Thankfully, I did take some pics to remind me what else we did besides laze around. We went hiking to the Tonto Natural Bridge. I loved it. Hiking relaxes me and reinvigorates me. I need to do it more often. What you can't see in these pics, though, is that I forgot my hiking boots and was left to navigate the wet, slippery rocks with flip flops. But I've never been one to let a little problem like lack-of-appropriate-footwear slow me down. I did feel the need, however, to explain to everyone we encountered that, no, I was not an idiot who planned on hiking in flip flops, just a frazzled mom who remembered to pack the lunch, the snacks, the water, the camera, the toys for the drive, the jackets, the baby backpack, but forgot her own shoes.
The kids broke out the video games. With football, soccer, piano, and homework in our "regular life," they don't usually play much. We also made caramel and chocolate apples with LOTS of sprinkles. I want to know how it is that I'm the only one in my family who likes caramel apples. Seriously? What's not to like? We added the chocolate layer in an attempt to appeal to Mister, lover of all things sweet, but not even that did the trick. See all of those on the tray? I ate all but 2. Oh well, a thing of the past, a celebration of fall, right?
I took the kids to the new aquarium. It was overpriced, even with my coupon, but H had the time of his life, so that was worth it. He kept running to new tanks, shouting, "WHOA!" It was a good thing that I snapped some pics before I let him out of the stroller since after that, all I did was run after him.
Remembering this is getting me excited for Christmas break . . .