We planned, sligthly last minute, to make a trip to Kansas City for a Derek's cousin's graduation party. The boys were so excited to go visit family and counted down the days. We told them we'd leave early on departure day, so Cooper woke me up at 5:30am saying, "I thought we were leaving early?". Then he went back to sleep in my bed while I got ready!
I was 'cleared' by my doctor to make the trip at 34 weeks pregnant, but we had to make a lot of stops for stretching and restroom breaks! We still made fairly good time and soon we had arrived at Derek's brother, Tyler, and wife, Lauren's, house. Where as soon as "hello's" were said the boys had Uncle Ty showing them that the pond he drained with plans to fill in had refilled with rainwater.
And in a matter of seconds after that they were 'all in'.
Finding all sorts of fun creatures!
I found a fun little creature too. :) Mason is very interactive and fun right now.
Back in the house, the boys enjoyed playing with him too.
And they all sat still long enough for a Mleynek "men" cousin picture.
Mason tolerates the boys' affection well.
Next they introduced Mason to "Wild Kratts". Which he really liked!
He also liked Uncle Derek but wasn't too sure about that beard.
The next morning, the boys opted for a dip in the hot tub instead of bathing. :)
And after they were clean, dried and dressed, Derek and I snuck away for a few minutes to stock up on some Trader Joe's essentials.
G'ma Debbie, G'pa Dale, Drew and Mikiah arrived soon.
Grandma brought some goodies for the boys.
Which Miles tried to share with Mason.
Grandma Jan and Grandpa Gordie also arrived and we had some time to relax and catch up.
We fit in a few haircuts and then got ready to join the party over at Aunt Brenda's!