Mom: "Hey Monkey - how do you feel about a road trip?" Monkey's response: (picture)
Mom: "But you'll get to see 2 sets of grandparents, an aunt, some great aunts and uncles and some friends of ours...it'll be fun I promise you..." Monkey's response: (picture)
And so we went on a road trip to Indiana. It was the monkey's first road trip and was a great "test" to see how he'll do on the longer road trip to Florida in a month...and let me just say he did great! He slept the majority of the car ride, but when he was awake he wasn't grumpy - well unless he was hungry in which case he was fed. And I found out why they make car adapters for breast pumps (which before this trip I thought was one of the craziest things in the world - I mean who would pump in the car?! - yep that's right I would!)...now I just need to go get one for my next car trip so I don't have to use more batteries in the battery adapter.
The monkey had a great time seeing his grandparents (R's side of the family) - he hadn't seen these two sets since being 1 week old - so he was able to see how much they've aged and grown...oops, I mean they were able to see how much he has aged and grown! :) We were also able to introduce him to other family members and friends who hadn't met him yet and he loved being seen by them, talking to them and resting (and or pooping) in their arms.
However, I do think he is glad to be out of the car...sitting buckled in a car seat, even if you are sleeping, just doesn't look that comfortable...especially to a kid who loves to kick his legs, and this monkey definitely loves to kick his legs!