After church, we headed home and had lunch and hung out and bonded since it'd been awhile since we'd seen my aunt and cousins.
My aunt and Nick bonded:)
And the baby was passed around and snuggled a bunch; Paige got the pleasure of holding him while he slept.
Max and Jake played Wii Resort together; if you can't tell by this picture, Max takes the sword fighting very seriously.
And has no shame in gloating when he wins...
Another shot of the sleeping baby. Melts my heart.
After my aunt and cousins left for home, we drove up to Mount Scott to show them the beautiful scenery. And we got an added bonus: there was a storm in the distance so we had some awesome light.
Max fell asleep in the car, so he was a little out of it when we got there. But it wasn't anything some snuggles with his Aunt Paige couldn't solve.
Some snuggles with Aunt Laura didn't hurt either.
Meanwhile, Nick snuggled with Nana.
The fantastic view. Paige admitted that when they got to OK she couldn't believe anyone could be happy living there. But once we got to the top of the mountain she changed her mind.
Max and his Nana, enjoying all the rocks. My mom was in heaven, she loves to hike and climb rocks and mountains. (a love she passed on to us kids too)
I just love seeing Rob with his boys.
"I wub rocks!"
"We WUB rocks!"
Grandpa got some Max time in too. This boy had no lack of attention.
More snuggle time with Paige!
Giving Nana some smiles.
Max is impossible to photograph these days. He just moves SO fast.
Getting in all the snuggling she could:)
Nana teaching Max signs (she's a sign language interpreter). Here they're doing "fish."
Max loved it.
So much that he even shared his binoculars!
Dad even got a turn!
I can't get enough of this face.
The next day we headed to the Museum of the Great Plains to learn more about our area (and let's face it, we're museum nuts too. That's what happens when you grow up close to the Smithsonian).
Max really enjoyed it and was pretty well behaved.
Checking out the kid toys.
We did find this exhibit humorous and random, however. It was a bunch of baby buggies.
Cooking over the fire.
Trying on the latest fashions.
Taking some cowboy lessons.
My dad manned the stroller.
Max's favorite part was this space exhibit. It was just like playing video games...
He was really into it.
The floating balls were pretty cool too.
But this was the best part; Max pitched a fit when we dragged him away. They were spinning circles with sand on them and you'd make designs with various wands. Pretty cool.
Then we headed outside to see the stuff out there. They had this steam locomotive that Max cared nothing about, all he wanted to see were the kittens living in the wheels.
Max and Laura (our resident animal lover) checking out the kittens.
Then they climbed on a horse. They're big.
That evening we headed to the splash park where we had a picnic dinner and just chilled.
Nick and his Nana.
Max cuddling with his favorite aunt (it's an ongoing battle between my sisters...)
The gang. Minus Rob. He had to work so he missed out on most of the fun (he came later, but was in uniform so didn't get to splash).
My little man.
Splashing with Laura.
The visit ended way too soon, but Laura had to get to school so they had to go. The morning before they left some last minute snuggling was crammed in...
Taking a nap with Grandpa.
One last snuggle with Nana.
We hated saying goodbye, but were so glad they took the detour to come see us (Oklahoma isn't exactly on the way to Kansas City). And thank heavens for skype...