We have had this vacation planned for a while, so I have known it would be our first vacation outnumbered for some time now. It gave me a lot of time to stress about it. We are pros traveling man to man with two kiddos, but had no idea how it would work with three. Turns out, packing for three was the most stressful part! A few days after Christmas, we ventured off to Palm Springs with our "little" family of 5.
Our first morning there, the boys wasted little time breaking in the hot tub. The weather in this area can be so crazy this time of year. You can wake up to freezing temperatures and then see 80 later in the day.
The kids didn't care one bit that it was freezing outside. They were just so excited to be together and in a pool. Hadley and my nephew, Oliver, are only 2 weeks apart...they are the best of friends and had been looking forward to this trip forever!
Our first full day was beautiful, with temps reaching near 80. The kids had a great day in the pool and Baker spent his first long amount of time outside enjoying the sunshine too!
Over the next few days, we quickly moved from swimsuits and sunshine to sock hats and clouds! Thank goodness we had 2 golf carts to keep the kids entertained.
Andy arranged a Hummer tour that took them to the San Andres Fault and Joshua Tree National Park. I stayed back with Baker for this adventure, but they said it was really cool....and FREEZING. Good thing I stayed home.
Our family from Newport Beach came one day to spend some time together. It's not very often that the whole Thomas side gets together given the distance, so this was a special day!
We knew we would be there for New Year's Eve, so Mimi got the boys all set with their shirts and Hadley was ready with her party dress!
Baker was super thrilled about his first New Year's Eve!
Hadley and Uncle Noah were definitely the best dressed this year.
These two peas in a pod had such a great week together. They were inseparable.
Andy found another activity for us to do while we were there. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. You take a tram 8500 ft up in the mountains.
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