On December 22, my baby girl turned 5!!! I can't even believe I have a 5 year old! Her birthday wish was to go to a hotel. Swimming at hotels is her favorite, but in Vegas there are only a couple hotels with indoor hotels. We ended up staying at embassy suites and went swimming in the evening and again at 730 am! Haha. She was sure in heaven!!!
The kiddos got to meet santa
And we went to the most amazing light show at the Las Vegas motor speedway. It's 2.5 miles of drive through lights and scenes!
Since they frown upon traveling at 38 weeks pregnant, we stayed home in Las Vegas for Christmas. All my family was together in Lake Tahoe at cabins in the fresh powdery snow, but we had a relaxing holiday. My last day at work was Christmas Eve, but I was able to arrange to get off early!! Christmas Eve we had a traditional fondue pickett party at Stu and Marci's!
Acting out the Christmas nativity while stu read it from the Bible.
The next day we opened presents
Took naps, played and played and then went to stu and Marci's for a delicious Christmas dinner! They were so wonderful to host us both nights!! I have been so exhausted that I have little motivation to do much! Overall it was so fun and it has been so great to have jason have 2 weeks off!!!
My face is saying holy cow.. because I'm getting so big. I'll be 39 weeks tomorrow January 1... so literally any day. But with hazel I was exactly 40 weeks and mitchell was 2 days early, so probably pretty close to a week until he comes!!!
We were able to go home for a week for thanksgiving! We got to spend a good amount of time with both families. We ate a lot, played a lot of games, relaxed, oh and I had my 10 year high school reunion, not very successful, but still fun to catch up with friends!! I even got to meet Stella, only a few days old, one of my besties from high school had her babe while I was home!! And hit up a sharks game!!
Hazel wanted to pose with Grammys scarecrow 😂👍🏻
Mitchy tackling hazel!
And perks of having an OB dad, ultrasound of baby Clark!
Clarks stocking even came... not that we needed it this year though, boo!!
My parents are awesome and came to visit. They were supposed to go on a 2-week medical mission to Ethiopia but it wasn't safe at the time they were supposed to go so they cancelled but lucky for us, they came here for a few days!!
One day we headed up to beautiful red rock canyon and my dad took hazel "rock" climbing!! She had a blast!
We got a sitter one night and headed down to Fremont street. That place is crazy! Haha we went to a comedy at the D hotel. It was a blast. Thanks for coming mom and dad and for helping me with all my projects! Can't wait for you to come again for baby!!
This fall, since we live such a short drive to Disney, we have gone 3 separate times. September, October and then November! We, or maybe I, am a bit Disneyed 'out' for the next bit. I can't believe I would ever say that..
Trip #1 when daddy got to come with us!!!
#2 trip where we met Grammy and popsie!!!!!! Halloween at Disney with G&p was amazing!
Trip #3 Britt and rich took their family for one day so Madeline and everly flew to Vegas and we drove down just for a day. It was the trip that put this preggo over the Disney edge 😜 still so much fun! But exhausting for 30+ week pregnant mama.
Anyways. We have had a fun filled fall!!! Now to enjoy a little down time before we welcome baby #3.
This year for Halloween was so fun! We spent it with friends in Las Vegas and our family dressed up at Peter Pan characters! We had dinner at their house and Karlee made the cutest jack o lantern pizza and mummy dogs for the kiddos! The Kriddles are our good friends here in Vegas. Jason and Nate are co-residents here! And our kiddos are just little besties