Tuesday, May 18, 2010


OK, so it's been a week since I've blogged (sigh). I can't seem to keep up.

BUT, we do have lots of fun stuff happening over the next few weeks. Patrick will be on vacation next week and we're taking the kids on our first family vacation - Gatlinburg! We have season passes to Dollywood now! We'll hit D-wood for 2 days, the aquarium and other happening places that Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have to offer. This will be our first extended hotel stay, too. It should be an adventure!

So, for those of you who have experience in hotel stays with your kiddos, is there anything you recommend that I bring? We'll have a 1-bedroom suite with a microwave, full-sized fridge and sink. We'll have breakfast provided in the mornings. Is there any good travel toys you recommend? We're looking forward to the adventure!

The week after we get back, VBS starts. YEA! I'm teaching the 4-year-olds this year and I'm very excited about the Egypt theme as we're delving into the life of Joseph. My neighbor is going to help out with Evan until Daddy gets home; I have to be at church by 5pm and VBS doesn't end until 9. I think Evan will be much happier at home with Daddy. Then after that, summer is in full swing! I'm excited about the coming weeks!


Kelly said...

We always spring for new coloring books and bring crayons along. On our most recent trip, I discovered that a slinky is a good toy to have around...even Maddie was amused for a long time in the van and it's QUIET :-)

Aimee said...

Does Mallory have a tag reading set? If not you need to get her one, she would love it! Kind of pricey but keeps J.Riley busy for a while in the car. Try and relax while your away, have fun and enjoy Dollywood!

Aimee said...

ok For dollywood..Def.have the kids wear some kind of waterproof sandal. and maybe a change of clothing for everyone..depending on how wet you are planning on getting:)You will love it! And I would recommend taking in at least one show..they are really good! and cool inside..maybe for Evan's nap time. They won't give you hard time about anything :) no worries! HAVE FUN!!

Courtney said...

I have no good advice because we have yet to do a real family vacation. A few days at the beach last summer is about it. Good luck! Have fun :)

Frag said...

Do Mal & Ethan have Leapsters?? I found those to be the girls' (my neices) favorite in the car activities & also educational! Have a great time on your get away!!!!