hey y'all! i'm home! it's so good to be back after a three day road trip. :)
i have LOTS of winners to announce, i know. just be patient with me...i promise i'll have them up in the next few days!
i thought i'd share what i put together to entertain everyone on the road trip. it took a LOT of planning ( a couple of weeks ), but it was well worth it and worked out really well. i'm so happy with the result. and the best part is? it was SO fun. i mean that.
first and foremost, it has to be said that the ULTIMATE survival kit is my amazing father. who flew all the way to savannah to drive us to texas. and then drove us all the way back to savannah and will fly back to texas. he's incredible.
that is called a father's love. ;)
my favorite thing i did was put together a little back seat bucket for the bigs:
here's a list of what was inside:
binders (see details below)
one toy per big (they each chose barbies)
two pouches per big (see below)
here is the travel pouch that i made harper and sadie. i found these in the travel toiletry section at target.
note: the lollypop is big, but NOT that big. it looks gigantic here. HAHA!
each pouch contained:
a throw away camera
each kiddo also got a pouch with two juice boxes in it. they just put them right back in the pouch when they were empty and i added more each morning.
this travel game is the BEST thing i got. hands down.i ended up ordering another one so that each girl can have one for our next trip. it's a memory game. buy this if you are going on a road trip. i mean it.
as far as the dry erase boards go, i was also really happy with them. each girl got one. tip:velcro the eraser to the board. this keeps lost erasers to a minimum.
each girl got a 2" 3 ring binder. i let them color pictures to slip in the front and back...this is how we identified which binder belonged to who.
these binders were a huge hit as well. the girls liked having everything in one place.
crayons velcroed to inside cover.
pencil pouch containing LOTS of cheap stickers, no scent dry erase markers,
page protector with maps of our routes inside (we'd trace our progress at every stop). road trip america is a great resource.
behind the map was printer paper. the girls would draw pictures and decorate the pictures with stickers.
in the back pocket was a coloring book, a paperback book and this bingo game (i had the SAME one when i was little. yay!!).
3 CDs of childrens music
travel pillow and blankets
ella's kitchen baby food pouches for cate and lucy...these saved my LIFE at each stop. so easy and mess free. i squirted them right into the babies mouths.
plenty of plastic grocery bags for trash, diapers,etc.
i packed two backpacks for our hotel stays (2 nights per way).
one backpack for harper and cate
and one backpack for sadie and lucy.
each backpack had:
a nightgown for the big and 2 changes of underwear,
two cotton dresses for bigs for day
2 baby footsie pajamas
2 nightime diapers
4 regular diapers, travel wipes
2 onesies for day
a plastic target bag for dirty laundry
so there you have it! i hope some of you will find this helpful! and if you have any questions, PLEASE feel free to ask in the comments. i'd love to help!!