We made it to Florida! We also had a chance to celebrate an early Christmas with Jordan and Cameron’s Poppy and Grandma (aka my in-laws)! They had a ball opening gifts. We also got to drive long distances with the kids in the van — for the first time we had them sitting in different rows with two separate DVD players.
It changed EVERYTHING. Our drive was relatively peaceful… happy and enjoyable. I think we will travel this way from now on. It was too nice. No fighting and relatively few outburst from either kid.
I did figure out an additional way to help Jordan keep up with her toys without them all falling to her left side and she can’t reach it. It’s a soft tray that attaches with a belt behind her so it doesn’t fall down. She was able to play with smaller toys and eat food without losing stuff. I highly recommend it!!
Today we enjoyed a little time in my parents’ pool (it was freezing cold) and riding bikes. Jordan was exhausted but we did pull the bike arm out for a little while. Not long enough for her to be willing to let me leave and find a camera. She was exhausted by the end of the day and even fell asleep on the floor. Hopefully she’ll get a good night’s sleep so we can have a really fun day tomorrow!