A few months ago we decided to move. Our target time frame is about 16 months from now. We decided to move to be closer to family and friends. My fiancée had a scare in September. After everything calmed down and he was home from the hospital we talked about the what if’s. He would like us to be close to family and friends who could help me out if anything should happen. Home is where ever we are together, but with the little guy in tow now our priorities have changed.
I spent today looking at various apartments and places for rent online. Some I knew of but I found one that is a hidden gem. Has everything we would ever want. It is a townhouse with a full basement with washer and dryer hook ups, 1 full bath up stairs and a 1/2 bath on the 1st floor, HUGE kitchen and living room, but the best thing is the private fenced in small garden backyard. The best part is that it cost the same as what we are paying for our 1 bedroom 1 bath we have now.
Now I am super excited!! I am looking forward to visiting in the spring so I can check it out. It will be so nice to be around my family and have Robert grow up with his cousins and my friends kids who are the same age. I have started organizing our stuff and we have consolidated everything we can. ♥
I had the car loaded and ready to go for our departure first thing in the morning. I had all kinds of good stuff for us to listen to from Marbles’ Brain Beats, Katy Perry, Disney nursery rhymes, VNV Nation, Wumpscut, Dimmu Borgir, jewel’s lullabies and a bi-lingual toddler book on tape. I learned real quick he was on with the nursery rhymes cd once by round 2 he was ready for something new. He would sing along to just about everything. As for activities for him to do I didn’t leave anything out. I had everything packed from a new stuffed crab to give him if he got “crabby” to a few of his favorite toys. I had the iPad loaded with a couple of Disney short films and Thomas the Train story collection, or so I thought. We were about 2 hours away from our destination and we stopped at a rest area so I could pop in the video. OH BOY was I surprised when I went to pull up Thomas and it said “Unable to load video”. WHAT, But I tested it and it played fine at the house??? Apparently it didn’t finish downloading completely. grrrrr So here I was 2 hours away and my plan was derailed. But not to fret because within about 20 minutes he fell asleep again and was out for about 40 more minutes.
He didn’t even need the movie he had his favorite monkey, his sippy cup, his cup of goldfish, and his Leap Frog “Scout” dog and he was perfectly happy the entire trip. Only a couple of times he didn’t want to get in the car but it was nothing once I got him in and handed him Mr Monkey he was fine. I have been blessed with a very good traveler. Thankfully Daddy will arrive before we have to travel back home and he will ride back with us.
The next solo trip is a 24 hour trip down the coast to Florida to see the grandparents in the wintertime. That will be the next adventure.
Twas the night before our first epic road trip
Just mommy and an 18 month old toddler
A nice night to curl up in bed
Dream of sugar plums and fairies dancing in my head
With a big yawn and a rub of my eyes
I am sure to get a good night sleep
For in the morning I will rise to the sound of my little guy
Full of energy and ready for adventure
We will surely experience
An epic road trip
Just me and my little guy