Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Family Adventure/Vacation

My dear friend Breanna was planning to get married in Vegas, so I had the grand idea to make a family trip out of it...well, I thought it was a great idea. Don't get me wrong, we had so, so, much fun. But, two little kids in Vegas...well, need I say more?The trip began slowly, and I thought, "What did I do?" But, as we got more into a routine, both the kids were so enjoyable, minus a few minor meltdows (by Kory and I, LOL!). The kids were so cute in the room. Parker has never stayed in a hotel so he thought it was so fun that we all got to sleep together.We stayed in St. George the first two nights, and Kory worked all day one of the days. So, the kids and I swam most of the day and then Kory joined us. Other than one scare in the hot tub, I handled the two of them quite well by myself in the pool.Parker was such a good little swimmer. He would have swam as long as we let him. He would dive in and go under and swim all over the pool; I was so impressed. His little swim floats were so great but I don't think it will be too much longer and he will be able to swim without them.We all enjoyed our relaxing pool time. It was such a bummer to drive him in the snow! Will spring ever get here!?
Another of my close friends is in the pirate show at Treasure Island. So, she got us up close and personal to the pirates. Parker loved this.

Parker was Peter Parker (Spiderman), most of the trip. He would show everyone his 'Spideyness' and then web them. Everyone at the first hotel we stayed at, would throw webs at him and play back... He is at such a fun age! In one of the pictures, you can see the pirates shooting their webs with him. At first I think he was a little frightened of the pirates...I mean really, look at their manliness! But, they were all so nice, he put on a little Spiderman show for them. It was hilarious!Tiffany is on my right in the photo. Isn't she gorgeous? It was so awesome that she got them all to come out and take a photo. We were VIP!! Preslie wasn't really sure about the tattoed guy...she couldn't take her eyes off of him.More web shooting!Then it was off to the wedding. Surprisingly, the kids sat through the ceremony...YAY!

One of the first nights we were in Vegas, we decided to eat at the Rainforest Cafe. We have taken Parker to eat there before, but thought he might enjoy it more now that he is older.

Well...we were wrong--we were close to the gorillas and Parker was not a fan! He buried his head in my lap and would not sit up. How disapointing! I tried to explain to him that they were not real, but then he asked, "Why are they talking then?!" I think it was our most expensive meal, and Parker spent most of it with his eyes closed! Not a good time. I think this is when Kory had his meltdown...LOL!This is how most of our family photos went. I thought I would post one for nostalgias sake.And finally, this is how we traveled around good ol' Las Vegas. It worked quite well. I now know that we can take a road trip with my family, and we all will survive! Yay! We had so much fun! Where shall we go next? I think it's safe to say that it won't be Sin City! HA!