Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Day Recap, Redux

We decided to try something different for our road trip to New bern over the holiday weekend. Instead of leaving work early and driving through nap time, or going after work and driving during dinnertime or waiting until Saturday morning and driving during morning playtime, we decided to treat Friday night like any other night, have dinner, give e-baby a bath, put her in some jammies, and around her bedtime, load up into the car for a 2 1/2 hour drive. The idea was that we'd arrive in NB, quietly unload her little sleeping self from the dark car, carry her up the dark stairs, into a quiet dark room, put her into a crib, and she'd be asleep for the rest of the night.

It seemed like a good idea at the time! The drive was a refreshing nap. She was up until 1:30.

Other than being a little picky about who was allowed to look at her, or touch her toys, or speak to her, e-baby had a good time. The antisocial behavior is best explained by this weird uber-mommy-centric phase she's going through right now. Add to that the farigue of recovering from pneumonia, and voila, you have "Do not dare to gaze directly upon the baby-queen! Or her dinner!" With 2 kitties to torment (who gave her the same lukewarm reception she was giving her extended family), and a dog to play with (who was SO HAPPY to have a toddler to lick) things would have been fun enough. But add to all that excitement: e-baby went on her first boat ride! She rode in SNG's kayak, then on Granny's Big Boat, and then the next day in my kayak. So really, she went on her first three boat rides.

Here are pictures.
Here are some more random pictures for May.

The drive home was during nap time. All is peaceful in the e-baby empire.


Lizard Breath said...

What an exciting trip! i loved the pictures too! i am sure E-baby had a blast even if she was in a mommy-centric mood.

PartnerInCrime said...

Those pictures are great. New Bern looks really pretty.
The mommy-centric stuff is normal, isn't it? I thought all kids went through a couple of phases of separation anxiety, first at 6-9 months and then again somewhere in the 18-24 month range. The first round with C-baby was pretty awful, I'm not looking forward to going through it again.
Btw, I think I probably would've tried the driving-at-bedtime thing too, so thanks for experimenting with that and finding out that it doesn't work. :)