Thursday, April 14, 2011

Preparing for the Big Trip

Photo from our last trip home - at the Audubon Zoo.

We are finally taking a trip back home. We were going to go for Mardi Gras season, but then my parents had the idea for us all to go at the same time and surprise my grandmother. We haven't all been together - my parents, my family, my sister's family, and my brother's family - back home in six years. So my grandmother is going to be soooo happy!

I've been working on packing not only our suitcases, but also the car for the drive. It is a ten hour drive so I want to bring lots of stuff to do. Here's what I've come up with so far:

I still have the folders I made for each kid for our last trip. I had gone online and printed road trip bingo, mazes, word finds, find the differences, the license plate game, a tic tac toe board, a battleship board, and a map of our route. I put them all in page protectors and into a folder for each of them. I bought dry erase markers and we were set to go! I had also found a travel Connect Four game at my dollar store.

This time I found travel Trouble at the dollar store. They also had a travel Battleship game, which I almost bought, but I realized that the real Battleship isn't so big and each kid could hold their own console easily. So we'll bring the real thing for that one.

I went online with Jill and we downloaded some new songs for her mp3 player for the car ride. Then I went online with Jack and did the same thing for his 3DS.

We're still getting ready so there's more to come, but for snacks here is one thing I am doing! Ha ha!:

Anything that can be threaded onto a string will be made into a snack necklace!

More to come on travel and our trip. If you want to follow along our trip even more, follow me at Twitter.

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