Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We love balloons

It's Official..Ava is a lover of balloons. I took this some time ago after Parker's birthday party.
What do I do with all these Balloons??
Smile Of Course!
Ut Oh...Luckily there was a ceiling to trap in the drifting Balloons
Oh How we love Balloons!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Viva Las Vegas..

So this Thursday Gabe and I are Off to Las Vegas for the infamous Las Vegas High rollers Weekend Scooter rally. We been going to this rally ever since it started and only missed one which was because I was in Labor with Parker..9 years ago! Besides the rally we have a lot of other plans of different bars and lounges to check out .
Thursday we are going to the Liberace Piano Bar.
Friday Vickie and I have reservations for the Spa at The Golden Nugget where we are staying.Friday we also have dinner reservations for The Golden Steer and probably stop off some point in the weekend for some tiki drinks at Frankie's. All in all it's Vegas and who know where the day and night takes us...

I thought I would post up some Vegas photos from trips past.. This one was at The Mondo Atomic weekender..all things retro.
Another shot from Mondo Atomic
This was from Last Year's rally!! Love how you can walk around town with drinks in hand and see Elvis.
I think this one was from the Soul Weekender a few years back.
This is from a few years ago ofcourse another Vegas Rally.
I will be spending tonight and tomorrow planning out my wardrobe..I am sooo ready to go..Hurry Thursday morning and get here already!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Lexi and Logan

It was a pretty mellow weekend for me. Friday night I stayed home with the kids while Gabe went to the Mason's lodge with his friends for some male bonding.

This Saturday we celebrated My Brother's Twins 2nd Birthday Party.
John and Kirsten had it at their house and rented a jumper.
As soon as the twins got their Lexi was ready to play..Logan looked like he just woke from a nap though and didn't know what to think.
Kirsten had a nice assortment of treats set up on the table
I made cupcakes for the party..Funfetti Vanilla and Funfetti Chocolate
It was straight off to the jump house for most of the kids. Ava had fun for a short while but rather explore outside then be in the jumper.
Lexi was having fun in the jumper
Ava wanted to go pick dandelions. she was trying to blow them but was not having too much luck
I thought I would give her a little lesson on dandelion blowing
It was a nice I enjoyed a nice glass of white wine that Kirsten opened up.
I think every dandelion in the yard was picked by Ava. Every time she would try and pull them up the little seeds would all blow away.
Ava and Johnny getting a wagon ride
Time to sing Happy birthday
Lexi loved her cupcake..I think she finished off Logan's too
Looks like the adults wanted to get some action in the jumper too..Gabe fell off to the side and got stuck.
Then after awhile Jessica fell off to the side and got stuck
My brother trying to make an escape
Logan and Johnny were having fun playing in the house
Then time for another late night wagon ride for the kiddies
And more bounce house for the bigger kiddies
We all went in the house and played a couple rounds of Family Feud on the Wii..What a fun Game! and Parker ...he was in this position pretty much the whole day...A gamer die hard.
It was a beautiful day and everyone had a wonderful time. It is so hard to believe that they are two years old already.
Sunday was a day of recovery and prep work for my Vegas Vacation this coming weekend!! I had to go shop for some items I needed to take and just relaxed and watched movies with the
family. We went to the swapmeet earlier in the day cause I was on the hunt for some vintage brooches ( I didn't find any but I found some nice vintage gloves to wear). I actually found a AWESOME retired Alice in Wonderland Dollie in the box for Ava. She loved it! that's a whole other blog...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Our New Baby!!

Today I just bought a GTS250 Super. I currently have a vintage bike and so does my husband and we love love our vintage bikes so it's a little different now being owners of a New Vespa.
I have some Die Hard Vintage Vespa friends that will razz me for buying a New bike but I don't care. It is a fantastic bike for the plans we have for it.
Plus it will be a nice daily rider for Gabe. Why beat up our vintage scooters any further and spend loads of money on fuel for the cars.

This is what it currently looks like now but soon with a little TLC it will be just as beautiful as the picture above. Can't wait to take it for a spin.
Just in time for Spring!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Parker's 9th Birthday Party

We had Parker's bday party at Boomer's this past Monday. We thought it would be a good day to have it since all the kids were out of school this past Monday for President's day.

Parker's Party started at 12 noon so we got there a little early to set up the table with goody bags for the kids. There was a sign with Parker's name on it with balloons so I took his picture there before all the guests arrived.
While we waited for the pizzas to come out we gave the kids a bunch of tokens each to go and play some arcade games. Parker got a lot of tickets
Time to eat! all the kids got their own personal pizzas to eat.
It was great that everyone we invited but 2 showed up.
The kids eating
Time for cake. It was a big hit. They all surrounded it and were very excited.
The bakery did a great job of it too.
Singing Happy Birthday
After cake it was time to open presents. Parker got some great gifts too. He loved everything he got.
After we were done inside with presents and cake we handed all the kids wristbands to go on the rides outside. Of course Bumper Boats were first on the list.
all the kids in his party got the whole bumper boats to themselves
After they got off they were all soaking wet! We lined them all up to take photos.
Then it was on to more rides. These are Parker's best friends in his classroom at school. It was cute seeing his little crew at the party and all the boys hanging out. They had so much fun.
Ava rode with Grandpa on the Choo was the only thing she could go on.
Ferris wheel time! I swear this is the fastest Ferris wheel I have ever seen..I would never go on it. I was getting nervous just watching the kids on it. All the parents were yelling out Stop rocking the Carts!!!!
after rides we all went over to play mini golf. They tried to give us score cards but we were like forget about it..just let them have fun. The rule was each gets 3 turns then it was off to the next course.
They had a lot of fun but soon all of them were getting grumpy.
They liked the courses with the windmills and little houses on them.
My brother and his girlfriend were entertaining themselves crossing the little rivers.
When golfing was over we went into another arcade cause Parker had a few tokens left so he played some racing games and then it was time to go home.
I forget how great and really inexpensive it is to have a party here at Boomer's. Everyone had a blast.