Sunday, February 28, 2010

Life is hard when you're two and a half!

Jacob took these pictures of Kira yesterday. It was a rainy day so we didn't get to go out and have some fun and so she was a little restless. ALL of these faces where made within 30 minutes!

All Smiles!

With her ball

Sad because Mom Mom turned off Curious George
My hand Daddy!

No George!



Kira we love you! Thank you for being so fun!!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

We Are Family... all the Anderson cousins and me!

On Sunday we got to see most of the Anderson cousins! Kira LOVES LOVES LOVES her cousins and it always makes me a little sad when I think about how little she sees them. I didn't get my first cousin until I was 17 so the fact that Kira has 8 cousins on the Anderson side and 3 on the Winfrey side makes very happy. Jacob has more cousins than he can count or remember their names so I love that this tradition continues with Kira.
She had a great time! She didn't take naps for 2 days and as soon as we got her in the car and it started moving on Sunday she was out!

Playing dress up with Kyla and my G-Funk

Rinny Rinny's cute little face!

I haven't seen her in ages and she was born right when we moved so I was surprised and so happy when she jumped right into my arms and let me tickle her

She is so cute!

Kira playing dress up with her cousins!

Kira and i are planning another trip in March so we will be down to see you all soon!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Robert Williams Art Show

We made a quick trip down to Cali this past weekend. One of the reasons was to see this show. Jacob has been a fan of Robert Williams for a long time, and while I'm not as big a fan, I enjoy some of his work.
Grandma Jetta watched Kira for us on our 2nd.... yes 2nd date night in a week (unprecedented!) and we drove up to CSUN (Cal State Northridge)
It was a free show so we paid the 6 dollar parking fee happily! We had a great time at the show, it was a little crowded, as it was a small space but Jacob had a goal to have one of his art books signed by as many artists as he could. There was Robert Williams of course, his wife Suzanne Williams and in total he got about 5 autographs. There will be some people he won't get, like a favorite of mine, Ed Roth but he's off to a good start.

After the show we hit Mimi's for salad and muffins. They were good and it was SO nice to spend time with one of my favorite people! Thanks Grandma Jetta!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rainy Days

It's been raining A LOT here in Vegas lately and while that is good for our environment and our water table, it hasn't been so good on our pockets (can't pour concrete in the rain). However, we have tried to make the most of it. Last week while Jacob was off because of the rain we decided to go do something fun and free! Jacob asked Kira if she wanted to go ride a train, right around the same time I asked her if she wanted to go see the Lions at the MGM. SO, we decided to do both!
So after hitting Taco Bell for lunch, we headed down to the Mandalay Bay where we caught the express tram to Excalibur. From there we walked across the street and across the street again to the MGM to see the Lions.

Walking into the Mandalay Bay to catch the tram

Getting ready for her first train ride

Mr. Lion taking a nap

Mrs. Lion sitting near by... then they both perk up their heads because......

These two dudes came in to feed the Lions! It was pretty incredible! They came in with hands full of meat and started to move the Lions around their enclosure. It's pretty cool, there are 16 lions that live in a sanctuary a little outside Vegas. Everyday one of the female lions and one of the male lions come in for a 6 hour shift. Then they change to another set of lions after that for 3 shifts. The glass is sound proof and smell proof and with the water falls the lions mostly nap while they are there.
We were just about to leave when these two guys came in, I couldn't help thinking how awesomely cool that would be! The information given was that these two guys have worked there for a while and these lions are used to them and consider then part of the pride. How awesome would that be?
To end, here is some video of Kira watching the lions, some parts drag on a bit but it's worth it to hold on so you can see just how big these lions are!

Pretty awesome huh?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

I just wanted to take a minute to wish my wonderful husband a very
Like a lot of people out there we don't have alot this year BUT if money were no object, these are some of the things I wish I could give you

A vacation to Fiji
A brand new Lotus
A new guitar
A new camera.

BUT since I can't afford to give you any of these things, I hope you'll appreciate your little gift and ALL of my love.
Thank you for 5 + wonderful years of marriage and 8+ years together.

I love you!!

p.s. a very happy birthday to Jo, to Papa Mike and to Auntie "M"