Sunday, March 15, 2009

We are Flying!!!!

It's the day we have been preparing for and the thing that you can always count on is that things will not go right. The morning started out pretty good. We all got up in time. Kira had a morning side to go to. (Which is an early morning fire side for seminary) The boys had to get up early so that I knew that they would be awake in time for school. The little kids got up at 5:30. They had gone to bed early that night in order to get ready for today. That backfired on me because they woke up at 10:30 asking if it was time to leave yet. There was of course all the last minute Mom where is this or that. The boys were whining because they didn't want to get up this early. The little kids just wanted to leave already. They wanted me to call Grandpa as soon as they were dressed. They were ready now. Kira got off okay. Grandpa finally arrived after what seemed like an eternity. We were on the way. Noah fell back to sleep on the way there. Isabelle was so excited that nothing was taking her down. We made it to the airport just fine. Said good bye to Grandpa and we were on our way. We get to the counter and get our seats hopefully to be all together. All they have to do is just move one aisle seat for another but no they have to move all of us to the very back of the plane. Now it was time for us to get to our gate. Going through security wasn't that much fun. I forgot to take off my shoes and belt. The shoes were caught before I got through the gate but the belt made me beep so I had to go through again which normally won't be such a problem except Noah and Isabelle have never gone through this before and when I started to beep and they sent me back through the kids looked like I was going to prison and had a really worried look on their little faces. I think it was a little bit of stress also. I made it back to the other side of the doorway and all was okay with the world again. Now it was time to get to our gate. It was a fun to time to getting there . We were close to the gate so I stopped to get the kids a drink. There was a man in front of us getting a drink also. We arrived at the tale in of transaction. He gave the cashier $ 20.10 and the item total was $4.09. The cashier had put the wrong amount in the computer and couldn't figure out the change to give the man. Without thinking I said the amount which was $16.01. Well we waited and waited and then Noah said " My said it was 16.01 already. C'mon." The gentleman that was waiting for his change started to laugh and the people behind me started to laugh. He finally got the right amount and off we went. When we got there I realized that I had miss read my gate and it was all the way at the other side of the airport and we only had about 20 minutes to get there. We got to ride one of carts in the airport and made our flight no problem. While on the cart getting to where we were going there was a lady talking on her cell phone. The carts don't have horns to tell you to move out to the way. The driver had said coming through please move or something like that at least 3 times. Leave it to Noah to think of something better to say. He said put the cell phone down and move it already. Now don't get me wrong I do know where he gets this from. I do blame it all on Terry.Now it was time to load the plane. I'm sure that I hit just about every head all the way to the back. A lot of people thought that Isabelle and Noah were cute. Especially since Noah kept telling everybody what their names were but their ages but then tell them he had to go because he wasn't suppose to talk to strangers. Then he would come and tell me he talked to nice strangers. It was very noisy and all they had to look at was the engine. Amazing enough they liked it. Now for the hard part keeping them busy. It went smoothly for most part but they refused to take a nap. On to Dallas. When arriving in Dallas we had to ride a train. The train broke down so we had to another one. This one had to do a loop around the whole airport. When we finally got to the gate there wasn't much time to get them something to eat. Again to the end of the plane. The nice thing is that they fell asleep. Next stop Norfolk. Yeah!

Can we say S T R E S S E D ! ! !

I have been getting ready to go and see Terry in Virgina. He came out to see us for his birthday. (Which also happens to be a day later than Kiras) It was busy when he came out because Kira had state in debate on his birthday and that Saturday as well. Elijah had a field trip out to a train museum. All we had was the 3 youngest. It was pretty quite for the most part. The kids were having playing with their dad. He couldn't go anywhere with out them. He'd turn around and almost step on them they were that close. As much as he loves them after a while he had had his fill. Not to mention every time he was still most of the time he would be sitting down he would start to fall asleep. We would hear him blowing bubbles and then then the finally the snoring would start in. Of course whenever we called him on it he would deny it. This is how things went most of the morning.Things started to get crazy when it was time for all the kids to come home. Elijah came home first. It is amazing how quite the house is with out him. It always seems louder when he's home. Mainly because he is a pot stirrer. He had a fun time at the museum. Then Kira instead of calling me decided to text me a lot. ( Which is weird because unlike me I would rather talk she would rather text. She doesn't really talk on the phone. She answers with one word if possible. But when she texts she is a lot more talkative if that is possible.) Since I found out that the world revolves around Terry and Kira (mostly Kira) which I'm sure most of the world did not know. Just in case you are the few who think that it revolves around you I'm here to tell you that it doesn't. Kira wanted to know when her Birthday dinner was going to be. Mainly because wanted he father to be here for it. She thinks that her father came home especially for her birthday. Little does she know that he came home for his. Nothing to do with her. When she reads this though it will still be about her though. She wasn't coming home until around 6:30 -7:00 from the bus. We had asked if we could pick her up because her father wanted to take everybody out for birthday dinners this year. Because, Kira was taking so long on the debate trip and she didn't want us to pick her up we were stuck waiting. So now we are in a rush to make her dinner and cake before she came home. Being Kira she couldn't make up her mind until the very last minute on whether to be picked up or not. We didn't get to eat until 8:00 and everybody was in bed by 10:00. It was a crazy night. The next day we had to get Terry ready to leave and all of his stuff that he had taken out back and packed. It was daylight savings time this weekend. While everybody had lost 1 hour he was losing 3. 1 to the time change and 2 to the time difference. He wasn't looking forward to going back. We went tot the airport for the first time as a family. Normally it's only just me. I stopped taking the little kids because they would cry a lot. It was really hard on them. Not this time. We took all the kids (all but Kira because she's too old) in they went up and down the elevators and escalators. Kira kept calling them dorks for liking it so much. The boys were fascinated by the glass elevators. When it was time for us to leave the kids were very sad. The rest of the week was spent getting us ready for our trip to Virgina. Let me tell it it wasn't pretty. We had to clean the whole house, do the laundry, take out the trash, get homework done, pick up glasses , learn how to put in contacts buy luggage and pack. I had to arrange the kids schedules and tell people that we weren't going to be around. I also had to calm the oldest and tell her everything was going to be okay several times. I think that she was more stressed then everybody else (including me who had to travel cross country with the 2 younger ones.) Kira was so stressed that she kept telling me that everything was going to be alright. I think that this made her feel better. Well we got through almost everything. Thanks to Elijah the dishes all got washed and for the most part put away. The babies room got cleaned up and then messed up again. We got all the laundry done and most of it got packed into different suitcases. Though we did stay up late most of the time.