day 1: we got in at about 11, ate lunch at the pool-side grill and then changed into our bathing suits for an afternoon in the sun. there were 3 pools and this kid area. Anna loved playing "jump" over the fountains.
Madeline was a little wary of the water. also, it got windy, so she preferred to sit with me.
one of the attendants brought her this pail and a shovel. this got her a little more interested.
Jason thought he'd be done in time to join us for an hour or so of pool time, but the conference was a little more involved than he expected, and he couldn't even eat dinner with us. this worked to my advantage because we had already decided not to try and feed our family of 4 at hotel prices and planned to go into town for dinner. well without him, there was no way i was going out at night to explore Tucson. so, the girls and i again treated our selves to resort food! it was delicious!
the night life wasn't bad either, luxurious baths:
bright lights (courtesy of state farm's promotional department)
the girls loved all the fluffy pillows.
more pool time, but Daddy did get out of meetings a little early. so we tried out the lazy river. Maddie wasn't into it at all. seriously, i've never heard such screaming as when we tried to hold her in one of these tubes. she did however enjoy pushing them around the deck.
Jason couldn't join us for dinner again so i was forced to eat at the hotel again, poor me. and did i mention how much sleep we got on this trip! it was amazing!!!
the resort was really kid friendly with all these toys, it was a good distraction for Maddie. and the staff was so friendly and helpful, they quickly learned the girls' names and were always asking them if they needed anything. one guy even offered to watch Maddie by the pool while i took Anna to the potty. i declined, but it was a sweet offer.
Anna looking out from our room's balcony.
we all got a little too much sun despite my best efforts to apply and re-apply sunscreen. i also learned that i have to be much more concerned about my back then in years past. when you are constantly bending down to help kids, it's the most exposed area. you learn something new every kid!
finally, i had Jason snap a quick picture of me, to assure my posterity that i did exist. i have to remember to pass the camera to him a little more, even when i don't feel like it!
viva the free vacation!!!!!