I think I slept a total of 20 minutes last night, so this will be brief. Tired or not, we're here!
Prior to departure, I worked on collecting items for the kids' carry-ons for about a month. Needed lots to keep them busy and behaving on the plane.
At the airport, this morning around 7am. We parked off site in covered parking.......as I fear hail storms more than tornadoes and the wicked witch in Kansas......so we arrived early to secure our spot.
4 large bags to check (which we had to eventually redistribute, weight wise to accommodate the 50 pound limit......even after weighing them at home last night)
4 carry on backpacks
my large purse
Lainey's entourage: Jo Jo the kitty, Meow Meow and 3 lambies
Jack's polar bear
2 car seats
My double stroller
The kids love to guess which animal is on the tail.....since we fly Frontier more than other airlines. Today was a bighorn sheep and then an elk.
On the plane! Car seats made all the difference. Kids feel secure and "in their norm".
Lainey with one of her new treasures. A tiny doll house. Kept her busy for a long time.
The other side.
Our smartest child immediately got off the plane and buckled herself into her seat in the terminal. I don't know.
Then, she spun some records.
We connected in Denver, so it was fun to see the Rockies again and the airport is fabulous......unlike KCI......which is a glorified gerbil cage, at best.
Second leg went well. 4/5 Starnes folks were asleep after take off. We all slept most of the flight. Nice. And, no cocktails! For us or the kids! That's impressive, people.
Picked up our rental car.......headed to the beach house to unpack.......then back out to Costco and Von's for grocery shopping. $300 later, we're all set!
Took a short walk down to Windansea Beach to watch the surfers.
Kids were more than antsy to hit the sand, but we're waiting. They're exhausted.....and technically still on Kansas time......so they need rest before we dive right in.
So.......some beach time tomorrow.......and then Caroline arrives!!!!!!!
Back soon with more deets. Happy Tuesday.