Yesterday we got on a plane and flew to visit my family in North Carolina for my sister's high school graduation. One catch--my siblings had no idea we were coming. None of them have had the chance to meet London yet, and they didn't think they'd get to until our family reunion next month.
I was kind of worried that they already knew and just hadn't said anything. My dad had slipped up a few times saying things about London visiting in June, and my brother had intercepted a text I sent my mother about whether or not to bring diapers on the trip. But we decided to carry on with our covert tactics, despite any suspicions they might have had.
My mom and grandma left the house at 9 and told the kids they were leaving to run errands. In actuality, they were driving to the airport to pick us up! Once we got home, we put London in the trunk of the suburban with our suitcases, while Dan and I hid in the back seat. Mom went inside and told the kids that they needed help unloading groceries from the trunk. The kids were SO annoyed and were dragging their feet. Then they opened the trunk and were...dumbstruck. When they finally found their words it was a chorus of, "Wait, who's baby is this?" and "What is going on???"
When Dan and I jumped out of the back and yelled, "SURPRISE," they all started screaming like little girls! They had no clue we were coming...mission accomplished!
|So excited to finally meet their niece!|