Sunday, June 24, 2007

Napa Valley, Part I

On Friday Jake, Mike, and I left for the Napa Valley. We flew into Santa Rosa and went to St. Helena for a wedding of family friends.

Jake is a wonderful traveler (this was his 5th trip flying somewhere). He is modeling his earplugs -- all the legs of our flights were on the small Horizon jets which are LOUD. Nevertheless, he slept well and often while we were flying. We flew from Portland to Seattle then back down south to Santa Rosa. Kind of crazy but it was worth it!
We arrived at the Charles M. Schlutz airport named after the Peanuts comic strip creator.
There we were greeted by Grandpa and a giant Woodstock.
We got to the hotel and after all that time flying, it was time to play! Jake's Grandma and Grandpa had driven down from Portland so they brought these wonderful toys in the car with them (no way would I have packed those in the luggage!). That's Grandma on the left and Aunt Amy on the right. The last time Jake saw his Aunt Amy was in the beginning of April so they were happy to see each other again.
We went swimming at the hotel pool. Jake LOVED it. He swam for about 45 minutes and didn't want to get out! We got some video footage of that which I will post later.
In this picture from left to right... Mike, Jake, Aunt Amy, and Tyler (Amy's wonderful boyfriend).
The Vees :)
Tyler and Amy.
Enjoying the sunshine. Jake also spent a LOT of time playing in the water with Grandpa, but I didn't get a picture of that. We did get video of that, though, so you will get to see Jake splashing like crazy and Grandpa playing with him! I also played with Jake in the water a lot, too. I loved it.
Out of the pool, Grandma helps Jake get warm and dry.
After the pool we all went and got ready for the party that night... post and pictures to come tomorrow.

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