Wednesday, January 6, 2010

the REAL plane

Even after our exciting news, we had a fairly low-key Christmas day. We were over at Grandma and Grandpa Llama’s house, just hanging out. The kids played games and watched movies, while we talked, read, and drank coffee. In the early afternoon, Llama Papa took the preschooler home for a nap while I packed up all the gifts.

After an early Christmas dinner (or late lunch?), we headed home to do our final pack. At this point, the kids started getting excited.

Will we go on an airplane?
Will we stay in a hotel?
Will we go to Disneyland tonight?
How long will we stay?

Uncle Llama drove us to the airport, and as the kids marched in with their backpacks, I was grateful we were flying on Christmas day. The airport wasn’t very crowded, and we didn’t have to wait in any long lines. The noisy boys looked so old, helping us roll the luggage and get checked in.

They must have looked shifty, too, since security asked them all to take their Mickey Mouse sweatshirts off and run them through the scanner. (But they didn't ask Llama Papa to, which I found curious.)

The preschooler was excited to fly on a real airplane.

All in all, they were awesome travelers. Of course, they were all exhausted and happy to kick back and watch movies and play video games. We checked in late at the Disneyland hotel and after exclaiming over the cute little shampoos with mickey mouse ears, and jumping up and down a few times, we all collapsed into our beds, excited to wake up the next day and continue our Christmas adventure. Well, after reconfiguring our sleeping arrangements a few times. All you families of five will be able to relate! :-)

To be continued…


phd in yogurtry said...

oh yes, hotels and families of five. tricky business. especially convincing the boy, who has two sisters, why he has to sleep on the floor AGAIN.

Mommy Cracked said...

Oh wow, that's the ultimate Christmas gift!! I've been enjoying reading these posts and can't wait to hear more!