I think we are as ready for the car trip as we can be. Here is the pile for car and rainy day entertainment. On the top of the pile is the "I'm bored/Are we there yet?" box. In the box are folded papers of all the activities they can do while we are in the car. I ended up with 21 activities and 5 treat papers. Here is the list I came up with:
Giant Activity Pad (found @Samsclub)
Tic Tac Toe/Dots/Hangman (also Samsclub)
License Plate game
Family Questions (in Highlight box)
Hidden picture (also in highlight box)
Coloring Book ($1 store)
Rock Paper Scissor
Car Scavenger hunt (found a list online)
We also have a stack of movies and books on CD. Thanks to my friend I have all 7 Harry Potter books on CD and I added all 7 movies so we will definitely be ready for the final HP movie in a few weeks! We also have most of the Avatar The Last Airbender Cartoon series. The kids love them!
Hopefully this will keep us busy and having fun with cousins and friends for the next 3 weeks. I also have packed up some fun games like Monopoly, Scene it, and Cribbage for evenings and rainy days. Not to mention the treat bag looks yummy!
So I have tried to be fully prepared without going overboard. I restocked the car first aid kit and added some additional meds, flashlights, and towels. Basically I tried to think of anything that could go wrong and think of a simple way to be ready. We will see if it all works out.
And yes grandma the boys got haircuts for the family picture:)