Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lucky Me

Last Tuesday I flew 2,690 miles with these three cute kids....

And they were amazing!! The worst part was going through security, especially since now they have to test any liquid you bring on the plane. Apparently baby bottles have been a big threat lately. We made it to the front of the security line and got every ones shoes, sweatshirts (since they don't provide blankets or pillows on the plane anymore) and backpacks off. Then we went through the metal detector and started getting every ones shoes, sweatshirts and backpacks back on. At which point they ask me if they can test my liquids, "sure". Then I notice the guy is just staring at us getting everything back on (oh great, why can't they just test it now instead of staring at me completely annoyed that they are having to wait for me - oh well). So I get over there with the kids and the guy preforms the test, no big deal. But then starts making small talk and acts like I am crazy to take three kids on a plane by myself. Well, it was no big deal, but thanks for your concern;). Every flight attendant was very impressed by them. And in the Seattle airport I had people come up to me saying they couldn't believe how well behaved they were. It did help that they were little walking zombies since we left at 1 am, but hey I'll take it as a complement.

It was a quick visit to Fairbanks, and not a very happy reason for going up in the first place. My grandpa (Poppy) passed away unexpectedly so the kids and I were able to make it up for the funeral (thanks to my Uncle Mike and Aunt Sharon). I just LOVE this picture of Poppy and Cambrie.

I'm grateful for the time I had with him, he was an amazing grandfather.


Erika said...

Boy are you brave! Dave and I flew to NC a few weeks ago, and only took Olivia with us. We still had people request to change seats! Liv hated the flight and screamed for 20 minutes straight at one point. You do have great kids! Sorry to hear about your grandpa.

Marci Ward said...

Sorry to hear about your grandpa. You really are brave though! I still haven't done it with two. I'm terrified. I'm glad they were angels. Hope you guys have Merry Christmas!