Thursday, August 27, 2009
Ro and Ree didn't nap on the plane (have I mentioned that they NEVER sleep on planes and have in fact only slept for 20 minutes total in all the plane rides we have ever taken? They slept for the last 20 minutes of our flight home from China, as we were landing in SFO, in case you're curious), had a bunch of snacks for dinner, and are STILL awake singing away in their beds. Sigh... Anyhow, my laptop doesn't work here (we're pretty far out in the hills), so I'm on a borrowed computer and don't have any image editing or posting, so this will be old-school with small Blogger pics. Alrighty, here's the trip update so far: We left my dad guarding all the carryon luggage at one point when my mom and I had to go buy chocolate and TubaDad and girls had to run. The sight made me smile: They didn't have enough upgrades for the whole six-person party, and TubaDad and I suspected (heh) that my parents wouldn't look favorably upon us if we left them in the back of the plane alone with the girls. So we suffered through it. Boy it sure was "cozy" back there in luxurious cattle class. Heh. The real grownups sat on one side of the plane, and the girls and I sat on the other side. Guess which side of the plane had more napping?: The girls asked the flight attendant if she had sparkling water. When she said "yes" they excitedly asked "Is it Pellegrino?" Hee. I think (hope) she was as amused as I. At one point, Ro and Ree hopped across the aisle and up onto BobBob and Wela's laps. Hooboy it was crowded over there. I'm thinking that Monkey and I really got the better end of that deal. I swear, they wanted to pull those heavy suitcases, we tried to deter them and they were determined. Yeesh. We got to our cousin Marlayna's house in PA and the girls immediately discovered two extremely important things (things that I'm quite sure they will never let us forget): Marlayna has a candy drawer at kid height (!!!) and she has a car that the girls could actually drive (more !!!). Does anyone want to bet whether they sob when we have to leave at the end of the trip? Alright, off to get some a touch more mama juice (and maybe raid that candy drawer, shhhh!) and then fall into bed. More tomorrow.