Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Easter Weekend & 2 Birthdays.....
We had a very busy weekend! Addisons birthday fell on Easter Sunday this year. Of course Evans birthday is just 3 days after Addies.... So we decided to spend Easter at my parents house in Reno Nevada. They just moved there 4 weeks ago so it was chance to go up and see their new house. We left Thursday evening after Soren went home. It took about 7.5 hours to drive there so it wasn't too much further than driving to Vegas...where they used to live. We got there Thursday night, late. My dad was up waiting for us and mom had gone to bed because she had spent the previous 2 days throwing up with the flu. Hopefully we didn't bring it home with us! Friday was spent exploring the house and visiting with mom. Dad had to work that day... We had dinner and then me and my mom stayed up and watched the movie "Australia". Everyone else went to bed.
Saturday morning Denver, the boys, and my dad all got up early and went fishing. Denver had researched and found a place that supposedly had a lot of Bass, which is what he likes to fish for. It was about an hour and a half away from the house. Unfortunately, they didn't catch a single fish. Mom and I and Addison spent the day shopping for Easter and birthdays. We were gone all day and I got a chance to see Reno/Sparks. It is a nice little city. It is surrounded on all sides by rolling hills and snow capped mountains so it feels really cozy. I was really impressed by the kindness of the people there. People seem really connected to each other. My parents neighbors are all very nice and have already come over and introduced themselves, brought cookies, invited dad fishing....that's more in 4 weeks than my parents had in 10 years at their Vegas house! A fireman who was responding to a 911 call on my parents street approached me and asked me to bring the kids by the fire station the next day for a tour...he was super nice. It was just refreshing to be somewhere that people don't seem to be so self-involved. Anyway...after our long shopping day, Denver grilled steaks and we ate a really good dinner. Dad started feeling sick after that and went to bed early...I stayed up to do Easter baskets and birthday gifts.
Sunday morning the kids found their baskets and had fun with that. We set up a table outside and colored eggs...then Grandma hid them all around their backyard, which is beautiful by the way... the kids had a great time finding all the eggs. They found all of them but one...I guess the dogs will find it eventually! I made the kids birthday cakes in the morning and then in the afternoon we celebrated both birthdays! It was so hectic but so much fun too...I wish my dad could have enjoyed it but he ended up being extremely ill that day. Ian was pretty sad that his Grandpa was sick... Monday we headed back home. It was a really fun trip and good to see my parents again. It has been quite a few months since we saw them so I enjoyed the visit. Their new house is beautiful and I think their move to Reno was a good one. I'll miss the warm Vegas summers in the pool but I wont miss the city of Vegas at all. Reno is definitely a better place to live! Hope everyone had a great Easter!