Tuesday, August 19, 2014


This update is a little late in coming.  Recently Violet and I drove out to Vegas to meet my friend Jenee and her family.  The idea of taking a 3 year old to the desert with temperatures of 109 degrees was a bit daunting but somehow it all worked out.

The first night we got in, Violet and I headed over to the Rainforest Cafe.  The Odani's plane had trouble and they were delayed in Los Angeles overnight, so it was just Violet and I for dinner.

We spent the night at the MGM (only $50 since it was July in Vegas) and picked up the Odani's in the morning from the airport.

That night we headed to the Tournament of Kings at Excaliber.  It was just the right combination of cheesiness and fun.

Violet is not a happy camper.

The next day we went over to the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.

Yes, I am afraid to admit we spent money on the following two photos.

The next day we headed over to an awesome toy store where the kids could dig for treasure (as the parents shopped).

The it was a power drive home.  We had to stop at Alien Beef Jerky in Baker.  It's a must for any trip to Vegas.

She is petting the alien.

As a reward for the potty training milestone, Violet finally got her long awaited big girl bed.  We had been dangling it like a carrot for like  months as incentive.

Violet seemed more taken by the doll on the bed than the actual bed.  Go figure.

And a recent dance shot with friend Kylee:

This is our last week of summer school and after a two week break, her second year of preschool begins already!