Our trip started with a bit of a rocky start. For those that haven't flown with an 8 month old with a diaper rash lets just say its no walk in the park. Ayanna was truly unhappy for most of the flight and now that she is unable to sleep in my arms it was almost impossible to calm her down. The iPhone apps and toys only worked for a bit and finally we just had to resort to the fact that we were "those" people on the plane. I think the thought that we were going to repeat the dreaded flight in two days did not help the situation. All in all we survived the flight and Ayanna was ready for a weekend of being spoiled by my family.
Jacob spent Saturday hanging out with Stephen and checking out all the new things taking place in Cleveland. With Ayanna not feeling great I decided to stay back and just meet up with everyone for Stephen's birthday dinner. The birthday dinner was a lot of fun and a mini reunion for us. The remainder of our weekend was spent enjoying my mom's cooking and spending time with family. Our flight back was pretty similar to the first one so lets just say we aren't looking forward to our next flying trip.
To my friend Stephen: happy happy birthday! I am truly fortunate to have such a wonderful best friend and I wish you all the love and happiness in this next decade. I hope you had a wonderful day and I look forward to many more adventures together.