Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Here are a few pictures I have taken this past week.
This was Friday morning after playing in the water they decided it was time for a wagon ride.
Tia Grace 11 weeks old
She is getting to be such a smiley girl! D'Angelo is the happiest kid when he can make her smile.


I took a little video of Xavier laughing this afternoon. I have been wanting to get him on video for a while because he is so darn cute. Enjoy!

Monday, June 9, 2008

SO, How was Vegas you ask?
I have been home from Vegas for over a week now and I am finally finding the time to blog. This is the first time I have even gotten onto the computer since last Thursday-my email was super packed! Anyway, I had a great time in Vegas hanging out with Jennifer and it was awesome to have time to visit with my brother, Michelle & Bailey. Jennifer and I spent Wednesday afternoon at the Paris spa which was completely relaxing. I had the best massage followed by a hot cup of tea that I enjoyed while snoozing on the big comfy chaise in the dimly lit relaxation room. Later on we had paraffin hand and foot treatments and spent time in the sauna which I love. We didn't leave the spa until after Eric was already checked into his hotel and ready to meet up with us.

Jenn & I thought our show started at 8:00 that night so when we went to pick up our tickets at 7:00 pm we were surprised that there weren't more people waiting in line at will call-strange? Um yeah- the show started at 7:00. Thank goodness Eric suggested walking down to Treasure Island early to grab our tickets! We had to stand in the back for a few minutes watching and then were able to be seated. We both enjoyed Mystère and would like to see another show by Cirque du Soleil . After seeing Mystère we went out to eat with my brother, Michelle & Bailey. It was late when we were done so Michelle & Bailey went back to their room to crash while the big kids went out to play for a while longer. It amazes me how quickly night becomes early morning in Vegas!

We spent a nice day Thursday at the MGM pools with my brother & family. Our visit ended with them dropping us off at the Venetian so we could see Blue Man and they could get on the road home since Eric had an 8:00 am meeting to attend Friday morning. Blue Man was not that great, we actually thought it was terrible during the first 20 minutes or so. It got better, but I would never pay to go see them again. I wish I would have spent my money to see Stomp! instead. We were so tired after the show that we went straight back to our room. I watched Juno and then fell asleep for the night.

Friday we spent the day poolside at our hotel then went to Spago for a delicious dinner. We headed over to New York New York later on that night to check out the dueling piano bar. Since it was our last night in Vegas we thought we would check out at least one club so we headed over to the Wynn Hotel. That is a gorgeous place. The club we went to was Tryst . It was a younger crowd but we stayed for a little while. There is a huge waterfall that separates the club from the rest of the hotel-very cool. If we were single and younger it would have been a great place to be. Saturday morning

Jenn left early for the airport and my friend Ruick picked me up. Ruick & I went out for breakfast and to Joann's to buy material for a new tote bag she is making for me : ) We didn't have a lot of time before I needed to be at the airport so we headed back to her house and went to the pool. It was so nice to be able to see her while I was there. Funny thing is I will see her and my brother again during the same weekend in August! They will both be in Chicago for their big birthday weekends. Eric turns 30 August 18th and Ruick turns 40 August 16th. I must say that as much as I enjoyed my trip I missed the kids like crazy! It was so weird not having them around. Even unnerving at times. If I ever have the opportunity to go away again it will need to be a shorter trip.

Playing the tourist we had to stop and take our picture at the sign.
Jennifer & I spent Thursday at the MGM pools with my brother & his family. It was a great weather day - not too hot! The drinks were yummy too.
My nephew Bailey & brother Eric at the MGM pool.

Jennifer & me

Eric and me

Bailey feelin' a little freezy cold!

That's a very crooked picture of me

Me with the guys who perform with Blue Man

and Jennifer

A Blue Man