Anyhow the hardest part will be leaving the kids. I know compared to a lot of parents we travel a lot without them but it still is hard for me to leave them. The good thing is though that this has really motivated me to spend some extra special quality time. That part has been wonderful! I watched Thomas the Train with Harmon, cuddled tons extra with Rachel, and played his favorite game: head-butting with Cally. Honestly when I have this really special time with each child I really kick myself. I shouldn't wait for trips as a reason to take that extra time. I should make a point more of doing it daily.
So today is D-Day. I got a new special toy for each child: Elmo dolly for Cally, Thomas the Train magazine for Harmo, and well Rachel was a challenge. In the aisle Rachel saw a dolly that she loved. She screamed: BABY!!!! Great the doll is only $6 so we are done, right???? No, I give her one and she starts crying again: "more baby more baby". I grab a second one to see if she wanted one with a different color outfit. She grabbed the 2nd one happily so I tried to grab the first one out of her hands.... she screaming: my baby. So I tried to grab the 2nd one and she repeated: my baby. Than I remembered, "oh yeah, she has a twin complex". If you don't remember Rachel only likes dolls if they come in 2's... so yup I had to buy 2 dolls! Ugh... the trouble with twins!!!!
So I tucked them in for their final nap and in an hour we will take them over to Gualita's... I will get them settled and we will leave. I'm giving my mom a family of our new pictures so she can show the babies and Harmon it if they start missing us. We will be gone for a week and I feel bad. I will miss them horribly BUT Heaven knows Chris and I need this time. The waters of Cancun await and so I need to leave the mom guilt at the door.
PS: The blog will be on Vacation until Thursday July 6, 2011. Have a WONDERFUL 4th of July everyone :)