Why oh why did I think it would be a good idea to travel out of state tomorrow? I have been non-stop all day today doing laundry, packing and trying to get ready to go. Oh my gosh! I feel like I am packing up half of my house. When you go on vacation with a toddler and a baby, there is so much to bring. We're only going to be gone until Monday, but I have to be prepared. I have like 8 outfits for Rylie just in case she has any accidents (more on the potty training in a minute) and 6 for Bryce. And then there are pajamas, bathing suits, diapers, bottles, baby food, formula, bath stuff, swim floats and toys. Oh, and I need some clothes for myself too. What am I forgetting?
The good news is that I have almost all of their stuff packed. I had to wait until after bath time to pack up their bath stuff, and I won't be able to pack up bottles until after the dishwasher runs. Now I just have to get my stuff packed, as soon as my last load of laundry is done. So I'm taking a break. I need to sit for a minute. Because running all day has made me sore.
So tomorrow we're off to see my aunt and cousins in Alabama. I guess we have made this a Memorial Day tradition since this is the third year we have gone. Here is a picture of Rylie and me with my aunt and cousins from the first year...
I don't even remember Rylie being that little! Brian and my uncle were also there. And yes, my family is all girls. Bryce is actually the only boy since my brother was born 33 years ago. All 4 of my cousins have "A" names, and my cousin's daughter also has an "A" name. I have resorted to just calling them "hey you". It makes things interesting.
I'm really excited about this trip! Well, once the car ride is over. Brian is staying home to make a dent in our to-do list, so my mom is going with us. Hopefully her antics will keep the kids entertained for the 7 hour drive. And then tomorrow night I am going to meet an old friend for dinner and I can't wait! We haven't seen each other in over 9 years.
And here are a couple quick updates before I get back to work...
Rylie is doing great with her potty training! She hasn't had a diaper or a pull-up on all week, and she has only had ONE pee accident. The poop situation is a little different. She hadn't gone all week and had two accidents today. I think she was just scared to go in the potty. But tonight she did it! She pooped in the potty! I am so proud of her!
Bryce started crawling backwards last night. He was getting so mad too, because he was trying to get to his toys. So hopefully I'll be able to post that he is a crawler soon! Yay!
Make sure you check back tomorrow for Five Question Friday and Weekend Review. Have a great holiday weekend everyone!
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