Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Flight 1787

So I was on my way back from NY on Sunday when the plane hit some rough turbulence, then an airpocket into a short free fall, then everything was ok. Except when we hit the air pocket, my seatbelt failed, (came unhinged from the seat, not unbuckled) and while I stayed still, the plane fell, so I ended up smacking my head on the ceiling (well overhead compartment caught me first, I was on the aisle seat) of the plane. Little L was in my arms, but I was able to keep her safe... that whole clutch and duck thing is a quick reflex.

I was sitting here trying to figure out exactly how long we were falling, time wise, and although I don't know exactly, but it was long enough for me to think this:


Oh crap my sealtbelt came undone.

Protect the baby,DUCK!

Ouch, I wonder if I'm bleeding.

Hey I'm floating! That's pretty cool.

Look at all those people - I bet I look pretty funny to the people behind me (pictured myself floating from their POV)

So this is what it feels like when a plane is crashing.

Ah, not crashing today, that's good.

We are ok. I went to the ER and got a CAT scan and xrays, and I have a concussion. I've been really dizzy and nauseated. My neck and back are killing me. Little L is fine. She didn't even cry. Took her to the pediatrician yesterday and she checked out ok.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hi Aunt Angie

Greetings to my leader.

Dance, Magic and a Prince

When my cousin's girls were staying with us a few weekends ago, all the kids were gathered in G and Little Guy's room, being very quiet and content. I went to see what they were up to, and lo and behold they were putting on a recital. Big L was the director, Little L was the audience and the other 3 took turns performing. G did a fairy Godmother dance and cast a spell on each of us in turn. Little Guy danced to the Thomas the Train Roundhouse soundtrack. His costume didn't quite match his score, but it was the only dark blue on we had.

All 3 of my kids pouted when it wasn't their turn to perform. The older girls were MUCH better sports.

The Age of Aquarius...

According to the onesie's description of her sign, she is independent and optimistic. Independent for sure... she started rolling across the room, pushing herself to sitting, crawling, teething AND pulling up in the space of 10 days. She's on the move now. Too soon for me! She's only 6 months old!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Golden Child (ren)

I just love how sunset at the shore makes everything look as if Midas himself is wrapping his arms around the world.

And some others from the beach... before the sun started to set

Monday, August 3, 2009

She Sleeps At the Seashore

Little L spent her first trip to the beach snoozing. It was so windy that day, and it was a bit overcast, also. But, as everyone knows, just because it is overcast doesn't mean that the UV rays aren't damaging your skin, so I ended up trying to shield her from the sun with our jumbo rainbow colored rain umbrella. I am still finding sand in the handle of that thing.

The big blur in the background is the Naples pier.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Mermaid Princess and Children of the Sunset

I took these during our trip to Naples. The day was winding down and I was hoping for a cloud-free sunset, but it was not to be. Oh well, I think the clouds add some visual interest anyway, don't you?

While we were there, we met a family with a wee boy who was very good about sharing his sand toys with my two kids... he had the most gorgeous green eyes I have ever seen.

G's crown of seaweed reminds me so much of a young mermaid princess coming ashore to watch the sun melt into the sea for the evening. The beach is a magical place.