The Journey to Wisconsin
I am in Wisconsin right now. The flight went great. Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions. Matthew was able to get a gate pass (though the guy at American was a bit of a jerk about it, despite Elias being adorable and me wearing something cute), Elias drank three bottles and slept the whole flight. Since he hates the hooter hider (I think he gets hot from being covered up and likes to look up at me a lot), I just had a bunch of pumped bottles, which worked fine. He also only seems to like the sling I have some of the time, none of which was in the airport. He screamed bloody murder both times I tried to put him in it while he was awake. I think I may need a different sling… maybe it is the style.
I asked a stranger take a picture of Elias and me on the plane for the “first plane ride” layout I hope to make. Matthew would have been embarassed. He hates when I ask people to take our picture. I, on the other hand, don’t think it is a big deal. I always tell him, people don’t care Matthew. Everyone does it. He still thinks it is embarassing.
Both of his great-grandmas have just adored him. I took more than 100 pictures between the two meetings. Our time with my Nana was bittersweet because she has alzheimers that is becoming more and more advanced, so we don’t know how much she will remember of meeting Elias. It probably won’t be much, but we hope the pictures of her with him will help a little. It made the meeting especially hard for my mom. If you have ever had a loved one with this disease, you can surely relate.
Other family and friends are going to meet him tonight and tomorrow. We fly home Saturday.
Win A Book
If you are up for trying to win another book, Matthew is giving away two different ones on his blog. Check it out here.
Matthew’s Going On Tour
Matthew has been invited to be a part of a sweet tour this fall. Check it out – and contact his management if you would be interested in bringing it to your church, college or other cool venue. It promises to be an awesome, hilarious event.