Sunday, June 28, 2009

Olivia's 1st Airplane Ride

Our trip to Colorado was Olivia's first airplane ride and my first experience of flying alone with 2 kids. I was a bit nervous and stressed out about how things would go, but we survived. Abby is already a frequent flyer, but we hadn't been on the plane in a while so she was a bit apprehensive about the whole thing. In fact, when it was time to board she started screaming and I didn't think I was going to be able to get her on the plane. Of course all the looks from the other passengers didn't help my stress levels at all. Once we were at our seats and had our seat belts fastened Abby wouldn't let go of my hand, she was holding on for dear life. Of course, at this point Olivia started screaming because she was hungry and making a bottle with one hand while holding a screaming, squirmy 7 month old and holding onto Abby's hand was nearly impossible. Somehow I was able to get the bottle made and feed Olivia who proceeded to fall asleep and Abby's fears were calmed. The first 15 minutes of the flight were horrible but it was all smooth sailing from there. Even the connection was fine and Olivia slept for about an hour and a half on the second flight while Abby contentedly watched a DVD and colored.


Susan said...

Can't wait to see all of you on Tuesday!

Jennifer Baldovinos said...

Oh my goodness!!! Thank goodness things calmed down. I cannot imagine trying to fly with 2 young children without any help.


ohhhh man!! I cant even imagine traveling alone with just Noah, let alone two little ones!!

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