Sunday, August 16, 2009

Viva la Fiesta!

I made it! This was by far the best plane trip that I have taken alone with my two children. I made sure to pack a toy for every 40 min, a movie for Dylan, lots of snacks, and Syds favorite blankie. They kept themselves pretty happy, and I didn't have to worry about them kicking the person in front of them. It was great! About 40 minutes into the trip however, Syd fell asleep after drinking about 3 bottles of milk (the only way I could keep her from crying). About 3o minutes after that I felt the warmth of her urine in my lap. I couldn't move or I would wake her up, so for about two hours I sat there feeling the warmth come every so often. It was nasty, but just one of those things I was willing to put up with in order to keep a sleeping baby. Dylan also had potty problems but his stemmed from the fact that I couldn't get up with him to take him to the restroom. It was a sad argument to have but I had to tell him to pee in his pullup. He was very angry, but I really wasn't going to have him go by himself or have a stweardess help him After a tiny fit, Dylan eventually gave in when I offered him his favorite treat; a ring pop. What a life saver!

I also was getting wierd looks and questions from everyone about the shiner on Syd's eye (which was an accident cause by Dylans knee landing on her eye on a jumping maneuver onto the bed). It was good that I had Dylan with me because I don't know if anyone would have believed me when I told them it was cause by her big brother.So we made it to Cali! We have been having a great time. Dylan loves grandpas hot tub, the wagon, and his best friend Cali who was able to come and stay with us for a few days. Sydney, can't get enough of Grandma. It is a bit sad when I am sitting in the room and she starts crying when grandma leaves. Chopped liver! I love it! Luckily we were in town for Santa Barbara's famous Fista weekend. We went to two parades, and had fun hanging out dowtown and partaking of the festivities. During the first parade we had a little scare. For the first time in Fiesta history, two horses pulling a carriage lost control and took off down our block. It was freaky! They were totally out of control sending people screaming in all directions. Luckily I saw it early enough and was able to throw Dylan and Kalia out of the way, but Kalia now rememberes me as "the Britney who hurt my arm". So sad. It was crazy, but luckily only one person was injured. We left after that because everyone was a bit shaken up.
we wathched the first equestrian parade with Anneli, Kalia, and Elliana Neilsen. It was a happy reunion to say the least.
Dylan just like his daddy, loves the girls. when the flower girls walked by he had to stand up and get close enough to touch them. One of them even gave him a flower and he totally blushed. It was stinkin cute!Here is Dylan with his first Fista confetti egg. He came prepared with a baggie full of coins (he called it his "money bag") and he bought tons of eggs. He loved cracking them, but he struggled with the velocity at which he slammed them on peoples heads. It was hilarious. At one point Hani (at the second parade) turned around ready to sock someone for hitting him so hard...oops.


Jacki said...

That pee story is hilarious! I would do the same thing.

I am glad that you made it out to Cali safely. Have fun!

Anneli said...

Oh, what a cute picture of those two! They love each other, she's going to be sad to see him go, what a crazy day that was!