Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 1460 - May 28, 2012

I just want to quickly come on and wish everyone a wonderful Memorial Day! A special salute goes out to Andrew and James and their families for their ultimate sacrifice. You will forever be in our hearts!

Also thank you to all our past and present military personnel. Life would not be as it is for America if it weren't for each of you!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 1453 - May 21, 2012

We had a fantastic few days this past week! We went to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, along with Kev's best friend Ronnie and his girl Marissa and even Moe came along too! This trip was my Christmas present to Kevin and we were supposed to go Jan 4th, but then Kevin's grandma was sick so we postponed it. We decided to wait until Ronnie graduated from college and the weather was nicer. I'm glad we made the decision back then as Louise did pass away.

Putting that sadness aside, we had a really great week! We only went for a few days, with one of them spent in Arizona at the GC! None of us have ever been there and it was so impressive to see in real life. I hope to go back someday and really spend some time there - a few hours just wasn't enough.

So here are some pics and videos:

This first one is of the kids while we were hanging out at the pool one evening. We stayed at the Golden Nugget on Fremont St as opposed to being on the strip. The strip is just too big and too busy. We liked the slower atmosphere down here and the price couldn't be beat - $35 a night!!

Here also is a video of Kevin coming down the waterslide. It was encased in a tank of sharks - they all loved it!

Always joking around!

Here the kids are riding the gondola at the Venetian Hotel. We only went up to the strip for a few hours one afternoon. It was just too much walking/pushing Kevin.

Us just goofing off.

The next day we drove the 4+ hours to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

(Kevin was teasing me because I was too scared to let him get close. I kept holding him back afraid he would fall over - like I'm gonna be able to hold him back, right?)

I wanted to stay so badly to see the sunset, but the kids were hungry so I didn't get to. Next time...

Then on the day we left we were down on Fremont St and there was a charity event there. We got to meet the original Bo Duke (I thought Moe was gonna just die, lol. If she coulda, she woulda brought that man home with her, hehe) and we also got to meet Erik Estrada from Chips. There were a bunch of others there, but these two guys were awesome with Kevin!

And to end here is a video of the Kevin, Ronnie and Moe zip lining over Fremont St. They loved it!!

We had a great time - most importantly because we got to see our friends! I think we both needed that more than anything!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 1446 - May 14, 2012

We had a pretty crappy week! Christian brought something home from daycare last weekend and after he went and passed it on to Breezy, she passed it on to me and then from me it lovingly went to Kevin. It had to be some kind of stomach bug, but it sure has taken days to get better. I know I am still having bouts of a queasy stomach and Kev has mentioned it too so hopefully it leaves us pretty darn quickly. We did go to dinner tonight down at Tony Roma's on the Riverwalk. I still can't eat too much and Kevin didn't eat as much as he normally would have either, but we still had a good time. We had to at least get out of the house for a while. There really isn't anything else to say because we both pretty much puked and slept all week. The first time we even left the house in days was last night when I put us both in the car and went for a drive. I think we both had a touch of cabin fever so I wanted to blow the cobwebs out. I guess I'll just talk to everyone next week. I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 1440 - May 8, 2012

Thanks to everyone for all the comments and emails. I am feeling better, mostly because my friend Beverly came for a few days for a visit. We had some girl time; even going out to a nice dinner and down to the Riverwalk for a bit. I think that's part of my problem - I was always a very social person before all this happened and I don't have any friends here. There's just nobody to go do anything with so I just stay home with Kevin all the time. Anyway, things are going better so we'll just move on. Janet - I know you asked about Christian and he is doing somewhat better. They did find that his body isn't creating certain anti-bodies so they gave him a special vaccine. I would love to say he hasn't been sick since, but last weekend he was running a temp of over 105. The ER (like always) has no idea why so they just send him home with an antibiotic. Kevin is doing phenomenally well. He is saying well over a thousand words and is even spitting out some sentences. I love it when he just says things on his own; more often than not he's having to think it through before getting the words out - which is really a good thing. Anyway, I will write more next week as it's late and I want to get some sleep.