Showing posts from February, 2008

Successful Traveling with Kids

Because of a variety of circumstances, we didn't travel as a family last summer. Instead, we took a week in November to visit Southern California and a week in January to visit Arizona and Southern California. I'm not an expert by any means, but here's some tips that really helped us out:

*Plan in advance. We did a fairly good job of this both times, but much better the second trip. On our first trip, we had two scheduled "rest days" but hadn't decided how to fill them up. Instead of heading out and having a great time, we wasted valuable time deciding where to head and getting directions. Our Arizona trip didn't have that problem. I had full itinerary planned for each day, including directions to everywhere we were going, and some alternative activities in case we changed our minds about what to do.

Another advantage to planning in advance is I felt I knew all about the attractions and what not to miss in Phoenix. AND, I was able to schedule us a…

The Great Arizona Vacation

Just some fun pictures of our Arizona Vacation last week

It's a . . . Baby!

Yep, Lucky #7 is on her way -- I think it's a girl but won't know for another few months. I'm due August 13, which seems like a great time to have a baby. It's been a while since I've posted anything on this blog, and I'd like to change that and start posting more. I've gotten a lot of comments on the size of my family, and a lot of "how do you do it?" questions. I don't think I'm an expert by any stretch, but I do feel a sense of organized chaos and happy momentum in raising my family. So perhaps I'll talk a bit more about how to have your hands full and love it (mostly).

But about this baby. Yes, we're excited and thrilled. The twins, at 3 1/2, are becoming much easier to raise, and Eliza is such a happy-go-lucky 15 month old, I'm looking forward to another baby in the house. Plus, with her birth in August, she'll be just a year apart from Eliza in school. I imagine this little gal and Eliza becoming best of fri…