Chapter 1 - Mum's the word

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Chapter 1 - Mum's the word
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 11:37am

So, as you know this trip was to be a total surprise for the M&Ms. I had been packing discreetly for weeks (okay, months) hoping they would not notice. . . . .and they didn't.

John felt the girls would notice the suitcases in the back of the SUV. . .so, since they are now 8 and can legally ride in the car without booster seats - I removed them so they would sit lower. Then after the luggage was put in the back, I covered them with a neutral colored sheet, hoping that would not attract attention. . .did it work?

We woke the girls up early and told them we were hungry and wanted to go some place different for breakfast. One of them asked if we would tell them their birthday surprise, and we told them we would tell them over breakfast. So we headed out. As we were going down the freeway, Mickie says "this is the way to Disney World" - course, we told her we were not going to Disney World and just wait. When we got on the toll road Maddie started pointing our airplanes over head, and asked if we were going to the airport. We just ignored her, and thankfully she dropped the question. . .but when we got to where the airport was in sight - she asked again. John reminded her how much she enjoyed the food at the airport, and added it seemed like a fun & different way to have a meal.

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 11:43am

Awesome!!!! I can't believe they didn't have more questions.

I'd love to eat at Bubba Gumps again, I had forgotten how yummy it was.

Love the excited face!!! You had a beautiful view from that room. Wow!!!

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 12:34pm

I love, love the start! I can't believe they are so trusting of their parents that they didn't even ask what was going on when they were pulling luggage through the airport. LOL I don't see you being able to pull this one off again-they are wise to you now. ;)

I love the pics of your view-beautiful!! How fun to watch the ships come and go-esp. when you know you are going on one the next day!!

Bubba Gumps looks soooooo good.

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 11:35pm

OMG, Deb, I am literally falling off my chair laughing at this!

In peace,

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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 6:40am

Yeah you started!

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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 9:26am

Max, we wound up buying them snack boxes on the flight.