Monday, April 10, 2006
Hello there! We have had safe and happy travels! Here is a snapshot of Little Boy ready to go (thank goodness for luggage carts!). That's all my luggage - little green bag is mostly bedding for Little Boy - I always keep that consistent no matter where we go so he has a good nights sleep! Sometimes I think it is a bit of a bother to lug around - I mean, it takes up an entire suitcase, but he is always sooo happy to see his own pillow, knit blanket, quilt, sleep sack, etc. - it is worth it! This time around I left the sheepskin in Austria and will buy him a new one for this side of the pond - he has slept on a sheepskin since he was born! Big bag (which is actually one of our smaller suitcases) - our STUFF. Duffle bag? That is almost empty! It is actually our carry on (because it is empty I can squish it down into that ridiculous size-checker for carry on luggage - after taking our jackets out). Oh, let's see... potty seat, pull ups, favorite blanket, complete change of clothes, 2 books, snacks - the normal carry on stuff for any Momma of a toddler! Yeah, I pack a potty seat - not sure where I would find another padded Elmo potty seat and you never know with a toddler - that could be a huge problem! At the last minute I left the computer and camera with DH- you have to open both up through every single security check and I thought I would have my hands full enough with a very active toddler without bothering to take photos with the camera to prove it is a digital. I did have my little camera in my suitcase though, so still managed to take some photos of some of our doings, but not as many as I usually would. It doesn't seem like much stuff, but once you have to carry it all around - ugh.
We have had fun!!! Little Boy is such a wonderful traveler - planes, buses, cars, time zone differences, visiting a ton of people, hotel rooms, different houses - he takes it all in stride. And now, happily, we have just arrived to our final destination today and this tired Momma is thankful to be home!!! I will write more later, but wanted to at least check in!