She doesn't know it, but I just booked Charly's first real adventure in this world. For the past couple of years I have been going to Coloma California for a white water rafting fundraiser that my friend puts on to fuel all the good research. I'm going to wait until the day before we leave to tell her. When she's heard me talking about it in past years, she would drop not so subtle hints like, "mommy, why can't IIIIIIIIII go?", or, "it sounds like so much fun, maybe one of these trips you could take me? maybe? mommmy?". Little does she know that in one short month, she'll be dining on peanuts while snuggled up in my traditional cross country tigger and pooh fleecy airplane blanket.
I can NOT wait to introduce her to the river and to show her how awesome my California friends are. More than anything, I can't wait to show that little girl how to have fun.