Monday, July 14, 2014

Packing for our weekend away

We left on Friday morning and returned Sunday evening. I started packing the on Monday before....
The whole families medication (and an ice pack) in a cooler because some needed to stay cool.
All of our stuff shoved into one corner of the house
3 days worth of food for the 2 little ones
The boy's bag.
The medication cooler had 8 different meds in it and all the syringes and measuring spoons that are needed for administering the meds. Some for me, some for the hubby, and some for one child.
The food bag had 7 cans of liquid formula, 1 unopened can of powder formula, 6 jars of baby food, 2 bottles, 2 spoons, 2 measuring cups, and 2 pacifiers
In the boys bag I separated each side by putting the items that both boys would need in the middle. I put matching tops and bottoms into zip lock bags. I put the warmer clothes that we were not anticipating on wearing (but need along just in case) on the bottom. In this bag there is:
Both                                                Child 1                            Child 2
4 wash cloths                                  1 swim suit                      3 overall shorts
2 towels                                          3 onesie shorts                2 onesie shorts
9 burp rags                                     2 shorts                           2 pants/short sleeve
6 bibs                                             2 short sleeve shirts          2 pants
4 tegaderm films                              2 pj sets                          4 onesies
8 packages of 2x2 gauze pads         1 coat                              1 coat
3 food bags/1 extension                   2 pants                             1 pj
1 package swim diapers
2 probes and 1 pulse ox monitor 

In our bag we had: 2 pairs of jeans, 2 pj bottoms, 2 shorts, 5 tank tops, 2 sweatshirts, underwear, socks, dress clothes, shoes, slippers and scarfs.

We had a separate bag for bathroom stuff like shampoo, soap, shavers and make up.

We had a separate bag for all the diapers and a box of wipes.

We also had a separate bag for toys.

We took a pack n play (for the youngest to sleep in), a portable highchair (for the youngest to sit at the table), a bipap machine and sterile water (for the oldest to wear at night), 2 big O2 tanks (to run through the bipap at night), a walker (for the little one to stay entertained), a kid cart (for the oldest to sit in and be comfortable), floaty toys (for in the water), fishing poles and tackle box, a shower chair (to bath the oldest after playing in the lake), and the food pump and pump travel bag (so the oldest can eat)  

We also brought some food along to contribute to the meals for the group.

Yep that is it (I had to reread the list to make sure I got it all). That is what it takes for us to leave for one weekend away from home. We had a great time! The kids hardly had time to eat or sleep because there was so much to see and do. The hubby and I took advantage of all the people with us to care for the kids and got away for the evening to celebrate 11 years of marriage. It is good to get away. We certainly don't do it as much as we would like (because it is so much work) but it is good to be home too. We can't wait to do it again next year! 

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