Road Trippin’ Round Three
This month’s road trip began with a visit to Grammie and Nonno’s in Norfolk.
When we first arrived, Sophie went on an absolute tear and wouldn’t stop crying. That’s one way to wear out your welcome rather quickly! Perhaps the country air was just too much for her? Here’s the drama queen, feeling pooped after a good long cry.
Once we got that out of our system, we were happy as clams. It’s a bit chillier in Norfolk than in NYC, so the boys got to try out their blue jeans.
But we really did forget one of our travel cribs. We tried to have the boys share their Pack ‘N Play, but they were knocking heads within minutes.
We improvised with a bassinet for Sophie the first night, and a Portacrib (from the attic) for the next two.
She’s also working hard at using her hands to keep that pacifier in her mouth.
Will took some time to spruce up the “new” triple stroller (thank you, Craigslist), and Sophie was the first to test out our infant inserts.
Later, we took the stroller out for its maiden voyage. It was a short trip, but everybody seemed pretty satisfied. Most of all the adults who have just decreased the adult-to-baby ratio necessary for travel from 2 : 3 to 1 : 3.
Grammie and Aunt Lizzie jumped in for playtime.
On Wednesday, the trips met another great grandmother: Grandma Strumolo. If you look closely at the group shot, you might notice that Jack (in the middle with Grandma) is the only one who is content. Have we met the Baby Whisperer in Grandma Strumolo?
On Wednesday night, Will missed his soccer team’s play-off game in NYC. Luckily, the trio showed off their team spirit in support. Those are onesies with the team’s name (Victorious Secret) on them. Just like dad!
Wednesday night also brought along all of Grammie’s Norfolk friends and a delicious potluck dinner. After such an exciting day, the boys must have been exhausted because they slept until 4:30 AM! Sophie was up for a midnight snack (naturally), but she was quickly back to sleep, and because she’s the littlest, we can’t really blame her for being hungry. Plus, she greets us with that smile of hers every time, so it’s pretty hard to stay grumpy at her.
The road trip continues with our trip from Norfolk to Southampton. This one covers a stretch of more than three hours (the typical interval between feeds) so it should be interesting!!