8:15 check-in goes smoothly, kids have fun weighing themselves :)
8:30 Noble cries when only two if us get in line for security; Mommy distracts him with a job
8:55 after days of insisting that we will fly on a blue plane, Mommy is relieved to see that our plane is, in fact, blue
9:15 we board the plane, and discover that 3 year-old Noble doesn't elicit the looks of horror infant and toddler ahead of us are getting; a gentleman compliments us on Noble's tattoo (Mommy's cell #, just in case)
9:25 plane takes off, Noble enjoys a blue ring pop and the view...wheeeeee, he says as we blast off!
9:35 Noble remembers Daddy & Kayci aren't on the plane and cries
9:36 Mommy digs out a happy Daddy stashed in Noble's backpack, a coloring book
9:40 Noble colors
9:48 Noble remembers Daddy & Kayci aren't on the plane and cries
9:49 Mommy breaks out Noble's phone, which Daddy has stocked with new shows
9:50 Mommy realizes Daddy will enjoy reading this and starts writing it
9:53 Noble orders a Dr. Pepper
10:14 snack time--Noble proclaims it "not icky!"...and continues watching "Mario"
10:22 Noble discovers something even better than space nuts: honey-roasted, sugar-coated space nuts
11:03 the natives are restless; Noble demands that the 2nd set of identical snacks be opened, Mommy wonders...again...what color baby clothes she'll be buying for Baby Turpin (Lynn's ultrasound was at 10:30!)
11:17 and, he's out...
11:25 the pilot announces that we're landing early in Phoenix; of course we are, thinks the Mommy of the preschooler who us notoriously grumpy when woken up from short naps...wheeeeee....
11:55 he sticks the landing!
12:05 surprise #1: it's raining in Phoenix! Surprise #2: it's cold--reeeeeeeallllly cold! Surprise #3:
We're neither dressed NOR packed for the weather.
12:30 with Noble properly--minus the shoes--attired, we are relieved to find the baggage claim AND both bags!
12:37 we're signing off to wait for my cousin (and our ride!). And oh, yes, Noble's crying for Daddy and Kayci again...thank You, God, for safe travel and answered prayers!