Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

During Rodeo Days we went to Disneyland.  We went to Disneyland on 2/25 and Adventure Park on 2/26.  We went to Long Beach on 2/27.  We had never been to Long Beach before.  We went to Aquarium of the Pacific.  It was crowded that day so it was hard to see the tanks.  We were disappointed.  Then we went on a whale watch cruise.  I tried to find dramamine with no luck.  I really wish I had it because I got sea sick on the cruise.  I felt so sick I could not even take pictures.  We saw whales, dolphins and seals.  It was such a shame I was too sick to enjoy it.  Nathan was scared at first because the boat was going fast for him.  He actually fell asleep for awhile eventually.  On the way home from California we stopped at Joshua Tree National Park on 2/28.  We only had like 2-3 hours there, but we enjoyed our visit.  The Joshua trees were starting to bloom and we climbed some of the big rocks.

Nathan had his class picture taken on 3/4.

I went to Tucson Botanical Gardens on 3/5.

Nathan had his Bug Fair at school on 3/9.  He and daddy made a great dragonfly display.  I did not go to his bug fair because he initially told me that he did not want me to go.  He was disappointed that I was not there, though so I wish that I did go.  I heard he did great on his presentation and that he had one of the best bug displays.

I went to the Desert Museum on 3/10.

We went to Phoenix during Nathan's spring break.  We went to a Cubs and White Sox game on 3/12.  Cubs won!  The next day we went to a NASCAR race.  Once again Kevin Harvick won, but it was the closest race in PIR history.  On 3/14, we went to see the Salt River horses.  We hiked for awhile and could not find them.  Then we saw them.  It was so cool to see them in the wild.  There were a few babies, too.  After that we went on the Desert Belle cruise at Saguaro Lake.  We saw bighorn sheep which was pretty cool.  Then that night we ate dinner in Fountain Hills and got to see the big fountain there.  It goes off every hour for 15 minutes I think.  On 3/15, I went to Butterfly Wonderland while the boys went to the train park.  Then we all went to a Cubs and Padres game.  Cubs won again!  I swear I bring them good luck when I go their games because they win pretty much every time.  After the game we went to the Scottsdale Civic Center and took some pictures by the LOVE statue and of the flowers.  The next day the boys went to a Sox and Brewers game (Sox lost) and I went to the Desert Botanical Gardens.  I was disappointed because there were not many cacti blooming yet.  I spent the morning there and then walked over to the zoo.  I got to see the baby orangutan so that was fun, but it was hard getting good pictures.

We got home the night of 3/16 so I was not able to cook a traditional St Patty's dinner the next day for St Patty's Day.  Nobody eats the corned beef and cabbage except for me anyway.  I made it a few days later.

We took Nathan to see Zootopia on 3/18.  He liked it.  We also got Nathan's picture taken with the Easter Bunny.

I went to the Desert Museum on 3/21 and saw the free flight show for the last time this season.  Now I heard that there is a new bighorn lamb so I have to go back!  Some of the cacti were starting to bloom as well.  I also saw a baby hummingbird in the aviary.  I was there on 3/10 when it was born and I got to see in when it was a week old.

Yesterday I went to Tohono Chul Park.  There were not many cacti blooming yet.  They seem to blooming later this year.  I just hope I do not miss a lot of them.  I may also miss some when we go to D.C. next month.  Nathan colored his Easter eggs yesterday, too.

Today was Easter.  Nathan made his own paper Easter eggs for us and hid them in our bedroom.  He also made a special craft for me.  It has a bunch of "horses" (unicorns) kissing.  He made it because he and I are always kissing each other.  He was so excited to give it to me this morning.  Then he went through his Easter baskets.  The basket he got from mommy and daddy was Star Wars themed.  Then he did his Easter egg hunt in the house.  We went to church and afterward we had a traditional Easter!  We went to Grimaldi's.  I made deviled eggs and bought honey baked ham from the Honey Baked Ham Co, but I am the only one who eats it.  I got Paul to make the carrot cake for Easter, too.

Tomorrow it is back to school.  Next weekend we plan to go back up to Phoenix to see the Air Show.  We missed the one in Tucson because we were in Phoenix!