Sunday, July 18, 2010

Arizona Vacation

After the family reunion in California with Rophone's family, we headed over to Arizona to see my brother and his family. I know that July isn't the time most folks want to head to Arizona, but we're brave. Very brave.

My brother, Rib, and his wife, Aunt Jazz Hands, have a fabulous house (with a great playroom) and a fantastic pool in the backyard. Both key things to enjoying an Arizona vacation in the middle of the summer. The kids kept each other well occupied playing in the playroom and around the house, taking breaks once and sometimes twice a day to go swimming. 

Having my kids be so entertained, and not having to be the sole meal-planner, made for a great and relaxing vacation for me. Rib and Jazz Hands are fantastic hosts. We felt right at home. 

I'm not even going to attempt to pretend that this post isn't going to have a lot of photos. I'm not going to apologize for it either, because you'll like them. Buckle up!

Bud kept blocking his face from the paparazzi. 

Captain Tornado decided to give his new 'diving helmet' a go. 

I'm not so sure it worked the way he hoped it would. Not that he stopped making attempts, of course. 

Ginger was a little nervous to jump off the high wall, but managed to conquer her fears. Way to go, Ginger!

Gotcha, Bud!

Aunt Jazz Hands managed to take some fabulous photos, too. They're kind of in miniature, so get out your magnifying glass. I'll wait. 

The boys managed to get in some fishing.

And a lot of cousin wall-jumping.

In our off time, Aunt Jazz Hands even organized a puppet making project. The woman has energy, I tell ya.

And some books were read and some odd photos were taken (what did you expect from me?).

We really had so much fun. If you're wondering how much, all you have to do is look at Big. He'll tell ya.

Thanks Rib and Jazz Hands for such a great time! We miss you!


Pete Pages said...

The kids keep asking when you are coming back! Your pictures are really great. Not much cuter than our kiddies in goggles. The trouble with having such a great time together, is that we miss you even more now. :) xoxo

patti's place said...

I'm so glad that you finally were able to go to Arizona and spend some time with family. It looks like everyone had a great time.

jww said...

Love the pictures!! Looks like so much fun! Yup, the pool has got to be the hangout for July in Arizona.

SassyMama said...

Great to hear you had a fun time.
And you are right... I don't mind-- I loved the pictures!