Tuesday, July 19, 2016

POGO pass AZ love

Last year we bought a POGO pass in Arizona and the 3 times we have been in Arizona to use it it has been so fun and so worth it!

It was our last time we were going to get to use the POGO pass before it expires so we tried to use it as much as we possibly could.

We did the diamond backs game with just Maxson, it was great one on one time with him. He was super excited and did great from when we got there (bottom of the 1st) until about the 4th inning and then he was done, ha. So to pass the boring time we'd switch off taking him to the bathroom, getting different food (hot dog and ice cream!) filling up water bottles. The 6th inning lasted SOOO terribly long and the D-backs did AWFUL. I think they gave up like 9 runs or something and before the inning was over I was like "Max and I cannot stay any longer!" We were both so tired and so not interested in it anymore.

ALSO your tickets for the POGO pass are always the super awful high ones but right when we walked in the stadium there was no one manning the low section right in front of us so we thought "don't mind if we do!" and were able to sneak in and sit in the low section between home and 3rd. Made the whole game so much better.

On another day we took all the kids to a place called Makutu's. It's a huge tree house climbing place. Think McDonald's play place but actually super huge and cool and legit. All 5 of us had tons of fun. The kids loved the super fast slide. Casey also found a bunch of tokens in the machine that you exchange money for the arcade games. He and the children loved those tokens for a little bit of fun.

On 4th of July we took Maxson rock climbing. Casey and I absolutely loved it (not going to lie, I had to DRAG Casey to go there, he was feeling a little tired, ha). Casey and I both went up once to practice belaying on each other. And then it was Max's turn. He went up a few feet, I think he liked it, and then he DID NOT like coming down, it must have really scared him (I promise he was only a little above Casey's height) but he then REFUSED to participate  for ever the next hour. Oh that boy.

We belayed each other, Blair and Logan were there so we helped belay their kids too. I have absolutely loved each time we've gone rock climbing, definitely one of those activities I wish we could do more often. It's physical, it's active, you help each other, you cheer each other, it's challenging, I love it.

FINALLY at the end when we were about to leave and we were somehow able to bribe Max to try again with a promise of Raising Cane's that we saw around the corner on the way there (spoiler alert, we didn't realize it was CLOSED bc of 4th of July! poor guy was heartbroken!). First it was to a spot just a foot off the ground, and he did it, woo! Then he'd go a little further up, come down, further up, come down, further, down, etc until I climbed next to him one time and I helped him make it to the top! He did so awesome I was so proud of him! I'm sure he was very proud of himself too :)

Another night we went bowling and mini golfing with the whole AZ family (mom, dad, logan's family, scott's family, kirk's family, cody's family) at Fat Cat's. It was pretty wild with all the kids around but fun nonetheless. Maxson loves bowling. If he could he'd just keep throwing the balls down the lane over and over and over.

Another morning we went to a trampoline place called Air Time in Scottsdale, again, all the kids loved it, the babies could jump forever and ever, but really the main jumpers were Casey and Max. They were so sweaty but had so much fun. Wish we could have stayed longer. Man a group of 4 little boys is really going to be so much fun as the years progress.

Another morning we did the zoo! We were really worries at first  that it would be way too hot to go but my SIL told me there are 2 splash pads there and lots of shade so it's totally doable! We got there as early as we could spend about an hour and a half seeing as much as we wanted, got wet as much as we could. We saw about half the zoo, lots of monkeys! Loved the gorillas but the tiny monkeys were just the best this time around! We had to laugh it off right when we got there because Maxson was just screaming his head off about something and we were like "why are we here?!?!?!?!" And then during the whole zoo time we only had 2 crappy umbrella strollers that all 3 kids fought over. It was seriously fight to the death for the strollers. I once saw Max turning back  to come to us after looking at some animal, Quinn had momentarily got up from the stroller and as soon as he saw Max coming back he raced back to the stroller. it was just so dang funny. Overall Quinn was the general peacemaker during the trip, bless his heart. He became good at hanging on for piggyback rides or sitting on Max's lap a little bit. We made it and actually really enjoyed it.


Blair said...

Wow, you guys really did live it up while you were here! Way to go parents! What a fun trip you had. I'm so glad you stayed long enough for Annalee's baptism and did all this awesome stuff too. And I'm so glad we got to join you for most of it!

Cherri said...

Well you "did it all" button is deserved.... "CRAPPY" umbrella strollers is better than none at all..... just sayyin.