok I am a nerd but there are pics of them going on a balloon ride also I think she probably IS exhausted. I hope Pax has a Happy Birthday!

  33. Cheyenne says:

    She looks like a tired mom after a long day to me. I know that look well.

    I’m willing to bet all these hens on here whining that she looks “bored” don’t have any kids of their own. Figures.

  34. Javagirl1 says:

    Wow I’d be to nervous to take 4 little ones on a boat, although they seem to take it in stride. And of course they wouldn’t bring the babies on a boat at night….they’re babies.

    And MsLewis you do seem like you need to calm down a little…

  35. Kim says:

    We see these kids less than 1% of their lives. We have seen them less than 5 times since they arrived in Europe 2 months ago. They have lives, activities, park visits, play dates etc that are not photographed. As for the twins there are pics of all 6 kids on the beach, building sand castles, swimming, body surfing etc on other sites. Google Jolie Pitt kids beach. For those of you who ” don’t find this family’s activities interesting ” Ignore them. FYI There was a video taken with a cell phone of the kids visiting a mall with approx 6-7 other kids in Budapest and the kids moms.Also if I had kids that were friends with them I would prefer they had playdates at home so my kids wouldn’t be photographed. I remember Reese W taking her daughter to Disneyworld and the paps knocked over Ava’s friend trying to get a better shot of Ava after the divorce.As for the birthday party guests its possible he had more than one party.One year I had 1 bday pizza party Saturday for my son’s classmates and another Sunday for family and 5 of his best friends. I will never do that again though.Too much work(smiles)

  36. nnn says:

    I personnally think that she looks PENSIVE in one shot and EXAUSTED in the other one.

    But if she is bored, really, is that even a subject to be brought up or a subject of concern ? That’s a natural normal trait being bored at least a few mintutes per day and considering it is a one second shot, well…

    It’s like the Thanksgiving drama turning into a national tragedy. A woman doesn’t supposedly like or celebrate a national cultural hollyday and all hell breaks loose as her countrymen are drawing en masse into that recurrent collective hysteria sea when it comes to anything related to her.

    Next it will be about her farts, or not going to the toilet, ect…and they will dissect, analyze the reasons behind it, the deep understanding through her childhood to comprehend how her basic natural behaviour works.

    Really in some way i find it quite funny in a pathetic way because you keep on hearing : she is boring, who cares ? Well the whole US care to the core about the least thing related to her !!!

    She happens to be the number one american citizen whose natural opinions, moods on things so trivial as son B-day, Thanksgiving, ect, supposed or not are becoming a national concern of epic proportion for a great deal of her countrymen while others get busted, are thrown in therapy, beaten…and few care.

    THEY CARE about her own shadow like it’s nobody business and make her more powerfull, relevant when you look at the passionate effect triggered on people just based on the least opinion she may or may not have about ANYTHING….toilet paper included, i am sure !

  37. Alexa says:

    Did anyone click on that Lainey Gossip link? Wheeeewwww ooooooohh my – why does Jude Law have to be so damn handsome?? I think a love scene between Angie and JUDE would be interesting! Anyone else?

  38. 123isme says:

    It’s not blasphemous to ask where the twins are. It’s a legitimate question. Just because a poster isn’t treating Brangelina & family like they’re Gods doesn’t mean they’re haters. Grow the f*** up! The twins are suspiciously absent from many of the recent photos of family outings, yet Shiloh was photographed with AJ/BP at the at the same age; it’s like the twins are being hidden.

    The temp & boat being the reasons why the twins were absent is ridiculous. As many nannies as the kids have, as much as AJ & BP look after them, I doubt the twins would be acting like banshees, running around in their pampers and playing on the railing. All of the children seem calm and well behaved. As you can see by the photos, an inclosed space (i.e., room) *and* thick Winter outwear for children exist…. The twins being absent in another family outing (or at least their photographs not being published) IS suspicious. Stans, consider the situation as if the couple weren’t Brangelina and were, instead, a celebrity couple you didn’t like. You know there’s something off about all of this.

    @Cheyenne: Olive is just curious about the Jolie-Pitt family–like you. This is a celebrity news and gossip website. Sites like this wouldn’t even exist if regular people–like you and other visitors–felt like a celebrity’s personal life is none of their business. You sound personally offended by Olive asking such a simple question (Where are the childrens’ friends?), so either you must Angelina, Brad, one of their children, or just a Brangelina stan who is way to invested in this couple’s life.

