I had ordered these matching Old Navy t-shirts for the kids, and they arrived on Saturday (so close!). I was so excited to take the perfect picture of them, but it didn't work out very well. I guess I have between now and the 4th of July to get the perfect flag t-shirt pic.
I thought the balloons would keep them from staring at the ground, but the balloons created their own distractions.
Here's my sweet girl eating her breakfast this morning. Cinnamon Rolls and Texas blackberries... mmmm. I've seen her smacking or biting Brady lately, so I make her hug him apologetically. Now, she smacks him on the belly, giggles and hugs him with her head on his belly, and they both giggle. As I type, Brady's chasing her with tickle hands... how did I get so blessed?!
Brady, Anna Belle and I fly alone to Paris on Monday to visit my dad for 10 days. My mom and sister will arrive the day prior (they couldn't fly with me because they traded first class for a direct flight, and I'm flying standby). To help deal with some of my anxiety, I packed our bag yesterday. I managed to pack for the 3 of us in one large backpack / carryon. Brady will bring his preschool backpack, and I'll have Anna Belle's diaper bag... and that's it!
To help deal with the jet lag, I'm going to move our schedule up by 30 minutes each day this week (good suggestion Grammy). Hopefully this helps all of us sleep better on the plane, and feel better upon arrival. On our first day, we're going to take a train to Disney Paris to have dinner with the characters at Cafe Mickey. I'm using that as Brady's bribe / motivation to be a good boy. We also bought new headphones for the kids, and have "practiced" using them with them iPhone, iPad and laptop.
I frequently think that there should be a Mommy Merit Badge system. I felt like I earned a badge the first time I traversed the grocery store with them (when I first quit my job and Anna Belle was 4 months and Brady still 2). Cleaning 6 poopy cloth diapers in a day earned another one... and now I need to put on my game face for the 9 hour flight to Paris and 11 hour flight back home.
Stay tuned... I'll be making blog posts (mostly so my sweet husband can keep tabs on us) during the trip.