When we got home we decided to ESCAPE from the heat and go swimming. Swimming has never felt so GOOD! We all had so much fun in the water...especially the kids. This was Ava's first time swimming this summer and I am happy to say that she LOVED it. She more than loved it...she was the happiest baby on the planet! It was so funny to watch her try and walk in the water...she would keep walking no matter how deep it was!
That night we took the kids to Circus Circus so they could ride the carousel. Ava was amazed with it. The only way I can explain her reaction is by comparing to what she does when I tickle her legs and tummy...she just stares into space like she is totally and completely enjoying it. When I tried to get her off she wouldn't let go of the bar on the horse and she just kept signing horse! I love seeing her enjoy stuff like this!
Cyd and Eric were nice enough to take Ava home with them so Christian and I could walk the strip. Las Vegas has CHANGED dramatically since the last time I visited four years ago. When Christian and I passed through four years ago Vegas was more family friendly and now it is definitely Sin City! But it is fun to walk the strip every once in a while and see the changes that have come about...there are a bunch of new buildings going up down there and the new city center being built is HUGE!!!
After all this we had to come back to our busy lives but it was a much needed vacation...oh we stopped at the Las Vegas temple on our way out because I had never been there! It is very pretty.
Ava was an absolute Angel on the drive there and back...she didn't cry once in the 14 hours we drove!! Now we'll see if that was just coincidence when we go on our camping trips this month!
Thanks Cyd and Eric for letting us stay at your place...we can't wait to visit again!