After a not-so-bad two days of driving, we got to spend a lovely week in Kansas visiting my family.
For the first couple of days, we had a pretty tired baby on our hands. That's not such a problem, though, when you have plenty of adoring arms to cuddle you during a nap. Turns out Uncle Wes makes a great pillow and a baseball game on TV is the best lullaby on the planet.
Then, when it's time to finally get down to the business of playing, you find that those adoring arms are attached to adoring people who are willing to entertain you at just about any cost.
Nothing like having a Grandad who has been professionally trained to run little kids ragged and teach them how to have fun!
Ava sure got used to having a delighted entourage.
We did lots of fun stuff during our trip. The above picture was from the park where we fed the ducks. Ava spent a lot of time playing in a HUGE ball pit in my parents' living room...
...and we even got to go see a very cool model train. That visit was pretty awesome for Daddy, too.
Grammie & Grandad even have a baby-sized dog for Ava to play with. She could say "Yankee" nearly immediately and spent a lot of time loving on this little dog.
In the end, this was a great trip. It's so nice to get to spend some quality time with our family and we were so glad Wes could be there for so much of our visit. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for playing host and for entertaining Ava so well!