Andrew has already been on an airplane! We all went to Colorado over Memorial Day Weekend. Andrew traveled like a champ. I was pleasantly surprised how great it went. We sure did have a lot of stuff to bring. How can someone so little require so much gear? Stroller, car seat, his own suitcase, 2 diaper bags… Luckily the airline is very accommodating to those traveling with children.
We stayed at Ryan’s aunt and uncle’s place in Downtown Denver. It was awesome! They have a beautiful loft and we were so close to so many restaurants. We put Andy in the stroller and off we went to eat. He is such a good boy in his stroller even when we weren’t moving.
On Saturday, we went to meet Andrew’s newest playmate, Olivia. She is about 1 month older than Andrew. Olivia’s mom is my good friend from high school, Maria. They live in Colorado Springs now. Maria got some rolls and juice for breakfast and then we headed to check out the Garden of the Gods. It’s a red rock formation at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. It’s kind out of place there, so that’s why it’s so unusual. They made it into a place with trails and different look out spots. After we checked out the rocks, we headed to the Colorado Springs Zoo. It was a fun zoo with lots of different animals. It is built in a mountain side, so we got a good workout pushing the stollers up the steep paths. The giraffes were the highlight. You could buy some crackers and feed them. We were treated to a nice supper at the Studens before heading back to Denver for the night.
Ryan lived in Denver area for a short time when he was about 9 years old, so we ventured up to the suburb of Westminster to try and find his old house on Sunday. At first, we didn’t have much luck as a lot has changed in 20 years. But then we passed a middle school that he recognized. Then we got into the right area and found his old school. From there we were able to find the neighborhood and his house. He showed me the park where he used to play baseball and cut across to get to school. Pretty neat! We checked out the Cherry Creek Mall for a couple of hours and then hit up the Wazee Supper Club. They had a variety of foods, but the pizza seemed like their specialty, so that’s what we tried. Yum!
We had a morning flight on Monday morning, so we got up early and headed up to the airport and were back home early in the day. Andrew did very well on the flights again.
This weekend, Ryan is umpiring the North Dakota State High School Baseball Tournament. We will be lonely without daddy, so Andrew and I are heading to Grandma and Grandpa Lindsay’s for a few days. This is my last week of maternity leave. I can’t believe that our little man is already going to be 12 weeks old on Monday. He is such a good baby! Ryan and I love being parents. We really feel like a family now that Andrew has joined us. It is so fun to watch him grow and develop, too. There are many more firsts to come.