Week 5: This week consisted of two very stressed out parents trying to get ready for a long plane ride with a sick infant. We almost delayed our trip, but in the end Asher went on his first plane ride and by the time we got to LA he was ready to nail the big flight to Auckland, NZ the next day. We met up with my cousin Mary and Aunt Anne on our lay over day in L.A. Mary was a hit with Odin since she was the only one up for a swim at the hotel pool!
Week 6: Our New Zealand family finally got to snuggle the babes! Landing in New Zealand (what I think must be Earth's Heaven) is always a treat. I was especially relieved to arrive with everyone in our family of four pretty much healthy. The flight was one of the easiest I think we have ever done. Asher slept on me most of the way and I only got up to pee twice in (very unusual for me.) Our first meal was prepared by Steve's Mum (Lyn aka Mutti) of flounder and eggs. The first of many glorious meals we have had prepared by her since we have been here. The stress of sick kids and what it takes to get to NZ left me with a cold sore the size of Montana. A nice little friend that stayed with me for 10 days or so. Asher got his first sunburn this week. I know, tragic. :( The sun here is brutal. I have actually been a little intimidated to take on the beach by myself with two small lads and the sun "burn time" around 10 minutes without sunscreen. :/ It has made me think twice about the time of day we visit the beach, but hasn't kept me from the beach!
Week 8: Beach days with family and no camera, so iphone photos and memories are all that I have. :)
One of my favorite Odin quotes: "I not a snuggle bunny, I Odin."