Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Yesterday I tried to redeem myself from being a horrible Mother this summer. I've used my excuse" It's too hot" to get myself out of doing fun things with the kids. I guess I feel guilty since we did so much when we were in Utah last summer. So My sister Nancy and I took the kids to Tempe Beach Park at Tempe Town Lake and then to Arizona Mills Mall for lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. Tempe Beach park has an awesome splash pad with tons of water toys for the kids to run around and play in. I feel bad that we hadn't gone earlier in the summer, as it won't be open passed Labor Day.

Clark using the big water gun.

Trying to sit on the water fountain

Kate in the waterfall

I love this picture of Clark in the waterfall. For once I had perfect timing with the camera!

The kids LOVED the Rainforest Cafe. It was funny, when I told Clark we were going to the Rainforest Cafe, he said "proud sponsor of PBS kids." Yes, we watch Sesame Street every morning.
We got to sit right next the elephants and near the monkeys. We must have walked around the restaurant at least 3 times looking at everything. It is very cool, but also pricey. But worth the experience.
Hopefully I can continue to do some fun things with the kids, as I keep telling myself, it'll cool down soon! Luckily there are alot of indoor museums we haven't been to yet!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Too Damn Hot

I'm having a really hard time being back in Arizona this summer, after having a beautiful, cool, green summer in Utah last year. I ask Ryan everyday if we can move-I just cannot handle the heat anymore. The 110 plus temperatures are just too much. It's hard with the kids too, since they can't do a whole lot besides play inside or watch tv. I hate that we have to run our errands before 10am, or the Tahoe heats up to 150 degrees in the parking lot. I'd take the cold and snow of the winter over the heat of the summer. Oh well, I'll just have to suffer - because until we win the lottery or Ryan miraculously finds a better paying job somewhere else, there is no escape from the inferno we call Arizona!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Like Father, Like Son

Clark has always been a 'mini-me' version of Ryan. For those of you who know Ryan, you know that he is a worker. He works at least 12 hours a day (usually closer to 16) and then comes home and finds something else to work on. Lately he has been taking the engine out of his blazer to replace it with another one. So Clark has been following suit. The last week or so he has been dressing up with all his gear to go out and work. I took this picture yesterday when he was heading out to the garage to help Ryan, Uncle Jeffy and Grandpa with the blazer. So dang cute. I love it! I especially love the Okland hard hat and his boots. ( Ryan wears boots and since Clark only has snow boots- I guess that works!)