Only 2 hours and 45 minutes to go. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, my kids are really great travelers.
We have stayed busy this morning. When the kids got into the car they found brand new zippered binders with paper, writing supplies and a few activities such as scavenger hunts and drawing prompts. (I found the binders on sale for $6.50 each, normally $20). The idea is that this will be the organizer for the activities that I give them every few hours.
So far they have drawn, worked on scrapbook pages (thank you Grammy for organizing the sets so amazingly), played with magnets and felt dress up dolls on the cookie sheets I purchased from the dollar store, read some books and watched some newly downloaded shows on their iPads.
Another thing that has been fun is a container full of questions or simple tasks. We each have taken several turns, and it is amazing how fast this little container can turn a spiraling mood.
We breaked for lunch at our traditional stop in the tri cities.
This place has samples of salsas, jams, candies and ciders (to name a few).
The highlight for the kids, however, is the many jars full of gourmet candy. And trust me, after sitting in the car for 6 hours, wandering around a candy store is a welcome break (I however find myself on high alert due to this set of cercumstances, no worries though, the kids behaved reasonably well, considering).
Well, forward, and onward, and here we go again.
The activity next on the docket. Mini photo albums and dry erase markers so they can see how they would look with mustaches and angel halos.