Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Christmas, Part 2: Fun in the Car

This year for Christmas, we took our usual family tour to Kentucky and Ohio, which was about 1,600 miles round trip.  Sheesh.  However, we have a fantastic family (on both sides!) that I would drive much farther to be able to see, PLUS we have an amazing child who does GREAT in the car.  He never sleeps in the car, but he's generally content to just play and listen to music.  Yes, we recognize how blessed we are to have such a great traveler.

When we crossed the bridges into Kentucky, I told Elias "Look!  We just entered Kentucky!" and for the next 15 minutes he shouted "KENTUCKY!!!!!"  Well, glad you're happy, kid.  So then I pulled out the camera to record it, and I had to coax him to say it again.  Creep.  Anyway, here that is, plus some in-car silliness for your entertainment:

I must say that the coloring was a stroke of genius on my part.  He has the little Tadoodles crayons - a cat, a bunny, and a bird - and he actually plays with them like dolls.  He's rarely ever colored with them before.  But he was getting a little squirmy, so I just pulled out a notebook and gave him his Tadoodles, and seriously, he colored for an hour.  He covered pretty much every page in my notebook, but that's a small price to pay for an easy hour in the car!!

Note - Huh, how 'bout that?  I went to the Crayola page to find the Tadoodles crayons so I could link to the product above.  And they say the red crayon is a fox, not a cat.  Umm, not in our house.  The cat is Elias' favorite one!

1 comment:

Ashlee said...

I used money from Nicks grandfather to get Noah a Thomas puzzle book at Aldi for $5 and I think between the opening of it & playing w/ it we passed about 3 hours total (to Ky and back)! Isn't great that they can be so easily entertained!