Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Vegas Baby 2015

In the middle of May we were lucky enough to have a family vacation with my parents. Vegas is one of our favorite vacation spots even though we don't gamble because there is so much to see and for Cory so much to EAT!  We love walking through the resorts and seeing cool things like the Dragon for the show Ka and ginormous fish tanks in Caesar's Palace.
We also always have to visit M&M world to see the fun Ms and catch the 3D M&M movie.
This visit though they had a new store Hershey's World! I think I liked this store even better than the Coke and M&M stores! They had Statues made out of jelly beans, chocolate and Twizzlers! Plus there was free samples and lots more reasonably priced items that we were suckered into buying!
On the strip Josh ran into his favorite batman, which I tried to shew him away from because you have to pay for these pics, but he just wouldn't pass up this opportunity to meet Batman himself. Phoebe was super exited to see the Eifle tower and a casino that said Paris on it!
Everyday in-spite of the cooler temps the kiddos had to play in the kitty pool. I actually really liked this pool because it only got 2 ft deep and I didn't really have to worry about drowning  issues.
Our resort also had a small mini golfing course so grandpa Potts gave all the kiddos their first golfing lesson, which most just ignored and golfed however they wanted to.
Some of the other fun strip stops were to see the flamingos at the Flamingo, the pirates and ships at treasure island and the world's largest chocolate fountain at the Bellagio.
One afternoon miss Cami got into a little trouble and had to be put in timeout and when when we went to check on her she had fallen asleep on the hard tile floor, poor girl.
One night my parents babysat while Cory and I had a night on the town. We chose to have dinner at Emeril's New Orleans restaurant. Cory has always be interested in Cajun food and this was some of the best we have EVER had!!
We started off with frogs legs and alligator meatballs, which was so good we were tempted to cancel out meals and just order more of those.  I am glad we didn't because I had an apple cranberry chutney porkchop wa was to die for whole Cory had pecan encrusted Salmon that he was melt in your mouth!
For the entertainment we went and saw Ka (a cirque du soleil style program). the costumes and acrobatics were just amazing I loved it! We then walked off dinner a bit with a second visit to Hershey's world. It's nights like this that we LOVE visiting Vegas!
While in Vegas the kids discovered their true love for escalators. If you ever had to go anywhere they protested, we would just mention that it had escalators which was probably to because every building had at least one. It bugged me that they always sat on them, but no matter how may times I told them to stand it never stuck.
All my kiddos manage to talk their grandpa make them all fancy hot cocoa every morning. it was one of their favorite things about grandpa visits, even if it is 80+ degrees outside.
This Vegas trip was by far my favorite to date and as the kids get older the trips here only get more and more fun!

Fergy Family May 2015 Tidbits

We started off May with our annual Cinco De Quartro day celebrations, which include fun music hats and of course delicious FOOD!
We always celebrate a day early because the next day is little Sophie's BIRTHDAY! I had to sneak in 2 photos before she turned 4 on me :( .
The siblings were more excited than Sophie was to be wearing birthday hats!
As is our tradition Sophie only got to open one gift in the morning so we made sure it was a good one...her new scooter!
We then had our birthday pancakes and played and rode around the house all morning before crashing for a birthday nap.
Right after her birthday dinner of Hamburgers and chips miss Sophie got to open all her fun birthday gifts concluding with her most requested birthday gift a big girl car-seat!
For Sophie's classroom treat she requested glow in the dark teeth and apples, totally random and took a bit of searching since fangs aren't really a May time thing. Sophie picked out Oreo cupcakes from Smith's as her birthday treat. After partying it up the rest of the night I got in one more birthday pic and called it a night!
Phoebe is in the French program in her school and as an end of the year show the different classes showed off some of their French artwork and sang fun French songs.
I was also asked to decorate the door of the principals office for teacher appreciation week.
In the middle of May the whole Fergy clan finally made the trek down to Payson for the temple open house. It was pretty pioneer like temple and a lot of fun to see even if it was way colder than we planned on it being.
Since we were all together and mostly frozen from standing outside we found a fun local restaurant and had lunch. The best part was they saw us coming and opened up early just for us which meant we had the whole place to our selves, totally awesome!
This year for mother's day my family spoiled me with flowers and bird houses to put in our new backyard, I LOVED it, especially the card Cory hand cut out with all the cute bird houses on.
In May Phoebe won a Super Sailor award at her school in the area of health and fitness. Grandma Fergy & I went to her school awards assembly and got cute pics of my good little sailor.
May also marked the end of the preschool year for my 3 younger kiddos and since there was no option of summer school this year, they kids got out of school extra early this year!
since the kiddos got out of school early this year we have had some days that were a little slow so our favorite activity is to see what Smith's is going that day for fun. One day we decided to go participate in their doughnut walk and Cami actually won 1 dozen doughnuts!! She was so proud of her prize.
In May Cory was supposed to have a daddy Son camping trip with the church but the weather turned cold so instead I set up the tent in the basement and tried to set the ambiance with fake trees and stars all around and a picnic bench to eat at. While the boys camped us girls went and got yogurt and shopped!
In the end of May after our Vegas trip the twins and Sophie finally had their preschool graduation program with teacher Becky and Brittney. The program theme this year was Let's Go Fly a Kite. Instead of having 2 separate programs for the 2 classes it was combined, which meant it was WAYY too crowded and I barely got to see any of the program, but atleast I got some cute pics in the end.
Grandma Fergy came to the program and gave the kiddos little good-ie graduation gift bags, which the were super excited about, because it had a balloon attached to the bag!
The very end of May brought us our newest little niece Oakly Page, and she is a cutie!!!
The moth of may also brought me my own little servant because Josh on his own decided to begin bringing me a nutritious breakfast in bed on an almost daily biases, what a cute little man.
May was a nice break for school with a vacation, but it was hard to get back in the swing of school for our oldest, only 6 more wks left!