Sunday, November 29, 2009

MIA

I have a perfectly valid excuse for not blogging in a week, and it's this.


We were able to spend Thanksgiving week at Mom and Dad's this year in Miami. I have a special place in my heart for Miami; it was the start of the love affair and romance I have with my husband ♥ where Hudson will forever come visit his abuelos, and the very first place our baby put his feet in the sand.


Let me back track though, to the part where I almost threw an infant car seat at a flight attendant.


I won't go into too much detail about who/what/when/where other than the fact that this is a blog warning to you to NEVER REMOVE ANY WARNING LABELS FROM THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR INFANT CAR SEAT. Yes, those huge ones that come plastered all over the sides of all baby stuff with idiot warnings like: don't let your baby play with fire balls and whiskey.


Turns out there is a line this big at the bottom of one of the 4 stickers on ours, that reads: This car seat approved for all car and flight transportation. Really? Duh. Thank you. Mr. Sassy Flight kept threatening to REMOVE our car seat from the flight as it was deemed unsafe to fly because of a sticker. We had some rallying passengers on our side, but they too got sassed. We all got sassed. Each and every one of us. So, away went the car seat.

Very long story short about holding up an entire flight because of hissy/sassy flight attendant and one ANGRY Momma---he prevailed, we all got sassed {rallying passengers} , and we flew sans car seat. I turned all shades of pissy and stupid words were slipping out of my mouth, and was so grateful Bear can't spell out words yet.

*In our defense, this was Hudson's 6th flight with no previous "regulation" problems. I think his {FA} black patent leather lace-ups were on a little too snug that day.


I was told to bring it down and sit DOWN by my husband who thankfully was able to prevent us from getting kicked off the flight by fault of me. I pouted like a 4 year old the whole rest of the flight and I'm sure I GOT him when I eye-rolled refused a drink when offered by him. Take THAT.


To the A1A we made it, and Hudson had some verrrrry happy abuelos ready to show him Miami. He got them going around 7am.


This Zoolander face is what wakes them up every morning, and they LOVE it.


Upon making it downstairs, we set up shop and immediately the sand plagued Hudson.


From there, it was silly fun. Bear loved sand, so next was the ocean.




success.


and this is how we kept Hudson Bear entertained. Thanks, crinkly squeak toy.


Please forgive our milky appearance, it was our first day. I can assure my skin is a more toasty RED color today and I vow to you to never paste your eyes with this white-hued glow again. A picture of our family of three now. My family ♥


and perhaps my favorite pic of our boy child. Ever.

21 comments:

jenn said...

too cute...glad your flight went ok after the rude guy

The Neaves' said...

love it! I can just see you on that plane...
Oh PS. I think you were remembering how mad you were while typing the title that you left out the "MI" from Miami! ha j/k! Miss you guys!!

love the hair! Thanks for finally posting a pic. I expect a full on shot later!

The Laughlins said...

so precious. i love the zoolander pic!

Sweet Simplicity said...

oooh, that would have made me so mad! What a great week!

Meant to be a mom said...

Umm I believe there has been a huge change in your hair color maam! I love the color. Post a picture of your whole self please. I would love to see it.
Also Hudson is such a doll baby. I just love the "Zoolander" face. Who knew when you were pregnant that you would be having a little baby zoolander aka Ben Stiller. So funny.
His "blue steel" face cracks me up every time I see it.
I'm glad to hear you guys had a great holiday with your family.

Lil' Woman said...

Love all the Hudson pictures, he is going to be lil heartbreaker!

Melissa said...

what a precious boy!

and im jealous got to hang at the beach for thanksgiving!!!

StylishSuburban said...

How frustrating, flight attendants can be a real pain in the you know what sometimes. Love the zoolander face, too cute.
New hair color? love it

Cee said...

The zoolander face is priceless!!!!! And I love the lil mohawk

Jess said...

Am I reading this right? The flight attendant deemed it safer for you to HOLD your baby the entire flight than for him to be in a carseat that was missing a sticker? My word....it may be the crazy, hormonal pregnant lady coming out in me again, but that's just all kinds of wrong! I feel my BP starting to rise already just thinking about it....

Alison said...

Your hair looks nice... would love to see a full pic! :)

That Zoolander face is the funniest thing I've seen all day! Too cute!

Brit said...

the fireballs and whiskey and all shades of pissy. good Lord. I'm still laughing.

welcome back to blogworld friend.

Brit said...

oh and yes. I am jumpin' on the band wagon. When did you go brunette? I've always wanted to try it. Never done it. Tell me your inspiration for change. Maybe I'll take the brunette plunge...afterall these roots of mine aren't getting any lighter.

ekrisdinger said...

flight attendants are bored with their lives. you should have beat her with the car seat. so did yall have to buy a new one? when did your hair change colors? love the pictures!

Erin
Baton Rouge, LA

Christy said...

So sorry to hear about the flight attendant! I'm so glad to hear that it all worked out though!!

Um, how cute is that Zoolander look!?!?! Love it!!!

...So, I'm from Norman too & my Mom and Step-Dad live in Miami. Crazy, huh?!? I thought I was the only one out there with that combo! Ha! I totally know what you mean about how great Miami is! I haven't been in way too long! Hopefully my husband and I will be able to get down there next year.

Sooo happy to hear your guys had such a great time! Loved all the pics!!

Kyndal said...

The mere POSSIBILITY that we could be sharing in that beautiful paradise with you guys in a few months is enough to make me pee my pants a little. Is that inappropriate for me to share? :) Sorry. Love you.

Marisa and John said...

You can rest assured that if I was in your shoes I would have without a doubt been kicked off that flight. Ask John...italian temper. :)Looks like you had fun!

Nat said...

The zoolander faces kills me it's too cute! Miami looks amazing!

Sherrie said...

He is so cute! You went dark with the hair color. And boo to the nasty flight attendant.

Kerry said...

you have dark hair again!! xx

The Bailey's said...

Those of us in the blogging world are requesting an update. We need to see new pictures of your boy's big brown eyes!