It was hard to relax the first couple of days because there were so many people here and everything was so crowded, the lazy river was more like the 91 freeway during rush hour- by Wednesday more people seemed to be leaving than checking in, so it's been nice.
We arrived really late on Friday night, so the kids were excited to stay up past midnight. On Saturday and Sunday we stayed at the resort and hung out by the pool. Monday, after another day in the sun, we went to the movies to see Despicable Me 2.
Tuesday we spent the day at the Children's Museum of the Desert. Connor seems to be getting too old for that stuff, but was a good sport.
whoa, wind storm!
John and Connor built this car from scratch and then raced it around the track.
Don't even ask.
We saw this on a van and the kids were laughing hysterically!
One of the days we went to Rancho Mirage. The kids loved the hat store:
Wednesday we went out for delicious Mexican food with Keri and her husband. It was so good to catch up and hear how well she is doing at her new job.
Thursday, we were going to go to Joshua Tree National Park, but Connor wasn't feeling well, so we just hung out and played board games. Kayla and I found a Big Lots and Dollar Tree around the corner, she has been playing with a new doll that came with four changes of clothes for hours.
I may have unexpectedly fell into the lazy river, coughing and choking in 3 feet of water, all while trying to get my backside into the inter tube. The kids couldn't stop laughing. John wasn't there and I told the kids that we wouldn't talk about this event ever again. Half a second after we catch up with John, the kids were all over replaying what happened. Kayla keeps saying, "Mommy, remember when you fell in the pool?" "The best part about vacation is when you fell in the pool." So much for solidarity!
I can't believe that a whole week has come and gone; however, we have made memories that will last a lifetime.
I had us perfectly packed to leave on Friday, putting my new bags to good use. John was laughing at this: