Toddler Road Trip Essentials

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

There were a few products I wanted on hand for our cross country road trip and temporary living.

First there are the diaper bag essentials of disposable bibs and placemats.

Then we purchased a ez pz suction plate, a Go Anywhere Booster Seat and I cleared an old iPhone downloaded with Fisher Price apps for those moments when nothing else would calm her. And of course a Pack-n-Play.

I love the ez pz plate, it just sticks to a flat, even surface and your kid doesn't pull the plate up and throw their food all over the place!

The travel booster seat came in SO handy when we were staying at the in-laws and its great in our extended stay hotel.

I love the Fisher Price apps because I know they are geared towards kids her age and she loves the music and tries to sing along :)

The Pack-n-Play is good but for her it doesn't compare to her crib, she misses her mattress. I even bought a foam insert for the Pack-n-Play and that didn't work either. So we have begun to let her sleep on the bed and we have bought a bed rail so she doesn't fly off the bed.

What travel essentials have you found that work great for you?!

Thirteen Hundred

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

1,300 miles was just about the ground I covered on my drive from Texas to Wisconsin with a 15 month old. Luckily I had my dad along for the ride to help.

We made 2 over night stops along the way; one in Arkansas to visit with my in-laws and then one in Springfield, IL.

Our visit is Arkansas was great, we actually stayed two nights just to relax a little before the long next 2 days. Alana got to hang out with her grandparents in the country and my dad got to see my in-laws place (after 6 years of being family).

Then, the next leg of our trip was from AR to Springfield, IL. We drove through St. Louis and got to see the Gateway Arch. We didn't stop because we really just needed to push through and be on our way. We made it to Springfield, unpacked the car, ate dinner and called it a night.

The next morning we only had about 5.5 hours of driving so it was the shortest of the 3 driving days. Driving cross-country with a 15 month old is no easy task. She was well behaved for about 3/4 of each day. She could have taken about an hour less of driving a day.

But the important thing is - we made it!

Coming to you LIVE from Wisconsin!!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

WOW, its been a really long time since I have been on this thing and maybe it was just my time to take a little blogging break. But I'm back and happy about it!

We are not "officially, officially" moved to Wisconsin but we're up here anyhow. Matt has been working at his new job since July, I quit my job in Houston at the end of July, made the 3 day drive to Wisconsin the week after and we got Alana enrolled in daycare part time to give me time to job hunt and house hunt. All while racking up the hotel rewards points in an extended stay hotel!

It has been very busy to say the least. Our first full weekend here we decided to make the short drive to Milwaukee for the Wisconsin State Fair and have some of their infamous cream puffs #pufflove. They were all they were cracked up to be!

Wisconsin State Fair Cream Puff & Alana enjoying some music
On my days off (the days Alana is in daycare) I am hoping to get out a little and explore our new surroundings, get some GOOD workouts in, work on my own business and apply for jobs.

This weekend the plan is to visit the Two Rivers area and spend the day on the beach on Lake Michigan. Hopefully it doesn't rain on us.

What are your plans for the weekend?