23 June 2010

almost there...

We are ready to go!

Okay, we're not packed.

But, we've made a book of photos that shows where we're going, where we're staying, who we're meeting and a thing or two that we'll do. (Some is not planned. Some is tentatively planned. And I don't want to have something in there and not do it.)

It ends with Mama and Lexi coming home together. (I think that's important. And, I also think it's important that we have plans together for after the trip. We will be riding the metro.)

The book is seventeen pages long. SEVENTEEN!

And, because it's us, okay, because it's me, our trip preparation includes singing...

I want to be in America
Lexi/Mama and me in America
Play in the sea in America
New friends to meet in America


The third line is variable. It includes: Pick blueberrIES in America, Cowboys singING in America, Going shopPING in America, Driving a car in America and whatever else pops into my head. Lexi's role, at this point, is the clapping. But I know when she thinks I'm not listening she'll be belting it out.

23 comments:

nicole said...

awwwww clap clap lexi have fun...bigg huggs...

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Wonderful! Should you be in Gatlinburg the week after the 4th, come join us at Dollywood! We have plenty of pull out sofas!

Mrs. Butler said...

Seeing the Doc in Amer-ee-cah
Playing Dress up in Amer-ee-cah

Hey, have you seen our vid of Aud and Will dancing to this song??? I'm so excited I can't believe it.

Jennifer said...

You guys are so silly! You are perfectly suited for one another. Let us know which states you will be visiting so maybe we can wave at the planes as they fly overhead. I doubt that lower Alabama is on your playlist, so we will wait to see you again once you move back over the pond for good! It is just comforting to know that you will be back home for a bit.

Tina in CT said...

I bet you and Lexi are excited and so are Grandpa and Grandma and the other relatives.

Bon Voyage!

boltupright said...

You realize now she is going to demand singing cowboys... you may be in trouble. Or I guess not, since some version of Country Music Television will no doubt be available. ;)

Have a wonderful time!

Jojo, Julz, Julianne said...

You crack me up! I told my girlz,
"We're going to Disney and the beach" Our book would have been half a page long!!!!
(but I get it...Lex needs this right now. I forget that she is still learning how to be the world famous, traveling Lex!) A good lesson for families with newly adopted children..PLAN, prepare, practice, Repeat!
Have a great summer Momma!

Annie said...

Gosh, Kate! I'll miss you so much this summer!

Kathy Friend said...

FUN! What a great idea! If you get close to Chicago - let me know! There is a really great American Girl store in Chicago!!

Lindy said...

What a great idea to make a book. I think travel can be confusing for newly adopted children. Years ago I read a touching story about an adopted child who was about Lexi's age. When their family got home from vacaction the little girl was excited because she "woke up in her same bed again."

Lindsay said...

Life is a musical :)

Hope you ladies have a wonderful trip.

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Ok if you get anywhere near the state of Wisconsin be sure to let me know!
Have fun and take lots of pics! :)

Sun with Passing Showers said...

What a great idea to do a book and end it with coming home together. If you ever need something to fill your time you should write a book for parents who adopt older children!

Have a great summer!

Tina in CT said...

If you're in CT, let me know as my daughter and the girls will be here and you're welcome too.

mommy2grace said...

I'm envious of your traveling ways! Some day!!! I hope you have a successful, fabulous, enjoyable, relaxed, and safe trip.

Maura said...

Enjoy your trip. I hope that your trip is wonderful for you both. And that...

Lexi has fun in America!

Elizabeth said...

That is just what my mother would do! Create a scrapbook or start sewing something instead of packing. Bake cookies to take in the car. Decide to make homemade gifts for everyone the night before leaving... Why does inspiration always come when there are other things to do? I am the same way, though ;)

Tina in CT said...

How is your trip home to the US going?

My daughter and the girls have been here a week.

Annie said...

I always read but rarely comment. I was just wondering if you and Lexi plan to move back to the US at some point?

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

I miss you!

Suz said...

Can't wait to read all about your excellent adventure!!

Lindy said...

Hope you are having fun "in America." It's been one month and I miss reading about you guys! Drop us a line, if you are so inclined.

Tami said...

Missing you! Hope you're having an amazing summer! :)