Friday, May 29, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

Monday we drove to Las Vegas to see Avi's homeopathic doctor. I think Itai will be happy never to see the car again! It was a bit too long to go without crawling and without being held. Avi LOVED it. He kept looking out the window and smiling and laughing. He loved labeling everything he saw, cars, trucks, signs whatever he could find out in the Nevada desert. We thought Avi would love the hotel, but when we got in he said very sadly, "Stoller! Home!"

It didn't take him very long to warm up to the idea of the hotel (especially once he saw Itai's bed/jungle gym). We had grand plans to see a zoo, an aquarium and a lion den. Sadly though, after a day of driving we stayed at the hotel and tried to get some sleep.
We never did get to any of our planned destinations, but that does give us a goal for next time. We did achieve some goals while we were there though. Itai found out that he loves rice. He sat at the table with a pile of rice and devoured it. He could have kept eating rice all day. He also discovered that when he's not eating rice, spoons make very good toys. Avi learned that shapes exist beyond his flash cards, he found polka dots, cirlces, triangles and rectangles in the shower, the cups, signs, phones, and everything he saw.
All and all, it was a busy but fun trip!

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