Thursday, June 10, 2010

Have Etch-A-Sketch. Will Travel.

Oh my. What a busy day. My head is just spinning right now because I had so much to do today and it's 9:00PM and I'm finally finishing up... sort of. We have a flight leaving for San Fran tomorrow morning at 7:00 and I'm not done packing. This is completely different than last weekend when I had the lists made and was all packed with plenty of time to spare... Oh well. My running stuff and heart rate monitor are packed so the important stuff is taken care of.

I guess we thought that we didn't truly test Moana's ability to travel with that piddly 40 minute flight to the Big Island last weekend... so we'll get to feel the full extent of what it's like to travel with a toddler this weekend... 5+ hours on a plane. Lord help us. I keep thinking about that post Angela wrote about how Zach kept repeating, "Airplane. All done." I can picture Moana doing the same thing after the first hour. And I'll be like, "Don't worry sweetie. Only 4 more hours to go!" Argh. Is 7:00AM too early to start drinking wine? Because that *really* helped me last time we crossed the Pacific with Moana.

On my list of things to do today was to go to Target and get a couple new and interesting toys for her. Have Etch-A-Sketch. Will travel. We also have a portable DVD player and a couple of Elmo videos, so that should kill an hour at least.

On tap this weekend is a family reunion with Scott's family. Should be fun since Moana hasn't met any of her cousins on that side (and she's got one almost exactly her age!) and she hasn't seen her grandparents since she was 2 months old. I ended up buying a new Flip video camera today too because we can't possibly see the family once a year and not get it documented on film somehow.

Anyway, tomorrow will be a challenging day I'm sure.... hopefully I won't have to blog any horror stories next week.

11 comments:

Beth said...

Have a great trip Michelle! And hopefully the flight over isn't so bad. I know an Etch-A-Sketch would keep me busy for hours! :)

Kelly said...

Portable DVD players are like a gift from God when traveling with kids. Have a great trip!

Laura said...

Oh I wish you the best of luck! We just plain do not travel, (2 year old and 3 year old)...which makes me mad...but then when I think of the reality of actually doing it my stomach is in knots! Have fun with family!

Katie A. said...

Have a safe trip and good luck in the air!
The weather is going to beautiful here in the Bay Area this weekend, so make sure you get out for a run!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Good luck. I really don't envy you taking that plane ride. And Moana isn't the chubster Zach is but lots and lots of food to stuff in his mouth always buys me a little time on plane. Hopefully she can walk up and down the aisles as well - just have her charm one of the flight attendants right away and you'll get more flexibility with the aisle strolling. I can't wait to read the post about how this goes.

Rebecca DeWire said...

Good luck with the flight. This reminds me of our 6 hr Philly to Seattle flight when Elena was about 18 months old. It was definitely a challenge and hopefully you have some friendly people sitting near you who like kids. Have a great trip!

Regina said...

By now you will have made it.....? Hopefully you in piece. Have fun in Sunny CA!

Catching up with Jessica said...

Hope you're safe and having fun! Portable DVDs are the best even for my husband and me...should be a godsend for a toddler! Hope it was a fun one!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I hope you have a good trip! Doodle pros are life savers, as are DVDs! :)

DC Running Mama said...

GOOD LUCK!! Can Moana have some wine, too? B/c that might help. Just kidding, of course (well, mostly).

N.D. said...

good luck! I didn't even think of an etch - a - sketch. Great idea!