Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Florida or Bust!

I almost busted...
We are here after a rough travelling day. Tia had a terrible afternoon. She did not sleep well last night - she woke up crying at 1:40 for reasons unbeknownst to me, then at 4:30, Sloan came tearing into the room saying she was missing...apparently she'd fallen out of bed and went right back to sleep on the floor halfway under her little bed. So she did not have a good night's sleep. Combine that with no nap and you get a screaming, litterally uncontrollable screaming, child for the last half hour of the flight into Tampa. Oh, and to the man sitting in front of us who kept shooting us dirty looks and shaking his head in disgust...dude, you chose to sit in front of me so back off!

Anyway, Tia also scared the bejeebers out of me in the airport when we lined up to get on the plane (we were on Southwest). I thought she was lining up behind us but when I turned around she was gone. I started frantically looking for her and could not find her anywhere. My spidey senses kicked into hyper drive as I turned around in helpless circles. Finally Sloan said he saw her up at the front of the line. I ran up there calling her name and someone told me she was boarding the plane. I tore past the lady taking tickets and ran down the gateway and found her almost on the plane! Did no one see her? Geez! She kept me on my toes today for sure.

Now everyone is asleep. I already took them swimming and sufficiently wore them out - something I plan on doing pretty much every night for the next 26 days. I'll update with zany tales when I can! Until next time - good night!

9 comments:

bugs & sunshine said...

26 days, that rocks.

is lee`with you or did you travel alone? not that it makes the trip from hades any better, i was`just wandering.

Stuarts said...

My mom was with me. Had I been alone I may have given Tia away.

blessedpath said...

Okay, NOT what I needed to hear about when we will be following in your footsteps in just 19 days!!! The only difference is Mike will be you, and I will be Tia, Screaming to get off the plane!!!!!Okay....deep breathe for you and me. I hope you are able to have such a relaxing time with your toes in the sand and really refuel your body and soul while away!! you deserve it! Looking forward to more Florida posts!

kelly said...

thank goodness for spidey senses! hope you guys are enjoying florida!!

Three Against One said...

Hey Kelli, glad to hear that you all made it safely even though you almost had a few heartattacks and breakdowns along the way. Have a great time making memories that will last forever and I look forward to hearing more about your vacation.

Stuart Fam said...

I just need you to know that I didn't like you very much yesterday. Herb and Barb hired me to clean Granny's house since they turned over the keys today. I thought I was going to be just cleaning...but, unbeknowest to them, there was still trash, junk, etc. in the house...like 20 bags full. I got the joy of cleaning up mouse poop and everything else while you were on your way to Florida. HMMMM, I think you should move to Conway so you can share in some of the fun!

Erin said...

Hey Kelli,
I just started checking your blog and love it! I could feel your terror in this story...so nice of you to say "bejeebers" and not something else! I hope the rest of your trip is a picture of calmness and relaxation.
- E. Allen

Melissa (aka Kitty) said...

Is it too late to have just one child?

Jason Starbuck said...

Suprised that you weren't tackled by 15 TSA workers running frantically through the airport like that.... Enjoy your time in Florida.