Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Trip To OKC

We just got back from a quick trip to Oklahoma City to visit Kenneth's birth mother. She had never met the girls before and I had only met her once. It was a good trip and a hard trip.

I don't have much time to write because the girls and I are flying out again tomorrow to visit friends and family in Tennessee. (I don't know what I was thinking only allowing two days between trips... but the girls are doing great.)

A few things I do want to remember from this last trip:

1. Toddler harnesses (backpack with a leash) work great!

2. DO NOT forget the baby carrier next time!

3. Morning flights would have been much better for the girls.

4. Escalators are one of the funnest things in the world to ride with a two year old.

5. DVD players are great for flights.

6. Eating snacks at take off and landing worked well to avoid the ear pressure pain.

7. It is actually possible to go to the bathroom while holding an infant in your arms. (And I was wearing skinny jeans which are ridiculously difficult to get back into! Okay... I didn't button them.)

8. While very tiring and a bit hectic, the flight was better than driving.


Valerie said...

Thank you for the tips, I will keep them in mind. I used to scoff at those parents with their kid on a leash but I can see now why you might want too. Lol! This is a great picture, you look fantastic!

Hope R. Clark said...

Hey Valerie! Yeah, I have never liked the "child leash" either. Always thought it looked awful. BUT... I get it now! :)

Emily said...

dang gina you look fabulous!!!! and i love the leash... after being a nanny and going through a couple international airports i'm a believer.