Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Trapping a Bunny?

I found the kids out this morning rigging up this contraption...a block's box, a twig, and some veggies. They found a bunny in the yard (which is VERY common in Nebraska) and they decided they would trap it.
There is a twig holding the lid up in place. Inside is a leaf of lettuce and some carrots. They are convinced that the bunny will go in to get the food and move the twig therefore closing the lid to the box and trapping the bunny inside. What a great idea!! They positioned it next to the bushes in the front yard and we then left for a few hours to run some errands.
They were so excited to come back to see if they had something. Tyler and Jenna very quietly crept up on the box. Tyler hurried and closed the lid since he was sure there was a bunny inside. NOPE! No bunny. They were very disappointed. They said that some of the food was gone. Probably one of the pesky squirrels. I am glad they had fun.

Happy Birthday to Me!

I had a lot of fun this birthday. I copied an idea that my Aunt Sherry had. Whenever she answers her phone on her birthday, she says, "Happy Birthday to me!" It is so much fun! The responses you get are hilarious. It was especially fun for me because I don't have caller-ID, so I had no idea who I was saying it to! Try it!! I dare you ...
Megan and I taking a bite out of my yummy ice cream cake. It was Cookies and Cream. What a nice surprise from my hubby!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Vegas Baby!!

It's hard to believe the vacation that I have looked forward to for so long has come and gone. My two friends from high school and even before (Jennie in orange and Kari in blue), decided we would take a "GIRLS VACATION".
The first day we spent much of the day traveling to Vegas, but had just as much fun there as we did IN Las Vegas. I picked up Jennie in Santaquin, UT and Kari in St. George. We checked to our hotel, The Luxor, then hit the strip looking for discount tickets for a show.
We found tickets for Le Reve. It's written by the same guy who does Cirque De Soleil.
IT WAS FANTASTIC!!! It was like gymnastics, acrobatics and diving all rolled up into some very fit individuals. Amazing strength. We weren't allowed to take pictures during the show, so this is a picture of how it looked at the end.
The Las Vegas strip at night is so neat! Here is the view of New York, New York.

When we got back to the hotel and got ready for bed, Jennie realized that she had forgotten her toothbrush. So she improvised...yes, it's a cotton swab with toothpaste!!

This is the picture of INSIDE the Luxor! It was really cool although we never got used to the elevators that seems to be running on a diagonally.

Here is the outside of the Luxor. Pretty cool with the transformer on the outside of the building.

On our last night, we hit the outlets on the north side of Vegas. My good friend Suzanne (who lived in Omaha previous to moving to Las Vegas) met us to go shopping then to dinner. We went to The Cheesecake Factory. We had a lot of fun visiting and filling ourselves full of food. We then went back to the hotel and watched some of the festivities going on inside the casino part of our hotel. It was most fascinating!

Me and Suzanne! Miss you Suzanne. Thanks for spending some time with me.