Friday, December 19, 2008

Visiting San Fransisco to see cousins and Aunt Joy/Uncle Craig

Nothing is better than making a HUGE deal out of going on a plane ride! This was Davis' first plane experience that he actually could understand and he was stoked. We took all kinds of activities to play on the 5 hour trip to make sure the kids would behave. Fortunately, they did great!

We arrived in San Fran last Thurs and played at the park with cousins and had dinner with my brother, Joy and their 3 kids. We stayed in a hotel with the kiddos and that was a BLAST! Running through the halls, jumping on beds, slumber party at night, movie and cuddling time. I would consider getting a hotel for a special occasion even right here in Boerne to change the scenery. It really was fun. Davis learned how to ride Bryan and Dawson's scooter and Reese mastered how to play "baby" with all of Megan's girl toys. It was so nice to celebrate an early Christmas with our family and get to be in their enviroment and spend good time with them for a few days.

The plane ride home...that is a different story! We took off at 1:30 and didn't get home until 12:45 am!!! The pilot tried to land in San Diego 2 times, but was unsuccessful due to bad weather. Rather scary when you are in landing gear at 400 feet from the ground and all of a sudden the pilot guns it to get us back in the air as fast as he can! He did this twice before announcing that we were running low on gas and would have to fly to LA to refuel and then try to land again in San Diego. Needless to say...everything ended up ok, but staying on the same plane for 9 hours with 2 kids under the age of 3 is NOT what I call fun! Not sure if Jarrett will be in for another family vacation by plane anytime in the near future.

We made it home safely and are thankful for the new memories we made with our family in San Fran. Still keeping my fingers crossed that ONE DAY they will move back to Texas!!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my. I feel your pain. Luckily, our flights from LA to Houston are only 3 hours, but still I have had my fair share of flying with a baby who is now a toddler. Only a couple more months and I will have the joy of a newborn and a toddler. Glad you guys had a great time with your brother. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!