Archive for the ‘Getting ready’ Category

Packing

November 17, 2014
Counting out essentials.

Counting out essentials.

More essentials.

More essentials.

Can't forget our swimming gear.

Can’t forget our swimming gear.

Everything in.

Everything in.

Zipped up.

Zipped up.

Hang on…. don't forget my cars!

Hang on…. don’t forget my cars!

Suitcases

October 12, 2014
It was so exciting to choose our own suitcases for our upcoming vacation.

It was so exciting to choose our very own rolling suitcases for our upcoming vacation.

We practiced rolling them as soon as we got home.

We practiced rolling them as soon as we got home.

Then I thought I'd get a head start on the packing.  My swimmers, nightie, pillow for the plane and new Princess Sofia book.

Then I thought I’d get a head start on the packing. My swimmers, nightie, pillow for the plane and new Princess Sofia book.

There, fits perfectly.

There, fits perfectly.

Rafa just packed his Ninja Turtle shampoo.  Apparently that's all he needs.

Rafa just packed his Ninja Turtle shampoo. Apparently that’s all he needs.

We’re supposed to be on an international flight in less than 12 hours, and…

September 9, 2013
I'm sick.

I’m sick.

And to add insult to injury, Mum made me put Carlos in the wash.

To add insult to injury, Mum made me put Carlos in the wash.

No sympathy from Ana. She's too busy downloading "Super Why?" into the iPad.

No sympathy from Ana. She’s too busy downloading “Super Why?” into the iPad.  I guess she’s planning on me being well enough to travel.

By Rafa.

Packing the essentials

September 8, 2013

Mum has spent the afternoon packing our summer clothes and swim wear into suitcases.  Surely this means something good is about to happen.

But wait!!!  Something is missing!

But wait!!! Mum has forgotten something essential.

We can't  forget the iPad!

We can’t forget the iPad!

And we'll need this so it cankeep going and going.

And we’ll need this so it can keep going and going.

Okay, NOW we’re packed and ready to go.

22.9 kilos

March 25, 2013

Mum is proud of her travel preparation efforts.  Not only has she fitted everything in one suitcase (so there is a spare hand for us) but it’s 100gm below the weight limit.  I might stick in another pair of pants…

unpacking Ana's Princess water bottle.

I’m sure “don’t touch” doesn’t apply to Ana’s Princess water bottle.

She won't mind sharing.

She won’t mind sharing.

See you soon New Zealand!

 

There’s not enough seats!

March 13, 2013

We bought a new fold up umbrella pram to take to New Zealand (since the ones we have are too big).

Lucy and I tested out our seats.  I guess Rafa will have to walk.

Lucy and I tested out our seats.  Very comfy!

Mum had this crazy idea that Lucy was going to have to sit on my knee to make space for Rafa.

But then Mum had this crazy idea that Lucy was going to have to sit on my knee to make space for Rafa.  Can’t he just walk or something?

By Ana.

 

A two plane trip

March 12, 2013

 

Ready for our road trip

July 7, 2012

Papi has spent the day getting our car ready.  It’s sparkling clean, the cargo net is in, there’s air in the tires and it has a full tank of gas.

Mum has spent the day packing sunscreen, beach towels, picnic gear and car trip distractions.

I’ve spent the day “packing my suitcase for the field trip”.

I’m going to need my togs.

Tops and pants.

Can’t forget the socks!

A few books in my back pack.

Rafa was more concerned about ensuring the lamb racks made it into the chilly bin.

We’re ready!  Vamos!

By Ana.

 

The surprise backpack

April 29, 2012

Mum and I are so excited to give Ana her surprise travel backpack.   We still have to get Lucy in there yet but we did a practice run and she should fit.

It's filled with books, paper, stickers, crayons and pencils. Bows for her hair and new Dora socks and Dora sunnies. Snacks, her Dora waterbottle and a pillow for her neck that looks like a dog.

Papi is going to like this backpack too because there is a bit that he can hold on to to keep her close by.   But most importantly we hope the pack keeps Ana entertained for all three flights today!

By Rafa.

Ready to travel

April 12, 2012

My US passport has arrived in the post.  The doctor has given me the all clear for international travel.  The tickets are booked and paid for.  Whoopee!  We’re going to Argentina to visit Papi’s family.

Have passport, will travel.

Mum has made the grand master list of what we need to take and she already has the suitcases set up in the bonus room with the first few things packed (nappies and wipes purchased on sale).

Meanwhile, Ana has ensured her Dora shoes are getting into the suitcases nice and early.

By Rafa.