Wednesday, May 22, 2013

5 (+1) Year Anniversary

Since Peyton was born the day before our 5 year anniversary, we didn't get to do anything "big" to celebrate. So we decided to celebrate our 5 (+1) year anniversary in style! We couldn't do it on our actual anniversary because Peyton needed to be weaned first. We planned to celebrate this last weekend which gave me just enough time to get her weaned.

(It was a good thing I had that to push me to do it or I probably would have taken a lot longer with her still refusing to drink much milk. She drinks water and I make sure to feed her a lot of food with calcium. Hopefully someday she'll decide milk isn't that bad after all.)

We drove down to St. George Thursday night. When we got there we let the kids play outside for a few minutes to get the "wiggles" out.

The guys had a little contest going to see who could hit the tree the most times. Grandpa was the undisputed winner.

Friday morning Rog did some genealogy work with his grandparents. They were able to make a lot of progress and get a lot of names ready for the temple.

After lunch we left the kids in the capable and loving hands of grandma (and grandpa) and got on our way to Vegas. The traffic was pretty bad and it seemed to take forever to get to our hotel, but we finally made it! We decided to really splurge and stay at the Mirage.

We walked next door to Caesar's Palace and had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Because it was early we didn't have to wait at all!

Then we got dressed up and headed to the main event - the Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil show. We have always wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show and it did not disappoint! We loved every minute of it!

After the show we walked down to the Bellagio to see the fountains, back to the Mirage to see the volcano erupt, and then called it a night.

In the morning we ate at a restaurant right next to the pool where we had the most filling breakfast of our lives - I didn't eat again until dinner! We relaxed by the pool and got in for a minute, but it was FREEZING, so we didn't stay in long!

It was so nice to have a little getaway without our kids! A huge thank you to Grandma Lori and Papa George for watching them for us!

While we were gone they had a great time exploring a new park...

Eating popsicles...

And swimming in the pool. My mom said after she put Peyton's swim shoes (flip flops) on, she immediately wanted to put her swimsuit on. I think we have a fish on our hands!

Peyton had a great time floating around in the boat with grandma (as did Corbyn).

We gave Corbyn some Benadryl to help with his cat allergy. He ended up taking an almost two hour nap, so when bed time rolled around, he wouldn't stay in bed. We finally gave in and let him stay up with us while we played Ticket to Ride Scandinavia. My dad was on Rog's team and my mom was on my team, but it pretty much ended up just being me versus Rog and I kind of dominated.

Sunday we went to church, visited Rog's grandparents, had dinner, and then headed home. We only made one quick bathroom stop and made it home in record time! It was a great weekend celebrating our anniversary and spending time with family!
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Mom Lori said...

Thank you for trusting us with your sweet children. We were glad to tend and let you have a little time by yourselves to celebrate your anniversary.

We have great memories from the weekend not just with Corby and Peyton, but with you and Roger too.

We love all of you so very, very, very much <3

Jaxon's Mommy said...

We love Vegas for the shows! We did that for our first anniversary and it was great!