Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Break!

My hubby hasn't had school all week, and to celebrate, we are driving to Colorado on Friday morning to visit his sister and her family. I'm excited, but have mixed feelings as well...

We are leaving at 6:00 A.M.

With 3 kids under 6

In our van.

For 9 hours.

Holy crap, what are we thinking?

Wish me luck.

See you guys next week and have a great weekend!


Jeigh said...

All I can say is GOOOOOOOD LUCK! Do you have a portable DVD player? We moved across the country with three kids under 6, and it saved my sanity. I had a bunch of activities planned, but we mostly defaulted to the movies.

Michelle Merrill said...

Good luck Chantele. I drive from Oregon to Utah at least once a year with four kids for oh, somewhere around 14 hours one way. It's kind of like slow torture which is why I only do it once a year. I know you already left, but here are some traveling tips with kids.

Portable DVD player is a must!
Food, and lots of it.
Music and books.
And I know this may be awkward for some people, but a little training potty for when the kids just can't hold it and there's no bathroom for miles. Pull off on the side of the road, or at a stop sign exit, and let them go.

Good luck with the trip and have a great Spring Break! We are on Spring Break too, but instead of making the long drive, we are just going to stay in our home and watch the rain fall. Really exciting, I know :)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Thanks for the ideas guys! Michelle, We leave tomorrow morning, so those tips are great!!

Renee Collins said...

Ah, road trips with the kids. Good times. I drive out to Utah at least once every few months. (Though it's only a 4 hour drive for me.)

We listen to fun music. Showtunes, Disney movie soundtracks, that sort of thing.

Good luck! :)

Angela Ackerman said...

Haha, I did yearly road trips like that my whole family life. A portable DVD player? Pure gold.

Have a great break!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

lol, have a "fun" trip! But seriously, I think you'll have a great time...and so will the kids.

Anonymous said...

Good luck! Of course you're probably there by now, but my belated luck must be worth something! ;) Hopefully the ride back home is alright!

Susan Fields said...

We just got back from our vacation in Breckenridge, CO. Three kids in our van for 15 hours, but luckily they're all over 6! Hope you have a wonderful time!

ali cross said...

I'm sure you guys are having a great time! And I bet the drive wasn't so bad after all. Hope I'm right on both counts!