Dashiell turned 9 as we flew over Greenland on our journey to our new home!
(students of their world clock will recognize that he technically didn’t turn 9 until we had landed and gone to sleep…but, for a young boy, birthdays begin on the morning of the magic day).
It made the already memorable trip even more so!
While D slept, I decorated his seat with a streamer, cake topper and a couple balloons. I asked the crew what they could do to commemorate his birthday, and they told me they couldn’t do any “fire candles” (!!) but that they would be happy to have the crew sign a card.
He was very surprised when he woke up with the streamers in his face!
Weren’t we further surprised that as we breakfasted, the pilot, Andy (who was very chatty and throughout the flight gave us lots of technical data about our flight–he seemed to really love every detail of flying!), wished Dashiell a happy birthday and a great year in Germany! This was very special!
As if this wasn’t neat enough, the pilot also gave us a marked-up version of his weather route, along with the weather report paperwork!