2.19.2008

vegas vacation!

we went down to vegas for the long weekend to spend some time with bri bri, adi & emmers. steve wanted to golf, so thank heavens for a free place to stay and some company for the wives! nash had his first trip to the park since becoming mr. independent. he loved being able to run around outside. he tackled his first trip down the slide and his first swinging session.

the boys went golfing saturday so adi and i went to the new H&M (there are now two!) at a new outdoor shopping center at the south end of the strip. there was a cute little playground there, which is officially nash's "first playground" adventure. he's still a bit small for most of the fun stuff, but running around in the sun seemed to satisfy him-he was all giggles. when we tried to make him hold still for pictures, this is what happened (or it could have been his developing fear of his bully-girl-cousin emery!!!):

nash was enjoying the freedom and i think everytime we touched him he thought maybe it would mean another long trip in the car or plane-we've been doing a little too much of that lately and he's turned into sort of a demon child. but let's stick to the positive, shall we? there was a really cute little maze of shrubbery that didn't even stump him (and i think this is a dang cute little picture):
and his first attempt at the slide with the help of aunti adi:


once we wore the kids out and laid them down for naps we got some baby-free time. what else to do but see a movie?! we saw definitely, maybe. i liked it, but i'm not sure if it's because the movie was actually good or because i think ryan reynolds is perfection. anyway, it was nice to get away from the babies even if it was just for a few hours. when we got back sean and jill had arrived and the party really started! we went to dinner at Nora's with some of bri bri's friends. four pregnant wives, and four guys who know no social boundries. let's just say there was a lot of inappropriate discussion and we laughed our butts off.

we went to red rock canyon national park on sunday and did a little driving and hiking. it was great weather and so nice to be outside. it almost had me convinced that i could live there-but then i think of the sweltering summers and i'm not so sure!


thanks to bri bri, adi & emery for your hospitality, the good times, and the yummy food. viva las vegas!

7 comments:

bulkleybunch said...

thank you my dear! nash is so BIG! was the h&m any better than the other one? miss you lots!

buddens said...

I love Vegas! And I love H&M -- we actually have one here and I have been in heaven since we moved here! Incidentally, all 3 of you ladies hardly look prego at all! I'm a tad jealous since I'm already quite blimpy.

volcom_LC said...

i'll say the same i said to AA- we weren't invited?!?!?! need i mention that we live only 1.5 hours from the vegas andersons?!

i'm glad you guys had a nice time and got to enjoy some (relatively) warmer weather. believe me- the summer's aren't as bad as they seem. that's why they built so many malls...
cute pictures of N. can you believe kids grow up this fast??

gina bina said...

I love the last picture of the 3 of you!

MrsPebs said...

Hey, it's Vanessa...Rodney's wife. We found your blog from Janelle's blog. :) Rod says HI and is wondering how you've been?! Our blog is www.thepebbles.blogspot.com

Alifinale said...

It was good times. I felt so bad for little Nash that wasn't feeling so good and now that I have it, I REALLY feel bad for him. If he was as miserable as I am I now understand why he cried everytime Emery touched him. Hope you guys are feeling better. Thanks for playing with us. Good recap of the weekend, btw.

Emilie May Martin said...

nash looks like jimmy in the picture with him swinging. :)