Monday, July 30, 2007

Vacation pics

Our plane trip was wonderfully uneventful. Kylie watched a DVD for approx 1 hr of the 2hr flight on our way to St. Louis. She didn't care to be buckled in and I didn't want to push the issue. I knew she wouldn't go for the car seat and I'm glad I did not bring one. I had visions of being escorted off the plane if we attempted to keep Kylie in a car seat. I decided to let her skip the nap time on the way back which was a huge risk. She would either fall asleep on the flight home or tip the scale on the crank o' meter. I'm happy to report that she slept on the 2hr flight back home. We were prepared with lots of activities to keep her occupied and ended up not needing half of the items we brought. I hope the next time around is just as smooth. I can hope right?

We had a blast visiting my in-laws. I was very sad to leave. Kylie loves her grandpa (pop pop) and grandma (emma) as she called them:-) Lots of milestones too, she used the potty the first night we were there! There were no repeat performances but it was a milestone either way. She learned lots of new words and got along great with her cousin Abby. Grandma taught Kylie how to ride a tricycle, bake cookies and blow bubbles. We all had a great time at the St. Louis Zoo. My in-laws invited the rest of the family i.e. aunts, uncles, cousins and their kids one afternoon to come hang out with us and meet Kylie. It was definitely a much needed and wonderful vacation. I can't wait to do it again.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Leaving on a jet plane...

The count down is on for our first vacation as a family of three:-) This will be the first time on an airplane since we've been home with Kylie for almost a year now. I'm really surprised at myself for not being the list bit worried about how Kylie will handle the flight. This is unusual for me not to worry but I feel a sense of calm. Although we didn't have to, we've purchased a seat for her and I know we can keep her plenty occupied and comfortable during the 3 hr flight. After all she was a trooper on her longest airplane ride of 13 hours last September. Of course, my next post could be how this feeling of tranquility hit me in the face with a dose of reality. Wish me luck!

In the meantime enjoy these happy pics with our baby girl!