On Friday, they spent some time swimming at their hotel, and then they came out to our house. We had decided to get the unlimited day pass for Boondocks and spend the day there mini golfing, riding go-karts, playing laser tag and so on. We were able to get discount tickets at Costco, which was a bonus. Elsie was such a trooper and just loved being outside and having so much to look at. We got there about 3:30 that afternoon, took a dinner break at 7:00, and then we stayed until a little after 10:00. Jeff and Nicole stayed with their kids until it closed at 11:00. Elsie wouldn't fall asleep in her stroller, and she was finally starting to get pretty grumpy! But, like I said, she was such a sweetheart most of the day. Of course, the boys loved the go-karts the most...actually I think we all did. It was pretty fun trying to race each other and cut people off. Jeff and the kids dared the bumper boats, but Aaron and I weren't too into getting wet. For dinner, we took them to one of our favorite places here called Costa Vida. It's actually basically the same restaurant as Cafe Rio in Utah, but they have the best sweet pork. Aaron and I crave it all the time! We were pretty exhausted by the end of the that day.
Of course, Elsie still woke up at her regular time on Saturday morning, even though she had gone to bed 2 1/2 hours late. So, we got a few things done around the house while they swam at their hotel again. They came out to our house that afternoon. Us girls, minus Elsie, went shopping. Ashley bought all sorts of cute clothes. She looked absolutely adorable in EVERYTHING she tried on. I don't remember the last time I had that experience (if ever!) Nicole and I were trying hard not to hate her too much! (Just kidding, Ash!) It was fun to get out of the house and shop...even if it wasn't for myself. We went out to Red Robin that night and then to Coldstone and stuffed ourselves silly. When we got back to our place, we played Shrek Party on the X-Box for a while and then Mad Gab.
It was such a fun weekend! We were so glad to have all that time to be together...too bad it can't be more often. The kids were great and everyone loved holding Elsie. I enjoyed having a little break as well. (Nicole I've got more pictures that I'll email to you.)
I love these pictures of Elsie looking at Aaron. I can't believe she didn't get distracted by the camera. He was making her laugh too hard, I guess!