Terrific twosome: Emerson and myself.
We took a trip! A 6 hour drive in the car by ourselves kind of trip! Crazy? Kinda. But it was great!
Daddy Sauer went on yet another (but almost the last one) trip to Chicago to take a class for his masters degree (he’s almost done! whoot!). These trips are SIX DAY TRIPS! What’s a momma to do!? A couple times E and I have just stayed home ad most of those times he has gotten sick and the weeks have been LONNNNG. I have tremendous respect for single mommies who are the solo parent 24/7. It’s tough even for just a week! I also have a new found gratefulness for all that Adam does when he is home. By the end of the week I’m usually sporting the jammies and a spit up shirt. That’s the real deal folks. I wasn’t about to do it again. I FOR SURE wasn’t having a sick child again either so poor baby E was basically quarunteened for the week and a half before we left. No nursery, no play time, NO CHILDREN. I also decided we would mosey on over to Oklahoma to see friends and family for the week.
The road trip (6 hours in the car) was my biggest fear for the week…and we had to do it twice! yikes! To my surprise E did amazing! Aside from one very sad 30 minutes of wailing for a “ba-ba” and being unable to stop because we weren’t near anything, he did not shed a tear. He took a couple of naps and each time he woke up he gazed at his beautiful self in his mirror and played! What a relief! I strongly recommend one of those mirrors for the car and a variety of toys to switch out. Also, we planned a half way “long” lunch lunch so he could stretch out a little. It was great! The way back was equally calm and wonderful!
The week itself was awesome. We saw family and friends. Emerson met a his great-grandma for the first time and a couple other baby friends. Mommy got a haircut because my best haircuts are always by Oklahoma gals! E and I bunked up in a room at my mom and step-dad’s house and got to spend some great quality time with my brother and fam. My mom was SUCH a help with Emerson. I was scattered without everything in proper place so having some assistance was a great GREAT thing. My brother is always super sweet to Emerson and plays with him more than most 10 year olds would. Too cute. Emerson saw the Okc zoo with some friends…love LR but the Okc zoo is SOOO much better. Not that we will ever pass up the zoo!
ps..I don’t “pop” his collar, it just wouldn’t stay down