Sunday, May 17, 2009

Road trip

Yesterday we took the 4 1/2 hour drive down to my great-grandfather's 100th birthday party. It was James' first road trip and I was a little nervous about how he would do. I couldn't believe that in 9 hours of riding in the car he only cried for about 10 minutes. We left at 8:30AM and he slept from the time we got on the highway until about 11:30. When he woke up we stopped for gas and took a few minutes to get him out of his seat to feed him so he could stretch out a little bit. Then he slept the rest of the way there. On the way back he slept until we got about 30 minutes away from home. Here is a picture to show you how happy he was.
One of the reasons we went was to get a 5 generation picture. My mom and grandfather are in the back row. In the front is me, James, and James' great-great-grandfather. We also have a 5 generation picture of me when I was a little older than James. At the time I had a great-great-grandmother. My picture was in the local paper and this one is going to be printed in the same paper later this week.

James did so well letting everyone hold him. He was interested in everything that was going on at the party. Here he is with my grandmother (his great-grandmother).

Here he is with my mom (his grandma).

I was so proud of my little guy yesterday. Today is a different story. The little whiner has been crying off and on since about 12:30. He has slept for less than 2 hours since 9AM.
Here is one more picture for you. I was unloading the groceries this afternoon and our littlest cat tried to hide in one of the grocery bags on the counter. He knows he was not supposed to be up there, that's why he was barely peeking out of the bag...hoping I couldn't see him.


Miss M! said...

5 generations - that is so cool. The people in your family are blessed!

Cat said...

I love it when my kitties go in the bags and act all nonchalant. Cracks me up! That and boxes!

jinxi~ aka angi said...

hahaa, like the cat trying to hide!

James looks perfectly happy riding along. hehee.
It is pretty neat the family goings on.. our family takes the generation pics too. Yours is quite long tho. Congrats!

Kimmy said...

what a very special photo. makes me miss my papa. i can see the family resemblance in all of you clearly. your grandpa looks young!