Thursday, June 28, 2012

Road trip!

We are taking a road trip to FL for two weeks,today!!! Austin had an audition for a casting last year ( I'll explain more about it later) but he got called back for another one in Orlando FL! I'm totally not a stage mom, but Justin and I decided to go for it and make it into a family trip! We are going to Orlando for a week and going to My in laws house in Sarasota for the next week!, Justin has a business customer down there so he is actually working a couple of days while we're there, but I think I'll be ok with the kids by myself in sunny FL!
Now the tricky part is this, how do you do a road trip with two very active toddlers and an 8 year old for 12 hours!! Ugh the thought of that just gets me anxious! Of course I goggled and searched Pinterest for some ideas and actually found some that I'm using.

First of all, I thought this idea was great for packing since we are a bigger family and this not only saves room but keeps you organized, pack outfits for the kids in ziplock bags

Then I also made each kid an activity bag which consisted of all these little items here are some. I bought cookie sheets from the dollar store and painted them with chalk paint , that way they had it to play with chalk, and magnets and also used it as a tray. The road trip Bingo is mainly to play with Austin, since the little ones don't understand

Then I found these ideas to bring in the car; in an old wipe box I made a little first aid kit for the car, and the last one is the clothes pin idea; each kid gets a clothes pin and if they are good the clothes pin stays up and at the next pit stop they get a treat! 

Hopefully these little tips and tricks that I found will keep the trip a little less chaotic, what are some tips and tricks that you use for road trips with kids?


  1. Those are all awesome ideas!! Have fun on your trip!

  2. GREAT ideas! I'm totally saving this for later. We're going on our 1st road trip with the bebe, (7 month old) in a few weeks. Hopefully, he'll just sleep most of the time:-) xoxo

  3. I've used the cookie tray idea before, but never with chalkboard paint! Genius!