Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Packing Begins

After a marathon shopping day on Saturday we came home and started to unload all our goodies for Baby M. It was really fun to buy little baby clothes, booties and of course a lot of superfluous items that are "must-haves" for babies. I'm not sure if we really needed all the little rattles and books we got but we've waited a long time to buy anything so we went all out.
Isabelle was a huge help today, folding clothes and organizing her old baby toys that are making a reappearance. We started packing Baby M.'s suitcase (knowing that we'll be rearranging things at least several more times) and feel we got a good start on that.

Here's Isabelle going through one of the bags of clothes. She is GREAT at cutting off tags!
Folding burp cloths.

Isabelle was so proud of helping pack Baby M.'s suitcase she had to jump in the picture.
With the new things we bought for Baby M. we needed to make room in her closet, which is where I've been storing all the donations for Hannah's Hope. I decided I should go ahead and start packing those too. I started off really well. I thought this was a nice base layer.
Here's the second layer of donations. At this point I still thought I was doing fine. Look how neat and tidy everything is!
Okay, it's starting to get a little full.
Maybe a lot full.
This 100 lb. bag is ready to go, right? Don't worry, we've got another suitcase set aside for donations so we'll be okay.


neely said...

that is some seriously impressive packing...thinking I might need your help in May (hopefully)!! Praying for your journey. Can't wait to see the pictures of your little girl.

Erica said...

hmmm. I think someone went overboard! ( this statement from the mother of a 3 yr old with 3 jammie drawers and 7 skating dresses!)

Dress in layers and allow Jason to bring one change of clothes. Then you'll have plenty of space!!!