If you have been following on instagram, then you know we are in Europe for a month! We started in Amsterdam for a couple days, now we are here in Ireland for a week, then back to Amsterdam for a week, then off to Moscow (if you have any Moscow recommendations please do tell!)! We flew KLM Airlines to Amsterdam and it was our first time. Because we fly so much we have grown to know what we love and don’t love about certain airlines.. but we truly had such a great experience with them. When we got on the flight there was a man who was right off the bat super bugged that kids were on the flight. I mean I get it because it’s a long flight and maybe he had meetings or a busy day right when he got there but he was really rude to basically everyone! But the staff was so nice and kept reassuring us and telling us not to worry about him which made us feel better. Plus the kids did fabulous. Rosie didn’t make a peep the entire flight, she didn’t cry once and just slept and played. Atticus fussed a few times but not for long at all. So it was kind of funny that the adult was the one acting like a baby because babies were on the plane and our babies acted more mature than him haha! We have noticed that the staff make the biggest difference on a long flight. Especially with kids. If the staff is helpful and friendly, it makes everything so much easier. KLM staff were so sweet! They would play with the kids, they had bibs, kids meals, sleep masks, coloring books, and little toys. They would even offer to wash out bottles or get more milk or whatever it was which I thought was so nice.
I did a post on traveling with a baby, here, but we are putting together a list of tips and tricks we find that work with two kids while traveling and will do it once we have some more flights under our belt. If you have any specific questions for us please ask in the comment so I can address them as I am compiling the post! I lost track of how many flights Atticus has been on after he reached 100 … but its a lot! He has 25 passport stamps and by the end of the year will probably have close to 50. We really do love traveling with these kids. Atticus has learned so much on this trip so far. We love getting to show him all of the new animals we see and teach him about all the places we are seeing! We were saying though how we are really glad we started when A was young because had we tried to start now it would seem really daunting. So I totally get when some of you say you are nervous to try it with your kids so hopefully we can share some tips that will make it easier!
Anyways hope you all had an amazing weekend!!!! XO