Everytime I say hello I say goodbye

Uncategorized June 9, 2011
Life’s been exciting and hectic here! Potty training is in full force, Sean has bought 2 cars (apparently boys need a separate car for Summer and Winter) and the kitchen is progressing nicely, but I’ve been really distracted this week because on Sunday we decided we would be taking a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles.
My Dad is headed down to see a specialist at UCLA and Wren and I offered to tag along for support. Unfortunately Sean couldn’t swing any time off so we are making our first solo Mommy/Baby trip which should be exciting and eventful. Just getting ready to travel with a 2 year old has taken up all of my abilities the last 2 days, getting parental consent documents sorted out with a lawyer and plenty of in-flight distractions. But I’m hoping she won’t need them and will be doing lots of this:
Why is it that 2 years constantly have the lovely smear of food around their mouth? I feel like I am wiping it away every 10 minutes…
anyway I will try and pop in at least once or twice while we are away, wish me luck during our travels!

Comments 17

  1. Brynalyn says on June 9, 2011

    I'm confused about the parental consent form? Why is that necessary?
    (just being inquisitive, sorry!) I don't have kids, so I don't know :)


  2. Holly and Sean says on June 9, 2011

    Yeah, I didn't realize it either until recently Brynalyn but when only one parent travels with a child they just want to be sure that the other parent is consenting. I think it is mainly in cases of custody settlements where they worry one parent may run off with the child.


  3. Sush says on June 9, 2011

    Bless you and hope all goes well for your Dad. Memories in the making for you and your gal pal!


  4. Douglas says on June 9, 2011

    Have fun in California! I hope the weather is better for you there!! Be sure to bring all those great new shirts with you… :P Marissa


  5. Kate says on June 9, 2011

    I was wondering the EXACT same think with my 2 year old's face today. And we started with a half day of potty training. Half day…2 accidents…diaper. tomorrow I'm putting her in the backyard with a sunscreen covered bare bottom and a little potty.


  6. Y Mama says on June 9, 2011

    It's for traveling outside the country with out both parents. If you got her out by yourself depending on which country you visited you may not HAVE to bring her back!! Scary isn't it! Safe Travels!!


  7. Robyn says on June 9, 2011

    If you've not already gone here's a tip. Take on board a lollipop or two for the little one for descent. The sucking will help eliminate the blocking of the ears. If she's not asleep that is.


  8. Mrs. Plank says on June 9, 2011

    I have never flown with my daughter, but my inlaws live 7+ hours away and we've been making that trip for several years now. My advice: pack the benadryl. I know that sounds terrible and I gasped at the thought when my mom suggested it. But my daughter gets over-stimulated very easily and sometimes she just needs helping settling down. But most of the time we don't use it. I'm sure your trip will be fabulous. I hope you both have a wonderful time together!


  9. Trashy Decor says on June 9, 2011

    Hi there! I just happened to stumble upon your blog and thought I would say hi.
    You two will do awesome! I did my first solo mama/baby trip to WA when my daughter was 18 months. Man oh man… Your baby looks like a little angel. I hope everything goes very smoothly for you.



  10. bagfashionista says on June 9, 2011

    you'll be fine – i've traveled back home (23 hours in the air) with isabel twice now and she did great!

    it's crazy that you have to get the legal papers! i didn't have to


  11. Jenn Nerland says on June 10, 2011

    Really I am in shock about the documents ! I travel at least 6 times a year solo with my 5 kids and have never been asked for any documentation …. Hmmm… maybe I should look into that .. thanks and best of luck and well wishes for your dad !


  12. Holly and Sean says on June 11, 2011

    Thanks so much everyone!
    We arrived on thursday morning and aside from freaking out while being patted down and swabbed at security, Wren did fabulous!! My dad and I were a little sick coming in with the turbulence and all Wren could say was “WHeeeww, let's do it again!”. And it has been smooth sailing since~

    I forgot to mention that the documents are only for out of country travel. We are canadian and traveled to the US, and I was really happy I brought them because sure enough the border agents scrutinized them really thoroughly.

    Thanks again for all your advice and thoughts!


  13. Kathy says on June 17, 2011

    Oh my goodness I miss the desert, we are in La Quinta during the winter months, that looks like Mission Hills..am I right?


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