We’re about two-thirds of the way through our annual trip to Arizona for baseball spring training. Every year I think, “This is going to be the year where I can sit by the pool and relax,” and uh, no. Traveling with small children is the exact opposite of relaxing. This isn’t to say we aren’t having fun – it’s been a really great trip so far! But, right now I’m nursing an increasingly intense headache (I made sure my kids stayed hydrated, but did I listen to my own advice?), so here are a few photos of our trip so far!
After our long drive, the kids and Mike relaxed on the lawn behind our casita.
James is cool before the Dodgers vs Giants game.
Dodger kids ready to take on the San Francisco Giants. The facilities at Camelback Ranch, where the Dodgers hold spring training, are absolutely gorgeous and filled with franchise history. Balls like this dotted the paths into the main stadium, and James kept yelling, “Dere’s anudder one!” as he ran to each giant baseball.
The Dodgers beat the Giants 13-0. I was very nice about it.
Sunset at Camelback Ranch, spring home of the Dodgers.
“Pony is broken, Mama.”
Annabel, upset that yet again, the personalized tchotchkes do not have her name. Sorry, honey (she settled for “Ann.”)
James and Sheriff Ann at Rawhide Western Town.
Mike and the kids at sunset.
The Spohr men at a Giants game (James insisted on his hot dog being in the picture).
After Easter dinner with the family. Look at their linked arms! I love them.
We’ve managed to pack a lot into a short amount of time, but today is what I’ve been waiting for: all day at the pool. It won’t be relaxing (it’s impossible to relax when James is awake), but it will definitely be nice – and I will definitely do a better job of staying hydrated!
I love the picture of James drinking apple juice. With that cord there it looks like he is plugged in and charging up! Looks like you are all having a great time!
Mel G says:
My daughter’s name is Nicola…. like Annabel, we can never find any trinkets with her name either
My best friend in kindergarten/1st grade was Alyson and she could never find anything with her name on it. I always felt bad for her.
Kathy V. says:
You should head south to Tucson. We have a great zoo, the Reid Park zoo. Not huge, but wonderful! Bonus: you could stop on the way at Rooster Cogburn’s ostrich ranch and feed deer, ostrich, and lorikeets.
Annie looks like a Gap model in that last picture