Monday, October 4, 2010

Good Monday Morning!

I hope this post finds you all well!  We are having yet another rainy day here.  It seems like it has been this way for a while.  But we had a very dry summer so I am not complaining. 

We are getting ready to go on a trip to Minnesota/South Dakota this week.  It is always such a challenge to find things for the kids to do in the car.  This summer Hubby installed a DVD system in our mini van and that has been a huge lifesaver on these long car trips. 

I try and pull some toys out of the toy room a week or two ahead of time and put them in backpacks that the kids are going to have on the trip.  Then it is like they are playing with a new toy with out having to go buy the new toy.  Of course, we do buy a few new things from the dollar spot at the store but that is about it.  We bring coloring books, crayons, magna doodles, Polly Pockets, Littlest Pet Shops, other small toys, and even some dry erase boards and markers. 

I know several of my friends on Facebook have mentioned other things they bring for their kids but what do you bring on your long trips?  How do you keep your little ones occupied?  How do YOU keep occupied? 
Hope you all have a wonderful start to the week. 
<3 Alison

1 comment:

  1. the DVD player is a MUST :) Food always works well for us too...especially if I package it so it takes time to get into it, but they can accomplish it themselves. for example, puttinf treats in a pocket of a backpack, in a brown bag, in a baggie...

    We also always plan for double the time...we never try to go too far...just relax and enjoy the journey and RUN a LOT at travel centers :)