Elliot did awesome on the trip to Ohio-- he slept the entire time there and back, only waking to take a bottle in the car and to be changed when we stopped for gas. What a trooper.
The weekend was very fun. Grandpa Ulrich got to meet him and snuggle a few times. There are 8 cousins for Elliot on my side, ranging from 3 to 7 years old. All of them were there and they were quite interested in him when they weren't having a spontaneous dance party to "Super Freak" or needing referreeing over who pinched whom. Mom hosted a picnic for the extended family, with 30+ people so he got lots of attention. Little off kilter with his eating and sleeping, but he coped relatively well.
We're hoping to take him to Pat's side near Cleveland for Labor Day. That's a longer trip, so we'll see if he can keep his title of Traveler Extraordinaire.
Another check up on Wednesday. My sister and dad thought they saw him grow and change just over the weekend, so we'll see how he's progressing. He's starting to react to us with laughing and wide-mouthed smiles. He has found my weak points with his quivering lower lip and when he holds his breath and turns red-faced while he cries really hard.