Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Last month we went to New Jersey for Chris's Dad 60th birthday party. Grandma Debbie and Grandpa were very excited to see Hannah and we were excited to share our "homeland" with our daughter. Since we have surpassed the two year mark, Hannah also got her own seat on the plane (and I have photographic proof for both flights). And I know, I know, because of Hannah's petiteeness I'm sure we could have passed her as a 1-and-change year old, but with my luck we would encounter "Checky McChecksalot" at the airport and we'd get in trouble. What kind of trouble, I have no idea, but airport trouble is not my kind of trouble, thank you very much.
Besides, we had enough trouble taking off. We sat on the plane for 3 hours before taking off on a 1.5 flight. All things considered Hannah did a wonderful job of coping while her Mother was ready to jump out of her skin.
The weather was wonderful. I miss a few things about New Jersey and autumn is one of them. The weather is cool, but not cold, the leaves change the most beautiful colors and I think I look best in a turtleneck, which works perfectly for NJ autumn. Another thing I miss is Ma-ee-a. Hannah got to spend a little time with Auntie Ma-ee-a in lovely Chester (one of my favorite spots for antique shopping). And the trip home was smooth sailing.