However, our trip was fantastic and Step 1 is finally behind us. Stephen was really boring so I spent a great week up in California with Claire and her boys. It was so fun watching Davy and Jason play. Davy learned about the movie cars and has faithfully pointed out merchandise since our visit. We went to the beach together and got some great pictures.
Davy also turned two while we were there. He had a practice session opening gifts with Grandpa a few days before hand so he knew the drill pretty well. He said, "Oh, Wow!" to every gift, even before they are clearly identified. For his present from us I left a trail of buzz-lightyear foot prints through the house leading to a hidden present. He unwrapped the bottom of the buzz and began yelling "Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!" It was fun to see him so excited. He also got a fun "Cars" tricycle from his Grandma Olsen that he plays with constantly.
We had a good time playing with family. He hero-worshipped his older cousin Parker and followed him everywhere. They had a lot of light saber attacks and lots of playing in the pool.
Grandma Olsen and Davy at Railroad Park
For our anniversary we stayed two nights at the Westin. Marci was kind enough to watch Davy and so we had two lovely days by the pool eating chocolates. Maybe we can make that an annual thing--or monthly. Thanks for having us to stay in Arizona, we can't wait to come back.