So long, cabin. Until next time, whenever that may be. Last glance as we were driving away in the boat:Last time watching my dad and Spencer wet down their hair with lake water in the parking lot (not a great picture here--it looks like my dad is getting mad at Spencer--I assure you, he wasn't):
At the gate we were surprised to find this new addition:
Davin, oh Davin, what happened to you in the last month? The trip to Finland was hard, yes, but you at least stayed happy on my lap, even if you didn't stay still. The trip home? Where did your opinions and persistence come from?? You're not even 15 months old yet. We can't be starting the terrible 2's yet! But it seems you are!!
At least I had Erik with me this time. And he discovered a game that, somehow, passed more time than anything else. Davin refused to eat a cracker, so we stuffed it partially into the seat pocket in front of us to get it out of our hands. But Davin didn't even like to see it, so he made a little squawk and shoved it further down. Because he gave such a big reaction to something we weren't expecting, Erik reached in and put it back so that part of it was exposed. Once again, he squawked and shoved it down. So Erik made a game out of it, saying "Davin, where's the cracker?" Squawk, shove down, then repeat. I can't believe how long he played this game:
Somehow the 9 hours passed. He only took about a 45 minute nap a few hours into the flight, and then, after hours of trying to get him to sleep for the night, he finally fell asleep for the last half hour of the flight. What a booger.
First impressions of being back in the US after being gone for a month?
--Where do all these people come from? Why are there so many?
--Who came up with the new passport control set-up? It took longer than it did before, even though it's supposed to be shorter. Lines, lines, lines.
--Wow, I forgot how nice indoor plumbing is. And how soft the toilet paper is.
--Seriously--there are way too many people.
--Why is everyone so loud?
--Where are all the trees?
--I wish I had a lake instead of street in front of my house. Then I could swim in it instead of having to drive to a crowded pool. And then I wouldn't have to feel like my neighbors are watching my every move.
--I wanna go back.