Here are some pictures from that trip. Mostly taken by my mother.
Colin and I chasing Lukas around the kitchen.
Fun was had by all!
Snuggling on the couch at Aunt Sisty's house.
'Playing' the Wii together. I love that they can still be fooled at this age!
Colin enjoys an old friend!
The flight home was not as blissful as the flight to Syracuse. We boarded the plane only to discover that we wouldn't be taking off for 40 minutes due to a closed runway at JFK. Colin totally lost it and pretty much screamed for the entire 40 mins until the plane took off. Once we were moving he was fine. It didn't help that the plane was full so we had no room to maneuver. I even tried a lollipop but nothing could break the cycle. The people in the seats around me were trying to help, offering their own words of wisdom or support. The actual people in the seat next to me were pretty horrified. They both asked to be reseated as soon as they sat down (in order to give me more room of course!) but that wasn't possible. It took me a couple days to get over that nightmare, I couldn't even talk about it! I felt completely helpless and once he calmed down I thought I was going to start crying myself. By the time we got off the plane he was all smiles and 'bye byes' for everyone. He got many "oh now you're happy!" If that was my first flight with him I may have fully refused to ever do it again, but seeing it was one of seven (at least) flights he has taken and the first major melt down, I'm not too worried. We already have a planned flight in April, although thankfully Sean will be with us for that one. We are definitely getting our miles out of him flying free! It will be a bummer when we actually have to pay for his seat, particularly because I doubt he will sit in it!
One last picture from this past weekend. Colin insisted he wear a hat like daddy's so I snapped a quick pic. Colin smiles on command occasionally now so this is his cheese smile. Not too shabby!