2. Safe travels
3. a hotel to keep us overnight
4. an airline to pay for said hotel
5. nice people trying to make the best of an unpleasant situation
6. cheerful small ones who think this is all just part of the adventure
7. grandparents willing to change their plans to come get you
8. a Wall Drug donut along with free ice water and 5 cent coffee
9. perfect poo-poo timing on a long trip
10. airport carseats
11. a nice lady getting us grown ups coffee and yogurt for the baby while we wait
12. seeing the joyful spirit in your children
13. the delight on Zuzu’s face as she keeps trying to hold the little chick
14. the delight on the Quail’s face as she figures out she can crawl over to kiss mama
15. the delight on the Quail’s face as she figures out it’s cherry ice-cream in the bowl- not just plain yogurt!
16. a smooth unassisted transition from sitting to lieing down
17. extra airplane cookies
18. a childhood favorite- home-made pizza
19. a childhood favorite- original scent Jergens lotion!
20. childhood pictures to browse through and remember and smile over
21. a baby crawling without support!