Thursday, August 6, 2009
Up up and awaaaaayyy
Thank you to everybody for all the wishes for Safe Travel etc. My poor Mother-in-Law is absolutely terrified that our plane will crash, the thought naturally crosses my mind but its never gonna stop me from going anywhere, I won't live in fear and I won't let fear run my life. Just as I am nervous about flying for so long with a 13 month old , the reward of being with MY family , far outweighs any of that nonsense.
Quiet honestly I think it can't be worse than when I flew alone with him to Scotland in February. My very first leg of the journey was delayed by 2 hours, we sat on the runway for an extra 2 hours of an 18 hour flight. Of course my connection was about to leave without us, so we had to get escorted through Newark Airport, not on a cart, no, I had to run behind our escort guy with Elijah in the stroller and he had poop all up his back at the time- No, not the escort guy - Elijah! I didn't have the chance to stop and clean him until we were on the plane and the seatbelt light was turned off .
I will admit I sat and cried once it was all over. But seeing my sister, brother-in-law and niece made up for all of that within seconds.
We will arrive at about 5pm in Cape Town on Saturday and Sunday is Pop-Pops Birthday, for those who don't know, he is my Grandpa and therefore Elijahs Great-Grandpa and is turning 90! He does NOT know we are coming. I told him we would TRY and come at Christmas time and he said " I don't know if I can hold on that long my Girl... But I'll try just to meet my only Great Grandson ".
Here are 2 little movies I made of both his Great Grandkids and put them on a Dvd for him.
I didn't even realize I have already posted the Elijah movie... how dense am I? Just coz I am being lazy i will leave it on there...
I am not sure if I'll be able to Blog while in SA as my Moms internet has been really bad lately, but I will try to at least a couple of times. When I return I will have even more to say than usual and I may even type with a South African Accent. Lekker.
Check out my Weather widget for Cape Town . Average daily temps about 62 degrees ... its the middle of winter.