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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Over the river and through the woods...





To Grandmothers house we go. Well we are finally home. It's been a long time since I have posted and I thought you all might like a few pictures of our grand trip. We left LA on April 11th and went to Washington D.C. to visit Grandma and Grandpa Dodd. Myles was great on the plane. We were so lucky to get an open seat next to us so he was sitting up like a big boy most of the time. We visited with Bjorn's sisters while in D.C., Kalita and husband Byron, and Birgitte and Husband Justin. Nerisha and daughter Latoya and her daughter Eliza came to meat us all at the National Zoo. It was a great visit with all the family except Ritch. We visited T& C for 5 days then moved on to New York City. We stayed in the city for two nights and had a great time visiting Central park, the Empire State building, the Guggenheim, New York fire museum, Harlem all the sights in New York. We then moved on to New Jersey to visit Bjorn's older sister Ritchenya and son Jason. We stayed with them for three nights. While there we visited Philly for a Star Wars exhibit and an original Philly cheese stake sandwich. We got to see Jason play in a baseball game and celebrated out 5th anniversary. Next we moved on to visit my flight attendant friend Joann and her husband Marc in Connecticut. We had a wonderful time there just catching up and getting to see their new home. We traveled back over the Tapan Zee bridge and made our way up to Boston for the best part of the trip. We had wanted some time to ourself so we built in time in NYC and BOS. We stayed in a fabulous hotel The Omni Parker House in downtown Boston for three nights( home of the original Parker house rolls, Boston cream pie, and the place where the Kennedy's where engaged). We visited the freedom trail sights, went to a game at Fenway Park(my f











avorite part of the entire trip),
ate some really great seafood, and had an amazing time there. We visited the ducks in the public gardens. The bronze ducks were the inspiration for the Caldicott winner childrens book "Make way for Ducklings". It was time to move on, back to New Jersey to visit a friends who moved from LA to Skillman. It was a short one night stay, but great to see them. The last trip was back to Washington D.C. for a visit with Bjorn's friend Keshi and his wife Monica. We enjoyed their home and Myles loved the huge screen movie theater in the basement. Myles is the ultimate couch potato. He loves to watch t.v. It doesn't matter what is on. He loves it all. The last day we drove back to the airport and traveled home where we arrived on the 27th of April. Myles and mommy got back on the airplane the very next day to Salt Lake where we would stay with Grandma and Grandpa while Mommy got the low down on IVF stuff. We are trying to have a sibling for Myles sometime in July. Then we headed south for a quick overnight stay with Kristin and Chris. It was a great trip, but man am I tiered. It's a long time to be gone and I think it is going to take me a while to get back on top of everything. Myles was a great traveler, only melting down once the whole trip. Not too bad I think! Hope you enjoyed our travel log. Yep, that's Ella, 18 months old and Myles is almost a tall as she is. He outweighs her though!

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Man you had the best trip.
Cute pic's of Myles and it was so good to see him. He's a cutie, just like his pictures.
I'm glad you guys had a great time.
I think Dru and I went to dinner and a movie for our 5th anniversary LOL

angie said...

Crap, Brooke. I didn't know you went to Utah, too.....although I guess if I had used my brain I could have deduced that. I'm so glad you had such a great trip. I don't know how you still carry Myles in the carrier. I have to send you a link to a blog where this girl recovered her Bjorn and it is the CUTEST ever........not that your Bjorn needs it. Just throwing that out there. I LOVE the picture of Myles and Tess. You definitely have a keeper! :)

Kristin said...

Thanks for working us into your travel plans, it was great to see you! Your trip sounds like it was so much fun. It is always nice to be back in your own bed though. Esp. since your bed is so awesome!

Leslie said...

You all had such a whirlwind April. This was a big trip and so I hope you had a lot of fun, it sounds like you were very busy. I love how Myles smiles in so many of the pictures, I notice that it is esp. true when you are taking the picture...he loves his mommy!

Angela said...

Wow, you did so much, I am glad you had fun and that myles was such a little trooper. Nice to have you back.

Darci said...

What a trip! I was about to email you to say that I wanted to see some pictures of Myles:) He smiles all the time! I still can't believe how big he is. You are amazing for still carrying him in the Baby Bjorn!

Gunnisac Sandersons said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Congrats on the cute boy. He looks like he is so fun and he is so cute.