Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Copeland's First Flight

The past month and a half we have been very fortunate to spend a lot of time with family.  Over Valentine's/President's Day weekend we flew to Branson to visit Ryan's grandparents and were also able to see his Mom, Aunt, Uncle, and cousins.  It was Copeland's first flight so we weren't sure what to expect but he handled it like an old pro.  For three of the four legs we were able to take his car seat on with us so he had his own seat.  Also, those flights weren't full so it was really easy to nurse him inconspicuously.

On the underground tram at the airport (I didn't know Ryan was taking a picture):
Partying at the gate:

On the plane!

Another stealth picture by Ryan
Getting all kinds of loving:
Grammies and Great Grandad
Uncle Gary
Grammies and Aunt Kaye
Tyler and Heather
We had such a wonderful time visiting with everyone and it passed by much too quickly.  It seemed like a whirlwind but we're so thankful we got to spend time with everyone and that Copeland was able to meet so many family members.  He seemed to have a great time and was happy to visit with everyone.  Also, travelling with him was pretty easy because he was so calm and we didn't have to pack much since Aunt Kaye had a pack and play for him to sleep in.  In the future I would probably plan things a little differently, such as NOT FORGETTING the baby carrier.  It doesn't seem like it would be too difficult but carrying a 15/16 pound little guy all around an airport in your arms can really be tiring.  I remembered about halfway to the airport that I had forgotten his carrier - I was not happy.  Also, it was super nice for Copeland to have his own seat for when he wanted to sleep or when he just didn't want to be held.  While we lucked out and didn't have to pay for his seat on this trip, I would definitely consider purchasing a seat for him on future trips.  

1 comment:

  1. So glad that you have such a good little traveler and that you got to see so much family on your trip. Zach started flying when he was about six months old and did really great as well!