It was great to get to spend a week in NC before Ryan flew in to meet us. James did not want to go to sleep on this trip which made it a little more stressful than other times, but we survived and had a wonderful visit.
Without a doubt this has been the most challenging age to fly with so far. How do you keep an active 1 year old (who has a very limited attention span) entertained and in our little tiny space for 3 flights? I don't know but if you have any suggestions let me know. :) Add to it that two out of three flights were delayed and JT and I got to spend a nice 12+ hours traveling alone that first day. We also managed to spill an entire glass of water on the person beside us and we lost the top to a sippy cup on the plane. I had tried to plan ahead- I had new toys, individually wrapped, extra snacks, etc. but on the final flight I had to pull out my secret weapon: Nerds. Do you know how often my child eats real candy? Never. But let me tell you, picking up those little Nerds one at a time lasted almost the entire trip from Charlotte to Greenville and when they were gone we played with the empty box. I will never travel without them again!!! And as a bonus James was able to work on his fine motor skills, lol.
|Hanging out at DFW|
Here are just a few of the fun things we did that week.
|First basketball game|
|What could be greater than watching all those balls?|
|Checking out the fireplace|
|Football game (we didn't make it long at any of these sporting events)|
|First time going to the nursery at St. James|
|Played outside in the leaves|
|Jorja and Aida came to play|
|James did not like me holding Aida!|
|What is going on in that clothes basket?|
|Uncle David came for the night|
|I got to go with Shannon to get her wedding makeup preview. Doesn't she look beautiful?|
|The lovely bride-to-be|
|Dinner with the bible study girls in Wilson|
James also got to spend a really fun day with his Nana and Pop....and I just realized I don't have any pictures of it! I will have to get copies when we are there for Christmas, but I know he had a blast. And I think he got to try out one of his presents a little early. :)