For us Californian's we are all too familiar with traveling along I-5 to get from point A to point B. This past weekend, Milo had his first adventure taking the infamous freeway up to Grants Pass, Oregon for my grandfathers surprise 80th birthday party. Along for the ride was my mom (Patricia), brother (Sean), sister-in-law (Liz), and nephew/ cuz (Alexander). What would usually be a five hour drive was more like nine with the little ones. Lot's of stops along the 5 proved to be full of excitement. Milo handled the long drive like a trooper.
After a full day of driving we made it to our quaint (and a little spooky) farmhouse rental in Grants Pass. The following day was my grandpas surprise birthday party. Due to a first tooth bursting through Milo's gums, myself and him missed the actual surprise but were able to join in the fun after some baby Tylenol kicked in. Apparently my grandpa John was really surprised. He had no idea that five of his six kids along with grandchildren and great grandchildren would make their ways to Oregon to celebrate the day. It was my grandpa's and grandma's first time meeting Milo and second time seeing Alexander. They sure love them babies!
Anyway, the trip went well. Milo did great on his first vacation, even with that dang tooth coming in. I was happy to celebrate my grandpa's birthday with him and the rest of the family. And, I totally missed my husband who couldn't make it.
Milo just takes it all in from the car.
My Aunt Debby. She took care of decorations for the party.
There's my mom and Alexander in the background. My mom
took care of wine and the best carrot cake I've ever had.
My Aunt Sandy organized this whole surprise birthday party.
And there's the birthday boy. Grandpa John.
Sitting and holding. That looks way safer.
If anyone wondered where I got my looks from, well, here it is. My
Aunt Sandy, Aunt Debby, my mom, and Aunt Diana.
Damn cute babies can sure steal the show.
Happy Birthday Grandpa.
Milo loved my cousin Jenny. He was so relaxed around her, he fell
asleep in her arms.
Grandma Patricia with the cousins.
Milo really liked looking at his great grandpa.
Thank you Aunt Sandy for taking these great
photos of me and my little boy in the forest.
Having fun at great grandparents house.
coming back to Cali.