Kaiya, Ryder, Kassidy, Riley, Kyndall, Kaydence and Rustin
After our fun trip to Arizona for Spring Break, we decided we had to go back---this time when it was warm enough to swim in the big pool! Jayson was busy preparing for a big upcoming conference at work and couldn't take time off to come with us, so we brought GG along instead. My brother, Shane, was doing an internship in AZ and living at home this summer, so we got to see him, and my sister, Tiare, flew down to spend the week with us too. We packed in as much fun and excitement as we could into the short 8-day visit!
Arizona, here we come! Thankfully, my kiddos are really quite good in the car for long car trips--as long as we keep the snacks and movies coming.
The first thing everybody wanted to do when we arrived at Mimi's house was SWIM!
Kassidy, Kaiya, Ryder, Rustin, Riley, Kaydence and Kyndall---ready for the pool!
How many quints can a floating turtle hold??
Girl's night at Cheesecake Factory with my Aunt Jeanie and her girls--YUM!
There was a movie theater near my mom's house that let kids under 4 in FREE, a fact that we definitely took advantage of! (All of the movie theaters here in Austin start charging at age 1) While we were there, we saw three movies!
Kaydence, Kassidy, Kyndall and Mimi
Riley, Kaiya, Ryder, Rustin and Tiare
Outside the movie theater
Wednesday was a big day---we had discount tickets to Jambo, and indoor kiddie amusement part. It was not very crowded and the kids had a blast riding all the rides.
The kids waiting for the roller coaster
Spinning barrel ride
Kaydence on the spaceship
Riley, Dylan (my cousin's little boy), Kassidy, Kyndall and Rustin on the Safari Train
Mimi, Riley and Kaiya on the bumper cars
Kaiya and Riley
After Jambo, we headed to lunch at McD's
Wednesday night we went to Rainforest Cafe for dinner ($2.99 kid meal night!) My kids absolutely love eating there! It was the highlight of our trip!
The kids with the Rainforest Tree Frog
Waiting for dinner
Our standard pose by the elephant podium
We must have really worn the kiddos out that day, because on the way home, ALL FIVE fell asleep---a VERY rare event!!
The next day, my mom's friend, Janene, came over to give us all a roll-making lesson. I love homemade rolls and Janene makes the best rolls ever. I have been using her recipe for a while now, but I knew if I had the "roll lesson" that I could learn something to help me take my rolls to the next level.
Janene and Rachelle
Everyone was excited to "help"
Just as we were finishing our roll lesson, Candice (aka Dr. Park who delivered the quints) arrived with her baby Lauren. It is always fun to see her!
Kyndall, Kassidy, Rachelle, Rustin, Ryder, Riley, Kaydence, Kaiya, Lauren and Candice
Stay tuned for part 2 of the trip...