We got on the plane and immediately Kien was into everything. We left him to explore his seat and surroundings while we organised ourselves and got settled for the long flight.
Once we were in the air it was time to settle down to a lovely dinner. I had to feed Kien first as he was hungry, and unfortunately they only had entres ready whilst the mains were cooking. So I ended up giving him a bit of smoked salmon with crackers, cheese and fruit. He was fine with that.
After dinner we made up his bed and thankfully it wasn't too difficult to get him to sleep as it was already 22:00 or there abouts.
He woke up a couple of times through the flight, and we played musical beds as he wanted to sleep with me. Overall I would say it was a relatively successful night.
LA looked beautiful peeking through the clouds as we decended.
The iPhone was a saviour for both take-off and landing. He was able to watch the movies that I had made of him, which he absolutely loves. This pleases me to no end. Knock yourself out, Kid. Oh, and he sings along too.
I like looking at LA from up here; you can see the blocks laid out in grid form clearly...
...and the massive freeways.
First day in LA
We went to the supermarket, and I knew I was in the US buying juice when one whole fridge was taken up with just juice! That's only the fresh variety. As Lynette buzzed around to pick up a few other bits and bobs I pushed the boys around in the trolley pretending they were in a car.
Jef and Jeff had left early yesterday morning to prepare for the day at the Tamiya RC races in Aliso Viejo in Orange County.
We went out there to meet up with them as planned, and all the kids fell asleep on the 1 hour drive out. Kien was exhausted from too much fun time with 4 ½ year old Ethan, so he stayed asleep for over 3 hours! I went to say hello to the Jeffs, and when I came back this was what I found:Lynette and I didn't go to bed until 3am catching up.
So I took her kids and left her sleeping with Kien.
I've known Lynette since we were in the final year of highschool together, and I've known her husband since they first got together a billion years ago.
We got back late, the boys got back later, and I crawled into bed around 21:00 leaving Kien full of energy downstairs with his dad. We all had such a fun and exhausting day yesterday.