Friday, March 24, 2017

Family Time

We have been so lucky to spend the past 2 days having some quality family time. Here is Tehilla with Great-Grandma. I can't believe what a big blessing it is to see the two of them together. Thank G-d.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Our NY Adventures

Today we woke up in my favorite place in the world, my grandma's home. I spent so much of my childhood in this house and it brings back tons of happy wonderful memories for me. My kids are loving seeing all the family photos and spending all this time with their great-grandmother.

The main reason for our visit was to see my grandmother and as a surprise, she sent us all to New York City to see the Lion King on Broadway! It was absolutely incredible and each kid was completely blown away.

Tehilla sat next to me and kept whispering about the lions, then when I would respond she would shush me. She had her mouth open in amazement at a certain point and I was hit by so many  emotions watching her.

Here she is 9 months after heart surgery- more stable than she has ever been. So stable in fact, that we were able to go on this trip. It is not something that I was sure we would ever be able to do. And there she was, at a Broadway musical having- literally- the time of her life.

We are so blessed. So extremely blessed. Today's adventure felt like a victory and I had to share it with you, blog family.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Safely Arrived

We have arrived, all safe and sound. My sanity level has dropped a few notches, but nothing a lot of sleep and shopping can't handle.

The flight had its tough points, like when Tehilla was awoken by the food cart smashing her foot and then she cried for 30 min straight.

But we made it, bags and all.  We have already received a large dose of love. The kids fell asleep within 5 minutes.  And I'm going to do the same. 

More tomorrow!

Flight to Newark

The good people at Delta took one look at us and preboarded us first. And about 2 minutes after finding our seats, Tehilla fell fast asleep. Thank g-d.

Settling in for a better second flight.  Newark, here we come!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Counting Down the Hours

I have to say that I've never seen a more incredible airport as the Paris airport. It is a beautifully designed airport both in structure and space. But on top of that, they have so many play and media areas that we have hopped from one to another to pass the past 6 hours.

I'm hopeful that the kids will crash on our next flight. For now, Tehilla is playing and watching and Mechal and Tzviel are playing video games.

Just 3 more hours...

Stop Over in Paris

Well, we made it. It was interesting (read challenging). All the kids slept some of the time and it went without incident.

We are now on our 9 hour stop over in Paris. G-d bless the person (I'm thinking it was a parent) who thought of putting a game center in middle of the terminal surrounded by comfy chairs. "Sure, guys, you can play awhile. I'll just sit."

We are now hanging out. We nearly got our applesauce confiscated as it is something new to French authorities. Tehilla shouted at the officer, "Hey! Give that back! That's my applesauce." Thankfully he laughed and returned it.

Away We Go!

Away we go!