Our favorite Rainy day activity

So when we are unable to get out because of the rain, we have a couple of  rainy day activity that we love to do. So here is our favorite rainy day activities.

1) Disney Movie marathon: we do love a good Disney movie and rainy days tend to be great movie days, so we tend to do a marathon.

2) Dance Party: our little princess has just started really getting into dancing to music. Our favorite pandora channel is Radio for Kids Radio, it has everything from hip hop to your favorite movie soundtracks. This is the perfect channel for dancing to!

3) We cook, this is our last big rainy day activity we do. We love to cook in our family and what better way to spend a rainy day than making delicious food! This weekend we made: chicken noodle soup, Broccoli cheddar muffins, and Banana Bread!

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If we are itching to tear out of the house we try to see what is playing at the local theater and go see an actual movie.

What is your families favorite rainy day activity? Let us know!

Until next time remember the best is yet to come.

Route 15 PA

We had a 6 hour car ride home last weekend from NY and it was a long trip. When we drive back to maryland from Rochester we take Route 15 through PA. Let me tell you there is so much to do on route 15!

Our big stop on Route 15 is Lewisburg, PA and that is because we always stop at Country Cupboard. Country Cupboard is the perfect place to take a rest, grab something to eat and just wander through the giant market/gift shop. We love letting Alice out here and letting her run around to stretch her legs. They have tons of sweet treats in their candy section and bakery. They also have a restaurant which has great food and a grab and go section.

20180422_121918.jpg We love grabbing breakfast or Lunch in their main eating area. They have entrees you can choose from or their buffet. We love the buffet because Alice eats free still.

If Country isn’t for you there are tons of road side diners, burger spots, ice cream, and fast food on route 15. Another attraction on route 15 is Clyde’s Reptileland. We have heard great things about this location, we have yet to stop with 2 dogs it is usually difficult to stop but it is on our bucket list.

This is also Mennonite country, there are several great road side farmers markets and spots to buy Burbank quilts! Such a great drive and beautiful area.

Stay tuned for our next blog about our Skyzone experience!

Until then remember the best is yet to come!

Rochester or Bust

Our shoes have taken us to Rochester, Ny this weekend.

Sunday afternoon we flew out to spend a week with family in Rochester. Alice is a flying pro now and loves flying. This is her 11th flight since she was 6 months old.

We get asked often how do you do it? Any tips for flying? Yes! We have a few things we do that seem to help with flying!

First we get to the airport at least 2-3 hours early. Our airport by our house is small and they recommend at least and hour and a half before your departure time. With a lap child you have to get their boarding pass day of. So we get their early enough to check our bags an diet her boarding pass. That next leads to security.

We went and got TSA pre checked. Since Alice is a child under 12 she does not require TSA pre check just us and she is allowed to go through with us. This has made the stress of security almost vanish. Which also leads to our next tip.

Pack light for the flight if possible. We are guilty of over packing. Now we fly usually with southwest, which means 2 free bags per ticketed flyer, this does not include Alice. So we have now begun just checking our bags so we have less to bring on the flight. We usually bring Christopher’s backpack which holds snacks and anything we may need on our flight and Alice’s diaper bag. For Alice’s bag we pack 2 extra changes of clothing, her water bottle, diapers, wipes, a coloring book, a picture book, the kindle fire, and her head phones. We have yet to travel cross country with her so we may pack more for when we fly cross country but for now our longest flight has been 2 hours. She usually colors for a little while and then watches a movie. For headphones we have the lilgagets headphones they are 17.95 on Amazon and come in multiple colors.

After we are through security and find our terminal is when we usually let Alice out and run around, this gets her energy out and she also loves to look at the planes leaving the gate. We also like to get her a treat, weather it be a special meal, or cinnasticks from cinnabon. This makes sure she has a full tummy before we board and helps us not be pulling bags out before take off to get her food.

About 10 minutes before boarding we change her diaper! Alice has peed through her diaper on 2 flights. And getting up to change her mind flight is a pain.

Since southwest is open seating, if we don’t board with A group we board at family boarding. We usually try to sit towards the back of the plane, that way we are the last to get a third person sitting with us. Also this means we are last off the flight which works for us because Alice likes to walk off the flight by herself.

We also try to book flights either first thing in the morning, at nap time or right before bed time. This way she either is in a great mood from being just waking up or falls asleep on the flight and sleeps the majority of the flight.

Have any specific flying questions? Feel free to ask!

Until next time remember: the best is yet to come.