Don't forget to leave
with your family that revolves around food!
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I'm learning so much from all of you!
Okay, just a quick post - trying to get out of here. Today I've been putting together all the things the grandparents might need while they take care of our kids for a few days. I started putting together a packet with our will, medical release forms, our itinerary, etc.
About halfway through, I realized I'd put together a document like that before - something with emergency numbers, kids' schedules, and their general routine from trips we've taken in the past. Why reinvent the wheel? I thought, because I'm just so smart like that. I'll just edit the old one! I started looking through files on my computer.
Well....obviously we do not get away enough, because the only one I could find was one from when Dennis and I took another trip, and my parents stayed with the kids.
Here's the first page:
Baby Annie's DayThen I looked at the date: 2002!! Annie (now 7) was nine months old! So much for editing the old one!
(Give or take!)
6:00 Up, bottle, breakfast
11:30 Up, bottle, lunch
4:00 Up, bottle, dinner
7:00-7:30 Bottle, bedtime (change to footie
My, my, MY, how things have changed (and yes, Dennis and I have gotten away together since 2002, but not nearly enough!!)!
At least this time around I won't have to insult my mother-in-law's intelligence by telling her how to buckle the carseat. My baby can buckle her own little five-year-old self in all by herself. No, instead, I'm writing down stuff like, "NO riding with teenage drivers," and "Phones off at 10 p.m." ACK!
SO....just in case you are like I was a few years ago: you are reading this thinking you will NEVER get your babies to sleep through the night, get your toddlers out of diapers, or get your first grader to read chapter books, here's a picture taken around that trip:
It seems like yesterday (and weren't they just SO DARN CUTE at 8, 7, 4 and 9 months?). Baby Annie is almost as old NOW as Allie was in that photo (and how rockin' it is to have tweens and teens for a brother and sisters!).
Oh, yes, and I almost forgot....maybe you are thinking you would NEVER have five kids.
So did I.