So Much Stuff!!! (Mason’s First Road Trip)

Last weekend Mason got to go on his first trip to Florida, and we had a blast! It was a weekend of birthday celebrations for our Florida family with Hubby’s dad and the son of our best friends all turning one year older. So of course we made the trip down. It was also the first time most of them, except Grandma and Grandpa, had met Mason. Unfortunately not everyone in our little family could make the trip…Roo had to stay home (And we missed him like crazy!! Thanks to my bestie for watching him for us while we were gone and making sure he got plenty of walks and love!!); but honestly I don’t think we could have fit him in the car!

We were only there for two days but with the amount of stuff that was packed into the car you’d think we were leaving for a month! It is amazing to me just how much STUFF a two month old needs in order to travel. On a positive note, I actually managed to pack lightly for the first time in my life…solely due to lack of space! To get Mason to Florida he needed: his pack and play, tummy time mat, Boppy, Puj tub, stroller, plus of course his diaper bag, clothes, and diapers (one thing about cloth diapers, they take up a lot more space than sposies). How something so small takes up so much space is a complete mystery to me. And it makes me think about what people did before we had all these baby “essentials”. At the rate we (because I know I’m not the only one) buy the latest and trendiest baby gear you would think it’s a miracle we survived when we were babies! Whatever did our parents do without a Boppy? Use a regular pillow?? The horror!!!!

Once the car was stuffed to it’s gills we got on the road. We didn’t really know how Little Bear would handle such a long trip, but he did surprisingly well. We only had to stop twice between here and Orlando. Although by the time we got to Grandma and Grandpa’s house he was REALLY ready to get out of the car! Not even his light up kitty would pacify him; but in the long run 20

minutes of fussing is nothing. My cousin’s daughter absolutely hates car trips and will cry the entire time whereas Mason loves the car and usually falls right to sleep.

Ready to be Home

It was an exciting weekend for Little Bear; there were so many new people to fawn over and love on him and he handled all the excitement fairly well. Only a couple freak outs but those were due to pure over stimulation and he was just letting us know that he had had enough! So he got to have some quality time with his Grandmommy while Mommy and Daddy got to have an actual social life. Win win for everyone!The ride home went about the same as the ride there. By the second time we stopped so that I could feed Little Bear he was seriously ready to get home and start recovering from his exciting weekend. We had such a fun time in Florida and can’t wait till it’s time for another visit!
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