Friday, February 20, 2009

Valentine's Day...and a Getaway to Vegas!

Here are some pictures of Valentine's and President's Day weekend. We celebrated Valentine's Day on Friday and then headed to Vegas on Saturday.

My favorite treat (well one of many) is chocolate covered strawberries. Kelly sent me this lovely arrangement for Valentine's Day. We will just say that it didn't stay around too long! It was so yummy!

We went to Connor's class party on Friday. Here he is with his teacher, Ms. Ptak.

Daddy and Kate making a project.

Connor and his first Valentine box! I remember that was my favorite part of Valentine's Day when I was young. Taking a shoe box and decorating it. How fun!

Katelyn enjoying a cookie. I should have taken a picture of what she looked like afterwards! Just a little mess!

We have made the trek to Las Vegas a dozen times. We never have taken the time to stop and actually look over the Hoover Dam. This time, since we needed a bathroom break, we decided to let the kids look out and see what it was all about. Connor was a little nervous about looking over the edge. He did not want Katelyn to go near it at all! He did remind us that in Transformers, Megatron turns into a jet and flies over the dam. He thought it was pretty cool that we were in the same spot that the transformers were in.

They are in the process of building a bridge so you will no longer be able to drive over the dam. Which will actually save lots of time. Anyway, I thought I would take some pictures of how the building is coming along. I cringe every time we see this. I can't imagine being the guy that has to work on this part!

Kelly's parents and two sisters met us in Vegas to see his brother Jim. We all had a fun time. Lots of kids and lots of noise, but nevertheless, a fun time! Here we are at the park enjoying some time together. It was very cold in Las Vegas. I was ready to head South for some warmth!

The kids came up with some game of jumping off the stairs. They were having a pretty good time! And I kept my fingers crossed that nobody got hurt!

Daddy and Little Miss Red!

One last picture of Katelyn. She is sporting one of her new, very cute bows from my good friend Bridgette!

So, that was our exciting weekend. It is always fun to getaway for a few days! Even if we don't go too far, we always seem to enjoy it. Thanks to Kelly's fam for meeting us halfway for some fun times!


Pincock Ohana said...

How fun! Speaking of V-day and Vegas... we were also in Vegas on V-day celebrating the wedding of Leilia and her hubby John. It was great and we had fun while we were there.

Those strawberry dip in chocolate looks so yummy. Tom makes those every once in awhile.

Rachel said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. That one picture of Connor makes him look like he's walking on air.

SuAnn McFadden said...

I'm wondering if Connor has a bit of his Uncle Justin's fear of heights? That picture made me cringe--the stones on the wall were creepy (you know how that bugs me).

Tina said...

what a fun valentines weekend! And that strawberry/chocolate bouquet was awesome, I may have to hint to Paul that I totally want one of those.
Sheesh, we drove over the Dam last year and they were working on that detour bridge....doesn't LOOK like they have made much progress although I'm sure they have made a ton. Just goes to show how much work it is to build a bridge over a canyon. WHOA!

Kimberly said...

Awww! How fun! Those chocolate covered strawberries look so yummy!

Kelley Rae said...

I'd much prefer a bouquet like that than flowers, even though neither lasts very long I can enjoy chocolate a lot more!

Diane said...

What a thoughtful husband! Chocolate covered strawberries are the BEST! I heard your time in Las Vegas was fun. So happy you were able to spend some time with the family. Good times!

Robyn said...

YUM! I would WAY rather get a bouquet of chocolate covered strawberries than flowers! I'm also glad you got to go on a dam tour :)

The Harding Hive said...

I absolutely love your little Katelyn's beautiful red hair. She really is beautiful Megan.