My mom and I drove to Missouri with Jack and Macy to visit family for a few days. It was nice seeing everyone! We have not been there since Jack was 3 months old, so things have drastically changed in my family since our last visit! It took us 10 hours to drive there and the kids did fantastic. I couldn't have asked for better little travelers! We don't ever go on long road trips, so the concept of "driving far far away" was a little foreign to Jack. We departed from our driveway at exactly 6:00 AM on Saturday and at exactly 6:12 AM Jack said "Man, Missouri really IS far far away." Yes, honey, it is. At 7:45 AM he said "Mommy, I'm ready to go back home now." After that, he was fine and started understanding that we really were going to be in the car pretty much the entire day. He mostly just stared out the window. I had a basket of goodies to keep him occupied and he really didn't get into it much. He read a couple of books and watched a movie on the DVD player, but other than that, he barely touched any of his other car activities. He took a few cat naps too. Macy was also spectacular. She would sleep for a bit then play with some random baby toy that Jack would throw at her and then she'd eventually go back to sleep.
We stayed at my Grandpa's house during our visit. My Grandpa and his wife live in a log cabin in the middle of the woods and it is usually so much fun to go hiking on thier property and play outside. Well, this trip it rained most of the time or it was VERY wet, so we weren't able to get outside much which was a bummer, especially since I had a hyper 4 year old little boy who likes to explore and get dirty. We tried to keep him busy inside the house. He did get fairly ornery though.