So we are in the process of packing of the Toyota Sienna and heading on our first family trip to Delaware to visit Kate’s family. I have almost all the bags in the car and Kate is breastfeeding Owen, and we are hoping that we can get out of Massachusetts before we have to feed him again. This drive would normally take about 6 hours, but I am expecting closer to 9 (read: 1000) hours today with all the stops for feeding. It’s too bad we can’t drive while Kate feeds him in the backseat, because there is plenty of room for that (but I know that would not be safe).
Kate, the planner that she is, started a list a couple days ago of all the stuff we’d need to bring. It was extensive, but I think we got it all, and I am shocked at how much room we still have in the car (I LOVE having a minivan). I never used to feel that we had any room to spare with our Mazda. There is a lot of extra stuff, though, that we need for Owen, although fortunately we are staying with Kate’s sister who has a 5 month old (and a 3 year old) so I imagine she’ll have us covered if we forgot anything.
We are looking forward to having Owen meet his aunts that he hasn’t met, and his Granddad, and his 2 cousins. I predict a weekend with lots of screaming children/babies, but it will be fun.
If we ever get there.