Ryan was a super, wonderful, amazing baby the entire time, which started on the airplane. He was fantastic on both the flight from Stuttgart to Frankfurt, as well as the flight from Frankfurt to New York.
Of course, the trip was only to get better from here. We got to my dad's house, and well, it was a mutual love fest. Ryan loves Grandpa, and Grandpa loves Ryan. It was so wonderful, touching, and heart wrenching to see my dad with Ryan, knowing that I live so damn far away. Its the being far from family that is the toughest for me about living abroad.
From the first of June, it was a "meet everyone" fest for Ryan, and he did incredibly well. Obviously, Ryan met his Grandma Cheryl and Auntie Gigi the next day.
And, he was welcomed as the newest member of the "Bruegger's Crew," which is funny as the group is primarily retired guys :)
As the days went on, Ryan got to meet a bunch of other awesome people. Some family, and some of Mommy's friends.
Mommy's long-time friend, Emily
Meeting Aunt Terry, Uncle Ed, and Laurie
Ryan meeting his cousins
Ryan meeting more family
Ryan's first encounter with a cat, Lucy!
Of course, we also got to spend time with Aunt Karen, Jeff, Kaethie, and Elizabeth, but sadly, we can't seem to find the proof of this. Ryan also got to meet Mommy's friend Monica and her new little baby.
Besides all the exciting faces, there were tons of exciting places too! Beyond the airport, Ryan had tons of new experiences in his other home country.
He arrived in New York sound asleep, and in his jammies.
Every Connecticutician must go to Stew's!
At the New England Air Museum
Enjoying a little lamb for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel
Rediscovering his German roots at Old Heidelberg restaurant
First trip to the beach
An afternoon at Captain's Cove Seaport
And if that wasn't enough, Ryan also had a busy time supporting the German national team playing in the European Cup.