Glad to Be Back Home!


We just got back on Friday from a week-long conference my husband had to attend. I thought it would be fun to get away from home with our 5 and 2-year-old, but I tell you I think I need a vacation from this trip because it was quite hard entertaining two little ones in a city like Phoenix where you can’t really take them outside for too long without them overheating, and anything indoors costs money.

The idea was to just tag along with Hunky Hubs for a change of scenery.

And that we got.

One of the rare quiet moments with the kids at the hotel. 

Since Scott’s work put us very close to the airport, we spent much time watching planes land with the boys.
We did hit a mall play area so I could chit chat with a friend one afternoon and spent $4 bucks on an indoor carousel that had my 2 year old beaming from ear to ear. We spent a morning at the hotel pool, but we couldn’t spend too much money as we are saving up a lot of change for our DisneyLand trip we plan on taking before JJ starts school.

Mr. B on a carousel. First time ever! He was so happy!

Play area!

Hotel pool.

I thought we might attend the Phoenix zoo, but felt bad doing so without daddy there to see Mr. B’s first experience. But we did enjoy a wonderful dinner at the Rainforest Cafe and I’m so grateful for the atmosphere. The kids were intrigued with the spontaneous thunderstorms and mechanical wildlife in the trees. The entertainment helped give us a little bit longer to eat. So needless to say, it was hard with two small energetic kids with very small attention spans. All the technology in the world like ipads, ipods and smartphones didn’t really appease my very active kids! 

The Rainforest Cafe. The kids loved the mechanical elephants. JJ thought they were real at first. 

The pretty starlit ceiling. 

They had giant saltwater aquariums everywhere and Mr. B loved watching the huge fish.

Friday afternoon I was so glad when Hunky Hubs texted me to come back to the hotel to pick him up. We had hung out at a Target for two hours going very slowly down each aisle, and then ate in their food area.  We were on our way to a park when it was 96 out when Hunky Hubs said he was finally done!

During the ride back North, the kids enjoyed watching Frozen for the third time, and I’m so glad we got our new SUV before our trip to Disneyland because they were entertained the whole time with the rear entertainment center. It will make traveling in the future so much better.

So we are home now in the comfort of our own home!

I don’t have to worry about screaming boys running down the halls of the hotel wanting to hit the elevator buttons and trying oh so hard to keep them quiet.

We are home!

Home is where the heart is. I really believe that now!

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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

Heartfully Heather


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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

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