Chris’ Mom (the girls’ Grandma) and Nana came to visit us for a bit before school started back in session (Chris’ Mom is a teacher). We had an absolute blast and crammed so much fun stuff into the 3-day weekend!

They arrived on Friday morning just as the girls were finishing lunch and about to go down for a nap. We got to hang out and play a bit before the girls laid down. And then the monsoons rolled in. The rainstorm ended up dashing any plans for outdoor activity, but it worked out well because we were able to have a fun and low-key time at home. For our activity of the day, we went out for dinner to one of our favorite Tucson restaurants. The girls decided to have full-on melt downs so it was quite the ordeal, but we learned that it is MUCH easier to wrangle two fussy toddlers when there are extra hands to hold them! Grandma and Nana for the win!!!

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On Saturday we got up and moving and went to an Ostrich Farm before the heat of the day set in! This was actually Nana’s idea (a friend of hers had suggested it) and I was shocked I’d never heard of it before! At first, I didn’t believe it really existed! Come to find out, the farm was only a short 20 minute drive from our house!

We had such an incredible time and I’m so glad we got to experience it! The girls were able to feed and pet donkeys, deer, and goats.

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They were also able to feed ostrich, prairie dogs, ducks, and birds!

Then the trip culminated with a fun tour of the ostrich farm on a monster truck. We got to see a baby ostrich, learn all about the Arizona desert, and feed more ostriches. It was a blast!

On Sunday we decided an indoor event might be best since Saturday at the ostrich farm had been incredibly hot! So after getting up and ready we headed to the Tucson Children’s Museum. We went a few times last summer, but this was the first trip of this summer. It’s incredible the difference a year makes in terms of the girls’ development and abilities. The museum this time around was a whole new experience! They had such a blast and I’m sure can’t wait to go back again!


That evening we went to La Encantada (an upscale outdoor shopping center, similar to The Domain in Austin). We walked around a bit and got pictures of the girls on turtles – the same place we’d gotten taken a picture the summer before when Grandma and Nana were visiting. Look at these two cute girls!

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2013  (age 1) & 2014 (age 2)