We went to Colorado to visit my parents for Thanksgiving. This was Ava's first plane ride, and I was more than a little concerned on how it was going to go. The three of us had an EARLY flight out together on Wednesday morning, and then Scott flew home on Sunday, while Ava and I flew home on Monday afternoon. All I will say is that it is a bit more tricky flying with a child than without. Especially one who decides that she wants to be carried everywhere, regardless of the fact that there are 4 other bags to carry, a carseat to haul around, and all of the undressing that happens while going through airport security.
All that aside - it was great! She talked non-stop on both flights, and then fell asleep 10 minutes before landing each time. She was very good and didn't kick the seats in front of her, but we were worried her constant chattering might annoy some of the other passengers. But you know what? We got over that really fast!
While in CO, we took it easy. Had a great dinner on Thanksgiving day, drove to Ft. Collins (we lived there for 14 years) to see how much things have changed, and only went out shopping for about an hour. Definitely not any of the crazy Black Friday shopping! It was awesome to see how interactive Ava is becoming with my parents...and she's finally deciding that the women in her life matter, too! She seemed to be attached to her Gramma Karen non-stop. I do believe this made my mom pretty happy.
Watching Sponge Bob...thank goodness for DTV on the plane!
It looks like she's playing with a lit candle...not sure what it really is.
Yay, Gramma Karen!
I love your earring...
Ava has Grampa Doug wrapped around her finger...literally.
For the record, Ava does feed herself. Scott was just teasing her with pie.
Looks like she's telling someone off here! Wait, that someone would be ME!
Watching something in 3D on the new tv...guys. Sigh.
At Coopersmith's Brewery in Ft. Collins.
As usual, there was gorgeous weather in CO...so we went to the park!
I love the expression on her face..."I'm ready to go shopping, Mommy!" She loved playing dress-up with Gramma Karen.
Ava discovered that she loves helping out with laundry...I wonder if she'll feel the same way in 10 years?
We have many, many things to be thankful for - what a wonderful time of year to stop and reflect upon all of the postitive things in our lives. We are so blessed!