Last weekend we decided to take the kids on a little adventure to Salt Lake. Duffy calls it the "Big City" and was really excited when he found out we would be staying the night there. Just before dinner time we packed up and headed out. Joey and I stay at the Little America every once in a while so that's where we decided to stay with the kids (not to mention they have an indoor/outdoor pool). The first room we checked into was NOT good! It smelled pretty badly and the bathroom was dirty-the last straw was when I was helping Maisy go potty and saw a puddle of urine on the floor :( Normally we stay in the tower but they didn't have any two queen bed rooms so we were trying out the garden rooms, a mistake I won't make again! I called the front desk and got us moved into a single king tower room, I didn't care that we would all have to share a bed, sounded like some good cuddling to me anyway! We had a yummy little dinner at the hotel and then got ready to swim, the kids couldn't wait any longer! The pool was PACKED but we found a little corner and pretty soon it started to clear out, it wasn't bad at all. We had a great time and the water was warm, which was good for me! Maisy got brave and went under a few times and Duffy got really brave and did a front flip off the side of the pool without even telling us he was going to, luckily Joey was waiting to catch him for a normal jump! He was so proud of himself and has been talking about it since we left! Duffy decided to sleep on the little couch in the room and got himself positioned so that he could see the lights of the city as he fell asleep, it was the cutest thing!
The next morning we woke up and ordered room service for breakfast, which I know, we're spoiled but it was so much fun! While we waited the kids mostly hung out on the balcony outside our room and Duffy explained everything to little sister Maisy, telling her not to worry, the balcony was made out of cement "like a sidewalk". He showed her the Trax station and when she asked about some vent holes on the roof below us he said "Those aren't anything to worry about, they've been there for 20 years" :) His new thing is to say something has been there for 20 years or they've been working on something for 20 years, etc. He is such a funny kid and he just loves to teach his sister new things. Maisy stayed in her cute little nightgown until she absolutely had to get dressed, she's just like mommy wanting to stay in pj's all day if possible!
We all had a great time together and it was a wonderful bonding time, away from all the worries of a normal life. I'm so grateful that we can have a great time together and want to enjoy it all before my kids become surly teenagers!
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