Well, we traveled from PA to MI without a hitch. Sam is such a good traveler — he just hangs out in his seat. Sometimes he needs a pacifier to settle into sleep, sometimes he just needs a finger to hold onto to remember that we are indeed still there (that object permanence has yet to kick in!), but otherwise he listens to the last Harry Potter book on CD with us as we drive. (P.S. If you haven’t heard any of Jim Dale’s performances of the HP series, you are missing out. He is incredible!) We spent a couple of days with Rob’s brother Rich, Chris and the fam at their house. Sam got lots of good snuggle time with everyone. He is a lucky boy to be surrounded by so much love. We are now in Traverse City at Rob’s parents’ house for a while, then it’s on to Wisconsin. Sam will have been in more states this summer than the number of months he has been in the world. He is well traveled.
Richland June 29, 2008