if there are ever moments we are divvying up sleeping arrangements/responsibilities, i always choose to sleep with ella and i let anthony sleep with bennett.
this is why:
the kids were SO excited about the bed that folded out of the couch (yeah, we don't get out much.)
but that excitement was nothing compared to the next find on their exploration of the room.
"ella! look! a TOILET!" followed by squeals of delight.ok, are we really that white trash? did my kids honestly think we'd stay in a room without a bathroom?
my birthday celebration later that evening was complete with trick candles. bennett, perfectly content to hyperventilate during his persistent quest to extinguish the stubborn flame, didn't even seem to notice how incredibly angry ella was at these candles. once anthony told her they were trick candles she said, "that is so rude!" and pouted for a bit.
and i must say, i was a bit surprised at the sheer number of people we happened to meet who were in town for the entire week from places like new jersey, california, new york... this was their time share week and they came to phoenix. in july. on PURPOSE. i don't get it.
vacations before kids always equaled relaxation.
vacations with kids equal fun (with the right mind set, of course). so while these 2 particular days weren't exactly relaxing, they were full of great memories, a very happy birthday, and...
... bennett's first enema.
oh, to be 3 again...