Saturday, June 27, 2015

Squishy Bear's Big Adventure

Today Michael (aka Squishy Bear) left on what is surely his biggest adventure to date. He flew solo from Atlanta to California to spend two weeks with his Uncle Chuck and Aunt Karen. This was his first flight, and went without his family, to be 3,000 miles from home, for a long stretch. He was as nervous as he was excited.

All packed up and ready to go.

After thoroughly checking his packing list to be sure everything was in his big suitcase, it was decided at the last minute that Mom could pack everything into a carry-on (which I successfully did) so he could avoid checking a bag. Then Dad took him to the airport, got him to his flight, and watched while it took off.

Arrival in CA

After what was later reported to be an uneventful flight (except for some uncomfortable ear pressure), Michael arrived and was greeted by his hosts, Chuck and Karen.

As every traveler knows, traveling can take it out of you. After a meal at In-N-Out, a bout of motion sickness in the car ride to his lodgings, and a brief call home, it was time for a crash on the couch. And that was the successful beginning of Squishy Bear's Big Adventure.

Bushed from a long day

Plaza Suite

Another Mom's Night Out, we met up at New London Theatre to see David in his most recent stage appearance as Jesse in Plaza Suite.

Anita, Mo, Grace, Kit, Stacey, and Ashley

Another fabulous show! David had us all rollin' with is Hollywood swagger and 70s white pants.

David and Becca as Jesse and Muriel

Friday, June 26, 2015

Mug Shot

File this one under "Mom's Extreme Preparations." With Michael going off on his California Adventure tomorrow, my preparations are in overdrive. Realizing I really didn't have a good full-face photo of him (for identification purposes), I took a quick shot to include with the emergency information I'll be sending along with him.

I figured far-off family wouldn't mind seeing a recent picture, either.