Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Our California Adventure

We arrived home from our California adventure safe and sound. It was a great trip, but exhausting nonetheless. We only encountered two major bumps along the way. In a poop induced craze, I left our camera on the plane. Yes, my friends, CT waited until the descent to relieve himself and it wasn't pretty. He'd slept a total of 20 minutes the entire flight, but maintained a chipper attitude until three of us got him naked in the middle of San Diego airport to clean the mess he'd made. Yes, we made a scene. Yes, there was screaming and lots of poo, but we all survived.

The other major bump, the earthquake. As I visited with a cousin, I thought my chair was unstable. Then I thought it was the wine (because you know I'm a light weight after not having a sip for 16 months.) Oh no, this action couldn't be blamed on either of these things. I was experiencing my first earthquake. CT's too! What a thrill!

I wish I had pictures to share with you, but a short journal of our adventure will have to do. CT had many firsts this trip. The earthquake (see above.) His first plane ride - in which he received a certificate and wings from the flight attendant. His first time seeing the ocean and putting his toes in the sand. And his first wedding. And what a beautiful wedding it was. An intimate affair with family and friends celebrating the union of a special couple dear to our hearts. We were so honored to be there.

Aside from these firsts and the main event, we drove up the coast to San Clemente to eat at a few of our favorite restaurants and watch surfers from the pier. We visited with friends and family and ate a lot. CT adjusted well to the accommodations, sleeping through the night and snuggling in our big hotel bed in the morning. The loud train whistle that blew outside our room numerous times a day (and night) didn't bother him a bit, and we took the opportunity to teach him how to "Toot Toot" while pumping his arm. (Ok, so we continue to work on this talent.) He moved freely around the hotel room, mostly crawling and getting into trouble. But he also started to push himself up on all fours, butt in the air. It won't be long folks!!

Since returning home he has been irritable and obviously uncomfortable. Running a slight fever I'm almost certain it's teething this time. It has to be, right?

Teeth Count: 0


  1. Boo for not having pictures, but more because you lost your camera!! And even more for having to go through that in an airport!! But I think every parent out there understands exactly what you mean when you say "poop induced craze". What an ordeal!! I've often thought I should carry a pair of scissors so I could cut off clothes when that happens!! Glad to hear the trip was a success and you made it home safe and sound!!

  2. I just have to say one more thing: my "word verification" for the last comment was "desition". Thought it was kind of ironic it was so close to "desitin" on a poop related post!! :)

  3. Laughing out loud at your airport poop insanity... :) Holding out for picts like Molly :)

  4. glad you had fun... saw some pics that must have been maggie's? at least you have them for documentation!
    hoping the fever is TEETH!. he's too cute.