Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sahara Cares Autism Carnival

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Sahara Construction hosted it's annual Autism Carnival on Saturday! It was held at Wheeler Farm. The boys had a great time making huge bubbles, climbing rock walls, digging for treasure, and bouncing their little bodies in the bounce houses! They also got to meet Nemo and Star Wars characters. Lunch was served along with Popsicles and cotton candy. The weather was perfect with the blue sky and the bright sun shining. It still amazes me to see how many families in Utah are affected by autism. Hopefully, one day we will know exactly what causes this disorder.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Vegas, Baby!

On Labor day, we headed down to Las Vegas for 5 days. My oldest brother, John, and his wife, Deonna, live in Summerlin, so we thought it would be fun to go visit them for a few days. We stayed at the Orleans Hotel/Casino. Jake and Isaac were in HEAVEN! They love staying in hotels. Isaac was especially excited about the parking garage and the elevators. I think they were the highlight of his whole trip. If he could have huged the parking garage good bye before we left, he would have!
We went to the Hoover Dam and took the tour. It was amazing to hear how the workers built this massive structure so long ago! Jake listened to every detail and loved every minute if it! He's kind of a history buff!

Everyone enjoyed the tour except it was a little too long for Isaac. He was done before we were able to look through the Visitor's Center. Unfortunately, we didn't get to spend as much time as we would have liked in the Visitor's Center or the great look out point.

We had a nice, relaxing couple of days. The boys loved being able to swim every day. Isaac even made friends down at the pool. Seems like everyone in the pool knew his name or were asking him not to splash on them. Several people even asked where mom and dad were! HA! We were right there, but didn't admit to anything...............................

We were able to spend quite a bit of time with John and Deonna in the evenings. They had us over to dinner and fed us YUMMY food. Then had us rockin' out with Rock Band and getting fit with the Wii Fitness!