I will admit to being a little nervous coming out to Arizona having never been here before. It was a gamble, but lucky for us we had a winning hand. I love it. I more than love it, I just don’t have a word stronger than love in my vocabulary. The people here are laid back and really hospitable. My first day at work I already had a few tour guide offers for Tomis and myself.
Yesterday was the best day I have had in a long time. The Papecs woke up early to start the day. After getting breakfast out of the way, we all took a dip in the pool. Once Ryker figured out that the giant bathtub was a good thing he splashed and kicked and had a grand time. His favorite was seeing mommy submerge in one place and pop up somewhere else spitting water. After our morning swim, Ryker went down for his nap. Tomis and I enjoyed a swim without the baby and just soaked up the sun. Later in the day I made a really yummy cold pasta salad and spicy chicken sandwiches; Tomis and I plated ourselves up some giant servings of the yumminess during Ryker’s afternoon nap, and chugged down a beer in the quiet of my parents beauty of a backyard. Oh, I forgot the most important part of the day… Ryker got a bit of a haircut. I attempted to trim his hair myself but made a mess of it, so Tomis took out the clippers and shaved our little guy bald. He looks COMPLETELY different. I think he likes it, because now he is more of a rascal than ever. He is barely even sweet anymore. Now he is a little boy who laughs like a tiny man, hits things to hear loud sounds, and throws things when he is frustrated. Anyway, once Ryker went down at the end of the night (after Tomis and I thoroughly inspected his room for any critters or creepy-crawlers) Tomis and I went back to our spot in the backyard and enjoyed a strong drink with our dinners. We stayed up until about midnight looking at the stars and chatting. Now it is Sunday, and Ryker is down for his morning nap. I have maybe half an hour to get laundry done and get some unpacking out of the way. Tomis is taking a break watching Croatia play soccer on TV (he deserves it… he has been working tirelessly.)
I will post more pics shortly. I need to find the cable that attaches our camera to the computer. Tomis has some cute ones on his phone though, so if I can get a moment to get all the necessary apps on his cell then there will be pics tonight!