Monday, June 8, 2009

They fought the good fight

Ashby was Ms. T for their end of the year Letter People parade. Ms. T has tall teeth,

or is Ashby fighting the good fight for Christianity?

Because of Luke's war injury to his left leg, this was the only means of transportation left to him.

Avery kept out of the fighting this time...

We are heading out to Utah next week, does anyone have any good tips for flying with babies? It's been a really long time since I've flown with anyone as young as Luke and I've never flown this far with a baby before. I'm pulling my hair out to say the least.


Alisha said...

Tips for flying with babies:
1)Two words: Baby Einsteins. I know movies for babies is controversial but whatever-- my kids love it. I would just get him a DVD player with headphones & put that movie on repeat.

2)Also make sure he's sucking on something during take off & landing... bottle, pacifier, etc...

3) Try to sit in the back of the plane. It's easier to stand up with them if you need it & it's also louder so it drowns out any crying.

Can you tell we fly a lot? Nathan & Alexa will have taken 5 flying trips by 1 year old!

Good luck!

Nancy Sabina said...

What happened to poor Luke's leg? Did I miss something?

Advice for flying: snacks, snacks, snacks. Just plan on feeding him nonstop. Also, I don't know if you can do this, but I always splurge and buy the baby a seat, even though you don't have to. I figure, just because I CAN sit with him on my lap, doesn't mean I WANT to. And matchbox cars. And measuring cups or something random like that that he always wants to play with but you don't let him. The remote! Take a remote with no batteries. Babies always love remotes, don't they?

That's my stream of consciousness on flying with babies. Good luck!

Kelly Jo said...

Nice Work Ashby! She totally looks like one of those that stood on the corner when I was at college with pictures of Jesus and such!
Tips for flying with babies, my advice, ask Kim! She could write a book on it by this point.
And what kind of cruel mother are you continuing to pull away his toy, I mean, come on Chels! ;)

Mandy said...

We flew with Everett when he was 6 weeks old, 2 months old, and a couple times when he was 7-8 months old. Every time seemed pretty easy, but we didn't have three other kids at that point. He slept a good bit of the time. I think I remember playing movies on the laptop for him too.

If you'd like to borrow some Baby Eistein videos per the previous suggestion, we have close to 20 of them and would be happy to loan a few. (We used them for Lana's feedings.)

Good luck, and I hope you have a great trip!

Jolie said...

I always found a bag of new "tricks" to bring out when things get rough. Dollar store always has goodies that keep them occupied. Good luck!