In all the years I lived in Arizona I never went out to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Talesin West, so this time I did it! If you've never been that interested in FLW you should read Loving Frank. It's a really good book. I've always loved his architecture so it was great to see this place.
I just wish this was my house and my backyard
and my pool. There were even cute little bunnies hopping around out here!
It was a hot day, about 110 degrees. It's hard to believe he built this place and didn't have any air-conditioning when he stayed there!
I love this breezeway. It seems so chic and 60's ish.
This is outside the studio where there are actually on site architecture students who are doing the FLW Master's program.
Having all the cousins eat together at Grandma Gwen's house is fun, we just cram them all around the table and keep passing the food!
I stood on the island to get an aerial shot
Another fun activity around the table is playing Uno.
Thanks to Netflix the kids discovered the series H2O and it became a marathon to watch all 72 episodes before we left. This was a frequent sight whenever we were at the house, a bunch of couch potatoes!
One day we drove out to Maricopa to see Austin and Nicole's new house and go swimming with them.
Swimming at Brimhall pool was fun too because they had diving boards and water slides.
Carson got up the courage to go off the high dive after a few failed attempts. He was so proud of himself!
We went to a Diamondbacks game
The ballpark was getting ready to host the All Star game so it was neat to see the signs up
Right after school ended we flew to Arizona to spend time with our cousins. We were so excited to finally meet baby Kate! She is such a cutie! Madeline and Zoe just loved holding her and Kate was so happy and smiley.
Our first adventure was driving up to Sedona to go to Slide Rock state park. It was so much fun to get in the river and slide down the smooth and slippery rocks like a natural water slide. Here is Zoe and Elle getting ready to get in the water.
Jensen, Zoe, and Hayden on the rocks
Keeping baby Kate happy in the shade
Zoe goes for a slide
Hayden slides toward one of the whirlpools
All the cousins
The whole group of us after spending the day at Slide Rock
Sedona is beautiful with it's red rocks and cliffs! The trip was definitely worth the drive!
A little circus came through town so we took the family to see the show. It was a little one-ring circus called Culpepper & Merriwether's and they set up on the grass beside the Buckley Eagles. It was totally cute with tigers, a clown, a hula hoop girl, a family on unicycles, performing dogs, performing doves, a juggler, and an acrobat.
Getting ready for the show with some cotton candy.
I really don't think there is anything cuter than a baby bunny. These little babies, Nigel and Emmet, are the sweetest things ever! It seems like someone is always holding them and they just sit there so sweet and cuddly :)
I wish I had more time to blog and make mine as cute as some of them out there. But alas, I am SO busy with a thousand things that blogging has to be at the bottom of the list. Maybe someday I'll have more time!