Sunday, August 24, 2008

Scottsdale, Arizona

(Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Splash Pool)

We flew down at Scottsdale Wednesday as a family and just returned home today (Sunday) for some new scenery and some R & R. We stayed HERE at the lovely Fairmont Resort. Actually Eric had business down in Arizona and we (the kids and I) had always planned to tag along and play at the pool during the day. But we were especially grateful for the getaway this week after the drama with Max on Monday night. 
Eric worked Thursday, Friday and Saturday all day so the kids and I just spent our time at the resort, chasing bunnies, (they were everywhere), swimming, visitng the ducks in the huge pond at the resort, picking flowers and enjoying being together.
And for those of you who left sweet comments and concern for Max, we are happy to report, he was totally his normal, happy, sweet self in Arizona and we appreciate all the concern of our friends and family. We are still doing the follow up test and seizure clinic this week but we don't expect anything out of the ordinary.

(Happy Max and his mama)

We have stayed at this hotel last year while visiting Scottsdale and we just love their kids Splash pool, it is beach entry and is shallow for 30 plus feet so the kid can walk far into the pool without it getting too deep. One of the coolest kiddie pools I have been to.

They also have these big cabanas with sand boxes and toys underneath, the kids got sooo dirty but they loved it. Ady would say "I am ready for the beach now" which meant sandbox time.

At night when Eric got home we would spend more time at the pool and the kids enjoyed that time the best, Daddy is just so much more fun than me I guess. 

(matching camo suits)

Ady loved the waterslide at the hotel

Max loved yelling at the ducks in the duck pond from the shore.

It was a nice little 5 day getaway for us. One of the other wives from Eric's office Jen and her daughter Megan were there too, so they joined us at the pool during the day. We kept saying how hot it was and I kept force feeding my kids water so they would get plenty to drink. Then one night Eric and I got a babysitter and went out to a dinner with some friends, and I started to get dizzy and I full on passed out in the lobby of the restaurant, in front of tons and tons of people, I was really dehydrated. I was so embarassed. In all my effort to keep the kids hydrated in the over 100 degree weather of Arizona, I hadn't drank enough myself. Opps, I wont do that again.
Anyway, we had a really good time and every time I travel I think how grateful I am that I really do (most of the time) enjoy traveling with my kids so much. Eric and I almost always bring the kids with us everywhere we go and I am glad that traveling is something we enjoy doing as a family. Even though we look like a 3 ring circus going through security with all our "kid equipment".

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