On New Years Eve we decided to venture out to the Perot Museum with Mimi, Aunt Hailey, and Uncle Zachry. We had tried to go earlier in the week, but with the holidays it was so crowded that you had to have your tickets purchased in advance. It was so so crowded, but we enjoyed getting to see this awesome new museum!
Max looking at the stars on the ceiling.
Good to know...
Max was pretty pumped about the dinosaurs.
Seriously...no posing for him when there is stuff to see!
Aunt Hailey and Uncle Zachry took Max on a platform that simulated different intensities of earthquakes. He didn't really know what to think at first...
You lookin' at me?
They had a fun kid's play area in the basement. He would have spent all day in here.
Just let me take a nap!
This was about 45 minutes before we realized I packed the bottle but no formula.
We were really fortunate to be able to spend the few days after Christmas in Texas, too. One day we went to The Dallas World Aquarium with Aunt Amy and Papa. Max was a big fan, and he still talks about seeing the fish. After seeing alligators at the zoo and the aquarium, he's pretty much obsessed with them. It was a great day!
He was too excited to look at the camera long enough...
We stayed in town for our church's Christmas Eve service, and first thing Christmas morning we headed to Texas. The boys did great, and we made really good time. Unfortunately, the ice and snow hit when we got to East Texas, and the roads got crazy. We saw an eighteen wheeler overturned, and the car right in front of us spun out and ended up in the grass on the side of the highway. It took a lot longer than it should have, but we made it! Thank goodness my family was coming back with us and my mom hopped in the car with us before it started. She kept the boys entertained.
We finally got to Mike's dad's house, and it was time for the Christmas fun to continue. For Max that meant diving into the presents he saw in the corner. It really doesn't take long for kids to figure this present business out! This year it was fun, though, because he wanted everyone else to open too.
Max and his new doctor's kit glasses.
Looking at his new book with Aunt Amy
Presents are yummy!
Opening Papa's present for him
A new helmet...we had to hide this and the big wheel until the weather gets better!
The big wheel...he was all about the "big" present.
A couple days later we went to my mom's house to finish up Christmas over there. We opened gifts in Mississippi, but we waited to do our stockings until we got to Texas. They are my favorite part! I only got a couple pictures, but the boys are fans of stockings too.
Ben...probably deciding how to get this in his mouth
I'm Amanda: Christ follower, wife, mom, and once upon a time I was a librarian. I'm a Texas girl by birth, living life in Mississippi. I have been married to Mike for 10 years, and what an adventure it has been! Our first son, Max, arrived in the fall of 2010, and our second son, Ben, joined our family in May 2012. Our twins followed 12 months later in May 2013, and here we are...a family of six!