Monday, July 12, 2010
Last weekend we took the kids on a little local vacation. Dan's sister told us about a resort in Phoenix called the Arizona Grand Resort - the prices were not too bad so we thought it would be a great little weekend getaway with the family.
It was a total blast!
The resort has a private water park for hotel guests only that had 3 slides, a wave pool, a lazy river and a kiddie pool.
Our Suite overlooked the Oasis Water Park area of the hotel and we had a little private balcony that the kids could torture themselves with. Here we have a picture of Ethan getting his head stuck in the railing!
The second day we were there I decided to be brave and take my nice camera down to the water. I followed the kids around while they did all the various activities throughout the park. The smaller of the three slides was a twisty curly slide. It was pretty fun, but a little weak - it would have been perfect for Olivia but you have to be 48" tall to ride the slides (lame).
The larger two slides, however, were CRAZY! Apparently they are 8 stories high! At the top of the slides you can literally see the entire valley. You can see Chase field and Sun Devil Stadium - it was really a very cool view - I wish I would have gotten a picture of that!
All 3 of my older kids are little daredevils. They loved the slides and they did them over and over again. This morning I only got pictures of Ryleigh and Ethan on these slides because Spencer said he didn't like the way it made his tummy feel like butterflies were inside of it. So we stood together at the bottom of the slide and captured these awesome moments.