We boarded a plane on Sunday night headed for Phoenix to visit Kati and Ryan. They've been there five years now, so it seemed time for Shaun and I to see her. The flight out was great; Forrest slept on Mom for most of it and settled right into bed when we arrived. Over the next three days we did some sight-seeing in the area and enjoyed the house we rented.
Our first stop was the Dessert Botanical Gardens for a family picture. I think this group shot turned out pretty well, considering we from Illinois were in mild shock given the 100+ degree temperature at 9:00 in the morning.
We do love a good ice cream treat :0)
Dad, Joshua, Shaun, and Bill enjoyed the scenery from a hot air balloon one morning.
After visiting a train park with Mom and Joshua, I've finally convinced Forrest to wear the adorable engineer hat Mom got for him. I'll have to get a picture one of these days. (As you can see, his straw fedora has seen better days.)
While everyone else spent a day boating on Lake Pleasant, Mom, Forrest, and I braved the traffic and made our way to the Children's Museum. What a fun place! We spent nearly five hours playing!
Overall (and not counting the not-so-fun flight home), we had a great trip. Thanks, Kati and Ryan, for hosting us in your home town! We'll visit again :0)