Tuesday 7 June 2016

10 days Away and a 6 Hour Drive

It's no secret that my husband is working away.  Miss. E and I travel to stay with him, for at least a week at a time.  I am getting better at packing for our time away, although I still have a lot to learn.

These are the clothes that I packed for our last 10 day trip.  I try to have 3 hot weather outfits and at least 1 cold weather outfit.  I also pack a dressier outfit for church.   We stay with my in-laws so I know that we have access to laundry facilities, which is helpful in cutting down on the number of items that I need to bring.  I try to make the colors of the pieces co-ordinate so that I can mix and match to make new outfits.  In addition, I pack our rain jackets and shoes.  I manage to get it all into one suitcase which makes life easier!

For our 6 HOUR drive, I try to pack items to keep Miss. E entertained.  I usually bring her play 'lap-top', a notebook with stickers, her 'baby' and, as a last resort, a DVD player and movies.  I have done this drive with her several times now.  She usually does really well and I don't have to grab the DVD player, but this last time was downright painful so I popped in a movie.  I also pack easy snacks, such as cheerios, crackers, and Goldfish snacks.  I like to have a box of apple juice with me.  Miss. E doesn't get juice very often, so it is a great treat for the ride!

Miss. E also loves to look for cows and birds out the window and sing songs.  I like her Fischer Price 'Sunday School Sing Along' C.D.  and so does she!  It has some really great, upbeat songs for our drive.

What do you like to pack for long trips with your little one?  How do you keep from over-packing your suitcase?  I would love to hear what works for you!

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