Monday, September 20, 2010

More Vegas Sights

For those of you who don't know, we will be leaving Las Vegas in less than two weeks and moving back to Idaho. Russ was offered a job in Boise and we just couldn't pass it up. We've really enjoyed our time here in Vegas, except for the heat, and are really sad we won't be around for the mild winter... it's what got me through the summer. :( I think Russ will miss the buffets more than anything else. Anyway we've been trying to see some more of the Vegas sights before we leave. This last weekend we saw the lions at MGM Grand and the Botanical Gardens and fountain show at the Bellagio. All three were quite enjoyable.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend and Josie's 2nd Birthday

We decided to take a last minute trip to California for Labor Day weekend. It was Josie's 2nd birthday on Saturday so we took her to one of her favorite places, the beach. We went to Venice beach, walked along the board walk and spent the afternoon playing in the sand and cold water. Josie could have stayed there all day. That evening we took our son (yes son, Josie was mistaken for a boy several times on Sat, I assume it's the lack of hair and the ambiguous gray shirt she was wearing) to a Dodgers game, where Josie yelled and clapped along with the crowd. I think she had a pretty good birthday. On Sunday we went to see the LA Coliseum, then stopped by a local Farmer's Market before we headed home.On Monday, during timeouts and half time of the Boise State game (which we are very happy about... I thought Russ was going to lose it), we quickly celebrated Josie's birthday. I had big dreams for Josie's birthday cake this year but after the first cake burned (thanks to our wonderful oven) and I realized I didn't have all the things I needed to make what I wanted, I made a simple cake with a crown on top. There's always next year.
Her favorite present is her new bus or as she says 'fus'. I can't believe it's already been two years since Josie was born. She has brought more joy to my life than I could ever have imagined. I am truly blessed to be the mother of such a special little girl.