Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys

Sam - water bottlesSam - whisk (3)    We are taking Sam on his first big plane trip to visit his Omama and Opapa next month. I am excited to see them and for Sam to play with them and meet his Uncle Martin. In addition to looking forward to the visit I am completely stressed about the flight and the logistics of making sure all my bases are covered.

As a chronic over-packer, the challenge for me will be getting us over there with the least amount of baggage.

As a test run, I tried a minimalist packing strategy for Sam's birthday weekend at the Coast and was pleasantly surprised we survived and there was so much less to unpack when we got home.

This might not seem like such a big deal, but on our last long trip I packed his exersaucer,highchair, enough clothes, blankets, toys, books, bibs and washcloths to last us a year and his bathtub.

I think even if I had packed a bunch of toys and books to the Coast, Sam still would've been a happy little clam with the whisk and mixing bowls as well as his water bottle maracas.

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