Finally. Back. Ugh. Remind me to never ever ever get in a car with a teething toddler and drive 600+ miles in 1 day. We left Florida around 6:45 a.m. and arrived at our house at 9:30 p.m. There were several stops along the way. Each longer than the last. We stopped at my in laws for nearly 2 hours because we could not take being in the car a moment longer. But we made it. The trip itself was fine except for the hour of traffic we sat in when we hit the Louisiana border. There was no actual reason for the traffic jam other than the fact that it went from 3 lanes to 2 which apparently is a cause for panic and brake slamming which results in miles upon miles of bumper to bumper traffic.
Our trip was good overall. We had a lovely anniversary. My parents watched Bear so we could catch Indiana Jones and go out to a long leisurely dinner at the Melting Pot. We spent 2 1/2 hours eating, drinking and talking. No highchair, no sippy cup throwing, no food covering the floor. It was pure bliss. The movie was OK. We saw Ironman earlier in the week and it was better in my opinion anyways.
It is good to be home though. I missed my bed more than anything. And not sleeping in the same room as Bear. He did not sleep well the entire trip which means I did not sleep well the entire trip. I think it was a combination of the new place, sleeping in the pack-n-play (him, not me), and sleeping in the same room as us. The night before we left Florida he didn't go down for good until 1 a.m. and I got up at the cheery hour of 5:30.
So I am off to catch up on some more sleep but I will leave you with a few pictures as promised.