These were the words that Brad & I repeatedly said to each other on the plane flight home yesterday. We were SO ready to get there (so was the rest of our group).
Kaelyn had hit near-delirium status by the time our plane touched the ground. I'm sure all the other passengers around us also heaved a sigh of relief to have the opportunity to get out of ear-shot from Kaelyn. Let's just say she was a little extra-spirited by the last 3 hours of the flight. And, only Mommy would do...no one else. So, after our 403rd trip up & down the plane aisles, she and I were VERY ready to exit the aircraft. (I give her a hard time, but what can you expect from a one-year-old that has been traveling for 18 hours. I wanted to cry too.)
You may ask yourself...what does it take for this group of 8 Americans to return to the US on an international flight? It took us...
3 cars leaving Munich
3 drivers (who willingly got up at 4am to take us...yikes!)
8 carry-on bags
3 boxes of medical supplies
1 set of crutches
3 luggage carts
6 packages of cheese crackers, 4 fruit snacks, 6 juice boxes
3 cars for pick-up, 3 friends, 1 Grammy, 1 Aunt Lisa, 2 Cousins (Cal & Jack)
That's it! Easy right?
Ok, I will write more later. It's 8:00pm here which is 3:00am in Germany so I'm ready for sleep. Before I go to bed I will share a story about Zeke. Last night when we got home, Zeke could hardly keep his eyes open. He fell asleep in Brad's arms at 6:00pm. At 3:00 this morning he came stumbling into our room, nearly in tears. Knowing there was a good chance he would be sent back to bed & with a VERY turned out lip he said, "Mommy, I have 2 things to tell you. First, we forgot to says our prayers last night. Second, we didn't read stories. And........when is my party going to be?" (We are celebrating Zeke's 4 1/2 b-day on Saturday, so he wanted to be sure that he was clear about when the cake & presents would be arriving.) And, no we didn't send him back to bed...he was just too cute.