So I did it. I took the babe to Vegas and it was great! He seemed to love sleeping in the pack-n-play so maybe that's my new secret weapon. He even slept through some of his cousin Eli's sirenesque crying spells. (This kid is totally hilarious, man. His mouth opens twice as wide as Cohen's and his volume is off the charts!) I'm glad we went. I got to see two of my Utah roommates (Michelle and Vanese), Liz and I took our boys to the Bilogio and Urban Outfiters, and I can I tell you that Vegas has some fantastic public parks! The Dinosaur Park we went to had this GIANT jungle gym (Swiss Family Robinson style) with 6 or 8 big tube slides and lots of lofts and rope ladders for climbing. They also have a water park with that foamy floor and lots of water shooting up from the ground or falling from big trees or buckets. I dont have any pictures because our camera was on another continent with Brad, but it was all very enjoyable.
Brad surprised us by coming home Monday night instead of Thursday. So he was able to pick us up at the airport when we got in Tuesday morning. My dear, darling, sweet husband forgot where he parked our car at the airport. We spent nearly an hour looking on every level before we finally called security. Brad kept saying, "Welcome home guys! Did you miss me?" Who knew there are east and west elevators? We were in the entirely wrong section and eventually found the car.
We ended our day of reunification with Brad's brother's wedding reception. Sean finally married Becky last week after 4 years of dating! I enjoy her and am glad for another amazing sister-in-law. Our little Cohen missed the festivities because (as the doctor confirmed today) he has another round of double ear infections and a fever of 104.7... so he stayed home with THE WORLD'S BEST BABYSITTER. (She's 21, she drives, she loves kids, you can call her last minute, she's a mother's dream come true!)
I'll get some pictures up soon. Cohen is signing "more", "please", and "all done" as well as saying "yes" and "no". It's DARLING! (You can find out how to sign any word at http://commtechlab.msu.edu/SITES/ASLWEB/browser.htm)