April 30, 2017

Mud Pies

Last week, my friend Kristy invited us to make some mud pies.
I wasn't sure if Fox would like to get dirty and if I had to take a guess, I would've said he wouldn't get into the mud, but he proved me wrong!

The boys had so much fun together, they seriously giggled and laughed the entire time.

These water spray bottles were the hit...look at both of their tongues - pure concentration!

Here they are spraying Kristy, they thought it was hilarious! 

Kristy's community pool was right next door, so we were able to shower these dirty boys off and go play at the playground afterwards!

I just love seeing him so happy! I would say that he prefers to play by himself and he can be shy at times, but they played their hearts out and it was the best thing to watch. 

And catching up with my sweet friend while the boys played wasn't a bad thing either!

We had dinner at their house and played for a bit, and before long it was way after bedtime and we had to call it a night. My heart was seriously so full when we left....it was just what I needed after a rough week!

April 27, 2017

California Trip

A few weeks ago Katie's parents invited us to join them for a short trip to California. Grandpa always wanted to take Fox to Knott's Berry Farm because Fox loves Charlie Brown and the Peanuts, so that is what we did. 

I've never been there and it had been over a decade (or two) since Katie had been. The weather was perfect and it was nice to get out of the Phoenix heat for a few days. 

Surprisingly, the lines were super long, Disneyland Style long to be exact. 

This kid doesn't need amusement parks, all he ever wants to do is to play with Grandpa and these two had a blast!

Until someone boarded the train before him and he "lost" the race. It's hard to be (almost) three!

What I didn't like about Knott's Berry Farm is that there weren't many rides you could do as a family. I mean, I guess we could've all squeezed onto Peppermint Patty's Truck, but we didn't.

We saw a cheesy show where all of us, but Fox, got sunburned. We made sure he had sunscreen, but didn't think about putting any on us.

That night, we drove down to San Diego, where we spent the next two nights. This was the view from our room.

We went to the Marina for a little bit and booked a tour. 

This was one of those tours, where you ride in a bus and then you drive straight into the water and the bus becomes a boat. We drove out to see some seals. 

Afterwards, we went to Balboa Park and took a little walk on one of their trails.

We ended the night with dinner to celebrate Katie's parent's 28th wedding anniversary. 
It was a super short trip, but it was nice to get out and Fox had a lot of fun.