Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Summer Fun I

We have been busy bees this summer and it's not over yet! Here's a little rundown of some of the things we've been up to:

Clay went to his first birthday party for a friend his age. This was a blast for him and really fun for me, as well. He had such a good time playing with some of the little ones from his playgroup and we both made some new friends to play with in the fall. Yeah!

Our summer starting really picking up around mid-July. My dad and his girlfriend, Tina, were able to come up and visit for the weekend. We went to The Purple Cow, the Museum of Nature and Science and spent some time around the house just hanging out and visiting. Clay and I were given the museum membership as a birthday gift from my dad and Tina so we were excited to get to use it.

Clay found so many fun things to do at the museum- he didn't know where to start! He loved the fire truck area and the dress up stuff. A lot of the museum is science stuff that is way above Clay's head but he loved looking at everything. We had such a fun time!

Carolina enjoyed her time at the museum, too. Her favorite part about company, though, is having someone hold her and play games with her all the time.

Right after my dad and Tina left, I got to go on my very first "Mommy Vacation". My grandmother invited some of the ladies in my family to go to Las Vegas and I was happy to oblige!

We left on a Friday afternoon and came back on Monday. I had such a great time and Vegas was unlike ANYTHING I've ever seen. We stayed at the Mirage and it was such a beautiful hotel. I had never really played the slots before but I did play a little while I was there. I discovered I am not a good gambler (I have some anger issues when machines take my money) and therefore did not spend a lot of time in the casino.

I did not take a whole lot of pictures but I have some memories that will last a lifetime! I was so glad to be able to spend time with some of the ladies in my family that I rarely see. We visited and ate at fun places and did A LOT of people watching.

My sister and I went to Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden and Dophin Habitat.

Mike's mom was sweet enough to come up and care for the kids while I was gone. I'm not sure that they even noticed I was gone (okay, maybe Carolina did). It was such a nice getaway but there's no place like home!

1 comment:

Me and My Boys said...

Oh, I miss Vegas! How fun to get some time to yourself!!