Baby Travel {family adventures}


Night number 2 sleeping in the stroller. GATE CHECK YOUR STROLLER!

Recently we went on our first family vacation by airplane to Phoenix, AZ. We chose to drive across the border to Grand Forks and fly from there because the flights were significantly cheaper. Lots of people from Winnipeg drive and fly all the time. What could go wrong?!? Famous last question…

Long story short, we were supposed to leave Sunday evening but we arrived Tuesday evening. Initially a blizzard was the issue but planes started flying in and out and we continued to wait. And wait. With a baby. Thank goodness she is a total trooper. Lucky for us we had a friend’s family to stay with. On the second night there were so many people stranded the Red Cross opened the Alerus Centre with cots for people to sleep. Some people slept at the airport. NIGHTMARE! Once we got there, things went very well (aside from the SNOW. In Phoenix). But really, we had a great time.


Walking laps while we wait. Making friends with co-passengers in hopes they will be understanding later when it is hours past bedtime! Worked 🙂

While planning and prepping to fly with Emily for the first time I did a lot of pinning and research on what I should pack to make the travel as successful as possible. I compiled the variety of travel checklists I found into one that worked for us and since I got many ideas online I thought I should give back and post my list. The list –> Family Travel Check List General


Also, here is my baby travel board on Pinterest. Some pins are for future, non-baby travel as well.

Happy trails!


We made it! Sun hat finally required.


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There She Grows {eleven months}

Seriously? 11 months already? This year has flown by at lightning speed. We had a busy month with our first family vacation and a week of the flu. Now my heels are fully dug in in attempt to slow these final weeks of pure me and Emily time.

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<p><a href=”″>Emily {11 months}</a> from <a href=”″>LeslieDent</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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There She Grows {ten months}

It was a cold month in Winnipeg but still action packed with lots of growing and learning. We are certainly kept on our toes, there aren’t many dull moments!



<p><a href=”″>animoto 360p(8)</a> from <a href=”″>LeslieDent</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

<p><a href=”″>Emily 10 Month Clips</a> from <a href=”″>LeslieDent</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>



There She Grows 10 months

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bathtime {emily}

Emily has always loved the bath. She loves kicking, splashing and soaking whoever is helping her! Now she sits up and continuously stands up, a little scary! She is nearly 10 months old and on the verge of walking.

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There She Grows {9 months}

Emily is evolving from a little baby to a little person. On the verge of toddler-hood. It’s scary how fast this all goes but we are all loving this stage. She is a blast and she sleeps. Most of the time, she sleeps. We had a great first Christmas together and are loving winter. Have a great month!

<p><a href=”″>animoto 360p(7)</a> from <a href=”″>LeslieDent</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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There She Grows {8 months}

Jeff and I can’t believe how Emily becomes more fun every month. Just when we think we have had the best month, she goes and gets awesomer. Yep, awesomer. While Jeff would say getting closer to walking was the highlight of the month, I would give a strong vote to successful sleep training and spontaneous sleeping through the night. We have had a super month and are all so excited for our first Christmas as a little family.

<p><a href=”″>animoto 360p(6)</a> from <a href=”″>LeslieDent</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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There She Grows 8 months


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we heart snow {family}

This weekend was our first big, real, snowfall. The kind that really starts winter and the holiday season to me. It’s here to stay! Lucky for us it is Sunday so Jeff was home all day. We went for a walk to our favorite path in Bunn’s Creek and got some pretty cute photos of Emily in the new, fluffy snow. It was also her first time in the sled. She loved it! Even fell asleep sitting up on the way home.

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