Anyway, the three of us made the 4 hour drive up north to go and visit some of Mark's family. His grandma is turning 91 in just a week or so, and she has never met Riley! So we decided that it was about time we went to visit her. Just for the record, I never realized how much stuff you need to pack when going away for a weekend with a baby. Our car was literally PACKED! And we were gone for one night! Anyway, I was pretty nervous about this trip because I knew Riley's schedule was definitely going to be disrupted, and I wasn't sure how she would deal. I wasn't sure how she'd sleep somewhere other than in her crib. Or how she'd do with 4 hours in the car each way. Or all the strangers wanting to hold her. But you know what? It couldn't have gone any better. I'm the proud owner of an angel baby. She was pretty much perfect the entire time.
We decided to leave Saturday morning at 8:30 since she's usually down for her first nap by 9. We figured we'd do her "pre-nap routine" (basically nurse and story) and then put her in the car instead of in bed. Well, she was asleep by 9:00, and slept for 45 minutes. Now, that's only half her usual nap time, but she then played happily in the car for the next hour and a half. We made a stop so she could get out, and then continued on our way until we arrived at Mark's nana's house. And Riley took only about 30 seconds to warm up to her, and then she was all smiles. I LOVE this photo.
Oh, AND... while we were at her house, we found a picture of Mark as a baby right about Riley's age.... (yes, this is a picture of a picture)