Wednesday, May 19, 2010

3 Weeks & Parker's 1st Road Trip

So three weeks have now gone by and I'm still not sure if reality has hit that this baby is ours. But he's here and he's drastically changed our lives and we're still adjusting. It's a big adjustment.

Sam and I have always been doers. We don't like to sit still for too long and we love to just get up and go. This is obviously much more complicated with Parker, but I am proud to say we've still done quite a bit since Parker's been here. Granted, it's just been little things like go for walks, go grocery shopping, or going to watch Sam play basketball, but hey... every little outing counts these days.

This last weekend was a big milestone in Parenthood for us. We took our first family road trip. We went to Clarkston to visit Sam's family and stopped in Spokane on the way to see some friends and my Grandparents.

I was a bit nervous as to how it was going to go, but I'm proud to report Parker did this the WHOLE way there and back:

He slept the whole way, both ways, like a champ. Parker loves the car. Thank goodness. And I must say he looks pretty freakin' cute all chubby and slouchy in his little carseat.

Yeah, he's gotten to be a little chunk. He's gaining weight and already grown out of his newborn onsies. Like my Grandpa said, I must make a good cow. I sure feel like one.

Parker met some pretty important people on this trip. He became acquainted with some of our BFFs as well as his Great-Grandparents. AND, this is a pretty big deal. My Grandpa, Charles Ray Bates, is who Parker gets his middle name from. So yeah, big deal. (And look at how happy Parker was about it!)

We also got to spend a lot of time with Sam's brother Brad and his family. Brad's kids were Parker's first exposure to cousins. So now he's met 3 out of the 18 of them.

We had a blast in Clarkston and were shown a good time by Sam's parents as always. All in all, a successful first road trip.

And now, your moment of Zen. Who doesn't love the cuteness of a sleeping baby?


  1. I'm so glad he did so well on your road trip!! You guys are pros now, so you can come on down here to Utah!! haha
    Sleeping babies are probably the closest thing to perfection that you can get. He definitely is a cutie.

  2. Glad you had a wonderful & fun trip! He is still so cute! I am jealous of your sisters coming up to see you tomorrow! You will have a blast! Love ya...oxoxox

  3. Babies/kids who travel well is such a blessing. Especially when grandparents live so far away.

    I can't believe how much Parker has changed in a few short weeks. I feel like he's going to be all grown up by the time I see him. :(

  4. Babies are awesome travelers when they're young. It is usually the Mommy that has the harder time! At least in my case. Way to go!

  5. He does look cute and bumpy in his car seat.... Too cute! I can't wait to meet him! I hope you guys are doing well!


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