Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Arizona Fun...

Aiden and Reilly had a weeklong break from school, so we decided to hit the road and drive out to Arizona to visit family. The girls and I had an absolute blast, although we did miss having Doug around (a little bit). Okay, okay...maybe we missed him MORE than just a little bit. The first few mornings were especially rough for the girls, so we sent Doug some photos of our bed-headed beauties as soon as they woke up as well as a few text messages/voicemails just to let him know we loved him and missed him.

It was dark by the time we got to Gma and Gpa's house the first night, but I made it a point to drive by THIS the next morning (and the next afternoon and the following morning and afternoon...and every day thereafter) so the girls could see the progress being made on the Gilbert, AZ Temple. We lived in Arizona when the announcement was made that the Temple was going to be built. It was very exciting news. And even though we have since moved out of the state, I hope to one day go and visit...it is going to be beautiful!
The warm/dry weather actually did wonders for Reilly and Aiden's asmtha problems. By day 2, they were breathing clearer, not wheezing, and could run around all day without getting the slightest coughing fit. Amazing. The week was filled with non-stop action - playing with their cousins, chasing soccer balls, picnicing at the park, having sleepovers, helping Grandpa clean the pool, tried out grass-boarding, loving on puppies...they basically had an all-around fantastic time with their cousins/aunts/grandparents.
 Poor little Mac spiked a fever while we were out there, however, and she had a few very rough sick days (but the little sweetheart tried to put on a happy face for her aunties and grandparents).
On the way home, we stopped by the Dinosaur Museum in Cabazon (Pee-Wee's Great Adventure, anyone?!). Reilly and Aiden LOVED it (especially the "broccoli-saurus" they met)...they really thought it was great.
Even though it was loads of fun, these 3 daddy's girls could NOT wait to get home to see their papa!! Thank you for the great trip to AZ cousins...let's do it again soon!!

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