The kids traveled great, which I was a little bit worried about since I was flying with them by myself. Elizabeth asked me several times when we were on the airplane - "Mommy, why do you think my ears are going to pop out?" We had been talking about her ears popping on the plane.
James has been saying "dada" for a while, but just yesterday started using the "m" sound. I heard him say "mama" yesterday, but of course he doesn't know that means me, but at least he's saying it.