Tuesday, July 1, 2008

On the Go!

The past week and a half has been jam-packed with activities. We seriously never sit still in this house, and yesterday, when we did have a day home to catch up, I remembered why. My kids climb the walls if they are inside for one day, I can't imagine staying inside and doing nothing all summer, so instead we load our days with as many playdates, outings and activities that we can all handle.

Last week was the last week of Summer Camp. Originally, I was going to sign Jackson up for some other camps, but when I got to thinking about it, I thought he might be too young to just be thrown in some random camps without his circle of friends. Maybe we will try it next year when he is a little more social-if that is EVEN POSSIBLE! So, from now until August 18th, the blessed day that Tyler starts school, it is just Jackson, Tyler and I from sun-up to sun-down!

Pat and I had a chance to get away this weekend and enjoy a stay at Loews Ventana Canyon. An absolutely beautiful resort with phenomenal Eggs Benedict, enormous bathtubs (seriously, our entire family would have fit comfortably), great martinis, and comfy pillows. If you are ever in need of a great resort in Tucson, I highly recommend this place. Super customer service as well. On Saturday night, I desperately wanted Cheetos, but there was nothing open, so Pat called room service who was just devestated that they couldn't find any for us. I got a cup of chicken noodle soup instead, while Pat ordered some chicken fingers. When the guy arrives to deliver it, they have thrown in a free soda and upgraded my cup of soup to a bowl, all because they didn't have Cheetos! It is not like I was asking for water, I asked for a very SPECIFIC item, and their customer service went above and beyond.

Today, Jackson and I had a super morning together, while Tyler played at Ms. Tamara's house. We went to IHOP where the kid chowed down on pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage. He got to try all the different syrups, and placed his own order. One of his favorite things to do. The kid is seriously going to eat me out of house and home as he gets older. Then, he wanted to take his leftover pancakes to daddy and work, so we dropped them off. What a great job sharing! We swam for awhile, went to Target for some new pool toys and then got a "special juice" AKA Jamba Juice! Tomorrow, Sophie, Tamara's daughter is coming over so that Tamara and Ellie (her eldest) can have a special morning together.


Cynthia said...

This is what I took away from your post: cravings.... must have cheetos now... romantic getaway.... hmmm..... could you be trying to tell us something? will you be adding another exemption on your taxes next year?! LMAO

and we too need to be out on the go or we'll drive each other insane.

Karen said...

I love Ventana. Joe and I went there a few years back for July 4th weekend and it was so nice. I'm glad you had fun ... a weekend getaway sounds soooo nice :)