Less than 24 hours!!!!
The kids are still sleeping, they were up late last night charging ipods and deciding which books to bring on the plane. I'm doing a bit of packing...Jon brought me a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee this morning so I'm running on high this morning. Ten a.m. training session with Cliff today, so I guess that's a good thing!
I introduced Baleigh to the MAGIC of the "clothes shaver" last night :) You know those little handheld thingies that shave off all the little "pills" that form on clothes? Yep, that's the thingie. She thinks I'm the smartest person in the world now...and her favorite shirt looks brand new :)
On some level, I feel like I'm not packing as much *stuff* as I typically do. I keep looking around wondering if I'm forgetting something, but everything *seems* to be here...including the FOUR pairs of ears Baleigh INSISTS on bringing with her Seriously? She only has ONE head.
AND she's been bitten by the pin bug yet again, so most of her evening last night was spent sorting through the HUNDREDS of pins that had been tucked away in our Disney box for the past few years, she even roped Andrew into it. In the end, she discovered it would be harder than she thought to find ones she'd be willing to trade. She finally wandered into my room and asked me to come sit with her for a few minutes and help her decide. Just on the verge of saying, "Seriously? No. Are you kidding me? Our bags aren't even packed!!" I somehow managed to remember that this was OUR vacation and the very reason we were taking it was staring me in the face and asking me to spend a few minutes with her. So I put the clothes shaver down and followed her into the dining room which was now more of a land mine. We sifted through years of pins. It was like a time line of my children's life...from Baleigh's princess phase to her Tinkerbell obsession, to her Hannah Montana/Kim Possible years. Then there were Andrew's...Diamond Horseshoe Saloon, Stitch, Pirates. They were all there, reminding me just how quickly the years go by, and how blessed I've been to be able to give them something I never had. There were also pins from friends over the years. I was truly amazed by how they could both recall exactly who had given them each one. We finally carved out a few they were willing to part with, and we picked them all back up and packed them away. I went back to my packing smiling and happy to be reminded just what it is I am packing for. Even Pal Mickey is making an appearance this trip.
So, things are in a suitcase. I've planned a trip to Target this morning after the gym to pick up the last few items...the house is clean...and I've got a mani/pedi appointment this afternoon.
Because *I* am going to Disney World with my kids!