  39. skibunny says:

    She looks bored. I have kids. MsLewis take a deep breath and exhale.

  40. Liv says:

    Yes, she looks bored. That doesn’t make her a bad mother, so there’s no reason for the loons to get their shanks out because a couple people noticed St. Angie doesn’t have her game face on.

    It doesn’t make us lonely, childless ‘hens’ whose mothers never loved us.

  41. lilred says:

    People need to seriously chill…Some comments are getting really nasty/defensive and uncalled for,these are people who we do not know personally. Nor will they care what we say or think.

  42. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    She’s bored and over it.

  43. Lady D says:

    MsLewis….. There is an easy way to figure temps between Celsius and Farenheit. Take the celsius temp, whatever it is, double it, and add 30. If for example the temp is 20C it will equal 70F. You will be off by part of a degree. It would actually be 70.2F, but 70 is close enough. This works until you hit 0 degrees F. I don’t know how to calculate below freezing, I just suffer through it.

  44. Cheyenne says:

    @123isme: The incessant questions about where are the twins are the same questions the haters were asking about Shiloh when she was the twins’s age. Usually there would be photos of Brad and/or Angie out with the three older children and the whining would start: “Where’s Shiloh? Why don’t they love Shiloh? They never take her anywhere!” Now she’s older and going everywhere with her older siblings, they’re whining about the twins. Shit gets tired, know what I’m saying? When the twins are older they will be out and around with their big brothers and sisters. Right now they are still toddlers.

    @whatever: I will answer your question by suggesting that you mind your own kid(s), if you have any, and leave the J-P kids alone.

  45. Praise St. Angie! says:

    lilred, back out slowly and close the door.
    ;)

  46. mslewis says:

    MsLewis….. There is an easy way to figure temps between Celsius and Farenheit. Take the celsius temp, whatever it is, double it, and add 30. If for example the temp is 20C it will equal 70F. You will be off by part of a degree. It would actually be 70.2F, but 70 is close enough. This works until you hit 0 degrees F. I don’t know how to calculate below freezing, I just suffer through it.
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    Thanks!! I kind of remember now but, as mentioned, I will promptly forget. It’s especially annoying when I’m watching the Aussie Open Tennis Championships . . . the announcer will say it’s 32 degrees and my brain farts!! But then, I also have trouble with the TIME in Australia. I think I need a cheat sheet!!!

    @whatever: I will answer your question by suggesting that you mind your own kid(s), if you have any, and leave the J-P kids alone.
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    You better watch yourself, Chey. The haters will start yelling at you to calm down!! LOL!!

    The way to make haters hate more is to tell them the truth!!

  47. redlips says:

    Ooops! We forgot the twins…..

  48. Raven says:

    To whomever commented about the twins not being there, I remember an interview where Brad said he could only handle 4 kids at a time. I think the reason we saw Shiloh so much at the same age the twins are now is that there were only 3 kids in that family at the time.

  49. Kim says:

    whatever -I think traveling is fine if the have the things that are consistent . Brad has mentioned that they buy mutiple beds toys, etc so the kids have the same things in all their houses. Angie stated in 2009 that they keep them on the same schedule so they don’t have to deal with jetlag. When she was on a press tour she said the kids were up at 1 am because they were still on European time and they would stay on that time because they would be returning to Europe.According to her interview in Vogue all Lycee Francais schools are on the same schedule in terms of curriculum. So they can go from Los Angeles to Budapest to NYC and pick up where they left off. They also have the teachers that travel with them to serve as a liason to give them info about the new school ,teachers etc. Since the school in LA has a lot of kids whose parents are in the “industry” I ‘m sure some of them go on locations with their parents too. I know A couple of weeks ago I saw pics Of Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons girls in Miami, Beverly Hills and NYC in a week.As for their friends its 2010 they can keep in contact with them on the phone, email, skype etc. Most importantly the JP kids know that almost every night both their parents are there to tuck them in and they have their siblings with them.JDepp has worked on 3 films this year while his family has remained in France, Ocassionaly visiting him on location. I think I would prefer to be with my dad than visit him every few weeks. But that arrangement works for Depp’s family and this works for this family.

