Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Adventures in Traveling with Baby

We had a super Labor Day weekend. Not only did we have Monday off but we decided to take Tuesday too! Chase is a really good traveler. Much like his mom and dad he seems to really like to go places. There is nothing Preston and I would rather spend our money on than traveling. As you may know, last weekend we traveled to my home town (4.5 hours normally...5.5 with Chase) but this weekend was quite a bit further (9 hours). Of course we did take a major detour b/c someone missed the exit and didn't realize it for a really long time. I won't say who was driving but I can tell you it wasn't me. :) We had a fun time just hanging out and going out on the lake. The boys even got a game of golf in. Preston's parents even drove in from Houston just to babysit Chase while we were out on the lake on Saturday! Talk about above and beyond grandparenting! Then on Monday, the three of us headed out to Austin to visit Chase's Aunt Wendi and almost Uncle Wade (they're getting married in November...and Chase has a tux to wear!...but that's another story). That was really fun and I would like to add that Wade and I killed Preston and Wendi in Spades. :) It was a great weekend...and with every good weekend comes a few mishaps to remember. Here are a few:

1. Missing the mentioned above
2. Me falling down in the middle of the night while holding Chase. Thank goodness it was Preston's trundle bed that I fell on! It was a pretty smooth landing...considering.
3. The boat (it was a rented pontoon) not starting for like 20 minutes...we finally drifted into a random boat dock so we could get on dry land.
4. The boat almost sinking. Imagine driving along and the front of the boat starts nose-diving under the water! Good thing the driver threw it in reverse quick enough to not cause any damage.
5. The dog pooping on the boat. Poor Moly (our friend's Lab mix)...she just needed to go and didn't have any options...haha. Everyone started screaming "NOOOOOO" when we realized what was happening.
6. Did I mention Wade and I won spades?
7. Wendi making fun of the massive amounts of stuff (mostly baby stuff) we had with us since, in the past, we have generally been known as "light packers."
7. And here's the kicker....On our way home on Tuesday we had gotten up really early and headed back to OKC. Chase was sooo good and slept most of the time and was just really content on our trip. When we got about 45 minutes from home we stopped to grab some lunch. We sat down at our table and set Chase (in his infant carrier) on the table. We were eating our lunch when we could clearly hear that he was going "number 2". I thought, OK I'll change his diaper as soon as we get done. But then I looked into his seat and saw that he had had a major blow out. Great. So I picked up his carrier to take him out to the car (no, Taco Cabana does not have a changing table in the bathroom) and quickly found that not only had his diaper leaked into his seat...but it had actually leaked through the seat leaving a nice little puddle right there on our table in the restaurant! I made a bee-line to get outta there with Chase and left Preston there with the rest of his lunch and the "mess." haha. I don't think I can clearly describe it but it must have been a funny sight seeing these two new parents in the parking lot trying to "hose down" a poopy 2 month old. We ended up having to take the liner out of the car seat and just putting blankets in it for him to sit on the rest of the way home! What can you do but laugh.... :)


hejlyeah said...

HIlarious. Good times this weekend!

mrs. mayo said...

I love stories like that! I'm sure there will be many more to come! My favorite recent one of Kaitlyn is when we had some new friends over and Kaitlyn comes prancing in with a tampon in her hand and said, "Do you need to go potty Mommy?" That was quite humiliating.
It sounds like ya'll had a good Labor Day weekend!

Summer Allen said...

That is the funniest thing I have heard all day - Thank You!

bhomsher said...

Too funny! Sorry about the blow out but it is a nice thing to remind me of what I'm not missing but not being a mom time will come! I'm so glad that Chase has his parents' laid back attitude, that must make it nice.