Weekend of Firsts

Tessa had a very busy weekend traveling to Forest Hills for James’ brother and Sara’s wedding.  She experienced many firsts! First time flying in an airplane, first time in a hotel, and her first time camping.

It started with her first plane ride to Sacramento.  She did such an amazing job on the plane.  She was happy the whole time and didn’t fuss once.  We even got compliments on how well behaved she was from other passengers.DSC_0265 DSC_0269 DSC_0275 DSC_0281 DSC_0284 DSC_0277

After landing we had to get a rental car.  Tessa decided to nap in the carrier and on the drive to the hotel.IMG_8880 IMG_8882 IMG_8883

Once in the hotel Tessa loved playing on the big bed while Mommy and Daddy got dressed and ready for the wedding. IMG_8884 DSC_0292 IMG_8887 IMG_8889

The drive to the wedding took about an hour and 15 minutes and was located in Forest Hills at a campsite.  Tessa napped on the way there but still wouldn’t smile for pictures.DSC_0298 DSC_0311 DSC_0314 DSC_0321


Tessa met her Grandpa (James’ Dad), Grandma (James’ step mom), and Great Grandma for the first time as well. She met her uncle and now aunt too but they were busy so we missed a picture.DSC_0345 DSC_0350DSC_0353DSC_0322

Tessa needed a break so we played in the back seat of the rental car and took selfies while the bride and groom had their first dance.  She seriously LOVES toys!DSC_0361 DSC_0365 IMG_8891 IMG_8895 IMG_8898


Once we got back to the hotel we were all dirty, sweaty and tired.  The hotel shower head didn’t come down so we had to improvise and give Tessa a bath in the sink.  She didn’t mind it at all!IMG_8999 IMG_8998

I was most worried about Tessa sleeping in a bed since she has only slept in her crib.  She slept pretty well that night and woke up ready to play again.  DSC_0368 DSC_0369

The busy weekend wore her out.IMG_8902

And back to the airport we went.IMG_8900

Tessa did amazing on the flight home!  She even took a nap.  I was happy we got a whole row of seats to ourselves.  It allowed her to look out the window and play in the middle seat.  Her favorite part of the airplane was the silver knob that realized the tray table.IMG_8908 IMG_8913 IMG_8933 IMG_8932 IMG_8919 IMG_8930 IMG_8943

Once we were back home Great Aunt Penny picked us up at the airport.  Tessa was happy to be home and play in her activity gym.IMG_8954

Overall, it was a great weekend.  I couldn’t have asked for Tessa to be better behaved!  I think James and I did pretty well as parents too!