Eli and Maddux got on a plane yesterday. Without me. Without Lehr. Grandma and Grandpa generously asked to take the two crazies out west for a week of fun with them and their five cousins and aunt and uncle. Wow. Such an opportunity, but such a big step for this Mommy. (They've never taken a road trip without us, let alone a plane trip!) Lehr dropped the two kids off at the airport with Grandma Cathie; they'll return next week with Grandpa Jim. As we packed them up and loaded the car, we told them how much we'd miss them. BOTH said, "Yeah, me too. But I'll miss Ruby SOOO much...can I kiss her good-bye again?" Nice.