I remember when I used to be able to pack everything the kids and I needed for a weekend away in one little wheelie suitcase. But my kids are growing, so their clothes are growing. Not to mention all the extra pants and underwear I had to pack for Ami (2 1/4), who's potty-training. It was a tight fit this weekend. Summer's easier: summer clothes are smaller and lighter. If we can make it through this winter, maybe we'll have one single-suitcase summer left.
I guess by then Eliana will be old enough to schlep her own suitcase.
Oh, and NEVER go away for the weekend without Children's Tylenol.
Especially if you're going somewhere rural and you're not going to be able to get to a store in the middle of the night.