The Trip

Evan and I go back from our trip on Saturday. He did amazingly well, and was a little trooper the whole time!

We started out flying from here to Toronto (a quick, 25 minute flight), where he smiled half the time and slept the other half. We then had about 45 minutes to catch our flight to Regina. It started off pretty badly with Evan crying his head off while everyone was boarding. But, he did pretty well once we got going, and only cried a couple of times for a few minutes. He was all smiles once we saw my parents! We’re pretty sure he recognized them from our iChats. Then we drove to Yorkton (about 1.5 hours away).

We visited both my grandmothers and my aunt and uncle on my dad’s side. It was tough seeing my paternal grandmother, as she is in a nursing home and not doing particularly well. But, it was nice that Evan could put a smile on her face. My other grandmother was really happy to meet him too!

After three days in Saskatchewan, we drove 12 hours to Calgary. I was dreading it, but Evan did awesome. He pretty much slept the whole time, and was happy otherwise. While there, we had visits with my aunt, uncle, and cousin on my mom’s side, and a few friends of mine. We went to the zoo, and Evan really enjoyed the big turtles, the fish, and the elephants.

On our flight on the way home, he was the perfect baby – being cute, smiley, and cuddly. I got a few comments on what a good baby he was. One man even said he was the best baby he’d ever seen on a plane. That made me happy, though I know it was basically the luck of the draw and had nothing to do with me!

The visit made me miss Calgary a bit. It was just so nice having family around, being around long-time friends, and not wanting to strangle people when I’m driving. Though, going back always makes me realize what I don’t miss about it too (materialistic and ultra-conservative attitudes).

It was a wonderful trip! I’m so happy that my parents got to spend so much time with him, and watching them with him is always a treat.

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Comments on: "The Trip" (5)

  1. Glad to hear you had a good trip and that you were blessed with a happy baby on the airplane — some of it is luck of the draw for sure, but I suspect you had a lot more to do with it than you give yourself credit for!

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  2. So glad you had a nice trip and Evan was a wonderful baby for you!

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  3. Sounds like the traveling was a success! I'm so glad Evan did so well, I know you were a bit worried. Can't wait to see some pics!

    And I love the new blog banner!!

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  4. Wool Free – well, I guess I can take some credit 😉

    Amy – me too!

    Ella – I posted an album on FB and IV if you want to take a look. I love the new banner too – Liz made it!

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  5. Glad to read the trip went well. I know the feeling of feeling “at home” but then remembering/getting reminded about some of the “not so nice things” … but the heart is torn, right?

    Maybe your parents can come visit in the summer and stay a little longer?

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