Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Break in AZ

Spring break goes by so quickly. We have been keeping busy with a trip to the park, swimming in the heated water of the public pool, swimming in the freezing water of our back yard pool, going to the Children's Museum and the week's not over yet.

Brian didn't have to be in to work until afternoon today so we decided to take the kids hiking. We went over to South Mountain. What a beautiful day! 
There were lots of little wild flowers and many of the cacti were flowering too.

Crystal clear blue sky.

Then Brian took us to Jason's Deli for lunch. If you haven't tried this place, you really should. The food is amazing and you get free ice cream!!

On Sunday we took the kids to the Ostrich Festival. This was the first time in 20 years that I partook in the horrendous event to "honor" this large two legged bird. Where else can you get your picture taken as an ostrich, watch jockeys ride ostriches in races and get an ostrich burger in the same place?? The kids did have fun. I got my fill of white trash carnival events for the year. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Who Hair Day

All the Who's down at Santan were to dress in their best and put their hair to the test. In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday the kids were supposed to wear their hair in a "Who" style. 

Cami Who

Cassi Who

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Another Year Older

For Cassi's 9th birthday she wanted to have her party at a rock wall gym. She is so strong and a super natural climber. It was a lot of fun to see all the girls climb up those walls like spiderman. It was even better to see the expression on their mom's faces when they came to pick up their kids and they were 40 feet up on a rock wall!

Cassi had many things on her wish list for her birthday. The most amazing and heart touching was that she wanted all her friends and family together. So we invited all our friends and family to come to our house for a BBQ. The party had to be postponed for a day due to her little brother getting strep throat, but everyone was here today to help her celebrate. For her birthday this year, mom made a 9 layer cake...yum!

The Cake

That's one big cake with sparkler candles.

9 layers of bliss.