Finnian & Blaise at Grandpa's Farm

Finnian & Blaise at Grandpa's Farm

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Janel Laban
Jul 6, 2009

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Names/Ages: Finnian (5) and Blaise (2)
Vacation Location: Logan, Ohio

Favorite Baby or Child Friendly Activity There:Grandpa's country farm!
Last summer we had a "staycation" about 2 hours away in Southeastern Ohio. It was lovely. We breathed clean country air and the boys could run naked across fields of grass! We ate locally and played hard in creeks and state parks. We did not miss the city. Tractor riding, local farm fruit picking, hiking, exploring nearby historic towns. Running on acres of green no chemical grass!

Best Tip for Traveling with Kids:We are about to travel to the UK for a few weeks and I am collecting small trinkets, books, and stickers in a small backpack. Each hour the boys can unwrap one on the plane. I am also bringing an ipod loaded with kiddo music and stories.
Markers that do not work on anything but that speical paper are supposed to be rad for tight quarters too!
Fresh fruit, water, and some sneaky chocolate works too!

Favorite Way to Make it Feel Like Home: We bring our own pillows to grandma and papa's house. We also try and keep our usual schedule (which includes finding a starbucks even if it means a trip to a nearby bigger town!)
Bringing fave stuffed animal helps too!
For our trip to England- the boys can bring two small toys from home!

An Item you MUST Take With You While Traveling:I must have Clarins Beauty Balm flash for airplane hydration and magazines! (I am such a blog reader-that I am not a mag nut like I used to be- but for planes I need loads! I will bring a large book (this year Infinite Jest) and loads of music and my laptop. I leave my phone and worries!

Thanks, Amy!

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