Monday, August 31, 2009
The girls actually slept for about two hours on one of the plane rides home yesterday!!!!! (Yes that warranted five exclamation marks, hell it warranted 10 or 15 but I'm restraining myself.) It was unbelievably luxurious. I had time to read a couple of trashy magazines and even sneak in a little nap. Hands down the most relaxing plane trip I've ever had with the girls. They basically slept for one leg of the trip, then played quietly with their carryon stuff for the second leg. It wasn't until we landed for the second time and they careened off the plane at SFO that they lost their minds. They ran into a few people, wrestled like football players on the floor, and just generally got a little hysterical. Yikes. TubaDad and I each grabbed an arm and we hustled them into baggage claim and then out to the car where we breathed a huge sigh of relief. Ahhhhh, safe! It was a great trip, although a short one. Thanks to our relatives for the wonderful hospitality. It was so great to see everyone. The full set of trip pics is here (thumbnails, detail, slideshow), if you're curious. And here's a funny little bonus video of the girls testing out the backyard animals at Marlayna and Nick's house to make sure they were twinproof: PS: I wasn't on email at all, so I didn't see the questions asking where we were—sorry—it was a tiny little place called Burgettstown, PA. And folks were also asking what we take to amuse the girls on the plane, so here's a picture (click to enlarge). These things were divided between the girls' individual carryons, except for the large clipboards, which had to go in my bag. Basically we had snacks, lots of paper, crayons, pages from educational workbooks, pens, scissors, stickers, scotch tape, bandaids, playdoh, ID bracelets (they wore these during travel), mini photo books, Q&A flip books, crazy eights cards, legwarmers, ziploc bags, gum, chapstick, post its, mini flashlights, and a stuffed friend for each girl. We used everything but the legwarmers.