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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Arizona Part I

Spring Break - Arizona

Well, 2 weeks before Spring Break we decided we wanted to go somewhere warm. We found some good airline deals and booked tickets to go visit my parents, brother, and sister-in-law in Arizona. Of course, Ty gets sick right before we leave. He had a bad cold and was throwing up often. We went to the doctor before we left, and sinus infection. He was having so much drainage though that it was upsetting his stomach which caused him to throw up (and I mean projectile throw-up) at least 4 times per day. The one thing we were very nervous about was the plane rides.... Our plane left about an hour after he was suppose to be in bed, so we were hoping that he'd sleep the whole way. Take off - okay... 2 minutes after take off... puke everywhere (and all over me).....awesome....change Ty's clothes... wipe off my clothes.... distract Ty with Baby Einstein... crying.... finally falls asleep for 1 1/2 hours... huge blowup (on me)... wipe off my clothes.... change Ty clothes...and we make it (I'm alive still.. hallelujah!). We take a huge breath knowing we survived.

We crashed when we got to my parents house (about midnight) and Ty was ready to go at 4:30am again. Ty being our first child, we had never realized the challenges of a THREE hour time change. Thankfully it was beautiful weather and Nate, Ty, and I were out on a walk around Fountain Lake at 5:30am. This became our routine every morning. We could not get Ty to adjust to the time change and finally just kept him on MI time, which meant bedtime at 5:30 AZ time, and waking up at 4:30am AZ time. Nate and I took turns getting up in the mornings thankfully. The unfortunate part was that Ty's antibiotics did not kick in till about 4 days into the trip so he was still throwing up all the time. He was a little fussier than usual but the throwing up didn't seem to really affect him. Wednesday afternoon he was back to his normal self. Even though we were waking up early and he was kind of sick we were still able to enjoy the beautiful weather in AZ.

This is a hike that goes around my parents house and over looks Fountain Hills. Ty loved hanging out in the hiking backpack!

Fountain Park - They had a great playground for Ty to play on! Ty and Nate playing catch!
Saguaro Lake - We were going to rent a pontoon boat, but decided against because of how busy Ty is. Hopefully next trip out to AZ we'll feel like we can handle a few hours on a boat! Beautiful!
Sunrise Hike - This was a hike that overlooked Scottsdale. It was probably about 85-90 degrees and it was about a 2 - 2.5 mile hike up.
Ty was so hot and exhausted by the time we got to the top of the hike that this was him the entire way back down.... which I don't know how he could sleep through that...
Stay tuned for Part II........ It gets much more exciting :)

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It sounds like an exciting start to your vacation! Poor Ty and poor mommy too! The pictures are beautiful.