Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cami the Cat

My sister-in-law, Cydnee, moved to Las Vegas with her family a few weeks ago for her husbands job. They left behind their cute cat, Cami, because she ran away a couple of weeks before and never came back. Well just after they left Cami decided to show up at home but to her dismay they were gone. Cami got to stay at our house and then we got to drive her to her new home in Las Vegas!! We had a ton of fun down there and I wish we could have stayed longer...even though I thought I would die from the heat!

The first thing we did when we got there was go to Hoover Dam. They are building a bridge there so that you won't drive over the dam anymore. This bridge will be a sight to behold! Not only will people go to Hoover Dam to see the dam but to also see the dam bridge!! It was fun to be there but by the time we got to the car I was SOOOOO ready for the air conditioner!

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!


Nathanael and Mary-Anne said...

How fun!! I love Las Vegas!! Ava looks like she had a lot of fun too. :) It's always nice to get away, even if it's just for a short time!

Lindsay Kay said...

What a nice little trip for you! I loved the Hoover dam when I went about 10 years ago. The new bridge is very impressive - hopefully that will speed up the drive. I'm so glad that Ava did so well - nothing beats a happy and cry-free baby!

Brittany and Andy said...

Ava is so "Dam" cute in the "Dam" pictures!

Chet & Erin said...

I want to be happy about your trip but while you were gone I was up North wishing we were having lunch. Although I must say, you have to get away when you can and it looks like you guys did so much stuff and had so much fun. Ava looks like she really loved the trip too!!!

amy hunter said...

Hi Nichole!! What a fun blog you have and a darling family! How old is your baby now? She is so cute! That day we saw you up at swiss days (last september) was the day we found out we were expecting! Looks like you had a fun trip to Vegas! lets get together sometime!

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Cyd said...

Glad you guys had fun while you were here visiting. We loved having you here and look forward to when you can come again!