Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Our Fun Thanksgiving in Vegas !!

We had a blast down in Las Vegas visiting with Doug, Jodi and Fam for a whole week. Of course the weather was much milder than up in Utah so we had to take advantage of that by a nice little night dip in the pool. Jocelyn is getting so big and can now swim with either a noodle or a life vest all by herself. Ethan was pretty content to just let his cousin Maddy take him around the pool. I attempted the pool for oh I would say about 20 minutes but it was a little chilly for my blood. The worst part was getting out in the chilly air, which did result in a few colds (should saw that one coming).

The next day we decided to take advantage of the pool when the sun was out hoping that it would be warmer and we could burn off some of the few thousand extra calories we gained from the yummy feast the night before. Jo was pretty much a fish and took some coaxing to get out of the pool so E could have some time playing with daddy. However once E found the goggles he was content to sit on the steps and look cool. We decided to see if Misha would join in the swimming fun and after a few attempts she jumped right in and I honestly think she quite enjoyed herself.

The next day the boys decided that they wanted to go let off some steam and go shooting in the sand canyons. Figuring this was an event I would usually skip I thought with as little as i get to see my hubby I should take advantage and join him. Jocelyn wanted to try her hand at shooting so after a long safety talk with daddy he helped her shoot a 22. Ethan stayed at the other end of the canyon with me and had a blast throwing rocks and the walls. Dave eventually convinced me to try out his handgun which had a lot more umph than I thought but it was a good opportunity to test it out..probably would have been a little bit easier non-pregnant as the kickback shook my belly a little too much so after about the 4th shot I was done for the day.

To add to all this fun we stuffed our faces on left overs and even found time to take our fam to the movies to see BOLT in 3-D which was a cute movie and I am sure Jo would have enjoyed it more if she hadn't fallen asleep through it. All in all it was a wonderful trip and we are so lucky to have such fun family to spend the holiday with. Thanks Doug and Jodi we love you guys!!