Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dear Parker:

I know you never asked for a little brother, so thanks for being so nice to me. I can't stop staring at you whenever you are in the room. I watch you wherever you go because I want to be just like you. No one can make me smile bigger than you can.
Especially lately, now that you are giving me attention and big hugs! Thanks for always helping Mom change my diapers, for getting me my binkie when I cry, and for always offering me your pretzels. Thanks for letting me wear your pajamas when mine were all dirty ( I know that's embarrassing that they fit me too)
and for letting me in on your bath time ( I know that shocked you a little bit the first time I was in there with you)

You are the best big brother in the whole world, and I hope to grow up to be just like you! I love you!

Love, your baby brother Blake (Gake)

Sin City... round 2

We had so much fun a few weeks ago, that we decided to go back to Vegas. We spent Friday and Saturday night with Chad's family out at Lake Mead.
It was so much fun to be together, watch General Conference, and let the little cousins play. Parker wanted to take Kenna on a jeep ride and somehow she was all for it. Scary thought :)

After that, we drove the rest of the way to Vegas and stayed on the strip Sunday and Monday night. We walked around the shops at Caesars and found the world's greatest toy store, FAO Schwartz. Parker had a blast playing with all of the stuffed animals, dancing in the room of mirrors

trying on silly hats,

and introducing Blake to a couple of the greatest characters in the world, Elmo, and BB (aka Big Bird)

Other highlights from the trip included lots of pool time,

the fountains at the Bellagio,

walks on the strip with yummy frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity and meeting up with my family for a great dinner on Monday night. Thanks for the good time Vegas... I'm sure we will be back soon :)