Viva Las Vegas
It's time for the annual Vegas trip where we tag along with Jason while he works and enjoy a free hotel suite and lots of fun with family and friends. Usually on car trips I stock the kids up with DVD's then go to sleep, but this time I decided to go the extra mile and plan some activities. Every hour they got to open a present with a new activity. They thought it was great, except that Jayden started asking for the next present five minutes later and it would continue for the full 55 minutes. If he wasn't whining about that he was whining about being carsick from doing the activities. Besides that, they had fun and it made the trip go faster. Their favorites were the picture frame dry erase boards that I would switch out with different dot-to-dots, mazes, etc. and the modeling clay. Once we got there we had no problem finding things to fill our time. We hung out with cousins at the pool, going to the movies and lunch and playing at their house. Dinner with the Youngs, then the boys took the kids to Circus Circus to spend a fortune on winning stuffed animals (a definite favorite for the kids). We met up with friends to watch Toy Story 3, went to a fun water park and hung out at their house (they have the cutest twin boys and Jayden was in double the fun heaven playing legos with them, thanks Tara!), then more swimming and a BBQ with friends (thanks Gublers!). We had fun just doing our own thing going bowling (where Jayden refused to smile because he lost and Maddox cried most of the time because he couldn't play with the bowling balls or the camera), spending the evening at Jason's childhood park (where the kids thought we were the meanest parents since we wouldn't let them take home the free kittens that were there), going to dinner when Jason would get off work, playing in the hotel while Maddox napped and going to Town Square to play in the splash pad and park. As always, it was such a fun getaway and we can't wait to do it again next year!