Saturday, August 28, 2010
We intentionally didn’t plan anything to do on the trip...we just wanted to relax and get more than 4 hours of continuous SLEEP! MGM Grand has a sweet pool setup - 4 pools and a lazy river. We spent several hours for THREE DAYS at the pool. Our second day even included some “panic” entertainment. They had a chemical leak and basically evacuated 1500 people out the entire pool area. Everyone was getting mad and yelling at lifeguards because they had to leave (it probably didn’t help most people had consumed some level of alcohol)....and didn’t know what was going on. Then Jen saw people on the ground being administered pure oxygen. The former lifeguard job was enough to know it was serious and we needed to get out of there as soon as possible. We read a news article later that night about what happened - valve failure and a chemical leak (ironically in the lazy river we were spending all our time in) - 26 people sent to the hospital and 100 treated with oxygen on site. That was about all the drama we had on the trip.
The first night in Las Vegas we saw the Cirque de Solil at MGM - Ka. Very cool. We highly recommend it! Our second/last night in Las Vegas we got all dressed up and headed out to CraftSteak for dinner. Wow - oh wow. The BEST steak dinner ever....the most expensive steak dinner ever...but VERY GOOD FOOD.
Ironically we really didn’t gamble. We had about 1.5 hours to kill before we headed the airport and walked over to the Tropicana. The boys hit up $5 blackjack and the ladies hit up the slots. Jen SCORED on a quarter slot. First machine $20 in and $55 out. She cashed it in and then went back and sat down at the slot next to the one she made the original money on. $20 in and got up to $85, but kept playing down to $60 and walked away. So that meant we walked away from Las Vegas AHEAD in gambling! Wahooo!
Here is a picture of our group.....like Jen’s prom pose?
Friday, August 27, 2010
We were able to take a couple days and get away from our kids and go on an “adult” vacation.....something that allowed us to sleep in, order room service, lounge at the pool, each fancy food we didn’t have to cook and not change a SINGLE POOPY DIAPER! The kids aunt Sarah graciously volunteered to watch the kids for us. Grandpa Gray was also still in town so our kids got spoiled having two people to play with!
I was able to get some pictures from Sarah’s camera on the fun they had.....Zach kept talking about McDonald’s and the Farm......Of course Zach picked the time Mom and Dad were gone to ride the ponies at the Farm all by HIMSELF! Logan also rode the ponies for the FIRST TIME! Looks like he is telling that pony who is boss!
Thanks again Sarah and Glen....the kids had a blast (as you can tell from THIS picture!)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Zach actually cried when we left preschool today. He was having too much fun playing with the toy cars!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Jen: Zach that isn't a bird...that is a spider.
Zach: A spider! Dad....a spider a spider!
Dustin: Uh - I am holding Logan so I can't kill the spider [big smile on his face]
Jen: Dustin how long does it normally take the poison to kill the spider?
Dustin: Less than a minute [still has a smile on his face]
Jen: Oh, oh....I think it is working...not all his legs are moving. Zach - see the spider is dying.
Zach: Oh! Ewwwwwwww - SPIDER!
[few seconds later]
Jen: Zach lets make sure he is dead...can you go get Daddy's shoe?
Zach: [runs over to Dustin] Dad - need your shoe....[pulls the shoe off Dustin's foot and runs it back to Jen in the kitchen] Here mom.
Jen: Yup he is dead.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Both kids (and adults) had fun splashing around, jumping in and squirting water out of the foam noodles.
Afterwards when we went home and the kids had baths. They were playing together (which hasn't happened that often so far). We got them out of the tub and they were still being silly when we were getting them dressed.....Logan was eating Zach's face and Zach liked it!
Summer is coming to an end too fast....only three more weeks of our neighborhood pool being open :(
Thursday, August 12, 2010
We got a cupcake cake to celebrate - Zach loved it of course.....we actually had him ready for bed and should have seen that the red ladybug frosting would end up all over his face! I guess we couldn't skip bath time tonight!
Papa Gray also gave Zachary a gift! Since he is retired military he has some "connections"...he was able to get army fatigues for the older grandsons. Apparently the pattern of these army fatigues are brand spanking new to our military! We wanted Zach to try it on for size and he was NOT happy about it. I guess it was just a bit too hot for long pants and a long sleeve jacket. He just kept this pout frown on his face and WOULD NOT let you put the hat on his head....see....
But doesn't he look stinking cute?! Maybe we can convince Zach to be an army solider for Halloween this year!
Papa Gray also came with gifts for the parents (us)!! He watched the kids so we could go on a DATE! Wahooooo! Jen decided we were going bowling. Two games - Dustin won the first (by 30), Jen won the second (by 2).
Of course we had to hit up McDonald's playland too.....Zach and Papa Gray were dunking basketballs.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I didn't need anymore baby wipes....I already had a closet stocked up - probably two months worth of wipes. I also don't buy this particular "type" of Huggies wipes, I prefer the cucumber scented one....but the wipes container HAD ME HOOKED! Zach LOVES the movie Cars and saw Little Nemo (the whole way through) for the first time this week. So I can say with confidence that I am a sucker for great advertising!!
Monday, August 2, 2010