A Wedding and a Birthday

I flew back to California with both kids- alone- for my cousin's wedding and to celebrate Jack's birthday (a few days early). The flight was not fun, not the worst thing in the entire world, but overall pretty miserable... Nora is at an age where nothing entertains her for more than five minutes and she refuses to sleep when someone is holding her. This combination is not good. The highlight of the flight home was Nora reaching around our seat to grab the snacks off the tray table of the guy behind us. The wedding was in Truckee, so my family rented a house so we could all be together but still have our own space. The kids loved it, they got to explore outside and swim daily. We stayed four nights and then headed back to Grandma's house in Palo Alto where we had an early 3rd birthday celebration for Jack. When did he get so big?? Now, he will only call me "mom" no more mommy, just "mom". Soon he will have me drop him off a block before his preschool entrance...