Friday, January 18, 2008

Heading to Arkansas

Sunday is my mom's 50th birthday, so we're going to pack up and head down to southern Arkansas for the weekend. It's a 4 hour drive, and I'm just a little nervous about it. Tree Faerie is not a fan of being in the car for long periods of time.

Of course, now we have the new car seat - a Costco Alpha Omega Elite - and I installed it forward-facing because the seat just laughed at me when I tried to install it rear-facing. Tree Faerie has enjoyed being able to see the world from a new perspective, so maybe the trip won't be so bad. I'm also going to try to time it so that we're leaving around her bedtime tonight in hopes that she'll sleep most of the way. One can only hope.

This will be Tree Faerie's first visit at my parents' house because of the distance. My parents have come to Memphis or met us at my grandma's house every time we've seen them in the past year. I figure Tree Faerie is due for a visit. Mom is really excited and can hardly wait. I'm sure Pop is, too, but he doesn't get giddy like Mom does.

Since we're going to be near by, my two best friends from Upward Bound are going to stop by tomorrow afternoon. One I haven't seen for 8 years and keep trying to meet up with, but something keeps coming up every time. I talk to her through email quite often, though, so we're up-to-date on each other's lives. The other one I haven't seen for 9 years, but I've talked to him on the phone a couple of times in the past year. These two friends are also still friends with each other and still live in the same town. I'm really excited about seeing them.

Have a great weekend, Bloggerland! See you Monday!


Cecily R said...

Have a great trip!! Be safe!

Annikke said...

My middle child hated being in the car for too long, and like Tree Faerie once we switched him to forward facing it was a whole different story!

Have a great trip, sounds like a lot of fun!

Monnik said...

oh, that will be fun! We always leave at night when traveling a long distance, in the hopes that the kids will fall asleep. They usually do after an hour or so... Hope Tree Faerie does the same for you!!

icanseeclearlynow said...

once, when my girls were toddlers, we had a visit from some family members. we took a two hour road trip with them. my nephew was maybe a year old at the time. that kid cried and hollered for an hour straight. whew! i know your daughter will do waaayyy better than him.

have a safe trip and have fun visiting with your parents and friends.



"J" said...

Hope you have a FUN & SAFE trip!

XYZinn said...

You'll be amazed at how a 4 hour trip won't be so bad. I think it is easier than flying. Especially by the time you wait in line, wait to board, and wait for your bags. Have fun! Does she like Baby Einstein dvd's? That would be a huge help.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Enjoy yourself, sweetie! Visiting the 'rents, for me, was always a comforting homecoming!

carrie & troy keiser said...

So how went the trip? TF survive the drive? Did you and DTTF? Did ya see your friends?