Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Road Trip Preparations...

We had an awesome Christmas in our house this year.  Everyone was very happy with their gifts and we celebrated our day at home with loved family and friends.   I always just take the time to enjoy Christmas and never really take photos so sorry, none of those today.

Now we move on to our next adventure...our first family road trip.  To Newcastle to visit wonderful friends and then to Dubbo to see the zoo.

I'm nervous, I don't know if we are going to like travelling this way and I don't really know how to prepare for it to be honest but I am just going with the flow.  I don't know if I'll be able to blog while I am gone but I will try.

I did think a lot about the kids in the car.  They got a few DVDs for Christmas to keep them entertained (I am thankful that my car has an inbuilt DVD player) and I have made them a travelling bingo game to keep them amused too.

I found a printable game online (I have no idea where, I just printed and didn't save it).   I did have to look a bit harder for an Australian version.  I printed it off, backed it on card and laminated it.  I bought a packet of whiteboard markers to cross off the pictures and sewed up on one of my large pencil cases to store it in.  Simple and quick (and I hope effective).

While I was sewing up pencil cases I made the kids' one for school next year. With so much planned for the rest of the school holidays I am wondering when I am ever going to get time to get any school supplies organised so I feel better knowing I at least have one thing done!

If you have any other suggestions or advice for a smooth and happy road trip I would love to hear them.  

1 comment:

  1. I Spy is an oldie but very popular with my boys....it almost drove me insane actually.


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