Family <3

I apologize for my blogging hiatus the past few days. I took the weekend off to meet up with my parents (who live in PA) in Charlotte to visit with one of my brothers. Even though it was too short, It was a fantastic weekend!! Being so far from home, I miss my family terribly, but it’s quick trips like this that help get me by.

A couple of “firsts” happened as well. It was my first time taking my son on a road trip solo. Needless to say, I was a little nervous. I had no idea how I was going to keep an active 15 month old contained in a carseat for 9 hours. It went a lot better than expected. He was content looking out the window and watching some of his DVDs.

Another first….my son said what I would consider his first “unprompted, purposeful” word. Any guesses as to what it was???? CAR! As we sat down to eat a quick dinner during our travels, all of the sudden, he says, “car” as one pulls past the window. I thought maybe I misheard him or that it was just a coincidence, but no! He said it again, and again, and again, each time a car went past the window. I couldn’t help but smile and clap for him. He was so tickled by my reaction. The other people there must have thought we were crazy!!

While in Charlotte we enjoyed a bit of shopping, some great food, and Discovery Place. Little man loved the water play area. Surprisingly, he also enjoyed the IMAX polar bear movie. I think it lasted about 40 minutes, and he just sat on my lap and watched so intently.

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After a 9 hour drive there, 2 days on-the-go (with very little napping), and a 9 hour drive back home today, my son was exhausted!

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Since this road trip went so well, I’m already looking forward to the next! Possible home for Christmas!!

Happy 15-months today to my little munchkin!!! 🙂

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