For Jeff's birthday he wanted to have a staycation with just the two of us. Of course I obliged to his birthday wish;) We stayed a cool hotel that is built into the mountain in tempe. This is us excited that we just left our kids for 24 hours. haha.
Enjoying the pool at the hotel without having to lifeguard 4 kiddos....so relaxing!
The next day we came home, brought them sundaes and sang Happy Birthday.
This was the first time we left them for a full night without family watching them. It was a young married couple in our ward. It all worked out great. Levi got his first bee sting when we were gone. Jeff and I also hiked Camelback in the morning at 5 am! We had to go that early as to not get too hot. It was a huge hike, climbing over boulders that went straight up the mountain. It wasn't the hike I was expecting, but still i like that it was challenging and great views at the top. The night before we ate at Arrogant Butcher. A cool restaurant with a cool name.
Paddle boating in Tempe. Jeff, Sydney, and Macie were on one boat. Me, Levi, and Jordyn were on another boat. The kids paddled for about 5 minutes and I paddled the rest. We had a fun time and there was a breeze so it felt nice.
a gorgeous picture of jordyn
One weekend Uncle Ryan and Aunt Alison came to visit us. We played at the pool at lifetime fitness and they took you guys to Flipside for some fun.
Swimming is always a big part of our summer and cools us off. At the beginning of the summer you guys went to summer school. You took some fun classes like cooking, ceramics, and crime lab.
One saturday we went to the butterfly museum. Lots of butterflies to see and many landed on us. We learned everything to know about butterflies that day.
We dressed up like cows and got free lunch at Chick-fil-a