We’re back from three beautiful days in Yarmouth, Massachusetts! Since Gramma was coming with us and we don’t have a minivan, we took two cars. Gramma was riding with Mike, so they took the kids and I took the luggage for the two-hour drive. I had a very quiet ride with a book on tape. I hear the other car wasn’t nearly so quiet.
We went to the Zooquarium, where Emma got to hold a starfish (pictured above), Mike fed some very eager deer:
And we enjoyed several other animals:
To celebrate Lily turning three months old I discarded the idea of doing anything productive and held her nearly non-stop all of that day, much to her (and my) delight:
We went to the (cold and therefore nearly deserted) beach, where Emma and Johnny built a network of sand castles with Gramma:
I had a very peaceful drive home (again, I hear the other car wasn’t very quiet), and all three kids were happy to be home, even though they had genuinely enjoyed the vacation. Johnny was very relieved to see me pull up in the second car; apparently he had been concerned that I was being left behind in Yarmouth. I was surprised at how content Lily seemed to be back in her own home – I had (wrongly) assumed that she was too young to care.
- Sleep issues multiply away from home.
- Matchbox cars and coloring books can save a rainy day.
- Cans of refried beans and soup are the easiest things to “cook” in a microwave.
- Packing for a family of five is stressful – but worth it!