This last week, Ryan's whole family, except one, came down to Las Vegas for a vacay! It was so nice to have them all here and be able to spend time with them. Even better that it was like a 'staycation' for us since we were able to come home to our own bed and house every night!
His parents and sister Kristin and her family came down on Monday afternoon. We went over that night for swimming and dinner with them.
Tuesday,we went swimming all morning after a delicious breakfast of rollers (crepes) and bacon. Easton had to come home to take a nap. That afternoon, Lauren came into town, we missed DJ and wished he could have been there too! After nap time, we headed back for more swimming.That night, Norm and Kim volunteered to watch all the grandkids while we took Kristin, Kasey and Lauren out on the town...I think our idea of a "Vegas night out" is a lot different than what the average person would think! We ended up bringing them back to our house to see it, then out to eat at our favorite place, Lucielle's. We tried to go see a movie, but forgot it was the opening week for the new Spiderman, and the lines were way too long! So we ended up going back to the house early! BORING plans, but way fun company! So we ended up having an awesome night with everyone! When we got back to the house, Norm and Kim told us how great Easton was...for the first hour, then he cried and cried, hated the bath with his cousins! They said he stood in the middle and screamed and cried, while Kristin's four kids sat around him plugging their ears, haha! He cried after they tried putting him down the first time. So they brought him back down, and luckily he cheered up and played with them for awhile, until he was finally ready to sleep. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!
Wednesday was the 4th of July! After Easton's morning nap, we met up with the rest of the family, and headed out to Hoover Dam. We drove over the big new bridge, and then walked down across the dam. It was super windy, and little rainy. Luckily the wind was blowing so hard, that the rain dried before it could get us wet. It was crazy! After the dam, we found a fun park in Boulder City, and ate our yummy picnic lunch, and the kids loved playing on the playground and throwing the frisbee. We came home afterwards, and Easton took another nap. Then headed back out to Boulder City for the fireworks. They were such awesome and great fireworks! We were even lucky enough to get a spot right smack-dab in the middle of the main field, in front of the band. We have NO idea how there was a giant spot left open since every other inch of the field was taken, but we loved and snagged it! Norm and Kim bought everyone dinner at the field, and we ate our yummy burgers and fries and listened to the band. Talk about an all-American family type of night! Julie and her family had driven into Las Vegas just as we were leaving for Boulder, and they met us at the field for fireworks JUST as the lights were going out, and the show was starting! Perfect timing! The fireworks show was amazing, it was 20minutes long, and beautiful! Easton loved watching them and also loved crawling around between cousins and playing with the glowsticks!
Thursday, we swam and then celebrated Easton's birthday...so cute! More on that in another post!
Friday, Lauren flew back home for a rodeo she was competing in that night. We again, headed over to swim in the morning. Ryan took Easton home for a nap, and I went with everyone else to the Silverton Casino to see the Mermaid show in the aquarium. It was so much fun to watch the kids stare in awe! They had a ton of awesome fish, eels, and rays in the tank. After we watched the show, Norm bought everyone some yummy gelato from a cute little booth in the casino. The kids loved it! I got the sea salt carmel, and it was to DIE for! Such delicious ice cream...or gelato, what's the difference? That night, we of course swam, and had a yummy dinner again our on the patio.
Saturday morning, we headed over to see everyone off. They had to be checked out of the house by 11:00, so we said our goodbyes, and they were off! We were sad to see them go, but SO glad they all came down to see us in Las Vegas, and were able to have a fun vacation too!
|Easton and Chase loved crawling around together all week!|
|Ryan, Easton, Chase and Jaab :)|
|Mermaid show! Maddie was in awe! It was so cute!|
|Navi was my helper with Easton at the park!|
|Easton and Navi on the playground :)|
|swimming with Papa!|
|Poppi and Easton watching the fireworks|
|grandkids getting their glowsticks on!|
|getting glowsticked after dinner|
|fireworks started and he couldn't take his off of them!|
|Such a happy baby!|
|Happy 4th of July!!!!|