Near the end of our trip, my mom and I traveled up to Kansas City, Missouri to visit my brother Cody and his wife Sarah. They hadn't met Mallory yet, so she really needed to meet her Uncle C before we headed back to Japan. There was a little hiccup on the day we left- we couldn't get into Kansas City at first because it was so foggy. We had to basically fly backwards to Tulsa and hang out in the Tulsa airport for 2 hours, and wait for the minimums to clear in KC. When they finally did, we were off again. It was a bit of a hassle for Mom and myself, but Mallory clearly didn't mind. She just slept thru the Tulsa airport. Once we landed though, Sarah and Cody were there to pick us up and we were on our way.
Cody meeting and holding Mallory for the first time.
Aunt Sarah, Uncle Cody and their niece Mallory
Having a conversation with Uncle Cody
Uncle Cody is a cool dude
Playing on the kick and play
Chillin' on the couch. It was really cold while we were there, so we spent lots of time on the couch.
Watching tv at Cody and Sarah's house
All of us - aren't we cute? Who do you think Mal looks like?
Uncle Cody and Aunt Sarah and little Miss Mal
Hanging with my Uncle Cody
My mom cross-stitched a Texas Tech emblem for Cody and Sarah for Christmas, since they are both officially graduates of that University now.
Playing Uno. "I think you should play the blue 3 Nana."
Cody and Sarah playing Uno.
We all went to visit Union Station, an old train station in KC. They had a whole bunch of miniature trains all set up and also a display of can sculptures. They were built by various architure firms from KC.
A gnome in a garden
Mr. Potato Head
Pineapple with a chunk cut out, and Marilyn Monroe behind it.
Mary (Sarah's sister), Sarah, Cody and I standing by the "shuttlecock" that his former architecture firm made. This is an icon in KC, as their is a shuttlecock on the lawn of the art museum there.
Cody and I check out the can sculpture- we couldn't figure out this one. We finally did- it's a 6 pack of bottles.
Yum! You look like you know just what you are doing there Cody! I think you might need one of these (the kid, not the bottle)
Uncle Co makes a good pillow
Hanging out with Uncle Co
Cody and Jaxson think the bouncer seat is pretty cool.
Playing with the kick and play that Cody and Sarah borrowed for her. They sweetly got a bouncer seat, a swing and a pack and play- they didn't want their niece to be bored at their house!
I can hold my own bottle!
Uncle Cody, Mal and Mama
The 3 of us flying back to Houston after a great visit in KC. I guess the trip wore Mal out! We had a great visit and I'm so glad Cody got to meet his niece.