Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Alhambra Garden progress

This picture is from about a week ago, but with the trip getting so close I haven't had much time to blog. Not as much progress as I'd like to show either, but there is some believe it or not.
I'm still finding a little time to stitch and now I'm working on replacement sections for the Mira RR. Unfortunately one of the members didn't follow through and hasn't mailed on some pieces so the rest of the group is trying to replace the lost RRs. So I'll have some pics to show of two more pieces at some point. Won't be before we get back from the trip though! :)

Just 2 1/2 days til we leave, so I'm in that stage where everytime I think I'm on top of everything, I think of something else that has to be done before we leave. ARGH. Today's additions to the list are have the mail stopped for while we are away, and get ponchos for the family to take along. Thanks to TS Fay, although we are missing all the dangerous part of the storm, it is likely there will still be a fair amount of rain during our visit. DH is pretty bummed about the rainy forecast, but Alex and I are determined to go and have fun anyway, and hopefully the inclement weather will keep the crowds down some. Katie is oblivious either way - she just knows she'll be meeting some princesses in the castle for breakfast. We were lucky enough to score an early morning reservation for Cinderella's Castle, so she's pretty hyped up for that. As long as she gets to do that and ride Dumbo once I think the trip will be a success in her mind.

I'm hopeful that we'll avoid another of the great Katie meltdown incidents, but I'm sure we won't have perfection in her behavior, after all Disney is one of the most stimulating places in the world for kids! She is however doing much better the last few months with her behavior. Not sure if that is a result of getting older and therefore she understand rules and consequences better - or if the discipline we've tried to enforce is actually working - or both. In any case she is still a work in progress on that front, but getting better all the time. She is a good girl, mostly. ;)

Don't know if I'll have time to post again before we return from the trip, but we'll be gone 8/23 - 8/31 - so if I haven't posted by Sat. don't expect anything til we return as I don't think there will be any internet access, and if there is I'm not looking for it. :) Full trip report when I return.


Erin said...

I hope you have a fantastic time! Wishing you a meltdown-free trip. {{{hugs}}} Can't wait to read all about it when you get back.

sugardoll said...

hey surprise!!! Another award for you girl!!!

i chose you because your creativity never ends. Also I am always inspired to see your RR's. I heard horror stories of stuff getting stolen, but you are so brave about the whole RR thingy. Hope you check it out!! hurrah!

Susan said...

Have a great trip - I hope the rain stays away!

Melissa said...

I can't wait to hear all about the trip. Alhambra looks great, as always.