Friday, October 22, 2010

Home Again

It's been a little time between entries I know, blame it on travel and jet lag.  We went to Long Island, NY for a wedding and a baptism all in one weekend.  I grew up there and have a large family there, so we had plenty to keep us busy.  But our biggest fear, airplane shenanigans, never materialized.  That and the fact that the baby had a blast from the time we left to go to the airport at 5 AM Thursday morning until we got back to Arizona late Monday night made it a great trip all around.  I have a lot on my mind to blog about, some trip related and some not, but right now I'll leave you with a few random pictures and a recap of the plane ride.

I got lots of comments on my last entry about being nervous about flying with an 18 month old.  It turns out with Sabrina, airplane travel equals sleep.  Our trip was a four hour flight from Phoenix to Baltimore, then an hour from there to Long Island, and the same on the return.  She was asleep before we took off and stayed there for the first three hours of the trip.  An Elmo video and snacks took care of hour four.  She got the crazies out in a quiet part of the Baltimore airport and was back to sleep as we taxied to the runway, not waking until we landed.  She repeated this when we went back to Baltimore on Monday.  For all our worry about popping ears during takeoff, she slept through the first three of them.

Flying from Baltimore to Phoenix, she was up for three hours.  (Eh, you can't win 'em all!)  She slept through the fourth hour, deplaning, baggage claim, the bus ride to the car, and didn't wake up until getting strapped in the car seat.  It works out to sleeping for just over 60% of the time.  Not too shabby!

Here are some pictures from the wedding and baptism we went to, as well as the big reveal of the top secret dress.  Enjoy!

My new dress...

During the Kid's Balloon Dance

Smiling with Dada

Raise the Roof!

Partying in the Yard

Having fun with Papa


kiles1670 said...

Sabrina is so gorgeous, she is growing up so fast

Lisa T. said...

So cute that little girl!

Crista said...

What a happy girl in a gorgeous dress! I'm glad the travel parts were uneventful.

Malea said...

Wow! That dress is snazzy. She grew up while i wasn't looking it seems.

Adoption of Jane said...

She is so cute!! Glad you had an easy plane ride! I am taking a 3 1/2yr old and a 13yr old from LAX to Amsterdam to Uganda next July... pray for me!! Yikes!

Anne said...

OMG, that dress is ADORABLE!!!

2 AFRO DADS said...

Sabrina had her flying agenda down and made it through ok!

She looks like a little Princess in her dress......and of course her beautiful smile adds to it.

She is certainly growing like a beanstalk!

mommy3 said...

Adore her dress; well, you knew that! Her plane ride = sleeping is amazing = lucky daddies. What a little princess Ms. S can be!

Stacey said...

Glad it went well. That's how our flight with our first kid went--just slept the whole way. So much easier that way. :)

She is gorgeous and love the dress!!!

Wendy said...

She is soooo beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

I love the dress!

Yay for a successful flight!

You two are doing such a good job!