Sunday, April 29, 2012

right back at ya.

never a dull moment with this one.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

slip slidin' away

After a very busy morning, our afternoon out back felt great!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

time for a trim

I imagine that this is considered a felony somewhere in the Magic Kingdom, but Avery felt it was quite necessary to give Rapunzel a "fresh start" tonight.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hunter and Haas

 Today Hunter had is first babysitting job: this adorable Terrier- Chihuahua mix named Haas.

They were smitten with each other from the get-go.

Not much was accomplished around this place, especially for a Sunday, but we all adored our special guest.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

the yellow blanket

While he was off busy doing this...

These two were off doing this...

Nothing better than a night of self-entertainment.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Vegas: P Diddy Style

Our 24 hour Spring Break trip to Vegas with the kids was much-needed. and memorable to say the least.
From right to left and top to bottom:
1. A rainy 4 hour drive
2. A quick stop at stateline to brave the roller coaster.  We were too early.
3. The kids' first glimpse of the strip from the 14th floor.
4. First stop: M & M World
5. Strong winds on the strip.  Avery and her self-purchased dice lollipop.
6. The dreaded claw machine at Circus Circus.
7. Waiting for the circus performance.
8. Hunter and his ski ball skills.
9. Family photo booth fun at New York New York
10. Walking the bridge from the Grand Canyon Store to NY NY
11. Cirque de Soleil Beatles Show in the lobby of our hotel
12. Penthouse Master bedroom
13. The view from our room overlooking Las Vegas Blvd
14. Swanky decor
15. Confessions of a taxicab ride
16. A quick stop at the shooting range at Outdoor World on the ride home

A few lessons I learned:
  • My kids have inherited our Vegas blood.  They loved it and can't wait to go back.
  • 24 hours is just not enough.  A tease, to say the least.
  • Vegas with kids is not so bad as long as you don't get stuck at the red light next to the "HOT BABES want to meet YOU" truck... ugh!
  • Having sharp reflexes is key so that some speedy eye covering can take place at a moment's notice, if needed.
  • Reporting that bug you found in your room isn't such a bad idea... (We were prompltly moved to the 1500 square foot penthouse on the top floor for the remainder of the trip!)
  • Lastly, those claw machines in the arcades... they NEVER win and often result in tears... like throwing money out the window...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

come sail away...

One final outing to wrap up our Spring Break.  Kayaking in Long Beach.  Just warm enough to set sail, but windy enough to remind us to wear sleeves.  A gorgeous one hour tour through the canals of Naples.
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