We are back from our trip, and missing the festive autumn weather.
We had so much fun going to the pumpkin patch, the national zoo, seeing friends and just being outside in the trees. Addie and Ian were in heaven with Kaile, Nani and Papa. It's so hard to live far away!
Getting home from Maryland was an adventure. We missed our plane by about 2 minutes and after catching our breath from running (sprinting) with two babies and all of their â€œstuffâ€™ the entire length of the airport (most people take shuttles) we found out that there wasnâ€™t any more room, and the plane was going to leave with out us. So, my children resorted to screaming in public not for the what-would-have-been four hour flight but now for the what-ended-up-to-be 10 hours of connections and flying time. 14 hours total including driving. It wouldnâ€™t have been hard if my children could sleep. Addie didnâ€™t go to bed until her exhausted body got into her cribâ€¦2:30 am her time. Ian did fall asleep after a big fight at 11pm his time. This was bad. They are asleep by 7 pm usually, so you can imagine. At one point, when the entire plane going to SLC had to re-ticket all of its passengers right at boarding (imagine big mob in front of ticket counter at 9:30 pm) I am holding Ian who is not wanting to be held. He is biting me, and crying poor thing. I finally just saidâ€¦â€let me just hold a big sign that says â€œwould everybody please stare at me?â€ At least it made a few people laugh. It really wasnâ€™t that bad of a tripâ€¦I just felt bad for my kids who just canâ€™t sleep!!
Saturday was starting to get back to normal, but evidently not. I was out shopping for an hour and a half before my own mother pointed this out to me:
I had no idea!!! I couldnâ€™t stop laughing. It had been one of those weekends!
But, I am now back into the swing of things, and creating new prints! I have SO many drafted or in my headâ€¦I just canâ€™t keep up with it! I keep a notebook by my bed for the ideas I come up with before I fall asleep. I have to hurry and sketch them out or else I canâ€™t sleep. I am excited for what is to come. Lots of â€œsetsâ€ coming, and moreâ€¦moreâ€¦more!
Now we are looking forward to Halloweenâ€¦Addie is, of course, going to be a princess, and Ianâ€¦well, we still havenâ€™t found a frog costume. Frog prince that is:)