You may be wondering the silence around the Sip Mom blog world. Well, we spent these last 10 days sipping a vacation in Brazil, and most of the days I did not have Internet connection, so I guess it was also an e-vacation.
It was our first international trip as a family of four and we experienced with small kids being on boats, planes and automobiles and all the tricks involved to keep them happy. Overall, I would say that it was a success!
We had a wonderful time with family and friends and got our level of sunshine back to full. I plan to write a few more posts about the special moments of the trip, but that will have to wait until after I finish unpacking, washing, cleaning and sleeping! In the mean while, I wanted to share the one right decision I took that made traveling with kids a little bit easier. (of course traveling with kids is never easy, but every little help adds on!)
After I had packed the bags in my traditional way I decided to watch a few YouTube videos to learn how to properly pack a bag. I was amazed that despite all the international trips I took in the past I had neglected to learn the art of packing! With the videos I learned to roll all the clothes before placing them in the bag and it worked great, specially with the boys clothing. My clothes got a little wrinkled but nothing that a few hours of hanging did not fix. With all the clothes rolled inside the bags I had a full view of every single piece available to wear.
In one of the bags I placed Luke's clothes on the right side and Mark's on the left side, so I always knew what belonged to whom. Of course, on the way back almost nothing was rolled up, as all the dirty clothes were just pushed inside a plastic bag.