Just WHAT is in those 8 suitcases (part 2 of 2)

So last time we covered stuff to keep E busy on the airplane, health and beauty items, books, holiday decorations, and E’s Halloween Costume.

Ravi has the next birthday in our family, and if there’s one thing he’s been wanting…it’s a toy android (as in the Google droid brand of android).  He knows I bought these (mostly because I was worried he’d buy them for himself)…a stuffed droid and a little droid figurine.  They make him very happy.

Ravi and I picked up a few items of clothing.  He got several shirts and a new Dolphins Jersey.  I picked up some nursing tanks, and some tops that seem nursing friendly.  But there wasn’t much for us in this area.

Toys for Ellie (birthday and general stuff).  Among the new aquisitions are a pink stuffed pig from her aunt and uncle in San Francisco, some Ariel arm floaties and a an Ariel beach ball, magnetic Disney Princess “paper dolls” (dear Disney, they’re not Paper Dolls when they’re not made of paper…just saying), some Disney themed plates, cups and water bottles (Lion King, Ariel, Rapunzel), and other assorted stuff with a heavy emphasis on the Disney Princess line.

Sure to be a hit…one of Elanor’s birthday presents–a personalized Ariel blanket from the Disney Store online.

I picked up a few items of clothing for the girls.  Elanor’s 3T pile is the one on on the left.  Wheelie’s newborn/0-3 month pile (including blankets, sheets, burp cloths, clothes, bibs, etc) is on the right.  Have I mentioned how much I love buying clothes for my girls?

Wheelie’s pile did include some of Ellie’s old baby clothes, including this onesie (one of our favorites) which states “Daddy said I could.”  However, a very large portion of E’s baby clothes were unsuitable for Singapore’s heat, which required extensive shopping on my part (largely eBay and consignment stores, with a dash of new new).

I couldn’t resist the chance to buy “Little Sister” items.

While I am very much NOT that mom…I *HAD* to buy this shirt for both girls.  You see, in Boston “Wicked” is another way of saying “very.”  So yes, while these are technically Halloween shirts, they also are a Bostony way of saying “very cute”  No, they will not wear them on the same day.

There was an entire suitcase of food.  Peanut Butter and Cheese crackers.  Twinkies.  Grape  Jam.  Grape Nuts.  Animal Crackers.  BBQ chips.  Halloween candy.  Halloween themed food, like cupcake mix.  Honey Buns.  And so much more…

Only 3 bags got TSA’d, which seems like a light trip for us.  We usually see more of that.

Not pictured…

  • over 150 new DVD’s.  I remove them from their cases and toss them into big DVD books.  It’s a great way to save space and maximize weight.
  • baby book
  • magazines
  • socks
  • random stuff that I’ve forgotten already…


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11 Responses to Just WHAT is in those 8 suitcases (part 2 of 2)

  1. Kirsten says:

    For me I just can’t be bothered to carry so much stuff so I always try to pack as little as I can. Also, if I pack an outfit and don’t end up wearing it at all on a trip I feel cheated LOL.

    • Crystal says:

      I used to be better before Ravi and his massive luggage allowance. But in the past 6 years I’ve completely stopped caring about being “manageable”.

  2. Jim says:

    When we went to Singapore, I tried to take a photo of the luggage cart filled with suitcases, but it was too blurry to save. My one suitcase was only about 30 lb…until we started shoving stuff into it from one of the overweight ones. 🙂

  3. Kelli says:

    The post office is holding a box from you for me. I’ll pick it up on Monday, hopefully.

    • Crystal says:

      I hope you and N like the selection of stuff! I only sent the 12-18 as the 18-24 seems to be in Singapore…will toss it in the mail on the winter trip if you still want it then (or if you want a different season…we’ll touch base of course!)

  4. bookjunkie says:

    love the Daddy said I could onesie and the android toys…soo cool 🙂 Thanks for the peek into your luggage. It’s great for kaypoh (singlish for curiously nosy) people like me 😉

    • Crystal says:

      Anytime 🙂

      Did you know I live on “busybody” (or nosy) rd? True story…and something the taxi uncles LOVE to tell me.

  5. augustss says:

    I’m amazed at how much you bring. I was just away for two weeks. I had one medium suitcase with room to spare. Just carryon would have worked, I guess.

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