well, our recent trip to arizona wasn't actually about visiting family, making memories with cousins, seeing friends or taking a break with grammy and poppa's help while daddy traveled and worked like crazy.
actually, the real reason we southern california residents went to arizona was to dump as much of our economic resources into the arizona economy as we possibly could.i'm sure our $17 spent in admission to state parks made a huge difference. especially the $3 my awesome husband panhandled from some tourists so we wouldn't have to drive all the way back to an ATM...
we love you, az.
(but our stroller? not so much.)
(ok, so this post isn't actually to talk about an absurdly ridiculous boycott)
(or the literal definition of illegal)
(ahem) but instead, how about more pictures of my kids! 'cause i know we all love my kids...bennett is sorta obsessed with cars, racing, nascar, tools, lightning mcqueen, etc... so poppa became the greatest person on earth when he said, "hey bennett, let's take the tires off my truck and check things out."
and for the next couple of days he could be heard whispering to himself, "i just love taking tires off trucks. i just love it so much..."
we had a great time at grammy and poppa's. once we got a little sleep, of course. there were forts to build, crafts to make, games to play like "return to tooth kingdom" (which is just the kind of dorky thing you find when your grammy is a school nurse and gets loads of free stuff from colgate), gardening, and stories about grammy's friend anita from germany who lived under hitler's rule and almost starved to death and had to eat boiled grass to survive:a story that should have a lasting impact on my kids and has also provided plenty of opportunity for me to threaten them into gratitude for whatever they are served...
we also spent some great time with our cousins and, bummer for you all, i can't seem to find those particular pictures at the moment.
but i must say, should you be looking for a destination to spend your money, don't forget about arizona.
there's all kinds of wonderful things to be discovered...