Sunday, December 4, 2011


A couple weeks ago we flew to Oklahoma for Thanksgiving.  It was Phoebe's first plane ride and she did great!  We got upgraded to first class (woo-who) so now Phoebe probably thinks her parents are high rollers...but she's wrong.  I will say the extra leg room, exceptionally quick drink service, and complimentary alcohol were all nice perks.

For this trip we took her stroller and car seat through security and gate checked them.  It worked alright, but it was a bit of a hassle getting everything through the security sensor.  Next time when I'm flying by myself I will probably curb check the car seat and carry her through the airport in the Bjorn because I couldn't manuver everything through security with only 2 hands.

Sleeping in first class.  Now that's the life

I was a little nervous about how she would handle the time change and different enviroment, but she did great!  I probably didn't sleep as well with her in the same room next to my bed, but she slept just fine. We borrowed a pack and play and play mat from my cousins' in Oklahoma, which was a HUGE help!

Thanksgiving day was a fun family reunion.  After running the Turkey Trot we all met at the Biltmore Hotel for Thanksgiving lunch.  There were 25 of us I believe.  I wish we had gotten a family picture, but it didn't happen.  It was fun to see aunts, uncles, and cousins and to introduce Phoebe to everyone.

Phoebe and cousin Liz hanging out in the lobby of our hotel after Thanksgiving lunch

Phoebe and Mason playing together

Phoebe and Aunt Marsha
Yes, she is wearing John Deere boots.  Love them!

Speaking of John Deere, what would a trip to Oklahoma be without some time on the farm.  We didn't stay on the farm this year so we didn't spend as much time out there as we have in the past, but we went out there a couple days.

First we saw Uncle Richard and Aunt Gays' pet donkey, Clementine.  Yes, you read that correctly- pet donkey.  Bet you don't have one of those.  They actually have a second pet donkey AND a pet long-horn that stays in their backyard.

Clementine holds her own against the cattle and makes sure they don't take any of her food

Feeding the cattle

Next we visited Uncle Danny who was out harvesting cotton.

We stayed next to the baseball stadium in OKC.  Apparently in the off-season they build a snow slide in the stadium.  So they were out there with a snow machine making snow for this slide.  By the time we left on the Monday after Thanksgiving they had it up and running and we could watch people sledding down from the hotel parking garage.  Hilarious.

We had a great time in Oklahoma visiting family and Phoebe is now an expert traveler :)


  1. Haha! One of my students has two pet donkeys and they actually let them peek their heads in the house to eat out of their bowls! It cracks me up!

  2. Sweet boots. If it were me, and there were any best way to encourage early walking, it'd definitely be putting sweet boots on my feet.


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