Baby’s First Bay Area Trip

It’s summer. I’m on maternity leave. All roads (or, well, flights) led to the Bay Area. It was time for William to go on his first flights and his first trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s. The girls – and us – were in for the fun, too. The kids and I flew up a day before Dan to maximize our time with family. People think that flying with three small children is hard, but I promise you that the car ride to the airport and then to Dan’s parents’ house was much harder (William, like his sisters as infants, is a terrible, terrible car screamer).

Mama’s First Flight Alone with THREE Kids

Our trip involved a lot of free play for the girls. Grandma and Grandpa have the best toys, of course. They explored the back yard, we went for walks, we went to local playgrounds, and we visited with neighbors and friends. We also embarked on a few outings, as shown below.

Wine Tasting at Wente Vineyards

Wine Tasting at Concannon Vineyard

Dan and I even went on a date night (fondue and drinks) after the kids went to bed one evening!

Just the Two of Us

We were glad that we got to spend some quality time with family and the kids had a blast with their grandparents.

Grandma and Grandpa and Kids

Our goodbyes at the airport included some tears, especially from Vivian. Unknown to us at the time, though, Dan and Lillian would be spending another week in the Bay Area later in July while Dan worked and Lillian was cared for by Grandma and Grandpa during her annual daycare closure. It’s nice that Grandpa and Grandpa (and Uncle Alex) are only a six-hour drive or one-hour flight away!

About Carrie

I'm a Midwest transplant in SoCal...spending my time exploring, questioning, reading, writing, baking, skiing, and running.
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1 Response to Baby’s First Bay Area Trip

  1. Robini says:

    Sounds like a great visit. I am all for grandparental babysitting! I am trying to decide if I remember fairyland, or if my memories are just fused with those from Happy Hollow. Winte tasting sounds amazing, I’m glad you guys had fun, and I am sure those are some very thrilled (they’re certainly happy-looking) grandparents!

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