Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Our First Plane Ride

Packed and Ready To Go!

Sorry it has been so long!  We have been fairly busy.  We packed up and flew 1700 miles across country to NOT SO SUNNY California.  Yes, I said we FLEW, with three 14 month old children on a three and half hour plane ride to San Jose, CA.  I spent a week making lists of all the things to bring, 3 days setting out 12 days worth of clothes for 3 kids, matching bows for Mia, shoes, socks, toys, snacks, jackets, car seats, strollers, baby bath essentials, thermometer, butt cream, tooth brushes, DVD player, blankies, paci's, PJ's, just to name a few.... and amazingly enough, been here for 5 days, and it doesn't seem we forgot a thing!!!! Yeah!

We headed out Thursday morning and I will admit, I was terrified.  3 1/2 hours in a stuffy airplane with three 1 year olds...I just knew they would cry at least 2 1/2 of the 3 1/2 hours.  Nope! We were blessed to have had three super happy babies for the whole plane ride.  Mia did fuss for about the last 20 minutes, but I will pass it off on her ears popping.  Mine were killing me on the decent so I can only imagine how she must have felt and didn't really know how to relieve them.  Luckily we had the first flight out of Dallas and the plane was pretty empty so each adult got a whole row just to ourselves with one baby.  First, we would not have been able to sit together anyway, they would have staggered us due to lapping the baby and not having all three in one row, I am assuming due to the oxygen masks in the event of an emergency, but the airline was completely accommodating to us.

We did get the excessive stares at the airport, and here and there on the plane as we were loading, (I think I hit nearly every isle passenger in first class with my over-sized diaper bag), but I am happy to report it was nothing like the freak shows I have experienced at Walmart and such.  Not quite sure why, but I still feel so "judged" when I am in public with the three of them.  Although, that is getting better too.

Triplets at play with Trevor, the Ross' little boy
Mia hogging toys at Nana's

Anyways, thus far, it has been a good trip.  The babies have been able to meet their aunt and uncles and some dear friends.  We took them to our friends house we haven't seen in over 11 years, and the kids had the time of their life. Plus, we were greatly blessed to be able to take our 5th generation picture on Saturday.

(L-R) Marcus & Deuce, Great Great Gma Georgia, Nana Julie & Jevin, Great Granny Ginger & Mia

So lets talk about the time change....time is two hours behind our Texas time. The first day the kids were ready to go to bed at 5:30 California time, so you know what that means....yep! Up at 4:00 AM.  Lucky us!  Over the last few days they have adjusted to real time, but that means when we get back to Texas, they most likely won't want to go to bed until 9:30PM for a few days....first daylight savings time, then Mountain Time all in the same month....Lord help me! And the kids have been co-bedding.  They do really well! Every now and then we have been woken by Mia pounding on the bedroom door to get out, or Deuce (somehow) getting himself under the bed.  We have a twin air mattress that fits pretty snug between the bed and wall, but he still managed to get himself between it and the bed frame...who knows....

1 comment:

  1. I want to make a spec ad of a mother and her infant taking a plane ride, the child's first with the background music of "To The Sky" by "Owl City". The track is perfect for an Airline Ad. The ad would end
    with "The First Flight is Special", "Make It Magical with Lufthansa" or any other Airline Brand. It would begin with the child awe-struck by the huge airport, then the ticketting staff will cuddle him/her, put
    their cap on him/her, the child will stare all around at the shops, people and then as they enter the plane the air hostess will again smile and welcome them. The kid gets strapped on to the seat and
    is bewildered as this sudden turn of events, the kid is 3-5 so he/she picked the window seat obviously. The air hostess helps the mother load the hand bags on the overhead space. As the plane starts the
    child gets terrified and starts crying, arms out calling for Mamma's help, she puts her arms around him and exchanges smiles with the concerned air hostess. Suddenly teh vibrations stop as the plane lifts off and the audio reaches the lyrics "as you take to the skies...there is a realm above the trees", the kid stops crying and turns towards the window and with CGI graphics we would show really big wide eyes as the terror turns to awestruck wonder, and the music turns to the "ta da tata tada tata ta ta" part, then quick shots of the child using the air hostess button, getting pillows, getting blanket, getting food, water, milk, etc and of course the air hostess is given angel wings with CGI when she offers him a plate full of candy which he takes with both hands (inspired scene from Speed Racer movie) The 60 second ad ends and every parent who sees the ad makes sure their next family trip is on that airline. there are many magical sounds in the track, at those moments when the kid is looking out the window there can be animated glowing magical flying jumbos and ponies, dogs, why maybe even superheroes and characters all waving to the child


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