Earlier in the month I wrote about Flying with Children and the ways we were getting ready for our plane trip to visit my dad (aka, Grandpa). Now that we've flown I can't say I'm a veteran at flying with not one, but TWO children by myself, but I'm more educated now! Here's what I've learned.
Pack enough things to keep preschoolers and toddlers busy, because each thing entertains them for about 5-10 minutes and a 2 hour flight is a long time!
Have a child size back-pack for the oldest child to carry. This was a HUGE help that #1 was able to carry all of the toys and books while I carried the change of clothes, snacks, money, tickets, etc. He did however get tired of carrying the back-pack at somepoints, which then I just put it on the back of our umbrella stroller.
We had a blast flying. The trip there was great, the trip back was around bedtime so #2 had a hard time sitting and understanding why she couldn't run all over the place.