Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring Break 2009

Spring break was very low-key this year, Fred was only able to take Wed-Fri off so we decided to have a Staycation here in AZ. We thought about doing Bryce national park and Zions, but we needed some sun. The first few days the kids really wanted to go to Camp Verde, so Sophie and Sarah invited their friends, Taylor and Maddie for an adventure in CV--
Celebrating St. Patrick's day at the bowling alley
Jumping on Grandma's Trampoline
Sean peeking out of Grandma's window

We went back to Flagstaff, picked up Fred and dropped off our friends, then headed back to CV to play with cousins. We originally planned to stay 2 nights down in Phoenix, but the kids were having too much fun with cousins and grandma we stayed 2 nights in Verde an one night in Phoenix. Fred and I ditched the kids one night and travelled to Jerome, which is an old mining town about 30 minutes from CV and ate at the infamous "Haunted Hamburger" for dinner. We don't get to see each other very much so it was so nice to be able to spend some alone time with Fred.
Yummy Steak fries and Yummy Burgers!!

Playing at Grandma's with the cousins, Sean in his usual outfit of just underwear!

We left CV and headed to Phoenix to stay at the Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak, it is a really fun place. The resort has a great water park and we spent all of our time there. Everyone chilled on the lazy river, I think I've come to a point where I'm so glad my children are getting older, we were all able to do the lazy river without leaving anybody out because of size.

Sarah, Sophie, Sydney
We also went to a Spring Training baseball game and watched the Oakland A's and the Seattle Mariner's. It was fun to watch, I got nice and red. We lasted a little over an hour and the kids were done, but we did get to see Ken Griffey, Jr play.
Ummm black wasn't a very good color choice!
Sarah trying to keep cool!
Sydney just loved running around on the grass!
Sean trying to convince the Cotton-Candy man to sell him one for $1

We had a great time, got warm and came back Saturday night, just in time for it snow on us AGAIN!!! We are now officially ready for summer!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's Been a While

Wow!! It's been a long time since I've blogged. Life has been super busy and I finally have a couple of hours where I can just sit and write. School has been extremely busy this semester, Chemistry, Anatomy/Physiology, Statistics, and Dental Hygiene 100/101. I've learned so much about the body, it is absolutely amazing how everything works, I'm in awe!! By the way ask me about any of the 206 bones or the many muscles that I've had to memorize over the past 6 weeks, yep that's pretty much what I've been doing.

**Sean had his birthday party, we took him and a friend to the Aquaplex (indoor waterpark) here in Flagstaff, we get to the front counter and pay to go swim and then a lady comes out and says someone pooped in the pool so we couldn't go. I think the lady could've been a little more discreet, but that's how they roll in Flagstaff. So I decided to take them to Peter Piper Pizza, now if you are a local in Flagstaff you know not to go out on a Saturday, why do you ask?, because all of the Native American's are in town. (Disclaimer: I'm not prejudice, I'm just stating a fact) We were the only white people besides the one other family in that whole restaurant. It turned out to be quite the adventure, Poor Sean dropped his tokens and a lady picked them up and gave them to her little boy. Sarah saw this happen and came and got me, I confronted the lady and she lied to me, I was going to make an issue of it, but I was afraid I would've had a bow and arrow pulled on me. (OK a little harsh, but I was mad) Enjoy the pictures!!

Not Really!

Getting the Heck out of Dodge
Oh Yeah! He left the house dressed like this, swim trunks and snow boots!!

**Sophie had another soccer tournament in Phoenix in Feb. She is really improving and loving the goalie position, I'm so glad Sophie has found something she is truly enjoying and excelling in.

It's always a treat to go Phoenix in the winter, we went swimming and just soaked up the sun, even though the weatherman said it was a chilly weekend, 70 degrees.
Sydney doing a bellyflop!

Fred taking a nap

So when the Reese family goes on vacation we always seem to have a "Griswold moment"-we were out eating on the balcony and Sophie shuts the door, well the door automatically locks, no one has a key to get back in. We try to figure out how we can throw one of the kids over the balcony, but luckily for Sophie's sake a flagged down a maintenance worker and he was able to rescue us!

**Sydney has told me she wants to be a hairdresser when she grows up, well I think she thinks she's all grown up because she gave Sean a haircut. He woke up and I thought he had really bad bedhead, but nope Sydney cut his bangs for him. He's quite the looker.

Before, yeah he went to school like that!
All better!