This week we've been having a blast in Las Vegas visiting family and friends.
We swam in Bob and Sydney's pool. Unfortunately, Bree was too freaked out by the deep water. She spent the whole time on the shallow ledge. But Bree had a blast playing with her cousins Shea and Nathan. And Mason enjoyed the time in the nice warm pool too.
We took the kids to a big play place with huge inflatable bouncy houses and slides. Bree had the time of her life, and didn't want to leave. I was surprised that she wasn't afraid to climb up the really tall slide and go down by herself.
And I visited my first Cupcakery! I've heard that cupcakes are all "in vogue" or whatever, and that cupcake shops are the new cool thing. So Fran, Bree, Shea, and I all picked out different types of cupcakes. Bree picked a chocolate one with pink frosting and sprinkles. She licked off all the frosting and then crumbled the cupcake into a million pieces. I chose a Boston Cream Pie cupcake that was filled with delicious Bavarian cream. So, all in all, it was a fun one-time experience, but I maintain that $3 is way too much to pay for one little cupcake!
On our last evening, we went bowling with Fran and Jim, and Curtis, Amber, and their baby Cal. I actually had a final score of 100, which was amazing for me, especially considering that I let Bree bowl a couple of frames for me! Chad, of course, beat us all. After that we all to went to Town Square, which is this really cute outdoor mall that looks like an old-fashioned little village with cute lamp-posts and cobblestone sidewalks. We ate dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen (delicious BBQ chicken pizza), and let Bree play around in the park in the middle of the square.
During the week we also spent a lot of time with our friends Rob and Jaime. There was camping, shopping, and Wii playing to be had. We also go to meet a bunch of their really cool Vegas friends (okay, so I'm a little jealous, but I know it's our fault that we moved away!). I don' t have any of those pictures, since they are all on Jaime's awesome camera, but hopefully I will soon! I'll have to blog about those later.
All in all, it was a great vacation week. Thank you to Jim, Fran, Bob, Syd, Rob, and Jaime, for your hospitality! We love you guys, and we'll miss you!