  50. skibunny says:

    @whatever:: no I dont think it’s healthy but have had a verbal sh%t kicking for saying so on other threads. I think it’s selfish to continually take your kids out of school and put them into another every single year. Kids need continuity and stability. I dont care what the school is called or how high the standards are that’s my opinion.

  51. Kim says:

    There are pics of the twins playing on the beach with all the kids on the Web.Since the older kids went hot air ballooning and the evening cruise I would think it was a long day. Zahara and Shiloh look exhausted and they are 4 and 5 y.o.As I stated before if you think this family is engaged in an “Unhealthy “lifestyle maybe you should stay away from articles about them. Personally it would be upsetting to me to watch a family “abusing ” their kids in a lifestyle I find objectionable, damaging or unhealthy. There are too many celeb families out there ignore this one.

  52. nnn says:

    If travelling is a healthy lifetime ?

    It broaden the mind, rise the level of adaptation and in Europe because of t size of countries many often work in another from where they live and go back home every day or every week-end.

    You lack certain things, you gain other things just like staying at the same place.

    The concern about affecting children is irrelevant since the type of lifetime consisting in staying at the same place doesn’t garantee better balance or healthy future development, behaviour.

    I mean staying at the same place life style and moving around often can BOTH be a problem or a blessing. You gain some and lose some in both.

    Yet no such question about healthy lifestyle is risen when a child has been brought in the same place and has problems wether it’s illiteracy, no education, violence, drugs, ect…just like many children in the US who have problems though they will never have a passeport to use.

    Again, based on that, the question is irrelevant since it’s neither black nor white for both lifestyles. Both have their cons and pros. Besides statistically those children when they get old don’t present any more trouble than the other ones…au contraire, it seems that they often are more grounded, have a better wordly education and enjoy that hability for adaptation in a world of constant change with their multiculturism and multilinguism.

  53. Zzzzzzzzzz says:

    ‘Where are the twins’? ‘It’s selfish to keep taking the kids out of school’. ‘She looks bored and over it’.

    Barring the first question (which itself is beyond tired out at this stage) I swear these are the same questions asked a year ago, two years ago, three years ago, etc. Nothing the JPs ever do will sit right with some people.

    Maybe we’ll find out in ten years that these kids have been traumatised or damaged by all this ‘instability’ (which would probably suit some people down to the ground) but until then,these kids look happy and well cared for, each with his/her own distinct personality. And yet the whining and complaints continue. The criticisms this family generates, simply by existing is mind boggling and more than a little sad.

  54. sara says:

    You people get way too worked up about a split-second shot in a photograph. It amazes me that you can infer feelings, moods, the long-term future, the status of the children’s health, the fate of the family, etc. from one clearly staged photo-op. Ms, Voight is in full makeup so the paps can shoot her from a distance. She looks out at them. She knows they are there. This is a performance. But why? Who knows….

    Who would take small children out in full winter gear on a boat in one of the most public party venues in Europe in the dark–all dangerous and somewhat reckless whims–unless they want to be seen?

  55. Cheyenne says:

    @mslewis: Chica, I’m used to it. Haters gon’ hate.

  56. mia says:

    These kids have a mom AND a dad who actively participate with them.
    They are wa-a-a-a-a-y ahead of most kids whether they travel or not!!

  57. nnn says:

    #zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    We all know that all the troubles of the american youth, including in Hollywood (Lohan, Spears, ect) emanate from people who have been raised in a constant moving environment….

    A great deal of Europeans move like the JP’s, especially since there are many European officials, diplomats, contractors and entrepreneurs setting business in several countries and moving around in several countries during the week.

    They don’t need a passport to move or a working permit to work inside the EU, just the hability to speak languages. that’s why they set up European Schools and Lycés Français and other International schools because of the constant moves of the children who will catch up the same program in the same schools set up throughout the EU.

    And i don’t think Europeans kids have more problems or are less balanced than their american counterparts.

  58. Whamo says:

    55.sara:
    November 29th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Who would take small children out in full winter gear on a boat in one of the most public party venues in Europe in the dark–all dangerous and somewhat reckless whims–unless they want to be seen?

