Rich and I tend to split packing duties. I pack the girls' clothes and shoes while Rich handles the food and van entertainment. For this trip, he also packed the sheets, blankets and towels. I cannot imagine having to pack all of that by myself.
My attempts at cleaning are usually failures in that I am interrupted so many times, I usually just give up. However, on this particular morning, time seemed to stand still and I was able to clean and clean and clean and finish about 17 loads of laundry. (Sadly, there were still 17 more loads waiting.)
I also had time to spend with the girls.
Emily proudly showed off her new drawings.
That's everyone waiting to go into school. She's the one at the very end with a back pony hairstyle.
Sure, Anna. I'll take a picture of you!
More drawings from Emily.
Quietly watching television from Mommy's bed.
Are these coming back into style?
I helped Allie practice her cartwheels.
Piling animals onto Mommy's bed.
And making smooshy faces.
When I walked inside the house Friday night, I found some bags sitting by the door. Grammy informed me that Emily had packed.
I looked through the bags and wondered if she had simply thrown a bunch of toys into the bags. Nope. She actually put thought into what items she packed. For example, I was told that Little Lion likes milk in the morning so she made sure to bring his bottle.
Throughout the day on Saturday, Emily kept adding to the pile. And I photographed it.
I think it's safe to say that Anna and Emily are opposites in the packing department. Here's Anna with her necessities.