Monday was a busy morning! Erin had to get Bridget up and ready for kindergarten, get Logan and Maeve up and ready to take Bridget to kindergarten, get herself ready to take them all out, feed everyone breakfast, and get going so Bridget wasn’t late. I wasn’t awake during all of this because waking up at 6am is definitely still a challenge that I have not mastered yet, but I did wake up to hear Erin yelling at Bella (her white fluffy puppy) to get back in the house.
Bella is used to being locked in her kennel whenever Erin goes somewhere because she can’t be trusted to not potty in the house, but because TJ and I were home she left Bella out. Erin only usually does this when Bella gets to go bye-bye with them, so of course the second Erin opened the door to the garage, Bella went sprinting out there and right into the van. I had to go grab her so Erin could get out the door. Silly Bella!
While Erin was out dropping Bridget off, TJ and I got ready because we were going to the gym with Erin when she got back. So after she got back she loaded Logan and Maeve into the jogging stroller and off we went to the gym.
She dropped off the 2 kiddos at the children’s area so we could workout without having to worry about them. The workout was really nice, but hard. You see, I haven’t really done anything even remotely similar to working out since I was in high school, and I graduated in 2007. It was good for me though because I definitely need to get back into shape! I’ve been eating way too many yummy things lately
After the workout we picked the kids up and took them over to the park so they could run around and get some fresh air before we walked back home.
- Maeve made a bee-line for the stairs on the jungle-gym and of course didn’t want help to get up them! But she did allow TJ to take her down the slide.
- Then miss Maeve wanted to ride on the dino rocker with Logan. She then wanted to ride on her own on the elephant.
- Then Logan and Maeve both wanted to go down the slide so Erin and TJ went with them!
After we left the park we hung out at home until it was time to pick up Bridget, and then we all went out to Wal*Mart. Woo… super fun outing! Yeah, not really… but TJ and I did get some stuff for working out. I got some awesome 3lb weights (because I’m Super Weakling!), and TJ found a set of 40lb weights. TJ has until the 26th to get ready for his test for the Tucson PD, so since he has to majorly get working out, I might as well too
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Sunday I managed to wake up early again. Well, early for me that is! We had wanted to get out to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum really early, but it didn’t end up happening. We got there about 10am, before the heat of the day. This place is so great! Think of it like a zoo/museum in one.
NOTE: All of the information I have posted regarding the park I took from their map.
Our first stop was the reptile and invertebrates exhibit. Bridget and Logan loved looking at all the different snakes, but got scared when Maeve started hissing because she saw all the snakes! They thought that one of them had gotten out. It was hilarious because Bridget was hiding behind me, as if I’d protect her from the snakes! I would try… but snakes aren’t really my thing. I don’t think I’d run in fear, but then again I’ve never been in a room with a loose snake… so who really knows!
After we left that exhibit we went to the Earth Sciences Center. They had a limestone cave that we took the kids through. The cave had stalagmites, stalactites, pools with crayfish, and a separate loop trail. I have to admit, it was really very cool! The cave is full of low ceilings, tight passages, and rough footing. TJ and I took Bridget through it, she really enjoyed it!
After we left the cave we went into the mineral gallery to look at everything. That was when I remembered that my dad really wanted pictures of the grandkids, so I made sure to have us stop and take some family picture!
- Erin, Bridget, Maeve, and Logan. Apparently I didn’t have the flash on for this picture, but it still came out cute! Too bad Maeve was distracted with something else lol
- Erin, Bridget, Maeve, Logan, and myself. That’s so nice that Bridget has her hand on top of Maeve’s head for the picture! She’s such a sweet big sis! LOL
- TJ and I.
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Friday was a long day. TJ and I drove from our house in Southern California to my sister’s house in the Tucson area. We had a late start that morning because I overslept as usual lol We didn’t get on the road until a little after noon unfortunately, but we made good time!
I love these rocks. These are on the eastern side of the Laguna Mountains in San Diego County, just as you are about to descend into the desert.
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