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Monday, April 4, 2011

Vacation Countdowns

Ian has been asking over and over again, "Mommy, when are we going on vacation?" Counting days and saying "3 weeks" isn't very helpful when your 4-year-old brain hasn't quite mastered passing time. So, a few days ago, we made a chart. Now, every morning, even before eating his yogurt, Ian crosses another square off the chart.

I've also been working on a surprise countdown of my own. There are going to be a lot of long driving days on this trip: four out to California and then another four on the way back. I thought that it would be fun for the kids (and hopefully distracting) to receive a little present at some time during each of those long days. So, I went to the dollar store and picked up some plastic figurines.

Animals for Brynn (no one makes plastic princesses).

Army men for Ian. Then I wrapped them up inside toilet paper tubes. I think the color code is pretty easy to figure out.
I didn't forget Blair either. She'll be getting to sample a rare treat: new flavors of Gerber's Baby food - straight from the jar!


~ Tandis ~ said...

4 days there & 4 days back. I will be praying for you! :)

I hope Blair likes her new food.

Jessica said...

"Plastic princesses," you are too funny. :))
I predict Blair will have bed sores on her little bottom.

Jamie said...

I suspect Blair will hardly be able to contain her excitement :-) Maybe you should wrap up a few tubes of Desitin for her to open up during your travel days??