Friday, February 24, 2012


We were bound and determined to go on a hot holiday while I was on maternity leave.  We were hoping to go to Cuba, but decided at the last minute to go to Phoenix. We figured the flight was shorter, the weather was warm but not crazy HOT (being more child friendly), that we could rent a house with a pool so that Ryder could still nap and we could still be outside in the sunshine, that we could check out the desert, and that maybe, just maybe my sisters or mom could join us.

Yep, it's a Superman one piece swim suit!!  Ok, it's too small, but I squeezed him into it, cause it's cute, isn't it???

We found a great house for rent on the internet. It was Canadian owned, advertized as "Canadians renting to Canadians." The place had a pool and was located in the San Tan Valley, just an hour from Phoenix.  It had four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was in a family friendly neighbourhood.  

Once we had everything squared away, we invited, my sisters and mom to join us on our last minute holiday.  We knew chances were slim that anyone would be able to join us on such short notice, but we thought we'd invite anyway.  To our surprise, we got a text from Aimee and Shane, once we were already there, saying they had found CHEAP flights and that they'd like to join us!! Yippee!!!  

The boys spent a lot of time at the pool together.

I know, I know, I have included way too many pictures, but I couldn't help it! The trip was so much fun!!  

This was a super fun, kid friendly place! The train and the petting zoo were a big hit!

Petting Zoo

SAN TAN FLATS OUTDOOR RESTAURANT-like camping without sleeping on the ground

 This was such a cool place! So much to see and do! There was dancing, BBQ, fire pits, wood piles, western decor! Everything about this place was soooo much fun!!!




Shane and Max, heading to fishing pond!

Ryder slept through most of the fishing
trip. This was him, just before  
he shut it down in the stroller.
 Max was the most adorable fisherman ever!!!!!


 Shane and Max checkin' out the animals.

Aimee and Max

Yep, that's apple sauce dripping off his chin.

Ryder and Max riding a ceramic zoo animal!  Aimee and I posed for a pic too.


Ryder, touching his first snake!







Aimee said...

We had so much fun and wish we could have all stayed another week!! Thank you for inviting us! Ryder is awesome, we loved spending time with all of you :)

Nicole said...

Loved the pics :). Looks like a ton of fun was had!