Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Break....the Arizona experience

So after Bryce Canyon, we drove to Arizona. We stopped at a Pizza Hut on the way and sat by 2 guys in Raiders shirts. I wonder who these cars belong to? Really, I don't love anything the wayRaider fans love their team.

But then to the warm and wonderful Arizona heat. We had several pools at our disposal (including a super-splash pool), air hockey, ping pong, giant checkers, playgrounds, lazy river, and a waterslide. We hardly ever left the property. So BEAUTIFUL. And the best part? Bill's parents met us there and we loved spending time with them.

The wildlife in the area was so fun. My kids went on several bunny hunts. We fed quails, bunnies, and the occasional lizard from our balcony. The lady giving me my pedicure did tell me to beware because the hawks often scoop up the bunnies. She always worries about her little puppy. Really glad we didn't have a "circle of life" moment on this trip.
My kids were like fish. They hardly got out of the water. Which made for this tired trio. (Quinn, grandpa, and Li-Li)
Easter is always tricky when you are away, but the Easter bunny was smart enough to find us. And what a novel idea to have eggs outside that weren't buried in snow? I could get used to this.

Macy loved the lazy river. I was hoping she would decide to nap there so I could just float around with her and not have to watch 3 other kids.
(in case you are wondering, my husband has no leg hair for reasons that have to do with his biking. Yes, it is strange, but I love him anyway. I once didn't go on a second date with a guy who did the same thing....for that reason.)

Instead, she napped like this.
Quinn was quite accident-prone this trip and I'm seriously amazed he never rolled into a cactus or anything. Loved this one on our LONG drive home. It wasn't too bad, except Macy lost her breakfast an hour into the drive. 9 more hours of the smell. But we survived and I want to go back!
Back to reality.


Monika said...

It really looks like a fabulous time, and it wouldn't be a road trip without a little puke! :)

Ashley said...

That looks so nice! We are going to AZ in a few weeks (me and my mom and Brooke and sisters-in-law) and this makes me so excited for the sun and pool! Your hotel must have been awesome what with the lazy river and all.

Bill said...

It was awesome. I enjoyed the lazy river - much better than the Productive Rivers you see at some of those lesser hotels.

Kathryn said...

Looks like you had a great great time. So happy for you!

Karen said...

Love the new header picture!! Gorgeous family!

Looks like a fantastic time... glad you got to get away as a family.

brooke said...

I am so excited for our girls' trip to Arizona too...your pictures are great. The leg hair thing is so funny. Bill's legs look long and smooth! I have a funny leg hair man story too..not really appropriate for the blog....