Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Labor Day weekend

Colt FINALLY got to take his first trip to TEXAS! We made the tour of Texas, starting in Houston, then going to Austin, Marble Falls, and Fort Worth. Here is a bit about our trip:

Colt took his first airplane ride. I was nervous because Ty couldn't come with us, but Colt did great! He slept all the way up, and drank his bottle on the way down! (As you can see, the flight was pretty empty, so even if he did fuss, it wouldn't have disrupted too many people!)
In Austin, Colt met his mom and dad's friends and their new kids. Adalaide was sleeping, but we got pictures of Colt and Kate (isn't she a cutie?)

Next Colt went to Marble Falls and met lots of other friends: (Don't they all look SO happy to be there :)

Cooper, Camden, Chase, & Colt

Colt laid out at the lake in Marble Falls:

Then we drove to Fort Worth where Colt got to meet his GREAT Grandad and Grandma:

It was a fun vacation and it was great to see lots of wonderful friends and family along the way. We miss you guys, but you're always welcome to visit us in sunny Florida!

Somewhere during all of our travels, Colt picked up a cold and then had a slight ear infection. He was a bit fussy when we got home, but after sleeping with him in the recliner for 2 nights and a bit of baby Tylenol, he was back to his old curious, chipper self again. Colt getting sick was one of my biggest parenting fears, so now that we've been there and done that, I feel much more confident. Yes, it was hard to hear him fuss and not be able to sooth him quickly, but he really was a trooper and we got through it.

Also, Colt had his 2 month checkup: he weighs 13 lbs 80z, height 24.25 inches. We have a big boy on our hands!


Rocky and Sunee Conly said...

Glad to hear he's feeling better and wow, he is huge! i love the pic of him by the lake by the way.

Jesse Petersen said...

He got sick? Oh noes!

I'm glad it was an empty flight. You didn't need to be worrying about a 2 hour flight with a crying baby... in my opinion, it's not the infants crying on planes, it's the parents who can't control their 2-14 year-olds. :)

What was that banging on my seat again!

Beth Purcell said...

Hey Charis:

Its already been a busy semester- but I wanted to just drop by your blog and say hello. I hope you are all doing well and can't believe Colt is already a seasoned traveler!

Also, Ty's dad is on my prayer list. Any updates on him?

Love, Beth P.

kate m. said...

Cute pictures! Sorry he got sick. Traveling and being cute can wear a boy out! Glad your first plane ride went well!

Alisha said...

I am so pleased to see you are flying the best airline ever! I am going to be back on those planes next week, for the first time in over a year of maternity leave! Glad you had a good 1st flight! Your son is absolutely adorable!