Ali did not know about the SF trip until the night before. Our flight was at 7 am and we were flying out from Bellingham, so we had to wake up at 4 in the morning! We thought Ali would sleep in the car, but she was WAY too excited about the trip. We were pretty lucky this time around. Family with young children were allowed to board first and the people who prepaid for the front seats did not show up on time and we were told that we could took their spots! Sweet! There was so much legroom it's like we were seated in the business class!
The ride was smooth and Ali was very well behaved until the last 15 minutes of the flight. Poor girl was so tired and got really cranky. Thank goodness I bought a few emergency toys with me. Nate pretty much passed out the whole flight.
We received a warm welcome from Kiki and Hayhay. Hubby was totally "lum" (really happy).
Storytime with Kai mama. All the kids were listening so intently.
Hayden usually wakes up around the same time as Ali. It was so so cute to see the two having breakfast together! Cheerios!
It was Kai baba's and Kiki's birthday, so we went out to celebrate. Here is a picture of the two:
Kai mama and Hayden:
Our kai family took us to a local farmer's market. Totally cool!!! The produce was so fresh. A lot of organic fruits and vegetables at a very reasonable price! Why can't we have awesome farmer's market in Vancouver??
A flower stall:
On our second last day there, Kiki decided to educate Ali on how to play dress-up - princess style!
This is Ali's very first time dressing up as a princess and she totally loved it. Actually, for some reason, she looked more like Sailor moon than Aurora. LOL Anyways, she just wanted to be like Kiki. Kiki twirled, Ali twirled too! The girls had a good time. Poor Hayden just stood at a corner watching the two. Hayden, give Nate some time. You guys can hang out in a boys' corner next time we visit!
The three musketeers! It was really fun watching the three interact with each other! Ali thorough enjoyed the trip, especially the fact that she could hang out with her kai siblings! She started to get homesick half way through the trip. It was funny (but a bit sad) that she kept on asking about Canada and that she wanted to fly home right away. When we returned home, she was so happy that she said, "I love Canada!"
We took tons of pictures, but couldn't post them all, so here is a glimpse of some of the pics:
A BIG thank you to our kai family. We had a fabulous time. Thank you for being such great hosts and being so accommodating!!! See you in July!! :)