Monday, September 22, 2008

"California Knows How to Party"

Last week I hopped on a plane with Toby, Ben, and Chase and flew from JFK (also known as the unhappiest place on Earth) to Long Beach. After a little battle with "Jenny from the block"-supervisor at the check in counter and using profanity in front of my Mother in-law (who counts "crap" as a cuss word), we made it through security and eventually onto the plane. Every person in the airport had some hand in helping me get to the plane. Except for "Jenny from the block." I'm not sure why people were so anxious to give up there seats around us for worse seats. A few even stood for the whole trip in the aisle in the front of the plane. Wouldn't you want to sit next to 3 screaming children and a mother on the verge? Actually the kids did surprisingly well for a 6 hour flight and we even got in an hour early so we lucked out.

We are in California for a few weeks staying with my parents in San Clemente. Todd will be training for his job for 4 weeks so we decided to give the Harrises a break and come terrorize my side of the family.

We jumped right in and went to Legoland one of our first days here and I fell in love with that place. It is such a great park for young kids. Toby and Ben were in heaven and could go on almost all of the rides.

We are hoping to meet up with old friends we haven't seen for awhile and pack in as much fun as possible before we go back home to New York. Here's to the good weather and jacked up trucks of Southern California!

In front of NYC made of legos (Toby was bribed with ice cream to be in the picture)


I love my Mom in this one



10 comments:

Brooke said...

Oh my... new hair styles for everyone. Love Toby's buzz and Ben's long locks! Chase is HUGE! Feeding that one cream too? :) You're hair is getting long again too. We sure miss you guys.

megan said...

I told Landon about Legoland--cant wait to show him the pics. He wants to go there already!! I want to go there already!

Kimberly said...

JFK is the worst place on earth. Seriously. It's the only place I've ever had people make negative comments to my face about my parenting.

I'm getting nervous about our flight on Saturday and I'm flying with one more adult and one fewer kid than you, so you've given me hope. Have fun in So Cal. Post all the other fun things you do so we can steal ideas from you.

Lindsey said...

You are right - Toby looks great in a buzz. I can't believe how big Chase is...

Andi said...

How fun, I want to go there with my kids! Maybe we'll have to plan a trip to So Cal soon. I personally think that JFK is the most miserable airport in the entire world. Anything and everything goes wrong there!

Todd said...

Who is that HOT mom with all those cute boys? Wish I was there...
-absent dad

ashley said...

lego land looks awesome!

i have to fly by myself with the 2 in a few weeks and i am so nervous! good job going with 3, that's awesome. when did your fam move to s.c.?

Angi said...

Yes, I loving refer to JFK as "the Prison" I'm glad you made it out alive.

PS love Toby's new do!

Ann said...

I miss those cute boys away in California! Really...it's much too quiet here.

darcie said...

sounds like you flew jetblue. jfk is hideous, but chances are when you fly back you'll be in the new terminal! hardly any consolation. the boys are a bunch of heartbreakers.