This past week we made our first road trip with the babies. We drove up to Dallas to see all the grandparents - only a 2.5 hour drive to Gram and Pops' house, but we sure were dreading it. We really had no idea how they would do. Overall, though, things went pretty smoothly. The drive, in particular, was super easy, with the two little ones sleeping almost the entire way (we tried to time things with naptime), and although Kate stayed awake the ENTIRE drive, she entertained herself pretty well. And if she started to get fussy, I stuck a bottle in her mouth. It's probably a bad thing to do, but it works and I do it often. I never go anywhere with them now (well, anywhere I need them to be good for an extended period of time) without a bottle ready to go.
We spent the entire week visiting with different folks, and they were real champs during the day, but had massive meltdowns each evening. Luckily, they had no trouble sleeping in a strange place.
In any case, it was a success, and we are glad to have our first trip under our belts. We definitely feel we could do it again and survive.
At Gram and Pops' house, we spent a lot of time outside. Here are some pictures of the girls hanging out by the pool.