Wow, we have so many things going on over the next 2 weeks! This weekend is going to be a busy one. We're taking Peyton to a festival at the fairgrounds, we have to do some shopping at Sam's for beach stuff, Edwin and I are going to a party Saturday night, church on Sunday, then celebrating my MIL's birthday Sunday night...whew!
Next week I've got to start cleaning and packing...which will take up pretty much every evening since Edwin will be working nights. Then next Saturday we leave for OCRACOKE for a whole week. I.can't.wait! We've been on a few trips with Peyton, but never for a week. I'm already stressing at the amount of stuff we're going to have to take. The longest vacation we've been on with her was 4 days, and the car was loaded down for that trip. Thankfully we're borrowing my parents Tahoe so we can fit all of our stuff, her stuff, and the food/beach stuff.
Traveling with a little one is no joke! Long gone are the days of packing a suitcase of clothes and hitting the road, now it's; pack n play, diapers, wipes, food, milk, sippy cups, clothes for every type of weather possible and back ups for those outfits that will inevitably get ruined at some point during the day, bath soap, toys, sunscreen, diaper rash cream, first aid kit, Ibuprofen for any teething issues, and the list goes on! It's exhausting, but seeing how much fun she'll have makes it all worth it. Peyton most definitely takes after her Mommy and has inherited my love of the beach, she's a total beach bum already. Loves the sand, loves the ocean, loves the waves, loves the shells, loves the outdoors...so bring it on!