    ====================================
    Well said, the reason she does this is because she made a conscious decision some years ago to change people’s perception of her. That’s why you see these staged photo opps. I have NEVER seen someone use their kids to manipulate people feeling towards themselves as much she does. There are lots and lots of AList actors out there that we have NO idea as to what THIER children look like much less if they even HAVE kids and yet we know an awful lot about her kids. She wants people to think she’s this “perfect mother” and they have this “perfect family” Every time she talks about her family life she paints a life straight out of a Norman Rockwell picture, I mean right down to the drifting away and letting her eyes wander off when she’s being interviewed about the kids. She sells this fantasy to a lot of people but there are a lot of us out there that see right through this crap. I honestly think this woman is mentally ill, not ill as in hurt the kids crazy but manipulative to an unhealthy degree.
    There is a reason she has no friends and it ain’t because she’s always working. It’s because anyone that spends any amount of time with her sees here for the manipulative “C U next Tuesday” she really is.

  59. Jeri says:

    They travel too much for the kids to make any friends. Also, it has been said they have no idea how to behave with others as they have never been disciplined.

  60. nnn says:

    The kids have each other as bff they can always count on and are actually seeing each day…it’s more than the average single child could hope having.

  61. Roma says:

    I have no real opinion about Brad & Angelina; I don’t love them or hate them. For me, when I asked where the twins were is because I haven’t seen pics of the twins in ages.

    I’m not hating or thinking the twins are in hiding, I was just wondering where they were. Sometimes a comment is just a comment.

    Coming back to reread all the comments reminds me why I rarely comment on the Pitt-Jolie posts… people seem to take the love/hate to extremes with them.

  62. sweet family says:

    They are all so adorable!! It is very, very strange that pictures of a happy family celebrating a birthday can make some people so angry. I loved the beach & balloon pics, too!

  63. Cheyenne says:

    @sweet family: You obviously don’t get it. As far as the hens are concerned, they are not supposed to be a happy family. They are supposed to be miserable with each other and terrible parents to their child”ren. Or at least that’s they way the hens think “karma” is supposed to work.
    :roll:

    @Jeri: I wish you would find one reputable source, just one, that says the J-P children don’t know how to behave with others because they have never been disciplined.

    “Reputable source” does not mean a tabloid, a hate site like Female First, or the voices in your head.

  64. mln says:

    Uhm so she shouldn’t have a special treat for Pax on his birthday, and because she took them out on a balloon ride/ boat trip it proves she’s a bad mom?? When I look at these kids they look normal and happy and not contrived and fake lot alot of celeb kids(Who shall go unnamed). I am sure that Angie & Brad know paps are there but there really isn’t anything they can do about it unless they want their kids to remain hostages in their homes. As for the travelling I think its’ a much better option than disapearing for months at a time. According to Michael Douglas he thinks his absentee parenting directly attributed to Camerons’ drug use. And for the poster who mentioned Lohan she started partying hard when her mom left her in LA at 16 while she stayed in Long Island with her other kids.

  65. Tammy says:

    They look like a happy family, celebrating a birthday!

    I can only speak from personal experience, but we moved 8 times in 4 different states when my kids were growing up because of my husband’s job with a major corporation as a regional manager, and my children have friends in four states, and are all currently in college with a great friends and family support base.
    My mother had triplets and I can tell you it was a major production just to go anywhere, I’m sure the twins were at home in bed or getting ready to go to bed at that age it is best to keep a daily routine.

  66. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Cheyenne: “What possible business is their family life of yours? ”

    Oh, about as much as what Jennifer Aniston does with her life is your business.

  67. mslewis says:

    They are all so adorable!! It is very, very strange that pictures of a happy family celebrating a birthday can make some people so angry. I loved the beach & balloon pics, too!
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    I especially loved the balloon pictures!! The kids looked so excited. Zahara was pulling Angelina with a “let’s go” look on her face. Adorable!!!

    Also, it has been said they have no idea how to behave with others
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    Said by whom?? Oh, the ragmags. Sorry, I forgot. We all know they are so reliable.

    Chica, I’m used to it. Haters gon’ hate.
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    Sad, ain’t it?

  68. Kim says:

    She looks bored out of her mind in these photos??

  69. The Hamm is My Dream Man says:

    I seriously laughed out loud when some of the people here talked about haters. These people don’t know you, and don’t care if you are defending them on some blog. Stop victimizing yourselves.

