Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

The end of each year is always exciting because it means lots of trip visiting family and lots of my favorite foods. Ashton enjoys it because he loves traveling, especially if we are going to see grandma and papa. This year we went to my families house for thanksgiving. This is one of the holidays that is hosted at my moms and I have always loved helping her ever since I was little. Of course it takes several days of preparation to buy the food, make the flower arrangements, set the tables, and of course cook. This year I was in charge of making the rolls for the first time by myself (with the help of my mom). Of course I had to call my sister a few times to make sure I was doing it right, but they turned out great. I have had a horrible time baking bread lately so I was excited that they were so delicious. I loved being able to visit with all of our family and really enjoyed our trip. It was a very busy trip, but we loved every minute of it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Family Fun

Even though we have been in Vegas for a year and a half now, we are still finding new things to do as a family. We have been driving by the Grand Prix Family Fun Center this entire time and I always thought it was a little old for Ashton. We had Ashton's T-Ball pictures there and I realized, it wasn't anything like I thought it was. We decided that we would go and see what it was all about. I call it a Family Fun Center because that is what it reminds me of. There are go carts and all these rides for the kids. We bought a one hour unlimited pass for Ashton. The best part was that we got to ride for free with him if he wasn't tall enough to go by himself. We had so much fun. We got some pizza ran around like crazy going on anything and everything that Ashton wanted to do. He was totally fearless and he loves roller coasters. We all had fun and have gone back several times. The best part is seeing the smile on Ashton's face, I can never get enough of his smile.

One of the cool rides were go-carts that Ashton could drive all by himself. I will say that I am extremely impressed with his driving. For only being four years old, I was impressed!