We arrived in Vegas on Wednesday night and stayed at the Orleans hotel. We got a room with two queen beds and we let Carter have his own bed. I think he enjoyed it:
We walked around the Paris hotel for a bit and took some pictures. Carter was mesmorized by all the casino lights and sounds. I felt guilty about having a baby in a casino (I soooo did not want to be "that parent") but whatever. He had fun and even got to take his picture with Jerry Seinfeld!
We left Vegas with full tummies and made our way to Utah. The mountains still had snow on them and it was actually really beautiful. We spent Thursday and Friday night at Dave's aunt Marsha's house (Linda's twin sister.) Carter adored her--I think he thought it was pretty cool to see "two" Grandma Lindas!
It was really nice to meet all of Dave's family! Their family is gigantic! I couldn't believe it! I think his grandma has like over 30 grandkids and almost 50 great-grandkids. It really made me realize how wonderful big families are--I came home trying to convince Dave that we need to have 4 or 5 kids of our own! Despite the sad circumstances, it was great to learn more about Dave's grandma and her life. I am so happy to be a part of this family.
We spent Saturday night at Dave's uncle's house in St. George (which was absolutely beautiful) and then left at 5 AM Sunday morning to drive home. We were sooo tired when we got home. Carter immediately fell asleep with his arms straight up like a zombie!