Notice the new banner with the airplane?
Between making baby food, birthday parties, and sopping up Castle bath water off the bathroom counter we managed to get our visas to China in our passports this week. What an ordeal that was. We've learned our lesson, next time we are hiring some to do the lining up for us.
And thank goodness we had extra copies of Castle's passport photo, because getting another one would have been a whole other ordeal. Imagine trying to get an infant who can't sit to sit up and look straight into the camera head on without smiling or making some other face... yeah. Castle was just a little skinny pup fresh out of the hospital when we got this photo.
We are very excited about our trip - trekking Yellow Mountain with a baby! Sounds crazy right? Especially when this baby is just starting to eat solids and weights over 18 lbs. I guess we won't really know how crazy this will be until we are experiencing it.
We have gone through many scenarios of how we are going to lug our little bundle up a mountain. We tried out this Deuter Kid Comfort III pack in the picture above. It's a super good pack but still a significant amount of weight not to mention we need to bring this on the plane. It would have been great if we were trekking in the mountains around here, but a trip to China is not the place for bulky gear so in the end we returned it and are settling with carrying him on our backs in the Ergo Baby Carrier.