Two mostly successful flights for baby — there, and back.
Helena is so cute, airport personnel and people in general can't help but be charmed into helping and forgiving.
To start off our adventure, I needed coffee. The girls at Starbucks were super — accommodating with the room we took up and patient with the mess we made feeding Helena, they gave Helena a stray Bumble (of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer fame) finger puppet.
The flight was uneventful. Helena was a bit antsy from time to time but a flight attendant or fellow passenger would always start in on a game of peekaboo. She slept through our descent and landing.
Yvonne had presents galore waiting for Helena at home. Lots of exciting new additions to her wardrobe. And two books: Art Spiegelman's Open Me...I'm a Dog and Tails by Matthew Van Fleet. The tails are a big hit, two of them already having been ripped from their pages.
Our days were full with laughter and turkey. We wandered through neighbourhoods and browsed in bookstores.
And then we came home.