The days are flying by fast now. My oldest starts Kindergarten in days. I find myself trying to savor all the moments before that day comes when I have to take him to ‘big-boy’ school for the first time. I know, it’s just kindergarten. And it’s literally a 7 minute drive from where we live. But he’s my baby. My first-born. I have spent more hours of my life in the last 5.5 years with him than with anyone else in this world. Yes I am going to be a wreck come August 15th.
Who wants to pack a picnic in a backpack when you can fill up bright red vintage suitcase with goodies? Sure it’s a little awkward to carry, but Rex just LOVES it. I think it makes him feel grown-up and like we’re going somewhere special.
It was one of my flea market finds from awhile back that I paid just dollars for. I had filled it up with random little toys over the past few weeks without the kids noticing. I added a blanket and a bunch of snacks and we were all set for a fun couple of hours.
But not before I caught some adorable ones of her in it though. What is it about babies in bags, buckets, boxes, suitcases etc… ? Something about them being little for such a short time I think.
It was a fun couple of hours out in the sun. I learned that it doesn’t take much (money or effort) to make a simple outing we do often special and different. Well the suitcase was such a hit I now keep it in the trunk and have filled it up with more inexpensive random little items I come across whenever I’m out and about. Every kid loves a surprise!