Sunday, July 13, 2008

Viva Las Vegas!!!

Every time we enter into Las Vegas we all sing Viva Las Vegas!! Ana says it from the beginning of the city until we reach grandma's house. So we went to Vegas over the fourth, what a crazy city. We got down there Wednesday night about 10:30 and it was still 103 outside! CRAZY HOT!! On the fourth we went spent the day swimming and of coarse eating and that night we went to a friends house for fireworks. We were told that all the casinos on the strip let off fireworks at midnight, but we were exhausted and all sleeping by the time it was midnight. The girls had so much fun swimming, I think they were fish in there previous lives. They must have gotten that from my honey because they certainly did not get it from me. Shanny had so much fun pushing the boys off into the deep end and doing cannon balls right in the middle of them. Ana had so much fun diving off the into the water and sticking her head in the water to pull it back out. Tilisa has no fear of swimming. The kids were all having contests to see who could dive down and get the sharks from the bottom of the pool and she got them several times.

Sinipata's baptism went great. He was baptised by Hauati and Sione did the confirmation. I love Sinipata so much. I miss him. It is hard having them so far away when he lived with us practically his whole life. He has grown to be such a great kid. I remember so many times holding him while he was a baby. He has the biggest brown eyes and the longest beautiful eye lashes. He is a wonderful example, and I am so thankful for his gigantic heart of gold!!!

We decided to take the kids down to the strip on Sunday. We thought people would pretty much be on there way back home from the holiday and it would be a little less busy....We were wrong. I cannot believe how many people were down there. I think it is the city that wakes up at night!!
We went to the Bellagio to watch the water show they have. Very beautiful the kids loved it, so we watched it twice. We then made our way to Treasure Island we missed the show by like two minutes it was full. So we tried to go out front to see if we could watch and of coarse we could not. Maybe next time. So after that we had enough, it was so hot and the kids were exhausted. I had Ana on my shoulders and Loni had Shanny on his and we were all sweating. We made our way back to Fine's home, and had a nice nights rest.

We left Monday morning. I had to be to work that night. We really did have a fun time, it was great to spend time with family and friends. It was nice to get home and sleep in our own beds and get a little break from the heat. 97 is a lot different than 109. There were times I felt like I was literally going to melt!!!

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