Packing with the Kids

Motherhood, Travel


Owen drawing

Owen holding Ella

I decided to start packing a little early for our trip to Florida next month as I wanted to see what fit, what didn’t, and what we still needed so that I wouldn’t be scrambling for things last minute. I dressed the kiddos in their swimsuits to pretend we were at the beach and they played nicely on my bed as I sorted through clothes, trying not to over pack, but its hard! You never know what the weather will be like and girls have a lot of dresses—or at least we do! 😉 Owen kept Ella busy with Art Cards and Fruit and Veggie Stroller Cards from Wee Gallery in between colouring his 32 Ways to Dress a Bear Activity Book. I was originally going to save these gifts for the trip but we all go excited, myself included so I caved and we’ve been enjoying them. Ella makes me laugh every time we take out the Art Cards, she’s so focussed and you can see how intrigued she is by the cards with zero expression until she sees the lion card then for some reason she breaks out in to the biggest smile EVERYTIME, its so funny! The best part about these toys is that they stimulate development and imagination. We love them!

Everything else from workout wear, summer and spring clothing, sandals, sun protective swimmers and hats have all been put aside and its all ready to go when we are. Now, I just have to figure out how I’m going to get all of it in to two suitcases! Wish us luck!