On Mother's Day, we loaded up after church and drove to Laughlin, NV (near where Jon's parents live) to visit with Jon's mother. We stayed at a neat hotel/casino on the Colorado River called the Colorado Belle. It's built to look like a steamboat and appears to sit in the water. Here's a picture of it across from the river:
To walk in the front door, you cross a bridge and moat-type thing full of koi. They have vending machines with fish food and the boys loved hanging over the side and watching the feeding frenzies.
On the other side, there is a great little walk way along the river. It was a beautiful night.
You would think bunking in one hotel room with three little boys for two nights would be disastrous. It wasn't too bad, though. This is the second time we've all shared a hotel room but this time Grant didn't have his own crib. The hotel wanted to charge an extra $10 per night for a crib for him so we stuffed them all in bed together. It went really well, and here are the cuties.
On the second day, Jon went to his mom's house to help her with something and he took Craig with him. On their way back, they drove past this little town off the beaten path where the have a resident heard of wild donkeys.
The had some hay to feed the grown ups but this little one had a sign on his forehead saying not to feed him. Apparently the donkeys were really big and pushy. I wish I could have seen them, but it sounds like it might not have been a good idea to have a bunch of little kids running around and getting stepped on.
One Wednesday we drove out to Sonora. It was a fun trip since we went a different way than just driving through the central valley. We went through Las Vegas, which was fun to show the kids and tell them it's where we got married. Then it was up toward the Sonora Pass. It was a nice drive.
Snow, at the pass, in May. We were lucky the pass was open on the way there. It was closed when we left, but we went the other way, back down through the central valley.
Just a pretty scene with deer in a field in the same abandoned golf course the boys and I went to when we had our pictures taken last year. Jon and I spent a lot of time driving around and showing him the lay of the land.
One night, my parents kept the boys for us and we got a hotel room at the Sonora Inn. We had dinner at a great place called Mike's Pizza where I, believe it or not, won this little guy in the grabber machine!
We were there for about a week having fun and taking care of business. Things are all in flux but, at the same time, things are clearing up as fast as they get cloudy. One item at a time, I guess. Life is never boring and we are excited to see how it will all turn out. :)