We left for Phoenix the night that school got out. Our plane arrived late, but the boys were troopers and so excited to see Mimi and Papa. Summer had officially started! The day after our trip we just hung low. I was super tired and not feeling very well, so the boys played and I dozed off and on throughout the day.
Swimming began for the boys. They were little fish!
They would play hard all day and then at night just crash.
Remember my bruises from that Spartan Race? Well they got worse before they finally started to get better.
I thought it looked a little bit like a Hawaiian island.
Gabriel got an early birthday present from my parents. A new bike! A strider bike, which was recommended by his therapists to work on that core and leg strength.
He was all business while riding it.
While Gabriel rode, we hiked.
After the hike we came back and swam some more. This was the trip where Gabriel got very brave and comfortable with the water.
I went down to Phoenix craving Mexican food and I found and ate it with a vengeance. I also enjoyed lots of margaritas.
The Monday after we arrived, my Dad took off from work and we took the boys to the Lego Discovery Center down at Arizona Mills. It was a pretty cool place and just right for their ages.
Caderyn's face in this shot cracks me up.
No mom! Not a picture in the sun!
The Center wasn't open when we got there, so we walked around and found the animals outside of The Rain Forest Cafe.
Once the Center opened we got lost for a few hours in the mini building blocks of fun.
One of the rooms was a mini Arizona. They had a stadium complete with moving players and lights. Downtown Phoenix with a band playing and moving on the stage and much more. It was pretty cool.
Then it was on to the building room.
After a day of fun we had lunch at the Rain Forest Café and then headed home.
A day well spent.