With all praise to God, we can report that we made it to Ohio late last night without sickness incidences. Benjamin is still not 100%, but he was a trooper and did not get sick on the plane or during our 2 hour lay-over in Houston.
Both boys were great travelers. We feel so blessed to have kiddos who obey, do not act-out in public and generally enjoy traveling. Jasper had a blast taking two airplanes. He even thought the turbulence that sent the flight attendants back to the galley for safety was fun. He was almost yelling "these bumps are fun, mommy!"
Jasper always claims the window seat, so Benjamin doesn't get much time there. But since we had to board the plane before Drew and Jasper on our last flight, I let him peer out the window, and he squealed just as much as Jasper does. We happened to be parked right near the entrance & exit to the underground baggage claim area at Houston, so there was a steady stream of baggage trucks with their cars trailing behind them zipping by.
Neither boy slept on either flight, and Jasper tolerated it much better. Jasper was so excited to be in Ohio he was chatting with grandpa the entire car ride home (about 40 minutes). Benjamin did not fall asleep until the car ride home - at 11 pm (local time) ... 3 hours past his bedtime. Then he woke up when we got to grandpa and grandma Gant's house and was very scared of the unusual surroundings. He had a hard time going down to sleep ... at midnight (local time). Poor boy. He woke up at 7am this morning, so it was precious little sleep for him.
This is our transition day. Jasper has gone off to preschool with grandma and grandpa, and Benjamin is napping now. Hopefully it will be a good one! Jon and Kate get in around dinner time. :)