Weâ€™re out in Louisville, KY! This was Carisâ€™ first plane flight ever. She was great on the flight here. She fed at take off. And she fell asleep. And she slept. And slept and slept some more. She finally woke up when we landed almost 4 hours later.
Caleb was good on the plane as well. He didnâ€™t sleep the 4 hours like Caris did. But he was good nonetheless. He only got his 25 minute nap, but he tried to push on. He had good company with him though to keep him entertained.
He had is pacifier
He had Leakless
He had Chick Hicks
And he had his media player with Cars on it.
We got our rental car. A Ford Edge. Not a bad car. Caris seems to like it as well. At least in the front seat.
We originally booked a suite from the Galt House since they had special convention rates while we were here. After traveling with Caleb, we found that staying in a suite is so much better than staying in the same room. So the suite would have been nice, except we didnâ€™t get one. We got an apartment instead. You read that correctly. An apartment. So initially when Yvonne told me they upgraded us for free to an apartment, I was thinking maybe we get an extra room or something. Something just a little bigger. Oh gosh. Check out this video.
The place has 2 furnished bedrooms, and plus another unfurnished room and â€œworkâ€ room. Thatâ€™s 4 rooms we have available to us. We stuck Caleb in one room with no windows. It looks like a closet. And could very well be used for a closet. But it works well nonetheless. He sleeps well in there.
Caris on the other hand isnâ€™t so lucky. We could have stuffed her in the other room, but we only brought one monitor with us. We were planning on staying in the same room with her so we didnâ€™t think weâ€™d need a monitor for her. So no separate room for Caris. Yup. Itâ€™s not Caleb who gets stuck in the closet, but Caris. It is a big closet by the way.
We have beautiful view of the waterfront. Caleb likes the boats. He greatly enjoys looking out there even when his diapers are barely hanging on.
General Council (C&MA convention) has been going well. It just started officially tonight. Weâ€™re all still on LA time zone so that means waking up at 10/11 AM and going to sleep at 11PM. It works out fine until weâ€™re looking for places open for dinner at 10PM. Or when I have my 7AM Friday morning breakfast. Or even tomorrowâ€™s 9AM session. Not going to be easy getting up in the morning.
But it might be easy since Carisâ€™ hasnâ€™t been sleeping that well since we got here. Sheâ€™s constantly waking up in the middle of the night and taking short naps during the day. She must know something isnâ€™t right. And the crib we got is so dang low itâ€™s hard to put her down in. Every time we lean over to put her down sheâ€™s up wide awake! So we did the only thing we thought we could do. Go to Walmart and buy her a bassinet and sleep nest. It seems to work better, but sheâ€™s still not sleeping well. I think tonight has been her best night of sleeping so far, but itâ€™s only been 2 hours. Keep sleeping, girl!
We did some vacation stuff. We went to the zoo today. Caleb liked it a lot. It definitely seems more entertaining and kid friendly than the LA zoo. Itâ€™s got a water park where Caleb ran around and I got soaked.
Itâ€™s got monkeys (or gorillas if you want to call them that) who pose at you.
And itâ€™s got none of the exotic animals kids donâ€™t care about. Itâ€™s perfect.
We got Caleb a backpack before the trip so he can help carry stuff. Itâ€™s cute. He walked funny without it before. It just gets even more funny.