Monday, September 14, 2009

Home Sweet Home

It is SO GOOD to be home!!! We made it home on Saturday night right on time - perhaps a little early.

We are all very tired and very overwhelmed. The girls are doing well, considering.

EasternStar was a champ on the plane. She actually cried harder in the car on the way to the airport in Moscow than she did on the plane. She had her own seat - which was a God-send! - and she was great for 9 out of the 10.5 hours on the first plane. She slept for about 1.5 hours (total!!) on the first leg of the journey and she cried for about 1.5 hours. We learned that a diet of mostly bread and crackers gives her a lot of gas. And poop. She pooped four times on the plane. A record for us! 8 )

We were all very happy to land in Dulles (about 30 minutes early!) and to make it through passport control and customs. She was a bit too tired and hungry to fully appreciate getting the stamp on her passport, but I know that she is happy to be stamped a citizen. We picked up our luggage with no problems and made it back through security in record time. We had about 1.5 hours to wait for our flight home. We enjoyed some nuggest (from Wendy's this time) and some pizza while we waited. We felt very lucky that our plane home took off early. There were four or five flights going out of our gate at around the same time and the other flights were delayed for either mechanical issues or because the planes had not arrived yet. We actually took off a little early for home. Yay!

Stranger and EasternStar slept most of the hour flight home, and EasternStar stayed sleeping through landing, being put in the stroller, meeting her big sister, being put in the carseat, and driving home. She woke up long enough to put on her jammies and then went right back to sleep. Until 3:45 am. For some reason all of us woke up around 3:45 am on Sunday so we had some breakfast and then went back to bed for a few hours.

EasternStar is slowly getting used to our house and to TinyDancer. She likes our black dog but she is terrified of our red dog.

TinyDancer is slowly getting used to having to share Daddy. There is never enough Daddy to go around it seems. It doesn't help that she was sick all day yesterday. She seems to feel better today though.

Hopefully there will be some sleeping today and I'll be able to locate our camera cord. We've got some cute shots of the girls together.


library lady said...

glad to know you are home. Look forward to seeing the pictures of the girls.

xxxx oooo to all

Library lady and trolley man

Clarese said...

Welcome home! It sounds like your trip went as well as possible. I hope that ES continues to adjust well to her new family.

Nicole said...

Glad to hear you made it back mostly unscathed! Can't wait to see pics of the girls together and to actually talk to you live! Hugs all around...