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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Vacation! Warning: A lot of pictures!!

We were lucky enough to go on a holiday for the past couple of weeks. We had an amazing time. We drove down to Pam & Casey's and stayed with them for a few days and then we left our kids for 3 nights and flew to Las Vegas from Salt Lake. We took our time travelling and pretty much avoided any major freakouts during the drive. We stopped at Jaime and Casey's on the way down and on the way back (thank you Jaime!) We love visiting them!
We stopped at a couple hotels throughout the drive and when we got there, the kids were so happy to be out of the car!
Jesse and Jenna just relaxing in the hotel.
We got to the Warren's the day before Easter, so the Easter bunny brought Cade his Easter treats to their house. The Easter bunny made a trail of eggs to the pile of goods upstairs. He was a little slower than Clark and Sena, but he figured it out after a few minutes.
The other kids helping Cade find his stash!
Jane got a new pair of shades for Easter.


Jenna got a bunny book that she looks so thrilled about!
We ended up doing a lot of fun things while we were gone. The day before we left to come home we went to the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake. I was actually quite impressed. Anything beats the Edmonton Zoo!



Sitting on the trunk of a huge elephant statue.



Cousins!
Jane is such a sweety!
Jenna was very attached to me when we got home from Vegas. She still is! Vegas was definately the highlight of the trip. We had a lot of fun just walking around and looking at all of the hotels. We had both been to Vegas, but never together, so it was a lot of fun. We spent a day shopping at the outlets (my favorite!) and eating a lot of really good food.
We stayed at Treasure Island. It was actually really nice (especially for the price!) and I would definately stay there again.



Jesse paying one of the many resturant bills.

We went to the Siegfried and Roy exhibit at the Mirage. It was interesting to see the white lions and tigers. They also have a dolphin exhibit now.

M&M World where we bought Cade some sweet Pj's.
One of the only pictures of us together. Gotta love the self portrait!

We went to the show "O" at the Bellagio one night. It was the only show we went to and it was totally worth it. It is amazing what those people can do! You can't take pictures during the show, so this is all I have. This is a shot of the ceiling. Everything is very extravegant.


A little out of order, but the kids all got kites for Easter so we all went to the park and flew kites. Cade loved his spiderman kite.
Jesse teaching Cade how to fly the kite.

Casey, Clark and Sena.

Cade was taking a break flying the kite and had a little sit down. And it turned into a lay down...



Trying to get a good picture of them together. Not the right time apparently!

Bonfire in the backyard at the Warren's. Pam and Jane. So fun to go away, but also fun to come home. The nice weather down there made me so excited for spring & summer! Can't wait!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's a hard life!

It's tough being a 2 year old! Cade just couldn't stay awake at dinner last night. He has never done this before, so I thought it was hilarious. He was trying to eat spagetti and couldn't keep his poor little eyes open. Doing the bob! Don't laugh at the tea towel around his neck!


I thought that if I gave him an ice cream cone (his fav) that would make him wake up a little for the remainder of the evening, but nothing seemed to be working! Anytime I would ask him if he was tired he would say "no" of course!

So it was a quick bath and off to bed early! I guess all the playing outside in the nice weather wore him out! And one of Jenna of course! While Cade was dozing off, she was sitting in her high chair doing the usual screaming and hardly eating, so she got her first ice cream cone! I guess I was rewarding her craziness...whatever!