Monday, June 1, 2009

Hey Hey Hey! Fat Albert-esque

My dad had the records of Bill Cosby's comedy routines when I was a kid. We listened to the Fat Albert stories about Buck Buck and snowballs down snowsuits. Anyways, just had that running through my mind, and thought I'd give you a quick jaunt down memory lane.

We have arrived in Pennsylvania at my in law's house near Hershey Park. :) Yay for free tickets to the park! Woohoo! Thanks Joel and Kimmi! It was a LONG trip. Oh my gosh, the idea of doing it again in a month makes my skin crawl. I wish I could say it went like a breeze. But... ok, so it definitely could have been worse. But it could have been a LOT better. I'll probably write a post very soon about how to travel with small children as well as how not to treat mothers travelling with small children. BUT LET'S NOT GO THERE RIGHT NOW, shall we?

The jet lag has been a problem. The first night Oceana and Naomi were awake till about 5am, then slept till 11am (me included actually). Second night Oceana was awake from 12-4 (wide awake and hungry, as it was dinner time in NZ), Naomi slept 9-1:30 and 2-7. Third night Oceana went to bed at 8, but never fell asleep until 1:30am - poor thing! She's still asleep now, at 7. I'll wake her up by 9 though if she isn't already up. We're trying out best to help the girls settle into a routine. Naomi slept 1 to 6, but I think she's about ready to nod off again (7am). And me? Well, I'll live. Like a told someone yesterday, I'm tired - but I have a newborn - it's kind of normal!



  1. Enjoy your visit.
    How long did it take to get from NZ to the States?

  2. Welcome to the good ol' USA from an upstate NY-er! I hope you enjoy your stay and that we have some nice warm summer weather for ya!

    God Bless,


  3. Glad you made it to Penna safe and sound. Hershey Park is great fun..
    Jet Lag Yuck!! hopefully you will all get adjusted soon.
    Have fun!

  4. HOORAY!! You are here Susie!!! Email me your facebook me your number!! I am so excited to see you!!!! And I will pray that the kids adjust to the time zone. You are way braver than I am!! I will never complain again about a 2 hour time change...haha!! Love ya!

  5. You are so near me! I am about 45 minutes away from there!

  6. Glad you made it safe and sound. So many fun things to do in that area and the weather looks great for you visit.
    Have a blast!

  7. Do you all need still anything while you're here? We're just northwest of Lancaster, so I'm sure we're not too far!

  8. congrats on arriving safely!

    (do you plan on visiting mckmama?!) ;)

  9. Hey Hey Hey - it's MEEEEE!! from the other side of the world, not just down the road!!
    Have fun fun fun with your fam and friends. Look forward to reading all about it :)
    Oh and just one other thing that I want to share with you...... ELI IS IN UNDIES!!!! WOOHOO. It's been one week today and he is doing EVERYTHING on the loo! YIPPEEEE. Hope it's ok sending that on your comments page!!
    C U and lots of luv xxxx

  10. Enjoy your family time! And being back in the great ol us of a! I'll spare you my rendition of proud to be an american....

  11. My dad had Bill cosby albums too! My favorite was Chicken Heart...I think that's what it's called.

    I'll pray that you and the kids adjust to the time change asap. kara

  12. Ha, well leave your travel tips and tidbits before Sat, as I'm traveling to Hawaii with 3 small children!!! Have fun on your vacation.

  13. Glad you made it there safe, and hopefully the girls will settle into a routine soon! Enjoy your stay in the States! Wish you were just a smidgen closer so we could get together for lunch, or coffee or something! LOL! (I'm in MI!) Anyways...Have fun!

  14. Welcome to my part of the world! I work in Gladwyne, and live in NJ. The weather is gorgeous isn't it! True spring!

  15. Our favorite was Noah and RIGHT! - along with Chicken Heart. I love his Bill Cosby HIMSELF now! What great memories! Thanks!

    Just think, just as you get everyone settled here and on a new routine, it will be time to go back and adjust again!!

    Enjoy your visit with family and friends! I'm sure you will have an amazing time!!



  16. This is WAY late now for going to the US, but for heading back to NZ, make sure when you're boarding you ask to board LAST, not first, as they usually board families with kids. This means that Oceana isn't sitting in her seat, getting jostled by 200 passengers as they pass down by her, putting up bags etc, for a whole half hour before the journey has even begun. If you board the very last, it's a whole half hour she hasn't had to sit in that seat.

    Just a tip!! Sorry so late with it.

    And being from Ireland, I love the way you "talk" using our words, nappy, fringe, Panadol...