Wednesday, October 1, 2008

And now for a little FUN

Friday I leave for the infamous 50th Birthday trip with Dr. Daddy. We're headed off to Excellence Playa Mujeres. I am SO excited to go and I'm praying there won't be any CNN or Fox News. Wishful thinking, I know.

Trying to get the kids ready for 10 days without Mommy and Daddy is a challenge! My in-laws will have them the first three days and my stepmom and her mom will have them the last 7. Saints they are! I've typed up the kids' iteneraries...one single spaced sheet per day. I've got sticky notes all over the house with instructions on how to work the tv's, what food is where, what to pack in their lunches, where the homework materials are, how to work the washing machine. You name it, I've labeled it. Clothes are (will be) washed, folded and pressed and lined up in pretty rows of 10. Soccer uniforms cleaned and placed in line. Leotards set out with coordinating scrunchy. Cub Scout uniform washed and ready for bonfire on Friday night with driving instructions, etc. Power of attorneys...oh, crap. Forgot that one. I'll have to add it to the list.

But did I say that I'm so excited?!

Here's where we're going...







And did I mention I'm psyched?

19 comments:

Legallyblondemel said...

Have a wonderful trip, and happy birthday to the Doctor! I'm super-duper jealous you're going to Playa; I've never been & hear it is simply gorgeous.

Liza said...

Holy cow, that place is A-MAZ-ING! I am appropriately jealous!!! Have a wonderful time and take tons of pictures!

Heather said...

Have a wonderful trip. We stayed at the Excellence in the DR, it was great. I've heard great things abour their resorts in Mexico.

Mrs. Forever said...

have a fantastic trip - it looks gorgeous!

I admire the organization! I'm a bit OCD and I am sure when I have kids I'll be just like that when I leave them. My sister is not. I've had her kids for a weekend - and when she dropped them off she hadn't even packed a sippy cup!

PreppyPeshke said...

Have a great trip! My husband and I have been to Excellence Riviera twice and the Playa Mujeres location is where we are going for our anniversary next year. It is a great resort. We loved it!!! Very relaxing. I don't think that there is CNN, but they do have a few interesting channels.

Ned said...

Have a great trip! My hubby will be 49 in Jan. How did we marry much older men?!

ms. mindless said...

amazing! i wish i was going on a vacation right about now (i am a teacher, 6 weeks into the school year:)

JennyVT said...

I'm sure the sitters will have no problem with your well planned preparations your done for the minis. Isn't amazing how much work you do just for a little R & R!! Have a great trip!

Mrs.Preppy said...

That resort looks wonderful! Hope you all have a great time.

Karen said...

Ooooh, fun! Enjoy and take lots of photos! :o)

Farrell and Lauren said...

Have fun! We honeymooned at the Excellence Riveria Cancun last year, and it was great, so I can only imgaine how fabulous their newest resort is!

News Readin' Wife said...

Oh, how fabulous! Enjoy...We'll expect a detailed report upon return.

Anonymous said...

Have a great trip! Post pics when you get back, please!
-Betsey

kris said...

You are so lucky!

debra said...

Have a wonderful time. It looks beautiful.

The 5 Bickies said...

Oh my goodness...that looks AMAZING! Have a wonderful trip. I agree, it's a lot of work to get ready to go.

SouthernAccent said...

Be safe and have fun! Wish I was going too! Tell Dr. Daddy happy birthday from your blog buddies!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Looks amazing! I'm sure you will have an amazing time! Happy birthday to hubby!

Nelly said...

Ive got to marry a doctor. that place looks AMAZING!