Friday, April 4, 2014

Arizona Trip

Logan and I decided to take a little trip to go visit Linds and her family in Arizona. I was definitely looking forward to the trip to get out of the doom and gloom which is Seattle in the winter. I couldn't wait for the sun. Obviously, I was more excited to see Linds, Ben and Macee and meet baby Blake. Andy didn't have the time off of work unfortunately, but it turned out to be a good thing he didn't come since he got sick just a few days before we left. Poor guy...

Logan was such a good boy on the flight there. We had to wake him up at 4 in the morning! But once we got on the plane and took off, I gave him his bottle and he fell right asleep. He sleep only for about half an hour, but was super happy the rest of the flight. We sat next to friendly people, so that helped him to be happy. He was even better on the flight back...slept THE WHOLE TIME! I was very lucky, but I also wasn't surprised considering he didn't sleep very well the whole time we were there.

He had a pretty hard time adjusting to the new place and new people. He was super sleepy, but he couldn't sleep on his own. So I had to lay down with him for his naps and he slept in bed with me every night. It was kind of fun to have a cuddle buddy, even if he took up the whole bed! It was cute to see how he slept, moving all over and eventually getting comfortable with his face down in the bed and his butt in the air. So funny!

We enjoyed the nice weather by sitting outside on the patio and going to the park. We went swimming one day, but apparently it was a little bit too cold for those Arizonian's to swim. We had to swim in the heated pool. :) I had a bad mom moment because Logan fell asleep in his car seat a few minutes before we got to the pool. And since he hadn't been sleeping very well, you'd think I'd just let him get his sleep...NOPE! I didn't want him to miss out on swimming with his friends. I'm glad I did because he really liked the water. He'd been swimming when he was a few months old last summer, but he really liked it this time. All of the other kids were shivering and Logan was just in heaven.

We went to the Phoenix Zoo and was a lot of fun. We spent 7 or 8 hours there and it was just nice to walk around, take out time, and enjoy the sunshine. We petted some stingrays in the stingray pool, rode the carousel a few times, played at the splashpad and walked around to see the animals. Logan didn't love the splashpad...he finally got the courage to crawl closer to the wet area, but right when he got there - the water shot up and he was so scared! Poor baby... He was pretty much attached to my arms the whole time we were there, so when I was holding him, he enjoyed the water. 

Group picture minus Macee. I love this!

Love her sweet face!
Riding the carousel
Train ride around the zoo
After a long day at the zoo, we were on our way home and all three kiddos were asleep. It was heavenly!
Hard to get a picture of all 3 asleep
We spent a lot of time just relaxing and hanging out around the house. Logan finally warmed up to the house and could venture out on his own. He especially loved the doggie door and the sliding glass doors. He also learned to crawl up the stairs on the playground. Too bad we don't have stairs in our house so he can practice his new skill.

Swinging babies

Macee was so sweet. She went nice and slow for little Logan

Trying to sneak outside
The boys will love this picture when they are older.
We had such a nice visit and it was great to spend 4 whole days with Linds. It had been too long, but of course it didn't feel that way. I'm very lucky to have such great friends that keep in touch (almost every day...) People always doubted that we would be friends when we grew up, I'm so happy that we can prove them wrong. I can't wait for our California vacation where we all get to be together, yes under the same roof for 5 days! I'm so glad Logan and I were able to take a little break and get away and visit our friends.

No comments:

Post a Comment