Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Minnesota or BUST!

On October 11th I flew with Brooklyn for the very first time to go see my sister Becca in Minnesota...WOW! Flying with a baby is NOT fun! On our first plane to Denver, Dad Uda sat next to us to help take care of Brooklyn. It was nice, even though he slept the whole time, because Brooklyn pulled at his eyebrows and poked his nose and eyes which kept her entertained. But on the next plane we ended up sitting across the aisle from dad and it turned out to be a somewhat embarrassing ride.

As many of you know, Brooklyn suffers from a volume control problem. She also strongly opposes being held still and in one place for long periods of time. To make a long story short, I was squeezed between a Chinese man who kept saying "Wow! Your baby is so energetic...she moves so much, she has quite a voice!" and a young single fellow who, despite the size of the plane, managed to shrink himself about 2 feet away from us by the end of the flight in order to escape Brooklyn's strong desire to eat his book. Ugh! Never again.

That being said...it has been so nice to see Becca, Taber and the girls! Brooklyn felt instantly at home and already worships her cousin Teya. Teya actually thinks Brooklyn is pretty great too...you just can't tell in this picture, but she laughs at EVERYTHING Brooklyn does and likes to give her kisses.
Brooklyn loves Brinley as well but she doesn't understand soft touches yet and keeps trying to poke Brinley in the eye or pump her guts out. Oh yeah! and she does NOT like it when I feed Brinley! She believes strongly that the only mouth I should ever put a bottle in is hers!

After the cousins met on day one and got used to each other, we all went to the park where we ate the most yummo BBQ I have ever had! Also, Brooklyn swung on the swings for the first time and LOVED it...and she played in the sand for the first time and did NOT love it!
One other new thing we experienced on our first day here was bath time for Brooklyn. She has been showering since she was 3 months because she's afraid of standing water. But as soon as we put her in the tub with her cousin Teya, she decided it wasn't so bad after all!
Teya liked it as well since she got to show off to her younger cousin! Here is a video of all the fun. Hope you don't mind the "children without clothes" theme!

Stay tuned for more about our trip to Minnesota! Also, look out for Kevin's posts on our hiking trip and his experience at the St. George Marathon!


Allie said...

My baby has a volume control problem too, it's completely embarrassing! I can't imagine what it would be like on a plane. Looks like fun!

Natalie said...

I guess the only problem is you still have a flight home...

She is SO cute!

Tara said...

That video is so precious. Becca and Teya both have contagious laughs, they had me laughing at Brooklyn too.

Okay, I FEEL for you on the plane. When Kenz was almost 2, we flew to VA and had the bright idea that a red eye flight would be better so she'd sleep. She woke up SCREAMING about 2 hours into the flight and the plane was all dark (like 3 a.m.) and I just saw everyone around us waking up and some people groaned, it was awful. Your descriptions of the guys around you were so funny. You guys are fun. I'll keep my eye out for more=).

Beccarigg said...

Sorry you had to brave those flights to get here but I'm SOOOOO glad you're here! PLEASE DON'T EVER LEAVE! There I said it! now you know how I feel. If Kevin wants you back he'll have to come up here and get you himself! I'll never let you go!!!!