Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Road Trippin'--the toddler years

Isn't he cute? That's his picture-taking face.

Well, we recently (like, at the end of may) took a trip to my oldest nephew's high school graduation. I made the executive decision that driving now makes sense for our family (as in, it's WAAAAYYYY cheaper to drive to Oregon than to fly the 5 of us). So, early-ish one Friday morning we headed out for a 13-hour-drive-that-really-takes-15-hours-with-kids-who-need-lots-of-stops.
I'll be honest. The kids were really really good. Jack and Sheridan only slept four about 2 hours after Boise (despite driving until almost midnight Utah time) and did great until a few hours past bedtime. Henry...
Honestly, Henry did play with his toys a little bit...but mostly he slept. Hooray! I never expected that from one of our kids!
Sheridan...was a little crazy. But she is two.
Jack...he's come a LONG way since he was 4 months old (from 4-about 20 months he mostly screamed during any car ride. You know how most kids fall asleep in the car? Uh, yeah, not Jack. Ever.). He handled the long ride like a pro.

I must say "hooray for DVD players!". Really.


David and Melanie said...

Hooray! Hope they're good for their upcoming trip to visit us!

Jenni Elyse said...

The kids are super cute. And, so is Ty too since you asked. ;)

dani and fam said...

you should have swung by the tri cities on your way!! next time, my friend. next time.

Hannah said...

Yay for roadtrips! It must be nice to have a spacious van to take them in now, too. I'm glad you had a good trip. Is Jason REALLY, TRULY old enough to graduate? I didn't know they were moving down here! That's great.