Wednesday, December 30, 2009

vegas, baby!

We survived our family road trip to Vegas.
The plan was to leave early, so I could transfer a sleeping Molly into the car,
and have a sleeping Molly for part of the way.
That did NOT happen.
She was awake the whole way there...but, did really well.
She mastered the art of using her legs as a desk...
As usual, Jack did well in the car...thanks to books, coloring, and his DS.
We stayed at The Hotel @ Mandalay Bay.
Beautiful rooms...Molly liked the pillows!
Our suite even had a DVD player, so the kids were entertained!
Molly also liked the bathtub, especially since she could turn it on herself.
Waiting for the tram at the Luxor.
I thought Molly looked really tall in this picture...she didn't get her long legs from me!

Playing skeeball with Papa!
Jack really wanted this viking hat. And even after a trip to FAO Schwartz, he still decided it was what he wanted to buy...
Molly had to catch up on some important business while we were there.
Vacationing is a lot of work, you know. We have to put our feet up every so often.
The Forum Shops have a 3 story FAO Schwartz...with a huge Bakugan selection.
And an even bigger stuffed animal selection...
Jack's love of sting rays made this a fun trip. This one was HUGE!

More sea life at our hotel.
Touching sting rays...Molly even tried!

(this is a cheesy picture of the picture they took for us!)
Breakfast at the buffet at the Paris Hotel.
Ken met up with a retired co-worker.
But, I was in heaven. This is my favorite place to eat...

Playing rock, paper, scissors with Papa as we wait for our car.

Last stop...Bass Pro Shops!

On the way home, Jack was entertained again by Nana, Bakugan, and a movie on the laptop.
And Molly? She slept all but the last 40 minutes of our drive home!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

be right back...

So, we are heading out for a few days to Las Vegas for a quick little family vacation.
And, by family I mean:
4 Coopers,
2 Stewards, and
3 Prendergasts.

The Mandalay Bay better be ready :)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas, again!

We had a great Christmas Eve dinner at
my sister's house!
Here are the cousins!

Jack got one of the big Lego sets he wanted!

And Molly got her own "Fur Real" Cat.
It meows, and purrs, and rolls over
so you can scratch it's stomach!

Jack decided to write a letter TO Santa,
apologizing that we didn't have
carrots for the reindeer.
He also insisted that we leave milk AND a
water bottle for Santa.

From "Santa".

Christmas morning

Talking to Grandma Cooper,
giving a play by play on the gifts he got.
Things that were not on his list were referred to as
"unexpected presents from Santa".

At my mom and dad's house for brunch.
Fake kitty vs. real kitty

Later, Molly tried on her DJ Lance Rock hat.

Christmas dinner at my aunt and uncle's house.
Molly surprised me by eating shrimp appetizers.

Pretty little girl!

I love my family!

More presents=more smiles!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009