Our last few days in Lima were filled with making arrangements and packing to travel. Our friends James and Lauren from Home On The Highway arrived from Northern Peru to babysit Kiki while we’re gone for the next 3 weeks.
We love these guys. They are solid.
Sol seemed excited as we packed up, like she knew we were going on an adventure.
We knew it was going to be a really long trip back to the US, and we didn’t know what to expect with Sol. How would she handle the airports and taxis and long waits? Turns out that she was just about perfect the entire day.
I really feel like we won the baby lottery. Soleil is just so mellow. This kid never cries or melts downs. If she needs something she’ll fuss a little, but is just so damn good. We really did score the perfect little traveler.
On BabyCenter.com it says the following about a 9 week old infant…
“If your baby is sleeping through the night (five or six hours at a stretch), you’re one of the lucky few.”
How lucky are we? Soleil is already sleeping 8 hours a night.
“Twenty hour travel day… no problem. I was born to be a nomad!”
Our LA posse was waiting for us at the airport. It was great to see the Cali family.
On Saturday we celebrated Stevie’s birthday and the rest of our close friends and family showed up.
Below, the Simko’s get to know Sol…
We finally got to meet our friends Matt and Malia face to face. These guys were damn cool. They are leaving to start the Pan-American highway soon so we’re excited to catch up with them again in SA.
We had some camera difficulties, so we didn’t get all the shots we wanted from the party, but here is what we have. It was a fun day!
The photo I really wish we had was the shot of the house when the party was crashed by the crew from Sea Shepherd. It started out as one, then two, then before we knew it the entire bottom floor of the house and garage was filled with them. It was all innocent enough, but finally, in an effort to preserve the peace after one of them suggested we start bumping NWA, we had to ask them to leave. Ahhh, only in LA.
Our first 72 hours in the States have been a non stop action fest. We’re loving it though. And it’s about to get crazier. I fly to Hood River today to check in on Outdoorplay while Stevie will stay here in LA to get a bunch of family projects completed. Doctor visits, social security office… you know, all the stuff you can’t get done in South America. Then we’ll regroup next weekend in Seattle.
Man I’m gonna miss my girls!!!
Joy – TREE