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Free and Easy Down the Road I Go

Yesterday, we drove to Charlotte. Since we've moved to Atlanta we've gone back to Charlotte for three of the last four Fourth of July holidays. Carey was supposed to come with us this time, but he got a subpoena for the 5th and wasn't able to make it. Admittedly, I was incredibly nervous about making a 250 miles drive with Sawyer and Oscar by myself. But, it turned out actually to be a really easy trip. Yes, it took almost 5 hours instead of 4. Since I'd fed Oscar right before we left and he'd been up and playing for an hour and a half, he fell asleep before we'd even made it to the highway. I brought our portable DVD player and let Sawyer watch a movie for the first half of the trip. He was quiet, Oscar was sleeping, and I got to talk to my friend Jarrod for an hour and a half. He lives in San Diego and was able to spend the early morning drinking coffee and chatting with me while I drove. Shockingly, we didn't encounter any traffic so I drove until we hit Gaffney. We topped off gas and grabbed some lunch. I changed and fed Oscar and we were back on the road. We made it to Derrell and Lindsay's house in 4 hours and 50 minutes.

I needed more steps for the day and Sawyer needed to burn some energy out so we took a walk on the greenway. Derrell and Lindsay have an entrance in their neighborhood and we did about 2 miles with both boys. Dinner was curried chicken that Lindsay had in the crockpot. Sawyer went to bed easily, but got up twice last night. Oscar had a little harder of a time going to bed. We are still working on the concept of self-soothing. He's getting better though! He got up twice but didn't scream bloody murder while I changed him, just ate and went to sleep.



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