Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Airplane

We survived the flight to San Diego.

Now we just have to survive the flight back!



Here's the girls playing on their Trunki's. They didn't play with them a lot but they did use them.


The big hit was the tray table tray I made. Which by the way, Eddie Bauer makes something similar but for the car. It's thicker and way bulkier but the same concept. We have this one for the car but I've yet to use it enough to give a review. The girls really used the trays as you can see. It helped tremendously to keep small items in check. The night before we flew I added elastic and two D rings to the underside so it would stay on the seat-back tray. It was perfect.


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This is what Ava did the 1st 3 hours of the 1st flight which was 10 hours long. She was good the rest of the flight except for a couple of melt downs but over all I was happy. She then turned into the devil when we landed in Atlanta and was awful while waiting on the runway for our turn (about 30 minutes) then passed out right before we took off and was asleep for the WHOLE 5 HOURS!!!!!! I had to shake her awake to leave the plane.


Here's a picture of the elastic for the tray table and also a picture of the Trunki insert which clips to the back of the seat in front of you. I highly recommend this if you buy the Trunki. We put the actual Trunki's up in the overhead bins. How many times can I say Trunki?



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The best toys for the plane for Ava were Popsicle sticks, large colored paper clips and pop beads. She didn't watch a lot of movies though. Emily's favorite toys were the pop beads and the plane ride itself!


Ava before we took off out of Atlanta. This is her being bad. She kept flopping on her back and kicking the window. then she'd lift the window shade up and down up and down. I almost had a heart attack!

10 comments:

Kelly's Korner said...

HI!!!! I'm glad the trunki's and tray were successful! The inserts look way useful. Good that Ava slept a lot, but sorry about her devil impression. I hope you guys are having loads of fun!

Anonymous said...

Awww the joys of flying with small children. I am glad you made it safely and hope that you are enjoying your time here in California. I can't wait to hear from you when you get back so I can hear all about it.

Jules said...

I've never heard of a Trunki nor have I seen one before you blogged about them. When we landed in Sacramento last weekend, there was a little girl pulling her trunki! I love the placemat idea, Jen, you're so clever!
I love your header picture :) I miss you all already!!
Jules

crafterhours said...

I love those trunkis! We're in the same situation as you - Americans posted overseas who travel with preschoolers all. the. the time. - and I'd like to get some for my girls. But I can't find them anywhere except overpriced Amazon! Did you just buy them in Germany?

Mary H. said...

Glad y'all made it ok to the states! I know it can be hard to keep the kids attention on something for so long, even in such a confined space, like the airplane for hours and hours! And as uncomfortable as I am when I fly, I'd hate to have to experience that w/ the added stress of kids! But, it looks like you did very well in keeping them occupied and happy w/ the trunki and your new inventions. :) Enjoy the rest of your time stateside, and have a good flight back!

mary a. said...

I loved looking at all you prictures. I've been waiting for this post! Hmmmm, should I to get a trunki? Glad the grils were good for you guys!

insanely crafty said...

love hearing how it all worked out! Glad all of your prep work made the flight easier.

Jennifer said...

thanks everyone! we're having a lot of fun in the sun (even me who hates the sun). we're all tan:)

Crafterhours: I got the Gruffalo on amazon UK and the tiger on amazon.de .The shipping was within a couple of days to stuttgart and maybe 7/10 euro.

corinnea said...

I want a gruffalo. I want to kick windows like Ava and have a new pillow cover. I want a fun tray to travel with. Will you be my mom?

Glad you guys are having fun! Safe travels the rest of the way....

lizy said...

These two precious girls were little ANGELS on the plane..... ;-)I was in the same flight.

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