We loaded the kids about 6 pm and hit the road in our minivan (ew) rental.....which we grew to love (holy space saver)! We drove about 90 minutes then woke the kids at a mcdonalds parking lot to feed their bedtime bottle and inhale some Mcdonalds for ourselves. Well that was a mistake! They went from sleeping sweetly to not wanting to eat and wanting to play in the van.
Luckily big bro Mav was willing to share his seat for a brief time! After we ate we out them back in car seats (cue screaming) and hit the road. The next 7 hours or so were on and off periods of sleeping and waking up crying because they were still on car seats. By 4 am we were at Ed's parents, exhausted but so happy to see family and have that stretch of the trip done! We will def make some changes for the way back but overall I still think it went well!