Arizona

Lobby The MIM

Family fun at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix

Since we visit Matt's parents in Arizona annually, I'm always on the lookout for family fun in Phoenix and beyond. The Musical Instrument Museum (or The MIM, as it is also called) definitely fits the bill as a fun family activity. Now, I come …

Playing an Indonesian metallophone a the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona

A little Indonesian music

Please click on the image to see a full-size version. When we were in Arizona for spring break, we visited the Musical Instrument Museum, one of the best museums I've ever visited anywhere. I'll be sharing the full story of our experience there next …

Ebbets Field replica at Big League Dreams Sports Park in Gilbert, Arizona

Mondays are for dreaming: Baseball anyone?

You may have heard it mentioned here once or twice that Tommy likes baseball. He's lucky enough to have grandparents who live in Mesa, Arizona (just outside of Phoenix) which is the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs. Unfortunately however this …

Purple Dale Chihuly Sculpture Arizona Desert Botantical Garden

Wonders in glass at the Desert Botanical Garden

My post about spring break planning got me thinking of our trip to Phoenix two years ago when Matt and I slipped away for a few nights while the boys had fun with Grandma and Grandpa. One of the fun things we did was visit the Desert Botanical Garden …

Statue of mother and children at Taliesin West

A mother and children at Taliesin West

In honor of Mother's Day, which is celebrated in the United States this Sunday, I thought I'd share this picture of a very maternal sculpture from our recent trip to Arizona. While we were there, Matt and I left the boys with his parents for a couple …