Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Is it too late?

Is it too late to talk about New Years weekend?  I know I’m behind, it’s a combo of being busy and being in a bit of an emotional funk.  I’m ok, but you know sometimes life just gets you a little down and instead of being a negative nelly on here it was just easier to take a break from posting.  So if it’s not too late, we had a great weekend in Phoenix with my brother and his three kids.
They decided to pass down their power wheels to Austin, but the twins had fun taking them for one last spin while teaching their cousin how to drive.
Look out world, here I come!  He was really a natural and picked it up fast.
Austin came home with the yellow Hummer and the blue Jeep.
That night we watched the new Smurf movie and ate a ton of popcorn.  I wasn’t sure how I felt about Austin staying up to midnight, but didn’t know how it would be with the older kids there, so we just played it by ear.  At about 9:45pm he was so wound up and running laps around my brother’s house, so we decided it was time to take him to bed kicking and screaming.  Turns out everyone went to bed shortly after that and no one stayed up to midnight.
New Years Day we soaked up some sun at the local park.
Then we went home for lunch and a nap.  After Austin woke up we went to a timeshare resort that my brother is an owner at so that we could go swimming.  He has a pool in his back yard, but doesn’t have a heater yet since they just moved in last year.  I didn’t get a photos at the resort, but we all had a lot of fun swimming.  We dried off and then went out to dinner at Buca di Beppo and it was fabulous!  I love family style dining where you get to try a little of this and a little of that.  We also splurged and got a brownie sunday that was served in a huge martini glass.  This isn’t my photo, but you get the idea.
When the waitress brought out the dessert there was the one cherry on top like in the picture.  One of the four kids goes “who gets the cherry?”  Before we could really resolve the issue the waitress came back with a bowl full of cherries, like seriously 20-30 cherries.  We all were able to eat our fill along with the brownies, ice cream and topping goodness.  What a treat and a really great way to ring in the new year!


  1. It's definitely not too late, I still have my NY's post to do, too!

    That sounds like a perfect New Years. How fun for Austin to get those 2 new cars. We live on a hill so I don't plan on buying one for Devon anytime soon but our neighbors have one and the kids always have a blast!!

    And that brownie is making me hungry :)

  2. What? Two new Power Wheels! That's awesome! And it's only the 11th, you're still in the "safe" window for NYE postings. :)

  3. Sounds like a wonderful New Year's weekend! That dessert looks delicious!!! That's awesome that your little boy came home with 2 of those cars.. how fun! :)

    In answer to your earlier question: my little girl turns 3 on Jan. 23rd.

  4. Sounds like a great trip! My boys would love any of the Power Wheels. I'm sure Austin will love them!

    By the way, the pic of you and Dustin at the park is great!

  5. I LOVE it! How fun to get those cars! I bet he loves them! :)

    Have a great day!


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