I found out about this idea from a friend. Basically, to keep the kids from asking "Are we there yet?" every ten seconds, I put some clothespins on this cloth. I had figured out points ahead of time where they could remove a clothespin (ie once we hit Buffalo or Albany). We removed the last clothespin as we arrived at our destination. This was a really tangible way for the kids to see how much time we had left in our journey.
Rachel enjoyed having Auntie Bobbi read her a story.
Sam found his own unique way to enjoy a book!
Sam and Rachel walked with Auntie Bobbi across the bridge to Connecticut. Since our provinces are fairly far apart, this was a really neat experience.
After a quick stop at Trader Joe's (Yay!!!), I introduced everyone to the yummyness that is their Dark Chocolate Cookie Butter Cups. Needless to say, Sam really enjoyed his!A Watermelon In The Sukkah" so they were thrilled to see the watermelon sticker in the above left picture. Ha! (Click here to find out more about the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.)
Rachel actually did fairly well in her first attempt with chopsticks!
I realize I don't have a lot of pictures of family, but we spent a lot of time visiting and that is not the most thrilling thing to take pictures of :) But we are so glad we made the trip. It was well worth it.