Sunday, April 3, 2011

Arizona - Feb. 2011

Did I tell you about the time I went to AZ in February? No? Oh yeah, that's because I didn't and I'm behind!! My friend from college, Alyssa (same people we went to Boston with) was going to be visiting her Dad in Mesa. She's from Wisconsin. So being that she'd only be about 6-7 hours away, I hopped in my car and drove over with the kids. We had a lot of fun just hanging out, deciding where to eat (Cafe Rio, Chick-Fila), where to shop (IKEA!), and where to take our kids. We have another friend, Mandi, who lives out there too so we spent a couple days seeing her too. One day we just all hung out at her place and the other day we all went to the zoo. You should have seen us all at the zoo. 3 moms and like 9 kids. Pretty impressive! John came out later in the week because his brother and sister-in-law (Jen) were out there too in Scottsdale. Jen has a gallery show that she does out there every year. I was super excited to see her art. Landon was soooo excited about her puzzles which she gave to him as a present!!! Those are the puzzles he has been doing. It was a good little week trip, and the kids did amazing in the car. One main stop to get lunch, feed Carly, go to the bathroom, and we were good to go! And I swear, me, Alyssa, and Mandi were there! We just didn't get any pictures of us!
These girls loved looking at Carly (and holding her). On the left, Brooklynn who's only a little older than Landon. On the right, Emalin who's almost 2.
At the zoo. The "famous" twins who are only a couple months younger than Landon.
Rub-a-dub-dub 5 kids in a tub
The Gallery
Going miniature golfing. Landon wasn't too bad. Cody still needs to work on not picking up his ball and placing it in the hole. But he had fun!
I just thought these series of pictures were funny. It was so hard to get a good photo! Didn't get one!


Julie and Stephen Barnes said...

Looks like a very fun trip and I love love love the shorts in february! I can't believe our babies are 4 months old!! Carly is SO PRECIOUS!

Courtney said...

So were there "like 9 kids" or were there really 9 kids? ha ha. The trip looks fun. I wish I could make your pictures bigger! My computer doesn't let me! :(

Alyssa said...

That was the most fun EVER!! Ema still talks about Carly :)

And at the zoo it was 9 but at Mandi's there were 10 kids!!