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Sam's First Plane Ride

On Wednesday morning we traveled to the airport.  Destination: Towanda, PA to see Pa. We dropped our car off at the long term parking service and took a bus over to the airport.  Finn loved the bus - Sam was a little nervous.  He clutched on to Michael for dear life.

We got through security very quickly and found a seat in front of the gate.  The boys drank chocolate milk and ran circles around the seats. I was a little embarrassed, but Michael told me to chill and let them run since they would be sitting for a while.  As we were boarding the plane an older gentleman told me that Sam was awesome.  He loved his smile.

As we were boarding the plane the pilot came up to Finn and Sam and asked if they wanted to see the cockpit.  Finn took him up on it ASAP.  Sam did NOT want to see the cockpit.  He wanted to jump inside my skin.  He got really nervous the moment we stepped on the plane.  I had to carry both him, his carry on and my carry on down the long, crowded aisle.  The whole time Sam was saying loudly "hold me on the plane mommy!"

Since this was a domestic flight, we did not get to sit together.  Michael and Finn sat together and Sam and I sat together.  I put him in his seat and buckled him in.  The second I sat down Sam grabbed my hand and held it for most of the flight.  He would say over and over, "hold my hand on the plane mommy."  So I did.  When the plane took off, Sam's eyes grew to the size of half dollars and his mouth just fell open.  Then he smiled.  He really like flying.  Sam was actually a great travel buddy.  He was quiet and sweet.  It could have been because I let him eat an entire bag of gummy worms.

As we were exiting the plane, Sam high five'd the pilot and said, "good job with the plane."  The pilot thought that was pretty funny.

We had a layover in Detroit, so we let the boys take a few turns on the moving belt.

They ran up one side and down the other and had a ball!

Finn particularly loved this little exercise.

Then we found a place to sit and eat lunch.  Finn and Sam played with their "Frozen" sticker book.

Then Finn decorated the airport with his toys.  We got a few strange looks from other passengers walking by.

The second flight was a little less pleasant.  The air conditioning wasn't working too well and Sam wanted to sit in my lap.  After a while Sam stood up in his eat and saw Daddy and Finn sitting a few seats behind us.  He started to yell, "Hi Daddy!, Hi Finn!" So of course Finn would yell back.  Then he would say, "Daddy, are you happy?" Followed up by, "your not mad?"  This went on for every member of our family.  I was so embarrassed.  So now everyone on the plane believes that Michael and I are so mad all the time that our children ask us on a regular basis if we are actually happy.

Gran picked us up at the airport around 3:00.  We went straight to eat dinner at Texas Roadhouse.  Then it was off to Pa's house in Towanda.

The place is great! Gran and Pa fixed up an awesome room for us.

After our travels we were exhausted, but the boys had other plans.   Next they decided to play hide-n-seek.  Sam must be getting better at hiding, because Finn couldn't find him.  Finn came into the room and said, "well, I can't find Sam.  He must have gone outside and got hit by a car."  So dramatic.

So we went to the River Walk for an evening stroll.  Sam and Finn practices for the "strongman" competition.

After getting back to the house, we read ate ice cream, read a story, and went to bed.


  1. Oh my goodness Erin you are 'paying for your raising' with Finn!


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