Well folks we did it ... Mel and I travelled 8ish hours in ONE car with TWO toddlers and we lived to tell the tale. We took a trip to Chicago to visit Jayme and her dynamic duo and Nancy and her girl. At one point there were five children in the room Morgan the youngest at 19 months and Lucy the oldest at 2 3/4. What a RIOT it was!!! Lucy was the queen of good. She was practically perfect. I was totally expecting it to be hard on her (me) but she was really so easy going. She slept. She ate. She napped. She walked in the direction I walked (most of the time). She stopped when I stopped (most of the time). She was a good girl in the car (most of the time). OF course Lucy LOVED having access to a swimming pool every day. She is a FISH I tell you a FISH!!! OK enough all caps and exclamation points. I must rely on others for photos as I left my memory stick at home. Here are some from tonight.