Thursday, October 16, 2008

Little Elvis, the little traveler

Little Elvis had a big time flying last weekend. A big time. Other than our few minutes of fussiness while waiting to get on the planes and then waiting to actually take off, he was a really good boy.

We ran all over the first airport before we were allowed to board the plane. And I let him. I snapped him in his little harness and let him inspect every sign in sight. Once on the plane, he was pretty good, until we had to change seats 3 times. Can't fuss too much though, because we got a whole row to ourselves.

He slept most of the flight.

Then we had to walk from one terminal to the next to make our connection. I just want to say a huge Thank You to the person who invented motorized walkways.
And another huge Thank You to the planner who put this walkway right in front of our gate.
We rode this thing for about 20 minutes. Little Elvis LOVED it.
He started whimpering as soon as we got off the belt each time. He was great at walking off of the belt, but usually ended up on his bottom when he got on the next belt.

On our second flight, he spent the entire 23 minutes we were up in the air studying the clouds. I told him his Daddy would be very thrilled about that.

During our long flight while he slept, I had a great time. It's been so long since I've held him during a nap. I had forgotten how sweet he is then.

He still puckers his little lips like he's about to say "puh" while he sleeps. And when he's waking up, he shakes his little head several times.

It was pure bliss. He was so cute, that I looked up at one point and caught the guy in front of us smiling at how sweet Little Elvis was. (Not in a skeevy way, just in a, "Wow, that baby sure is sweet and well-behaved. I hope to have a child like that" way.)


Blogger MIP said...

Aww, they are so sweet when they are sleeping aren't they? Makes you forget the little boogers they can be when they are awake:). Glad the travelling went so well!

11:41 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

So glad your flight went well.

My kids love those walk ways - they saved us too when I traveled across Canada on my own with the kiddies!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Awww! I would have been smiling in the same way. So cute!
I never know what to do when people smile like that at us. I usually give a very shy smile back and move on...
Glad the trip went well.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so sweet. I really love holding kiddos while they are napping. M still does the little puckering thing when she sleeps. It is adorable. I am glad the flight went well. Love the pictures.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got back from flying across the world with Svara and I have to agree that those walkways are the best! Glad your travels went well. It certainly is easier when you can get extra seats! Our trip back was smoother than the trip there. It's always an adventure to travel with a toddler!

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

Lovely to hear he done so well,
thats a great boy you have there.

11:59 AM  
Blogger mpotter said...

he's a pro, now!
glad it went well. you are so brave!
i fear a 3 hour car-ride.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I love love love it when I get in some drowsy snuggle time. Amazing how warm they get when they are sleepy! I am glad all went well with the traveling. BTW - I love those people movers too. :)

10:26 PM  
Blogger Ann(ie) said...

what a big boy!!

1:50 AM  
Blogger MoziEsm√© said...

Sounds like a sweet traveling experience - you were blessed! I've got one of those harnesses too - so cute!

5:32 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Yay for the successful airport adventure. Love that harness. I have to get one for Isabella, whom I wish would still nap in my arms.

4:19 PM  

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