So getting to Europe with 2 kiddies was harder than I initially thought it was going to be.
Brodie and Sydney were great on the first flight from Vancouver to Montreal. Sydney had a bit of trouble on the descent into Montreal but was fine once we landed. We had a 3 hour layover which we thought would be great for the kiddies to run off some steam, eat, and get ready for the last flight from Montreal to Paris.
The little Miss had other ideas….. there was an incident as we were heading to the gate. It had to do with her not getting to put a stick of gum in Brodies backpack that sent her into a 45 minute meltdown. I actually thought we were going to have to grab a room at the airport and catch the next flight out. Brodie turned out to be the hero of the moment accomplishing what Mike and I could not do and help his little sister calm down and stop crying and bring her out of “it”. He is our new “secret weapon” against meltdowns!
The kiddies both fell asleep shortly after take off, and with fingers crossed I was hoping it was for the duration of the flight until we landed in Paris. That dream came to an abrupt end when Syd woke up after an hour, and then procceded to wake her brother. The rest of the flight was without incident until the descent into Paris…… Oh my……
Little Syd had the craziest of meltdowns EVER. I doubt there has ever been a worse incident in the history of flight! Lets just say that we are glad it is over, and that we have now decided to adopted a new parenting strategy with the little lady. If in 7 weeks we tell you that we wont be getting on the airplane, and that we are taking up residence this side of the pond, its because we just dont EVER want to go through that again…. EVER! I also plan into buying some children’s Gravol while we are here…..just incase we need to get on another flight It might just put her to sleep for the part of the flight!
Once we landed, passed through customs, picked up all our luggage, “found” the car seats, we were off to get the car rental. The car is awesome….I havent driven a standard in along time, and I forgot how much I LOVE driving standard. Once we got the car packed and installed the car seats we were off on our 5 hour journey to Heidelberg. Mike installed the Tomtom app on his phone and installed Darth Vader`s voice to direct us to our destination – Brodie LOVES it and laughs every time he gives us directions. The kiddies slept the whole way and Mike and I switched every so often so we could each catch a bit of sleep.
Driving in Europe brings back so many amazing memories from our last adventure here 12 years ago on our honeymoon….. I LOVE Europe….. it is such a special place!
We are settling to our 3rd night in Heidelberg and both kiddies are asleep. Mike and I are drinking wine with Mike reading his e-book, all while I write this. The kiddies are adjusting to the jet lag and should be back to normal in a day or two.
Heidelberg is such a beautiful little town. The weather is great, and summer has arrived for us….. and we actually had to put on sunscreen. Funny that we had to take 2 flights in order to find summer. Hopefully the weather will hold out as there is much for the kiddies and I to do outside. Glad we are here till Satruday, so much to see, do, and shop…. not to mention Germany plays in the Quarter finals on Friday… the crowds will be out… as will we! Go Germany Go!
Enjoy you Daily Dose
The Start of meltdown #1
Go Germany Go!
Starwars follows Brodie EVERYWHERE!
Awesome 5 hours at the Zoo
My 2 tigers!
So happy to be in Heidelberg!