Monday, March 22, 2010

spring break 2010

spring break went by too fast. it was nice to have the kids home and not be on such a schedule.

we stayed pretty busy anyhow tho....

here we are at the irish faire in downtown phoenix. the big girls marched in the st. patrick's day parade and had their very first irish step dancing performance.

S was being very naughty and would not scoot back from the bigger dancers. as you can see, they randomly kicked out their legs. we told S she could get kicked, but i think she enjoyed the thrill. she came out of it safe and sound.
here is L working hard.... i liked to watch them mouthing out the counts.
it was hard for them to keep their hands down so they just kept them in their pockets.
towards the end of the parade....
baby bump.... 32 weeks
irish fire truck?

these 2 started ice skating lessons. they mentioned it to daddy and he is completely in charge of it. he took them down, got them registered, sat thru both lessons. it is quite impressive. their registration includes free skate at open skating time and several buddy passes. so last saturday we spent ALL MORNING at the skating rink. it was interesting to say the least. but the kids love it and i am not in charge so... it works for me.
we also went to my brother's 30th 80's rocker birthday party. well, his 30th birthday... not his 30th rocker birthday party. that theme might get old after 30 parties.
it was pretty hilarious.

p dubs needed to go to yuma for work, so we all tagged along. the kids had fun swimming at the hotel pool until 10 o'clock and i got to sit in the spa (i checked with the doc and it was cleared...if it's not too hot). when the old people started to stare down at us from their windows, we figured it was time to call it a night.

we figured the beach is only 2 hrs. from yuma, so why not spend the next day at the beach!!
these kids are such beach bums. they could spend days there and not get tired of it. i wouldn't recommend ocean beach tho... it seemed to be the druggie-teenage runaway capital of the world.
trying to body surf...
peace man.
beach babes.
the drive home was sooo long. luckily the kids were so worn out from the beach, that they crashed out the whole way home. we were tired (since we had made this whole vacation happen within 30 hours) but were making pretty good time. we finally got to maricopa and got held up by this train just parked. stopped. right in the middle of the road. we were there for 30 min.!! it was maddening to be that close to home and have to wait for no apparent reason. i was getting very grumpy. when it finally moved, we realized it was stopped at an amtrack station. why they would put the stop so close to the road is beyond me. i think i'll write a letter. a strongly worded one.

it was fun tho. and i guess it counted as a babymoon... even tho i had all my babies with me. oh well, i did get to sit in the spa.

1 comment:

sarah said...

dear train...
i'm a little upset that we didn't have a spring break '10 party. it's tradition.