Thursday, September 18, 2014

Air Travel with a 10-Month Old

Traveling with baby...sounds daunting. Now try traveling with baby by yourself...YIKES! I have traveled with baby Jack a few times solo now so I thought I'd offer up a few tips that I've found helpful. Don't worry, it's not scary!

Booking Your Flight:
I like to book our flights around baby Jack's nap time. That way, once we get on the plane he has his bottle, let the white noise of the engines work their magic and the he's off to sleep!

Check Bags:
BS and I were always carry-on people...those days are over. The good thing is that your stroller & car seat both check free (yay!) Buy one of these to protect your car seat. We have the Uppa Baby Vista Stroller so we break that down at home and pack it in its travel bag and check that too.

We put baby Jack in his Baby Bjorn and carry his diaper bag. You don't have to "take off your baby" when you go thru security which makes this portion of the trip a breeze! All we have to do is remove his liquids (ready to use formula in a plastic bag which TSA will just put into a machine for testing.) The carrier is also great when traveling alone with your baby so you can be hands-free and more importantly, use the restroom!

Below is how I pack the little man's diaper bag for a flight:

I bring an iPad (Netflix baby videos are great!) and My "stuff" is in the LV

A few toys (I like to keep everything in plastic bags so I can find things easily in the bag)

Food! Formula, Puffs, a cup for water and Jack's new obsession, bread

Diapers & Wipes

2 extra comfy outfits, a burp cloth (or 2) and 2 pairs of socks

Books & a blanket

Baby Bjorn

A stuffed animal for snuggling!

Enjoy your flight!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LC Bound!

Hey Everyone! Baby Jack and I are headed to LC for a week! BS is traveling for work so we thought we'd make our way to New England to spend some time with family and friends and to gladly test out our fall clothes! (NEVER thought I'd wish for cooler weather) Stay tuned for our LC recap!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Scenes from the Weekend

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a nice weekend. We kicked off the weekend with a little date night at Uchi for some very yummy sushi. On Saturday my in-laws arrived for a little weekend visit. Below are a few pics from our weekend!

Could eat this all day!

Love sitting at the sushi bar!

Little man helping Mom with laundry on Saturday morning
A little grocery shopping (wearing his new crocs!)

A little downtime with Instyle

BS made lunch (turkey, cheddar, pickles, mustard on a baguette) YUM!

Oma & Opa have arrived just in time for a bedtime story

Tiny's for Sunday brunch

Escalante's for some dinner

Monday at the Houston Zoo!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Scenes from the Weekend

Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. I can't believe its September! Hard to tell when its 95 degrees everyday! We had a pretty low key weekend.

A little Friday evening dip in the pool

Followed by fun in the tub

Hit up music class on Saturday

Grabbed some lunch at Paulie's

Relaxed Friday evening with this beauty

Hit up Trader Joe's and grabbed this yummy whole grain mustard!
Perfect with cheese and crackers

Another TJ favorite!

BS went to the Texans game on Sunday so Jack and I were left to our own devices...that meant a little fall usual we ended up with all stripes

And a new pair of shoes!

It was crummy weather here on Sunday so I turned up the AC, put on some cozy sweats and slippers and whipped up a skillet roast chicken!