We surprised our kids (and ourselves, really) and planned a last minute trip for a long weekend in Orlando. We have a bigger trip planned in June for 13 of us. We weren't sure if that would be a bit overwhelming for the kids(or ourselves) so we decided to make our first trip as just a family and see how the kids did. True to form they did great. We stayed at Magic Kingdom from the opening ceremony to the closing song. They tackled any ride they were tall enough for and walked all over the park without complaining. They were even troopers in the car.
First we dropped Keaton off at the dog hotel. He got a little nervous and peed on my leg right when I was dropping him off. I changed at the next gas station. I had dressed everyone in comfortable clothes for the day in the car and I ended up in jeans instead of my velour pants. :( Don't really know why I felt the need to add that into the blog, but I was looking at the pictures and the memory came back to me.
I filled their backpacks with some of their car friendly toys and coloring pads, sticker books, etc. while they were sleeping the night before.
They slept on and off a bit.
We had lunch in the car and then later stopped at a McDonald's in Georgia to let the kids run around on the playground and use the restroom. Then I broke out the clipboards filled with surprises to keep them occupied on the rest of the trip. Kept them busy all the way home too!