Riding the "lift" to the top of the tubing trails in Daddy's lap.
Well we have had our first official family trip...and survived! Tom, Jack and I drove to Colorado and spent the week in Steamboat! We met my brother, Ryan, and a great family friend, Julio, at in Colorado and had a fabulous time skiing and hanging out! Steamboat has a wonderful daycare on the mountain, in the gondola building that Jack stayed at for four days while the rest of us skied. The snow was wonderful, lots of powder! Jack also got his first experience tubing! He did well in the snow, but was not a fan of the cold air hitting his face as we sailed down the tubing runs. We figured out pretty quickly that he enjoyed the ride more if he was shielded in one of our chests for the ride.
It is truly amazing how much stuff you pack when going on a vacation with a little one. I am not sure how we would have survived had we flown. Between the pack n play, musical table, and high chair (among MANY other objects) the car was packed! Jack did wonderful on the trip to Colorado and only cried for 22 minutes total; yes, I did keep track. Unfortunately, the trip home was not wonderful. I think Jack cried for 5-6hours, almost constantly. He was not a happy camper, and neither was I. I am not sure when we will attempt a road trip again. Maybe when he is old enough to be entertained by DVDs!?