August 28, 2008

Getting ready for a beach trip...with an infant.

On Saturday we leave for our (mostly) annual trip to Ocracoke with Penny and Anthony. I am already a list-maker but having an infant to pack for in addition to all the rest of our crap takes it to a whole new level.

Those of you who know Mike will be amazed at this next tidbit: he was also making a list last night! In our 8 years together he has never (never!) actually spent much time planning for anything. He does all of his Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve. He booked our honeymoon a week before the wedding. Don't get me wrong, his results are great, but it's always a last-minute scramble.

So last night, there he was, making his own list. He even grouped everything into little categories:
  • Things to take for Hudson
  • Things to do before we leave (organized by day)
  • Things we still need to buy for the trip
  • Things to take up to the parents before we go
  • etc
  • etc

Well I'll be darned!

So this evening and Friday evening will be spent feverishly packing up all the things that four adults, one infant and one tiny dog will need for a week at the beach.

In other news, it is always fun to gather the packages that arrive at the house from the places that either don't ship to Canada, or can't get to Canada in time for Penny's arrival in North Carolina. Yesterday was a typical scene outside the front door.

One package from Neimans, one from JCrew, one from Revolve. So far eight packages have arrived. Penny is going to need a bigger suitcase to get all this home to Edmonton.

Can't make a post without a picture of our Boo. Hudson gets cuter every day. This picture is from this morning before he left with Mike to go to daycare. He's hoping Zoe likes his new outfit.

1 comment:

Kevin & Sonya said...

Hi Nicole, I am going to google this beach your going to. It sounds nice. We are moving to the Carribean coast of Honduras in a few days and I know that soon enough I will be beached out.. but as it is summer your beach has be intrigued :)