Monday, February 23, 2009

Las Vegas

It's tough to take an eight-year-old to Las Vegas. I mean, there is so much smut that it's hard to tell him where to look. "Look straight ahead, Jaydn." "No, don't look ahead, look over there." Las Vegas really lives up to its nickname.

We did have fun, however. There are some cool free things there. Food is not one of them. I remember when I was very young and we went to buffets for under $5. Now they are $30 per person!

Before going to Vegas, we stayed in St. George at a very nice house with a very nice view. Here's Jaydn with a nice view.
Here are some more pics from the day: Lion in the background...
So many M&Ms!
Crazy people with weird animals on the streets?

If you have never seen the Bellagio fountains:

How fun!

Idaho Falls - Boise Travel is the Pits!

I had to fly to Boise for a deposition two weeks ago. The flight times are 6:00 a.m. out of IF and 9:45 p.m. back to IF from Boise. Yuk.

The deposition was scheduled the day before our vacation, by the way.

So on the return flight, we hovered over IF. Basically went around in circles five or six times because of low-lying fog. Then we returned to Boise!

At this point, I didn't want to wait until the next night at 9:45 p.m. to come back to IF. So I got a group together and got a rental car.

Let me tell you, the 11:00 pm to 4:00 a.m. drive back to IF was SO much fun.

And then Jessi, Jaydn and I left for our drive to California for our vacation at 10:00 a.m.


Monday, February 02, 2009

Pinewood Derby

Well, I got Jaydn's first Pinewood Derby car (block of wood) with only two weeks to spare.

This thing requires a lot of work to make it fast. Carving, sanding, painting, etc., etc., etc... Jaydn did the paint job himself, and chose the stickers. At the end I got lazy and just put fishing weight lead on the back to weigh it down. It did pretty good, although the scout leaders never said who the winner was.

Most importantly, Jaydn had a blast at the race. He loves scouts!

Jey and Angela Veluppillai - January 2, 2009

Well, Angela (Jessi's sister) is married! Here are pictures (I took) from the beautiful and tiring day.

Now they live in College Station, Texas. No snow and 76 degrees in the day. Lucky!


Happy Belated Christmas!

We had Christmas morning at our house...

Then it was off to Christmas mid-morning at my parents' house...

With a [w]rapping grandpa...

Then Christmas brunch at Jessi's parent's house... (Jey's first Christmas)
"An Ensign. Wow. Thanks mom."
And for "fowlest" gift of all, the mother-in-law to son-in-law gift. I guess she really layed an egg this time.

Snow Saturdays

Who needs a hill?