When your day starts like this, would you take it as a sign of bad things to come?
Getting pulled over with your baby in the car. Classy move, Carrie. Classy move.
And what if your little babe happens to be strapped in the Ergo, cozy and tight against your body, when you suddenly feel a warm puddle of pee-pee spreading across your shirt?
And because you're the mom that's allergic to both organization and preparation, there are no extra clothes and you are forced to buy kitschy t-shirts for the both of you. Just so you have something dry to wear. Then it rains and pours. All over your new (dry) shirts. And there's nothing you can do but get rained on because you're stuck in a friggin' forest maze. What would you do?
Will keeps it classy, too. In a souvenir t-shirt and diaper.
Mike: What the hell is on your shirt? Me: Dinosaurs. Mike: Why?
Would you cry? Scream? Curse? Well, if you're THIS mom, you laugh it off and enjoy yourself (with a little bit of cursing). Because this day trip has been planned since Will was in-utereo. And when your company is this great, you just make it work.
Kim and her daughter Lindsay. AKA our favorite neighbors.
Luray Caverns was spectacular; truly impossible to capture the magnificence in just a few pictures. But I tried.
My favorite picture of the day.
It was one of those days where, despite the shit that happens, you just feel so lucky to have such great people in your life. Ladies who love on my little boy like family.
And with the biggest spoon possible, Will just eats all their attention right up. He adores them.
Will was perfect. Truly. I think this boy was made for adventure. He relishes our outings; taking in everything the world has to offer. And once again, I was reminded of how truly magnificent life is. Even when it seems anything but. Living, learning, seeing and sharing it with this most special of little babes is just oh-so-good.
Thanks, Kim and Lindsay! We had a fabulous time. But next year, Lindsay drives.