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Thursday, June 07, 2007

From Hawaii part 1

So, we got here ok...
well, the first flight (to LA) was a DISASTER! i wasnt even stressed about it, but we hit some turbulence, and aaron looked at me and said "my throat hurts" i said "do you need to pop your ears?" he just looked at me with a horrified look on his face - then proceeded to puke ALLLLLL over himself and the seat and his cars he was playing with. AGGGHHHH. i OBVIOUSLY looked like i could balance my baby on my lap and clean up his puke at the same time, so nobody offered any help. the stewardess threw me a bag and some towels. So, balancing crazy nate, i mopped up all the puke and stripped aaron down and wrapped him in a blanket. then, i said to aaron and charity - dont move... and i took nate (who i didnt trust to sit still) back to the bathroom and i soaped and washed aarons pants in that little bathroom sink... great times... we hung them to dry for about 2 hours of the flight, then he had to go potty so he just wore them wet the rest of the way. poor kid. the rest of the flight was pretty normal (nate screamed for about 20 min before he fell asleep) but that was about it.
i was DREADING the longer flight across the ocean.
BUT... i said, as soon as we get up in the air, you guys need to shut your eyes and be quiet. i gave nate some drugs but aaron and charity complied without any pharmacutical assistance. it was a lovely flight! (besides being a BIT uncomfortable for me) the kids slept the ENTIRE time!



we got here pretty late that night, so just went to bed. the kids woke up not too early (i thought they would wake up at like 3am cause of the time change) but they woke up with the sun :) and we went to the beach (at turtle bay). nate doesnt appreciate walking on the sand - he gets frustrated cause he has a hard time keeping his balance! grandma and grandpa took turns teaching aaron how to snorkel.


we came home ate lunch, and i CRASHED! (so did the kids) and my mom went to the airport to get dawn and her kids. when they got here, we went to hukilau beach. the kids had SOOO much fun boogieboarding! i am so glad they get to be here with their cousins!

10 comments:

Katie said...

Oh Emily that is aweful!! Sounds like you handled it pretty well though. I'm jelous you get to have a long vacation in Hawaii! We have never been so we are planning on going for our 10 year anniversary next June.
Can't wait to see more pics!

Dan, Lydia, Kaitlyn said...

Glad you posted that story! See you tomorrow, WAHOO!!!

Amy said...

Poor Aaron....I hate puke so I feel for you. You sounded like you handled it better then I would have. Your pic of all the kids on your lap is priceless! Thanks for sharing your story. Have a great time in hawaii...for me! I am a little jealous!

Leslie said...

oh no! don't tell me that two days before i do the exact same thing!! so what did you do with all those kids on your lap when YOU had to go potty?
that is the question.

Meredith said...

oh wow, what a day. You are a good mom!! You did that all alone? You are my hero! No way would I even THINK of doing that! But now look..you have a fun month of the beach!

Did you fly at night..or how did you get your kids to sleep? Neither of my kids will sleep anywhere but a bed! It sucks!

The Driggs said...

Oh Emily! That plane ride sounded horrible! But I'm glad you arrived safe and sound. Have a good time!

Jennifer said...

Emily that story must go down in the journal. You are amazing! You guys are going to have so much fun! I already want to go back!! I loved how the "flight attendents" were SUCH a help. It's like didn't I just fork over a ton of money for this flight and all you can do is hand me a beverage when you see I'm trying to open my 3 year olds snack, poor his beverage into a sippy, juggle the 6 month old who keeps dropping his binky and in the same instance you want to hand me my diet coke! How about hold the kid for 2 seconds lady! Oh well once you are there it is all a thing of the past. Have fun.

The Farnsworth Family said...

Em so sorry about the plane ride! I hope you are having fun. I am missing you already :) I want to see more pics. Keep them coming. Oh! and give everyone a kiss for me!

Emily R said...

to answer questions:
i didnt get to go potty... it was honestly worth the tummy ache!
we landed at 2:30 am our time (9:30pm hawaii time) so my kids were pretty wiped out - plus, i had made them go swimming all morning before the flight.

Birchall Family said...

That is the worst! I know how you feel when everyone looks at you like "poor lady" but NO ONE helps, I have had that happen way to many times! But yours is so worth it, now you can just play in Hawaii and have such a fun month ahead of you. Have fun!