As promised, I hopped rolled out of bed this morning to get the final items packed so we could begin our journey northward to visit with hubby’s family. To be honest, I was mildly disappointed by our 6:11am departure time…I really wanted to be out the door right on time.
Calder was a magnificent traveler, yet again, and my sweetheart was one heck of a chauffeur! Our stop about an hour in was necessary on many levels – stock up on the much needed baby food and give G. a chance to wake up seeing as how the three of us in the car (mom, baby and dog) were all snoozin’ very soundly!
We’ve had a lovely day of laughter, treats (someone please move the cookie tray away from me!), family and fun! Did I mention we had a few treats too? Seriously…I brought several to add to the mix and there were plenty already here!
After our marathon nap on the drive, I highly doubted a great afternoon nap for Little Man. Yet I was pleasantly surprised. Following the lunch bustle, he settled in nicely for a good 2 hours. I assumed my position on the couch with the good book from my stocking and made it a whopping 3 pages before I too gave in to sleep!
I even missed good-byes with Gretchen who will be living in the DR again until July! Hopefully she’ll forgive me!! It must have been needed because I’m feeling pretty great tonight! Maybe that’s the answer to coping with the stress of teaching…a daily nap! I’ll let you know if I figure out how to work that in!