Chapter 1 - Mum's the word
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|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.