Erik was going to be gone for five nights this week, so on the third night Bennett and I decided to surprise him by showing up in Spokane to stay with him in his hotel room! Erik was very surprised and very happy to see us :)
It was an easy trip because we didn't have to lug the car seat along, since the hotel is a 5 minute walk from the airport. And there were enough open seats on both of the flights that Bennett & I got a row to ourselves each way so we didn't have to worry about him touching all the stuff that the stranger sitting next to us had (ex: iPads, cellphones, beverages, etc...). Bennett loves flying, he laughs at the prop when it starts and stops, and he makes friends with every person sitting around us. Since I took him on his first flight in October last year (when he was 4 months old), he has now been on 36 flights in his short little life!!!
Luckily, I thought ahead and packed Erik and Bennett's swimsuits because I knew the hotel had a pool. They had a BLAST swimming together, and then the best part (the part that always comes after swimming)... Bennett took an awesome nap after spending all that energy in the water :) :) :)
Then we ordered Pizza Hut pizza (the Aaron Rodgers deal I might add!) and all got to watch a great Monday Night Football game together.
Bennett has always loved being in the water.
SPLASH! SPLASH! SPLASH!
"Dad you rock! Thanks for taking me swimming!"
He loved jumping off the steps into Daddy's arms... or... as you'll see in the video at the end of this post... NOT into Daddy's arms! lol.
He swallowed quite a bit of water because he was always laughing!
Daddy teaching Bennett how to float.
This might be one of my all-time favorite pictures of the two of them together :)
Right at the beginning of this video you'll see how brave Bennett is when he's in the water... he jumped in without Erik being ready to catch him!!!
The next step in our journey toward Eastern Washington is to fly back to Spokane this Saturday and spend a few days up in Chewelah looking for a home to rent! Wish us luck!!!!