that leads to your door

The trip between my house and Charlotte is a long one! And could be even longer with the 2 year old that came back with us because we made a few more stops than normal. We had to find a McD*nalds that had a place play for lunch, sometimes not an easy feat we learned. Then we packed up the rest of Liz’s things from Tuscaloosa. Katelyn was actually very good and never whined or fussed at all. I’m thinking it wasn’t our company but some magical, special things we had with us that she is allowed to have on car trips!

1. a paci……she’s been calling it her “nappie” lately because she normally only gets it at nap times, car trips are an exception!
2. a pink blanket
3. “baa baa”….a loved and wee bit worn lamb that I hope they don’t lose anytime soon!

Oh and this feature in my car that I used for the first time on this trip came in very handy as well!

4. The drop down dvd player; she LOVED watching movies! Yes that is a christmas one, she didn’t care….but Dora and Diego were popular too!

We were thrilled to have all those things with us on a long road trip!

13 Responses to ““The long and winding road””

  1. Stacy Says:

    Glad that she’s a good traveler!

  2. Tammy Says:

    Oh, this was adorable! She is such a cutie. 😀

    Although my kids are a little older, I found out on our recent Looooong car trip the value of special “lovies” and a portable DVD player! 😉

  3. Lynne Says:

    Boy, I wish there were DVD players when my kids were little – of course, DVD’s hadn’t been invented yet, but you know what I mean!

  4. jen Says:

    Yes we purchased a DVD player at Christmas and it is awesome for trips. Miller loves Dora and Deigo too. She is such a cutie.

  5. Lauren@Baseballs&Bows Says:

    We must have driven our parents insane before those DVD players. We only use them on long trips, but they sure do make long trips nicer!

  6. annie Says:

    Those dvd players are really handy!

  7. Sandra Says:

    Love those DVD players, keeps them happy 🙂

  8. Dawn Says:

    My brother will not have a car without a DVD player in it now. He tells me it’s the best thing to keep the kids entertained 🙂 Wish we had them when we were growing up!

  9. Coach Jenny Says:

    I’m glad you had the DVD to fall back on!! How sweet she looks in that car seat 🙂

  10. Shawna Says:

    I usually give in to Scamp wanting a paci in the car even on shorter trips. Seems to help me drive better when she isn’t fussing about not having a paci!:)

  11. Karen Says:

    The DVD player is a life saver. I don’t know how my parents did it years ago, traveling from the east coast to Arizona with four kids — no AC and no entertainment. Car bingo and a thermos of kool-ade was our entertainment and refreshment. And my mom kept telling us how good we had it — in the “old days” the kids had to walk behind a wagon! LOL

  12. Becky Says:

    Traveling with young kids is so much easier now than it was when our kids were small. My boys still laugh over the stories of “cross-country trips in the un-air-conditioned Honda Civic with 3 cars seats in the back.” Those were the days.

    That grandgirl is so adorable!

  13. Stacy (the other one) Says:

    The in car DVD is a big thing of mine too! We love it!

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