One of the best parts about living in Las Vegas (besides the locals discounts) is that there's always something going on. That's even better, of course, when it's something that your brother-in-law is coming out to and brings his whole family (my sister and their 2 kids) with him. I was so, so kind to keep Tina company while Russell and Hunter had to go look at a bunch of tricked-out/rare/expensive vehicles at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Car show held on the 1st weekend of November every year. What better place to host an expo that features doing bling-y unnecessary stuff to your vehicle, right? Anyway, we're always glad when we get to see them. :)
About 30 minutes after they'd arrived from their car drive from SoCal, Soren (3) asks for some juice. I give him some (just about a full cup) in a sippy cup with a lid. Moments later, he's crying because he's all wet. I felt bad for maybe not putting the lid on all the way until he told us that he pulled the lid off! Crazy kid... Strangely enough, this ended up happening with the next 2 cups of apple juice given to him! One was even in a totally different cup that we thought was safe from another total-body apple juice cover. Good thing we have a washing machine...
Ty loves playing with (read: poking/drooling on/rocking un-softly) babies so he was thrilled to have Alana (5 mos.) here! It was great--she laughed at stuff he did and is sturdy enough to handle a bit of Ty's love. I'm glad that she could use his exersaucer, too. I'll have to add a video of them making each other laugh later.
We went to the mall's library branch for story time, but we were a little late getting out the door, so we let the boys play on the little quarter rides instead. Ty and Soren haven't quite reached the "happy-to-be-sharing-with-you" stage in their relationship. I'm sure we'll get there.
This time Ty-Ty gets to drive the truck; this one's his favorite. :)
As a very belated birthday lunch, we took Tina and Hunter (and our children, but they were free, so no biggee) to the Rio Buffet. Once again, the Rio did not disappoint! We're looking forward to going there when my parents come for Thanksgiving. And please pardon my crazy hairdo. (Maybe I should stop making excuses for my hair/appearance and either A) pretty up a bit more or B) recognize that's how I always look. Yikes.)
Ty and Alana playing again. Happy, cute cousins!
Russell did take hundreds of pictures and videos at SEMA, so I told him he should pick his favorite one: behold, an RWB Porsche, one of only 2 in the US, crafted under the master hand of Nakai-san himself.
And here's some more cars coming down during the SEMA Cruise.