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June 4, 2013

We’re back!

Our trip to Shreveport was a quick one—in on Friday, out on Monday.  Our flights over were SUPER easy— like, this easy:

Photo: The travel gods were smiling down on us today!

…but usually when that happens on one way of the trip, I can almost guarantee that the other way isn’t going to go quite so smoothly. Aaaaaaand it did not.  Our flights on the way there were in the morning—we left at 7:30 and got in at noon, which was really perfect timing for a good-mood baby (plus a morning nap). 

Our flights home had us leaving at noon and arriving at 5:00, which is…well, it’s not necessarily a recipe for disaster, but it’s certainly not a guarantee for an easy flight. Some afternoons, Lila is great and takes another nap; some afternoons, she insists on staying up and fighting naps, and thus is pretty cranky and exhausted by late afternoon.

Yesterday was one of those days. 

Plus she threw up in the airport bathroom.  Plus her diaper leaked and she peed all over me on our second flight. 


Eh, you win some, you lose some.  For the second flight, which was by FAR the worst, we were in the very back of the plane in our own row, so at least we didn’t disturb a lot of the other passengers.  

We have one more flying trip lined up for this summer—a trip out to Seattle in July—and I’d be lying if I said this didn’t make me a little nervous.  Our second flight was ROUGH…and it was only 1.5 hours.  Our Seattle flight will be almost five hours on the plane.  I think the age that Lila is at right now might be the hardest for plane travel—she’s FULL of energy, and also isn’t quite at the point where you can distract her with an i-pad or tv show.  We tried both on the flight home, and the i-pad kept her attention for about 10 minutes, max.  She just isn’t all that interested in it yet.  She was a little more interested in the full episode of Yo Gabba Gabba that we played for her, but the plane was so loud that she couldn’t hear it, so after about ten minutes, she lost interest in that as well.  She loves to read and look at her books, but you know…you can only read “Five Little Ladybugs” so many times before the plot becomes a little stale.  Smile

Anyway, we’re leaving for Michigan on Friday, and this mama is happy to be driving instead of flying!

Not much else going on here…just getting ready for our upcoming trip and wrapping up some loose ends before we leave. 

On our last day in Shreveport, we got some swimming in.  I’ll leave you with some sweet pics of my favorite water girls!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. itzyskitchen permalink
    June 4, 2013 5:22 pm

    ahhhh flying with a toddler…nothing like it. Glad you had fun on the trip. Keeping my fingers crossed for the Seattle flights. Her swimsuit is so cute

  2. June 5, 2013 1:25 pm

    Flying with a toddler SCARES me to pieces! Keith seems to think it won’t be any big deal…but me? I know better. Goodluck on the Seattle trip! 🙂

  3. ginger635 permalink
    June 6, 2013 11:42 am

    Yes, flying, even without kids can be he’ll these days. The toddler just takes it to another level. Have a safe trip to Michigan. We’ll see you there!

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