On our way to Texas the flight attendants announced that the plane would be full--bummer! I was crossing my fingers that we could at least manipulate having a middle seat to ourselves too. Well, before we knew it the doors were closed and Caroline and I had our own row! JACKPOT! When does that happen?!? Caroline loved looking out the window. We read lots of books, ate lots of snacks, and watched Curious George. Caroline played peek-a-boo with one of our seat neighbors. She was the best little flyer. Caroline did however find that she really likes the "yogurt" off of yogurt covered raisins. She would eat off the yogurt and started to place the leftover raisin in my hand. Disgusting. So we switched snack gears really fast. It's so funny how she decided to snack on the plane.
On the way back the airport was crazy because all of the flights going to Chicago were cancelled and people were being rerouted. We sat on the very last row and this sweet couple sat next to Caroline and I. Caroline adored them--and luckily it was mutual. They would play and read with her. The husband pulled out his iphone and let Caroline play on apps that his grandkids would use. I couldn't have gotten luckier. Also, they had gone through med school and residency so it was fun to talk to them. Caroline fell asleep in the wife's arms and they carried her off the plane for me. It was one of those times where you think---the world isn't all that bad! They gave us their contact info in we ever have any questions. We lucked out yet again--I think even better than the first time that we flew.
When we got out of the terminal and saw Ben he was shocked that Caroline was still asleep. We walked over to baggage and Caroline shot up and smiled so big because she saw her daddy. It was the sweetest thing ever. She helped--well, "helped" him grab out bag and car seat and was so happy to be home. I am so glad we had awesome flights--I'm always a little terrified flying by myself because it's just me and Caroline but we made it!
|Saying goodbye to Houston! Right before this there were workers on the ground waving at Caroline and she was waving back. So cute!|
|Look at this girl! She was out after that flight!|
|Getting her wiggles out|
|She found the best snack machine ever--the ice cream one!|
|This is one of my favorites! We were playing peek-a-boo and she gave me this face. Love it!|
|Curious about everything|
|She loved her new book that got for her plane ride! Something new to explore!|
|Curious about landing|
|So much hair now!|
|So excited to see her Grams!|