I took Lincoln, Parker, and Charity with me to visit family in Idaho from the 22nd to the 27th. Both my sisters were there, and since the twins will NOT nap anywhere but in their own cribs, I thought it would be a good idea. Jesse stayed home with Griffin & Oliver, and off we went!
I was nervous about the actual traveling... since both boys are potty trained (and Parker seems to have a tiny bladder...). But I just planned on stopping once for up to about an hour, and possibly one more 20 minute stop to feed the baby.
We left after church at about nap time, so I told Lincoln and Parker if they took a nap, they could watch a show on the iPad. After I said that, I think Lincoln was asleep in 3 minutes. Charity woke up in the Salt Lake area, so we stopped for dinner at a sit-down restaurant so I could feed her and we could have a semi-private booth. I was quickly reminded why I do not take our kids to sit-down restaurants EVER anymore. Parker was running around the restaurant while I was feeding Charity. Charity despised the nursing cover, so I ended up just nursing her as discreetly as possible in front of the waiter (sorry!). And both boys would hardly touch their food. I made sure not to give any snacks in the van beforehand so they would eat a decent dinner. But basically they each ate a couple bites of chicken and a cup of milk. Oh well.
|This is not at all how it seemed...|
Then after we crossed the Idaho border, Charity woke up again to eat. I let the boys run around this little bridge while I nursed her. It was almost dark so I wanted to wear them out so they would sleep once we got to Grandma's house.
Charity woke up again, but I just powered through it and kept driving since we were less than an hour away at that point. We got there at just before 11pm. Time to party!