a grab bag filled with fun things and they got to choose one item and enjoy. It was often filled with gum, sunglasses, small toys, goldfish crackers, squishy things, etc. It was a hit and it did the trick, that's for sure! Now that they are older, we have a different set of rules. The grab bag doesn't quite cut it. I took this idea from Martha Stewart, using an over the door shoe organizer. (I cut mine right down the middle, and tied each side with twine.) Now both kids have a plethora of pockets (say that fast ten times) to put everything in. I'll make sure and tuck a little map and camera into each of their pockets before we head out too!
charging into battle.) Some are items I already had, and others are new ideas for this trip.
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Markers and Erasable colored pencils. (don't forget a sharpener!)
Ramona, age 8 audio book.
Travel Tangoes (really cool magnetic puzzle shapes)
Hangman and dot to dot pads. (found at Target)
Mad Libs type games- I found these in the dollar bin at JoAnns
An assortment of funny face sticker books, coloring books, sketch books, and lined notebooks
Memory Flip game
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I'm still on the fence about making my kids these pillow cases. It's such a great idea and aren't they cute? If I have time amidst JJ's birthday plans and packing, next week I'll try and give them a go.
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I think we've covered just about everything... well, everything but this. This is what I want to wear on our little roadtrip...
... and this is what I'll probably end up wearing, thanks to fickle, rainy, cold, sometimes snowy Pacific NW weather. (Well, all but the super shiny black pants. What's up with those anyway? What am I, a scuba diver?)
Do y'all have any good words of road tripping advice, instructions or more good ideas for me? Pleeeeese shout them all my way. Thankyouverymuch.