Brandon left this morning (Tuesday) for Outdoor School. The entire 6th grade at his Middle School is headed to the Oregon Coast (on a tour bus ~ remember the days when our field trips required we actually go on a school bus?) where they will stay in cabins and learn hands on about outdoor survival for the next 4 days.
We started off packing all of his belongings in a large duffel bag, but due to a faulty zipper and lack of room, we transferred the items to a suitcase. Meanwhile, Sarah packed herself into the duffle bag. Matt picked up the duffle bag and took Sarah on a tour of the house and swung her back and forth (much to her delight).
This evening, when Matt came home from work, the first words out of her mouth were "Daddy, where's your magic bag? I want to go for a ride!"