Yesterday our family flew to California. OZL did awesome on his first flight. He slept during takeoff, woke up in the middle for a bottle, sat happily on his daddy's lap for about an hour, then fell back asleep for landing. (Angel baby!!)
When we landed in Burbank, OZL fell asleep in his carrier, allowing me to easily round up all our luggage (a.k.a a TON of crap that I packed, not knowing what we'd need on baby's first trip, including more than 20 cloth diapers!) and hop on the shuttle to get our rental car. Then OZL and I made the short drive to my dad's house.
When we arrived, APL's parents and my little brother were waiting for us. Everyone was super excited to see OZL. My brother (a culinary school graduate) made an amazing Polish dinner (a family tradition) and we all enjoyed visiting until OZL got too exhausted from his exciting day and had to be put to bed.
APL, on the other hand, boarded a plane for San Francisco once we got to Burbank. Today he starts his 525 mile bike ride back to us here in Los Angeles. He has raised $5,000 for arthritis research. I am so very proud of him.
Good luck, APL!!