We went to Virginia to visit my mom and family for two weeks at the very end of April. Our car trip was a little longer than normal, around 19 hours because we stopped more frequently (driving with a toddler is an adventure!). Faith did really well, though, being in the car for that long. She's such a trooper.
Derek bought her a portable DVD player and recorded her favorite shows, The Backyardigans and The Wiggles. I made sure to pack all of her favorite snacks...Goldfish, Teddy Grams, and maybe a cookie or two. Faith liked watching the world go by out her window, indulging in way too much tv, and exploring every rest area we stopped at. She went through Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and back again. She's quite the little traveler. And, we get to do it all again at the end of July!
We had a great time in Virginia. Faith is completely smitten with the horses, Malachi and Moses. She calls Malachi, Mal-i..."Mal-i outside," she says. From her little table and chair in the kitchen, she could see the horses grazing when they were out of their enclosure. She enjoyed watching my mom work with the horses too, and demanded to go outside when CeeGee (my mom) went out to work with the boys.
She spent a lot of time walking up and down the long, gravel driveway, pouring gravel dust all over herself like it was sand at the beach, and running through the fields.
One afternoon, she was walking down the driveway with my mom's dog, Sam. They were exploring together. Now, the thing about Sam is that he loves to eat the shriveled, dried worms off of the driveway. My mom was sitting on the porch and looked up to see Sam eating the worms off of the driveway and Faith copying him! She called Faith to come in, and she ran up with a mouth and face covered in gravel dust...Yuck!! :-)
She took three hour naps every day we were out there (and she normally only takes two hour naps). Farm life is very tiring!! I can't wait until we're able to buy our own farm one day.