    And she looks bored. There is nothing wrong with it. Kids talk about nonsense and she’s probably trying to make sense of whatever it is her kid is talking to her about. She’s actually being a good mom by sitting there listening or half listening instead of telling them to leave her alone.

  70. Camille says:

    Aww cool idea for a birthday party.

    There are also new pics of AJ and BP at the Paris Megamind premier @Popsugar.

    And for all the people going on about the twins not being there, well they are 2 years old so more than likely they have a different bed time. So they are quite possibly at home in bed. Simple really.

  71. Katherine Mac says:

    What a perfect way to cap off a day of birthday adventures. From an exciting balloon ride above Paris in daytime to a short nightime cruise down a river in maybe the most beautiful city in the world. That is magical for any kid.

    That doesn’t look like his birthday party. It just looks like a mini celebration accompanying one of his birthday treats – Paris at night.

    Two year olds would in bed at this hour. They can join in another birthday celebration.

    Inferring anything from “body language” depicted in millisecond snippets seems a complete waste of time.

    There is never and has never been ONE TRUE WAY to raise children. I would be concerned about anyone who thinks there is. These kids are fine and seem to have parents who spend time ensuring a great life for their children – as well the children of others.

  72. Louise says:

    The haters are making some ridiculous comments. It’s really over the top to say Angelina is bored, hate her life nd kids just because she’s not smiling in some photos. Considering they are are on vacation it’s highly unlikely they would fly kids/friends to Europe for a birthday party. Where are they supposed to make friends? The airport? I’m baffled why anybody would think they would go back to school in Budapest. Angelina onlyfilmed a movie there not moved there.

  73. REALIST says:

    They are so cute! I think that Pax is the quiet one of the bunch-I guess we have yet to find out what the twins are really like…

  74. Lukie says:

    @Kim: that makes sense to me. Celebrate kids birthday in school, home, etc. where paps can’t find you. This is probably the personal family celebration.

    I don’t have kids but that is definitely not a bored look. She looks exhausted. She’s probably been working like crazy and when she takes time off from work, its all about the kids. The Jolie-Pitt parents have always seemed very hands on to me. I’ve seen more bodyguards than nannies.

  75. anon says:

    @ Katherine Mac: “There is never and has never been ONE TRUE WAY to raise children. I would be concerned about anyone who thinks there is.” good post especially the sentence quoted here :-)

  76. Lanette says:

    BRAD AND ANGELINA ARE NOT THINKING ABOUT RYAN PHONY SEACREST –THE NOTION IS PURE COMEDY–LOL

  77. Emily says:

    Ah, there’s nothing quite like the crazy posters on the Brangelina thread.

    My guess about the twins’ whereabouts is that it was late, and they didn’t want to tire out the little kids. Plus I can’t imagine a boat trip in Paris would be very interesting to a 2yo. But please, continue with the conspiracy theories, some of them are amusing!

  78. Athena says:

    Love how she is totally over it. She needs to get rid of the bangs, they do not flatter her face.

  79. skibunny says:

    People may criticize her parenting skills but at the end of the day there are three children who are living a far better life than they would have had they been left where she found them. God only knows what would have become of them.
    Imagine how cool it would be to be flown over Paris in a balloon.

  80. SuperSleuth says:

    Valid point, Skibunny.

  81. njbaker1 says:

    I adore the picture of Angie looking at Maddox. The love for her son is so apparent in her eyes. I see these children with 2 loving parents, living a life traveling the world, not ever having to worry about going without. These kids are truly blessed.

  82. lala in nYc says:

    these kids are so cute!

    maddox in his full-length fur coat and trapper hat = amazing style!

    and shiloh is so fascinated by her daisy chain of glow-in-the dark sticks!

  83. Amanda says:

    “Girl Interrupted” was on tv yesterday and I couldn’t believe the difference between ANgelina then and now. She was really cool in that movie and her acting was good. Watching the trailers for The Tourist, I have been reminded how cold and stone-like she has become, including her acting. Everyone changes as they grow up, but she used to be a cool chick– no more!

  84. Kim says:

    Yeah I guess when you become a parent and an activist,you can no longer be a “cool” selfish person who uses drugs. I guess that happens when you mature and your priorities change.As for cold stone- like that’s acting, that’s the charcter a femme fatale. If she was acting in a comedy than she would appear gregarious, I would think.I prefer the mature Angie.

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