Friday, June 18, 2010

I thought the Rockies would be rockier...

We made it!! Our flight to Colorado and we are so glad to be here, 6000 feet above sea level! Kate and Drew were GREAT on the plane... A friend had warned me that two babies can't sit on laps in the same row, so we had to divide and conquer! Aunt Gretchen sat with Kate in the row in front of us on the way to Atlanta, and kept her busy the entire time! (One girl kept the other busy... you guess which girl was which...) We could hear Kate talking on her phone that she brought with her and giving kisses to pictures of her family in books and photo albums. And she only whacked her seat neighbor a few times in the head. Reading is an aerobic sport and VERY exciting in our family!! Drew was supposed to nurse on take off, and finished before we were even cleared to head down the runway! How in the world are you supposed to know when you'll be cleared?! Fortunately, he fell asleep and slept for pretty much the whole flight to Atlanta. Not. A. Peep.

Quick layover in Atlanta: scarf down dinner and climb on the next plane... This time Kate sat with Daddy and Drew chilled with Gretchen and me. Again, Drew slept. Didn't even bother trying to nurse that man! And Daddy kept Kate busy for almost 3 hours on the flight to Colorado Springs. Amazing man, I tell you! A sippy cup, paci, and dropper for ear drops could all be found on the floor (out of arm's reach) before we were cleared for take off. But, they were champs together! Kate fussed some because she had not napped the entire day. The ENTIRE day. But don't worry. She fell asleep as we were taxiing to the gate. In Colorado. Oh yes!! She has great timing...

Today has been a full day (napless, of course) of visiting with precious family, driving around the Air Force Academy, and playing in the huge kids' area at Focus on the Family. We'll head down to dinner with the family in just a bit and can't wait to see my cousin get married tomorrow afternoon!

A 2 hour time change is a little confusing to small bodies, but we're hanging in there. It makes for tough nights, early mornings, and napless days- but it's definitely worth it. And we can't beat 80 degree weather, no humidity, gentle breezes, and a view of the Rockies no matter where we are. God sure is good!!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you made it safely! Man are you guys brave!! Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my blog and for keeping me in your prayers!! You are so sweet to take time to think of me. You have a precious little family! Praying for safe a safe trip home and lots of napping when you get there!!