I hope that you ladies had the sweetest Mother’s Day weekend, that you got some time with those you love & of course, that you were able to relax, too!! We have known for a while now that we would spend ours out of town for my little sister’s college graduation, it was something I was really excited for & slightly afraid of all at the same time. The car ride there is about five hours, which is about five hours more than Waverly enjoys being in the car seat. 😉 Seriously, she does not like to be strapped down at all ever, I even get anxiety on the 20-minute drive home from my mom’s house during the week.
So I was fully prepared for a disaster of a road-trip, but did my best to pack & plan to make all our lives a little bit easier. We aimed to leave at nap time & spent the couple hours before outside getting some energy out.
We thought we were golden when Waverly fell asleep as we were pulling on to the interstate, yet matters took a turn for the worse when she opened her eyes about 30 minutes later & said “all-done”. Long story short, she never went back to sleep & we resorted to every move imaginable for the (five hour turned into seven hour due to traffic) drive to see my sister. We played games, sang songs, called each other’s cell phones to talk on speaker, & finally, I held my head out the window to let my hair fly about twenty times in a row because she thought it was hilarious. The good news was we made it alive & I think Waverly has a short enough memory that she has forgiven us for making her go through that. (If only the rest of us could forget, too.)
The next morning was graduation, Waverly wore yellow in honor of the colors of the school & also because it is currently one of my favorite colors to see her in! I am loving seeing this bright shade everywhere lately, there really isn’t a better color for spring.
I love my big, crazy family so much & love how much Waverly does, too. We ended up all (six of us) sharing one hotel room for the weekend because they had hiked the prices up so much for graduation. We were sharing beds, sleeping on chairs, & climbing over each other to figure out a way to get ready. Not the most ideal situation for sure, but Waverly thought it was pretty much the coolest thing ever. Now that we are home & Waverly is back to sleeping in her own room by herself, she has a lot less people to entertain or applaud her & is definitely less than impressed. She really did have the best time, the craziness was well worth it & may even have convinced me to travel more often. :)
Thanks to everyone who entered the Freshly Picked Moccasin Giveaway last week. Entries will be accepted until 12pm tonight & the winner will be announced on Wednesday’s #littlethingslinkup post. Good luck to you all!