A runner with an appetite for adventure!

Pop goes the Weasel November 29, 2013

Filed under: Baby — Kelocity @ 4:44 am
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Coincidently, Irving’s mom was flying through Vegas on one of the days we were there. She had a few hours to lay over there, so we went to hang out and say hi!

She came bearing gifts! A ‘Jack-in-the-Box’ from when Irving was little. Adele LOOOVED it!
That was her favorite toy for the rest of our trip.
Jack and Adele are BFF’s now. And I’m stuck singing “All around the Mulberry Bush, the Monkey chased the weasel…” all day long. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.


Wheels Up September 2, 2013

Filed under: Travel — Kelocity @ 7:49 pm
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Adele is air borne again. I have to look back to confirm, but i think this was her 15th flight. This time, the destination was Indianapolis to visit her grandma and aunties. I flew with her alone and i was admittedly a little nervous. The older and more mobile she gets, the more being confined in a seat for 4 hours with her scares me.

I got to the airport early and actually saw my college roommate in the terminal. We chatted and hit up starbucks together. Then adele fell asleep in the carrier while we waited to board. I hadnt realized it, but i looked at my watch and realized our departure time had passed. I only had 20 minutes to make my connection in Houston to begin with…enter panic. I talked to the gate agent who agreed to put me up in a hotel in houston if i missed the second leg. Adele and i love adventure so we boarded anyways and hoped for the best.

The flight was pretty quick. We passed the time with snacks, the tea tin, books and toys. People were commenting on what a good baby she was…then 3/4 thru the flight was “The Great Apple Juice Disaster of flight 286”. The lady next to me fell asleep with her tray table down…and her full glass of apple juice on top. Before i even realized what was happening, Adele swooped in and threw her table up and the drink came crashing down. Ahhhh! I apologized profusely and offered to buy her something stronger (!) But she was so nice and declined. Oy vey.

Once we landed, i strapped Adele into the carrier and ran (I mean RAN) to our next flight only to find out it too was delayed so we were fine (even early). Whew. I bought adele some milk in the meantime. When we boarded, i headed straight to the back of the plane and scored one of only two empty seats next to me. Yessss. Anyone who has flown with kids understands this is life changing.

She did great on the second leg too. She played peekaboo with the kind people across the aisle, she played games on the kindle and read books. (One of her books has a picture of a banana in it and she sees it and squeals “NANA” when she sees it!)

When we landed, we had two very excited aunties waiting for hugs. And grandma was anxiously waiting at home for us too. So far, it has been a great week. I will be back soon with a full recap and LOTS of pictures. we are all having a blast!


Three Travel Tips March 28, 2013

Filed under: Travel — Kelocity @ 9:56 pm
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What’s it like to fly solo with a 9-month old baby?
1 Checked Suitcase
1 Checked Carseat
1 Checked Stroller
1 Diaper Bag (Backpack)
1 Purse/Camera Bag
1 Baby Carrier for Hands Free travel

Piece of cake really. Somehow I managed to check in at the counter, board and ride the plane, disembark, get baggage off the carousel, take a shuttle to a rental car place, pick up a rental car, check into a hotel, check out of a hotel and drive two hours across the state of florida (and then do it all in reverse) — all by myself*. And it was surprisingly easy! Being organized is key.
You’ve seen a ton of “how to travel with baby” posts before so I won’t bore you, but here’s a few little tips I picked up along the way.

1.) When you get to a hotel, ask for a pack n’ play. Some hotels charge for these, but I asked nicely and the receptionist gave it to me for free (there was normally a $20 charge at this hotel). I also travel with my own sheets (one pack n play and one regular crib sheet if you don’t know the size ahead of time). This saved me the hassle of traveling with my own pack n’ play.

2.)  Upgrade your seat. When I got to the Jetblue counter, I asked to change my seat to one that had an empty seat next to it. On both of my legs, I lucked out with two seats for the price of one. (They didn’t charge me anything to do this). If your flight isn’t full and you’re traveling with an infant, your row will be the last one they fill.

3.) Save Those Bags! You know those huge blue Amazon sacks you get with you have a large item giftwrapped? They fit my Chicco Keyfit Caddy Stroller perfectly! My car seat goes in a travel bag that my parents gave us. Worked like a charm.

Happy Travels!

*Ok, on the way back, Aunty Laurie was there to help/’watch-Adele-So-I-Could-Get-Dunkin Donuts’ at the airport. But still. =)


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