Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bonnie Springs

After an attempt to explore Red Rock Canyon today (parking lot full?) then an attempt to explore Spring Mountain (parking lot also full) we landed at Bonnie Springs, which has a replica 1880's mining town.  We visited the gift shops, took in the mountains, and then watched the show.  We also visited the zoo where there were a couple of deer and a burro that walked free through the grounds. 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Annual Snow Trip

The kids have been wanting to visit the snow again since it started to appear on Mt Charleston this past fall.  Today I decided we'd finally make the trip.  It's only a little over an hour's drive from our house to get to the snow, but with a 4 and 7 year old in the back seat, it can be a long hour!

(It was)

BUT, we arrived, we drove around soaking in the beautiful scenery and then made a stop outside of Lee Canyon to take in the view of the desert, the Spring Mountains, and the snow.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 far

Our summer is shaping up to be pretty fun.

Wyatt participated in a grueling wrestling camp.  He worked with college and Olympic-level coaches and wrestlers.  He was worn out by the end of the week! 

Arlo participated in a week-long Camp Invention where the kids got to take apart electronics, learn a little bit of coding, and take their parent's "junk" and turn it into something new.  (Arlo made a very fast race car)

Quinn has been attending preschool 3 days a week, and has warmed up to leaving us for a day on her own, with her own teachers and friends.

The boys are participating in a camp through the City of Henderson, and get to go swimming and go on some pretty fun field trips including trips to the movies, amusement parts, paint ball and laser tag!

Last Day of School

June 1st marked the last day of school!

I am just amazed by the growth of these two - not just in size!  They impressed us with honor rolls and wonderful compliments from their teachers.

 (Left, first day - Right, last day)

Seven Magic Mountains

In May we viewed a sculpture in the Mojave Desert called "Seven Magic Mountains" by artist Ugo Rondinone.

We decided to take a little tour of the desert, driving back into California for a few miles.

Then back into Nevada, along the Joshua Tree Hwy

Lion Habitat 3.05.16 - Arlo's Birthday

For Arlo's Birthday, we visited the Lion Habitat in Henderon, NV.

It was amazing to stand so close to the Lions, and we even got to feed a Giraffe!

The volunteers give the lions ground meat as treats, and get them to come closer to the fence.

 Arlo requested a volcano birthday cake.  He was very pleased with my creation!

And even happier with his first new bike!

Mt Charleston 1.10.16

This is a great post for the 110° (or higher) Las Vegas Summer!

In January I took the kids up to Mt Charleston to play in the snow.  I didn't realize we'd just have to pull over on the side of the road or we may not have spent as much time as we did driving up the mountain. 

It was all worth it in the end, they got to throw snowballs at each other!