Three Kids and a Dog

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Austen's First Airplane Trip

Austen took his first airplane ride on Sunday to Florida. We bought him his own seat which people had recommended we do. Let me tell you I think that was the best decision we ever made in regard to the flight. I can't imagine our 15-month-old sitting in our laps for 2 1/2 hours!

Anyway, we had an early morning flight so for the first time, we were the ones waking Austen up! He did great though and was wonderful in the cab to the airport sitting in his little carseat. At the airport, he walked through security on his own and then even had some time to run around and play before the flight. We figured this was good to do before we strapped him into a seat for the next few hours. It was smart. Austen got into his seat on the plane and fell asleep before the plane even took off. He slept for about and hour and a half so we only had to entertain him for the remaining hour.

Again, on the advice of some friends, I bought some new toys for him, packed a portable DVD player and had lots of different kinds of snacks and drinks. It worked like a charm. He was great and the trip was a pleasant one. I'm just hoping all goes just as smoothly on the way back.

Stay tuned for the next post when I write about Austen's injury that occurred the evening we arrived.


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