Monday, July 27, 2009

A Grandma, an Uncle, Two Aunts, Three Cousins and Their Luggage.

Just a few things I learned this weekend as we journeyed to Michigan.

Having to put a sweater on your two year old at the end of July is a good problem.

Everything is bigger in Texas except the mosquitoes. Good Lord! I'm digging the new "Cooling Clean" scent of Cutter mosquito repellent...minty and fresh.

Now to the luggage...I had in mind that checking a bag was $ is actually only $15. Oh how we would have packed differently. And...checking carseats is free. We did that on the way back. And then I learned something else new...Jade will not sit in an airplane seat. Wish I could have gotten my carseat back.

The amount of luggage is embarrassing considering we were there less than 48 hours.

The girls were excellent travelers. They've flown several times, but this is the first time we made them keep up with their own luggage. Jade loved her Dora "pack-pack"...she rolled that thing everywhere...including breakfast each morning, the wedding itself, and every event in between.

Lily was equally as good at keeping up with her backpack and suitcase. Just not quite as excited about the idea as Jade.

We were thankful to be able to land last night before some storms hit. They closed the airport though before our luggage made it off the plane. Lightening on the tarmac was to blame.
We waited and waited and waited at the baggage claim to retrieve our carseats, etc.

Jade entertained the crowd by pushing around her "piglet" (snagged from her great-grandma's house) on the luggage cart.

The flight may have been a little too much for him...I'm not sure pigs sleep on their back unless they're dead.

An hour and a half later the carousels started turning and we made our exit. It was about that time that I wished it had been $50 to check the silly bags...we could have been home, fed and in bed by that point.
My husband reminded me we could have been stranded on the airplane that entire time too.
Perspective...that's why I married that guy.


Christina said...

jade looks so old!!!

AmyB said...

I don't think that was an emabarrassing amoung of luggage at all! I didnt know car seats don't count!! We are getting ready to fly for labor day, so this is good news!

Jane Anne said...

I did not know checking car seats is free! Our family scrounged around and had borrowed carseats for us to use when we arrived.

Love your husband's perspective. My husband is always like that, too... well, except when he travels. Traveling stresses him out more than anything else.

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