Keenan and I took the train from Portland to Bellingham last week. I realized my time on maternity leave is coming to an end and Matt didn't mind having some alone time to get some serious studying done for the BAR exam. I was a little anxious to do the trip alone, especially because Keenan is so active and doesn't like to just sit on your lap. So I tried my best to be well prepared and make the trip as smooth as possible. Keenan was doing great and then the minute we walked on the train into our car he started fussing. I quickly got his bottle ready, meanwhile the couple in front of me kept giving each other looks and saying they should find a different seat. All I could think was, this is going to be long train ride. (6 hours) Well, Keenan did "sort of" settle down, but I did end up walking the train several times. Thank goodness for Baby Bjorn! The highlight was walking through the dining car and letting this big group of ladies drinking their wine "ooohh and ahhhh" over Keenan. What a little charmer he is.
Well, my trip in Lynden was great. I got see Will and Inette (my uncle and aunt from California) and their daughter Alison with her daughter Indira. Joey came up for one night from Seattle and Keenan got to see his cousins again. (Carson and Ali) I also got to see long time friends Kristen, Maria, and Katy. It's so fun to see my parents with Keenan again, the last time they saw him was Christmas and they can't believe how much he's changed already. I love my family and I'm always sad to say goodbye. I'm glad to say that my trip back to Portland on the train went much smoother, and Keenan slept for 4 hours of the ride!