Thursday, January 20, 2005

Meet the Family, Part 1

This week, we made the pilgrimage home to introduce our boy to our friends and family. I don't know why we had to go back East...I think it would have been lots easier to have them come see us. If you think that's rude, then you've never traveled with a baby. More on that in a moment.

Here's Aizay and Christine demonstrating the fancy trolley we bought to help us roll Aizay through airports. We decided that we wanted to buy a seat for him on the plane. This made us feel really good about flying with Aizay. We don't want to denegrate the choice of flying without a carseat--that's up to those parents, but we would have hated to hit turbulance and lost our grip on Aizay just because we weren't willing to pay for the ticket). On the other hand, it was a pain in the tush to install the carseat in the plane.

One of the few times we let Aizay out of his seat. Aiden found the airphone fascinating. I think he thought it was a tiny TV. He was no problem at all on the flight, but if you think leaving the house takes twice as long, getting on or off an airplane is just glacial. We changed planes in Chicago, which means we had to get Aizay on and off the plane 4 times. Not fun. Did I mention his seat was a pain in the rear? They should seat all babies and their families in First Class.

Auntie Cyndy got to meet Aizay and give him the once-over at the Barnes & Noble.

Auntie Maura (and the other 20 or so of Christine's family members) sure gave Aizay a lot to think about. I'll tell you, that kind of crowd crammed into a house watching football and giving each other belated Christmas presents can cause noise-induced hearing loss.

For now, that's all the pictures I have. I misplaced my camera after this for a few days, but hopefully some family members who took photos will send me copies (hint, hint).


Anonymous said...

That is awesome!! I'm so glad the family actually got to see Aiden! Maybe now they'll quit badgering you in the comment section about seeing him?? Probably not! You've only fueled their burning desire to see him more, so they'll be calling in the middle of the night, begging for just five more minutes. Or not. I don't know. I wasn't there. 

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Anonymous said...

Hey, wish we could have been there! But if you need a vacation from your vacation, feel free to come visit us in sunny Florida!

Stop whining... I had to tote my baby and enormous toddler from Tampa to Richmond, changing planes of course, alone. But I hear ya, babies on planes are tough!


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Becca said...

New Zealanders know better about traveling with children. (a) they put infants on your lap, with one of those seatbelt extenders around them. (b) they have bassinets!!!! that fold out from the bulkhead (c) they seat parents w/ small children close to the front- necessary for use of the bulkhead bassinets (d) they give children little teddy bears!
Granted, they're insane and take infants on plane trips around the world to see family. Maybe it's all a hazing ritual.