Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Arizona trip wrapped up

One of the many things I love about the houses in Arizona is that they are all built with solid fences behind them. Audrey and Brighton were pretty much fighting on and off the whole time we were there. One night, they were being really loud, so we told them they could play outside. At first, the loved the idea...and then two minutes of being outside changed their minds.

A lot more happened in Arizona than I have pictures for.
We were in the mall with the plan of going to the Kids Club, me and Audrey used to go to it. Unfortunately we were too late, it had already ended. As we were walking around we walked past the Santa in the mall. Audrey got so excited! She was obsessed with Santa this year, but we hadn't taken her to see one because I was always under the impression that you would have to pay for the over priced pictures that came along with your visit. So we kept walking by. Audrey tried desperately to pull me and Travis back to Santa..."He wants to hold me!" she yelled. She was so passionate about it that I went up and looked at the prices of the pictures...they were way to much for what they were. Then I asked the girl working there (she was NOT wearing an elf costume) if we had to get pictures taken. Much to my surprise she said "No, you can come through the line as many times as you want!". So Travis stood in line with Audrey and Brighton to see Santa. When their turn came up Audrey ran out and jumped on Santa's lap. He had just been holding a screaming toddler, so this was probably a bit of a shock to him. Brighton was a bit more apprehensive, but he joined Audrey and Santa. This Santa was the best one I have ever seen...he had a REAL beard! I am really glad that Audrey could see Santa this year.
A few days before we went to Arizona I checked in with our good friends, Chris and Laura. They live in Canada, so we basically get to see them...never. It just so happened that they were going to be in Phoenix for business the exact same week we were visiting. How is that for coincidence? So we got to go out for dinner and play a game of Settlers with them. It was so fun to see them.
Travis's Mom had a lot of things planned out for us the kids when we were there, and one of them was to do a Nativity scene starring Brighton as Joseph, Audrey as Mary, and Phoenix as baby Jesus. It was a lot of fun, the kids were adorable and we all got to wear costumes.
I also got to visit with my best girlfriend from Mesa, Tatum. It was so much fun catching up with her and her adorable daughters. Tatum just bought a new house and it is decorated so well, she is amazing!
As you can tell, we had an awesome time visiting Arizona.


The Webbs said...

Hey Rachel! I was just browsing your blog! Your family is SO cute! Too bad we didnt meet up when you lived in AZ!!! Anyway hope you are doing well! Happy New Years!

Cherrie said...

I love the picture of the kids in the window lol.