Our first trip out of town with Melissa!

On Saturday, April 19, 2008 we flew to Lubbock for my (Traci) sister's wedding. This was our first time flying with a baby and our first trip away from home since Melissa was born. We had planned on traveling a lot after she was born, but with her having CF that put things on hold. Since we are past the cold and flu season we are going to do some more traveling this summer.

Melissa did well on her first plane ride. It was a lot of work to make sure we had everything we needed and got to the airport on time. Melissa enjoyed the airport with all the people. After waiting a while for the plane she gave up and slept about 30 minutes before the plane arrived. Once aboard the plane she was ready to go. We were able to take her car seat on the plane so that help out a lot. Once she was buckled in her car seat it didn't take her long to get comfortable. We hadn't been in the air 5 minutes and she was out like a light. The Flight Attendant on Southwest was so nice and gave Melissa her first set of wings and a certificate of her first time flying. The whole crew signed it for us. We arrived in Lubbock and Melissa's DD was waiting on us. We went to DD house so we could all take a nap and get ready for Auntie Peyt's wedding, but first Melissa needed to play and crawl around. She hadn't been able to crawl around all morning because of us flying. Melissa surprised us again and took an hour nap in a pack n play. That never happens!

Off we went to the wedding. It was a very nice wedding. If you have ever been to West Texas then you will know that West Texas has some pretty sun sets. That night was a perfect night. I hadn't had the chance to meet my new brother in-law Alex. He seems like a really nice guy. We are so happy for Peyton and Alex. After the wedding was over with we headed back to my moms house and it was time for bed. We had to fly out the next morning. Melissa surprised us again she slept all night long in the pack n play. This was her first time sleeping away from home and we didn't know what to expect. I had thought the worst.

Our plane ride home went well also. This time no car seat so Melissa didn't like to be held down. She finally gave in and went to sleep in my arms.

Our first trip went well! Here are some pictures of this weekend.

Waiting on the air plane

I'm tired of waiting!

Melissa 1st flight certificate on Southwest

This air plane is making me sleepy

DD waiting at the airport to pick us up!

Playing on a real piano

DD and Melissa

Melissa liked this rocking chair! It was her Auntie Peyt's when she was her age.

Alex and Peyton

Paul, Me (Traci), Melissa, Peyton, Alex and Delores (DD)

Uncle Alex and Melissa

1 comment:

Kaelyn said...

I loved seeing the pics. So glad everything went well especially on the plane. Your family picture is good!