At the end of the school year when Max brought his school journal home, I discovered this little gem he wrote the Monday after Laurie and Michael's visit.
Helicopter Flight by Maxwell Payne
My Mom's cousin Lori (slight misspelling!!) and her husband Michael had come to our house on Friday. They slept with us on Saturday. I guess they loved the room since they woke up super happy. They were glad to see us. I had an Upward basketball game. We won barely, the score was them 40 us 42, so we are glad we beat them cause they are super good. But before that I went on a helicopter flight (it's actually an airplane!). It was super, super, super fun. I went on Michael's plane called Goldie. Everyone loves Goldie as much as themselves. They loved the plane cause it is gold. We went to this place called Hailey. It was fast it took about one hour to get to Hailey and back to Boise. When we were almost home I saw the Boise State field. We went to KFC for lunch then it was the awesome basketball game. Upward rocks!