Jared’s parents came two weeks ago and we had so much fun that it has taken me a little time to get back to blogging about it.
The came on May 30th and left June 5th. Here are some of the fun things we did with them while they were here.
Sunday, May 30th
After church we ate, took naps/worked on lessons/read and then ate again. Then we decided to take a little trip over to the Mesa Temple. It really is pretty, especially at dusk when the light is more colored.
Monday, May 31
Jared had Monday off for Memorial Day so we headed over to the zoo. Here’s their new baby zebra. so cute. Look at those skinny legs!
At the end of our trip, we stopped by the splash pad and let Christian cool off.
Here are Jared with Vivian and his parents watching Christian run around in the water. This is a typical picture of my in-laws; always trying to hide for the camera. I think it’s frustrating since pictures are probably how my kids will remember them best. I guess that’s their choice.
Tuesday, June 1
Heard Museum and Peter Piper Pizza
We went to the Heard Museum after naps this day, and it was really fun. They have displays on all kinds of artwork/crafts by the Native Americans past and present that have tribes here in AZ. There is so much beautiful craftsmanship here. It was very enjoyable to see how much Jared’s mom appreciated this museum too. They have a very neat children’s area where Christian loves to play and you can actually take pictures.
Here’s a picture of my MIL, Linda with Vivian. She looks so pretty when she just smiles for the camera, I don’t know why she’s always hiding from it.
After the heard museum, we picked up Jared from work and then went to Peter Piper Pizza to get a bite and use some extra tokens we had laying around the house.
Thursday, June 2
This was my most adventurous day of their visit. I woke up early in the morning and took the kids on a almost two-hour car ride to Cottonwood to ride the train with Gerald and Linda.
Each section had an inside and outside car so you could choose. I mostly staid inside because of Vivian but it was pretty neat to be outside.
We ended up out in the middle of nowhere and the train sold ice cream sandwiches once we got there after a two hour ride. Then the engine came around to the back in the old-fashioned switch-track way and we headed back to Cottonwood. Christian started flirting with a little girl on the train and then started singing for her. It was cute at least to us and no one on the car acted annoyed. Jared’s parents were so proud that Christian was singing “I am a Child of God”. We drove the long way back home after the four-hour train ride and luckily the kids fell asleep and then went straight to bed when we got home.
Friday, June 3
This was our last day with Jared’s mom and dad. We took them to the local park which was fun for Christian and then we could watch him be amused. Christian went into the splash area and Jared’s parents watched him and Vivian while Jared and I went on a mini-date took a peddle boat around the lake/river. It was really fun.