Monday, May 17, 2010

WE MADE IT!!







So, we're here in beautiful Minneapolis. Despite our efforts to get here as quickly as possible and splurging on 6 non-stop tickets, our day of chaotic traveling lasted for 12 hours. We were in for a treat when a limo picked us up at my parents house in Corona at 11:30 am. The kids LOVED the ride to LAX and thought that drinking apple juice from cups in a car was the coolest thing. They each even got a balloon to beat each other with! :) We checked our luggage curbside, which was a huge blessing and the sweet guys at Delta even helped us in to check our 5 carseats. Airport security was the biggest adventure. Taking Daylon through is always a thrill because they don't allow babies wrapped in blankets to go through their metal detectors, tubs of aquaphor, and they want to know that his sores and red skin won't cause some fatal outbreak. Throw in 4 barefoot kids (they scan your shoes...thank you terrorist) who enjoy the sport of running, 2 strollers that won't fit in the conveyor belt detector and all the normal pandemonium of security checks (ie:emptying pockets, separating electronics, removing medicine, baby food and formula from bags) and you got yourself a party! Our flight was delayed for several hours so the kids were more than ready to be on the plane when we boarded. Since it was the four older kids' first flight they loved looking out the window and really enjoyed take off. The first hour was really great. Boredom hit the second hour, and irritation the third. Surprisingly, Daylon was one of the best behaved. He really had no troubles. Keira was an angel, and Caleb, Violet and Sadie were, well, spirited. For extra fun, Sadie decided to throw up 30 mins before we landed. Anyway, we eventually got to the Ronald Mc Donald house at 1:30am. It was a long day but we did it and we didn't even loose a kid. :)

6 comments:

Liz said...

I'm glad you made it there safe. I totally understand with the airport security thing. It's tough to keep track of kids when you have to put your shoes back on, re-fill your pockets, and set up the stroller. They could at least give us a corral to keep them in while we do all that!! I wish you the best of luck for everything!!

Karrie said...

W-o-w. What an adventure!! Good Luck!!

Jess Edling said...

Man oh man you are brave! I'm glad everyone made it there safe and sound. Love you!

Amy F. P. said...

That is a major accomplishment. I can barely do two kids at the airport. I'm so glad you made it there OK. You'll continue to be in our prayers.

Grandma Kris said...

What a big event for your family! Thanks for the update.

jeanine said...

I agree with Amy... I don't know how you did 5 kids in the airport! Glad you got there okay and hope the kids get better soon! We love you!