Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Easter and Bellagio

My naked child loving the sunglasses from the Easter Bunny

Nathan trying to pop the bubbles

After the ring pop

The boys tackling Brooklyn

Jaren taking Uncle Don to the 20th level of pain, it's a game they play, Jaren makes new attacks everytime we come down.

After Don and Jaren had wrapped it up the kids were jumping from bed to bed, what are hotel rooms for anyway? Well, right after this picture, Brooklyn over shot the bed and flipped, literally flipped feet over head and smacked against the wall and slid to the floor, it was a very scary sound - but she jumped up really quickly, probably afraid she would get in trouble if she were hurt, "I am OK"! Ha Ha Ava and Don at the Bellagio Fountains, Ava hated it, we had to go inside
Getting ready to watch the fountains
Watching the fountains

The boys were so cute to watch their faces as the fountains were going off.

Then we walked through the conservatory - my other favorite free thing!

Ava meets sunscreen before a day at the pool

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I have so much to say

I have so much I want to say, yell or scream. I have all this bitterness and resentment about things that I can't control or that are in the past- That being said - I can say none of it here because I am very concscious of who my readers are - even those that don't comment.

Anyway - that is enough.

I have still one section of vegas pictures to post and then we just, and I mean just got home from Turlock, went to visit Don's family so I have pictures from there too.

Friday, April 24, 2009

More Vegas Pictures - find the lie post

Almost done with pictures about 1/3 of the way through still have the day we went swimming, the night with the Browns by far my most emotional night and arguably Don's fav since they had 4 tvs plugged into halo

Ava playing peak-a- boo in the sheers

For some reason Ava loved putting the m&m bags on her head and walking around with them on there

Ava loves pizza

Becky's (Bedier-Medsker) kids 2 of them, don't think I got one of the baby

Zach and Brayden and the M&M race car

Brayden, Zach and Brooklyn

The kids at the Brooklyn Bridge, NY,NY -- Riley said the real one is better - Then the girls went on the roller coaster there - had a great time - then off to Circus Circus adventure dome, I left my camera in the car - dang it! But they had a great time there we stayed 3 1/2 hours. I found a bench after half an hour told them to check in with me ever 2 rides and I played tetris. I am so LAME - day too was much more low key. Pizza at the hotel, a trip to M&M and Coke world we rode the class bottle elevavator, then back to the hotel and the let the crazys unleashed

4/8 of the Bidwell Cousins ....... some ones expecting ...and it's not me

Going a bit stir crazy in the hotel room

Speak No Evil, See No Evil, Hear No Evil --- love lex and riley's eyes

Don't make me SlAP YOU! Go get my money! Hahaha Seriously though - he is one good lookin kid

Riley and his "B* Slap Pimp Ring" I didn't call it that to him - I edited my self -

I think that Ava looks like Jordyn Barber (as a baby) in these pictures

Monday, April 20, 2009

Pictures from the last 3 days of vacation

We had a great time on our vacation and because of that I have too many pictures that I want to post - these are just a small selection of them - I will post more

We were lucky - between the Monte Carlo and Ethel M's we got to do be drive by participants in the Tea Party at Sunset Park. I was snapping pictures from the car - not to many that were usable. I missed the woman in a business suit and her sign read, "YOU ARE NOT ENTILED TO GET WHAT I HAVE WORKED MY LIFE FOR." I really liked that too many people need to get off their butts and get a job!!

this lady stopped and posed for me
Love this one

Catcus flowers at Ethel M. I love that place - the cactus garden is so pretty

SO cute

At Grandma and Grandpa's house - Ava wore herself out and just crashed on the floor - believe me when I say this is the first and probably only time this will happen

Ava's tantrums are out of control as witnessed in these pictures from Grandma Carol's house.

On the way to Zion we stopped in an old ghost town called Grafton - I had never heard of it. It was a bit off the road - very picturesque - Ava wanted to touch this cow.

They had a stare down for a while and then the cow just walked away

an old house
the school house / church

Ava's tantrum continued

I love this one - even though it is out of focus - you can just see that pout

This one is awesome - as well
The 10 hour ride home sucked more then usual. I got a speeding ticket by a jerk NHP officer who gave me a ticket for going 10 over the speed limit near Indian Springs - I was in the right lane and getting passed on the left. Don't get it.
Ava HATES being in the car - so we bought a bag of M&M's and just kept giving them to her to passify her - I know we are horrible - but we needed to get home Saturday.
Brooklyn being too cool for me
Ava making faces at me

Smiling at me getting her foot

While in Vegas I bought these cheap sunglasses and the frame wouldn't stay in them - I think the lense got dropped somewhere in Tonopah never to be seen from again.

This is her whistling at me and trying to wink at herself in the mirror

She is getting the wink down


She is such a pretty girl