Joseph has a minor fracture in his back. Esther has a sprained foot and needs crutches. And Sarah has a fractured finger, heavily bandaged between her other pink fingernails.
"I describe this experience as I got really lucky," Joseph said. "We all got really lucky."
The family was supposed to board another flight to Denver. They still haven't made it home to Colorado yet.
So a nurse let the children use her computer to post messages on Facebook, letting their friends know they were OK.
Esther's post: "My life flashed before my eyes. I thank God that me and my family are safe."