As most people do, my husband, son, and I went out of town for Thanksgiving. It was the first time I had ever gone down to see my family in D.C. this time of year. It was great because it was a chance to have everyone under the same roof and they were able to finally meet my beautiful son! I slacked off on my blog because we were just so busy and I also didn't have my computer, I only had my tablet. And if you remember what happened last time I tried to blog on it, I didn't want to risk it.
We originally planned on driving from home (Maine) to D.C. on the day before Thanksgiving so my husband could work. But as we got closer to that week we kept hearing about a big Nor' Easter that was headed our way. We decided that it would be smart to leave on Monday instead so we could out run the storm. It also enabled us to miss traveling on the busiest travel day of the year!
So here is a run down of how last week went!
Since we are from Maine and my husband is a lobsterman, I thought it was only appropriate that we bring down some lobster for my family! My husband brought home 20 lobsters in a crate and I spent 3.5 hours cooking, picking, packing, and freezing 4 lbs of meat. Let's just say that our family was more than appreciative.
Since we decided to leave early, that meant that we had to get cracking on packing. Now when I would pack for Europe or the Caribbean, I would pack only a carry-on for 10-12 days. And I wouldn't even use half the clothes I brought. Well since having a baby and a husband my packing has doubled...tripled...who knows what happened!
Yup we packed a lot!
But when driving 13 hours away from home, one never knows what they will need!
Clearly my boy is excited! Little does he know I would have to wake him at 2am the next morning.
We left at 4am since we wanted to be in D.C. around dinner time, knowing we would have to stop at least 3 times. So we got an early start. Although we were exhausted, our little babe is a trooper and slept almost the entire way!!!
Best co-pilot ever
Stopped at a Jersey rest area to stretch our legs
Okay I am a little peeved. We travled down a few big highways and stopped at populated service areas. So I am peeved that a few of them offered absolutely no changing tables! Here I am in the front seat of my Jeep changing my boy's poo diaper. This happened three times! I just can't believe that places such as Dunkin' Donuts and McDonalds don't have changing stations in all their restrooms!
We had planned on going to the National Zoo but it rained both days. That gave us the opportunity to spend time with our family and for our Bub to play. So I was able to help prepare for the festivities that were happening the next day.
We had about 30 people coming over for Thanksgiving so we had a lot to do. Good thing my hubby was able to just take care of my boy while I helped my Grandmother. In the mean time my boy was just so stinkin' adorable!
We left fairly early since my husband had to get to work at 5am the next day. After packing up, breakfast, and saying our goodbyes we were on the road. It took us 2 hours less then it did going down there. There was absolutely no traffic. Well except about a mile of traffic where we witnessed a fender-bender right in front of us. Good thing I keep 3 car lengths in front of me.
I unpacked while my husband was on the boat. I hate unpacking because that means laundry. And I must admit that I don't do laundry...my husband does! But Saturday I did. I wanted everything unpacked, laundry done, dishing cleaned, and dinner on the table for when my husband got home. And guess what, it happened!
In the midst of all of that I had to run to the store. Which meant that I had to put my Bub in the grocery cart since I no longer had his infant seat in the car. I used the new cart seat cover we had purchased. I was pleased to see that he absolutely loved the store from the vantage point of the front seat!
So to end....oh thank you for reading down this far, my boy popped first first tooth. Oh wait, no that's right he popped two teeth at the same time! He didn't fuss, have a fever, cry, lose sleep, or have a diaper rash. I found out when he bit down on my finger and I felt two little razor blades on my skin!
I hope you all had a wonderful week!