Day 4: A Trip to the Zoo!
Sunday = fun day! We spent the day, just the three of us, at the San Fransisco Zoo. The drive took under an hour and we were right on the coast the last bit…
We saw giraffees, a zebra, flamingos, monkeys, a hippo, lions, tigers, and (polar) bears! We had nice weather – a little chilly, but sunny. This is Vinay showing Avery the Gorillas…
After the first hour, we stopped and had lunch in their cafe. Avery was having a blast watching all the hustle and bustle of other families at the zoo…
And then it was off to see more animals! We even took Avery to the petting zoo! He pet a goat… well… we’ll use the term ‘pet’ very lightly. Avery hasn’t quiet learned ‘gentle’ yet – because he hit the goat and pulled its hair! This is Avery and Vinay after the petting zoo with a zebra in the background (you can’t really see him but I promise he’s there!)
Then after touring the rest of the zoo, we stopped for a pretzel snack before heading out…
Avery loves pretzels!
After the zoo we stopped in to see the grandparents, and called it a day.
Day 5: Grandparents & Movie Date
Another day at the grandparents, but today we also squeezed in a mini date. While Avery was spending time with family, Vinay and I stole away and saw the Avengers movie. It was soooo good! We hadn’t been to a movie since Christmas time.
That afternoon, Vinay’s cousin tested her photography skills on her new model, Avery. Pictures coming soon…!
Day 6: Grandparents, Lunch Date, & Travel Night
Our last day was spent visiting the grandparents again – making another quick lunch date to Carl Jr’s (they don’t have those in Boston either), and then it was time to fly back. We had a red eye and the plan was for Avery to sleep thru it all… and he did! Well, Avery got sleep but Mommy didn’t. I can never sleep on planes – so uncomfy! Avery was in my Maya wrap so I wasn’t ‘holding’ him, but I still can never sleep on planes.
We got into Boston at 5:30AM, headed home, and turned around and started our day – Avery to daycare & us to work. We would have taken the time off but both our jobs are demanding right now so we couldn’t take the day to rest. Oh well, at least I didn’t spend the 6 hour flight with a screaming child – could have been much worse!
How old was your little one on their first flight? Did it turn out as you planned? Did you buy any supplies? We got the maya wrap & packed light – our wonderful family in Cali had the big stuff we needed so we didn’t have to pay the rediculous checked bag fees!