I'm happy to report we successfully brought Violet to Boston and back this past weekend. It was her first time out of New York City!
We were there for Sue's cousin's wedding - actually, her second cousin. Me, I wouldn't know if my second cousin was working in the same building as me, but that side of Sue's family tends to stay close. Much of the weekend involved introducing Violet to lots of relatives, including her third cousin, Helen. Who in the world has (knowingly) ever met any of their third cousins? Given that Violet is only six weeks old and Helen is only six months old, I doubt they'll remember meeting (though I do have photographic evidence). But given that there are three guys in Sue's generation who are still years away from getting married, I have no doubt that the two will be playing happily at some future family wedding.
Violet slept through almost all of the car trip, and was very good while various relatives manhandled her. She only melted down when we got to the church and - of course - right in the middle of the wedding ceremony. (What can I say - gals always cry at weddings.) But a quick feeding made her happy and she was content to sleep through the entire reception. We stayed awake and had a fun time. All in all, the weekend worked out great. Sure, it helped to have lots of relatives eager to take turns holding the baby, but we're still confident in our ability to pull off a road trip to Florida next month.
(More photos from the wedding are here - as of today, I've only uploaded a quarter of the photos I have, so check back over the next few weeks if you're interested...)