Saturday, June 26, 2010

Long Time Coming...

...I have been without my laptop for about a month {gasp...I know!} and finally got it back at the beginning of the week. Downloading pictures to my desktop is a BIG pain in my butt so my posts have been lagging...and for that I am sorry!

My family, along with some family friends, headed to the Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin Nevada at the beginning of June. We weren't gone long, but we did have lots of fun! We arrived on Wednesday afternoon and no sooner drop our bags in our room and then run for the beach! (well the moms & kids anyway!) The Avi is located right on the Colorado River so they have a man made beach for playing and swimming.
DAY 1
The kids had a blast running and splashing through the water and playing in the sand.

Colin getting dumped on by his older brother.

This is about as close to a picture of me on the beach in a bathing suit that you are gonna get!


After playing at the beach for awhile we headed to the pool. although the kids would have rather spent the entire time at the beach. The pool was very nice, but very shallow which is the reason the kids liked the beach better.

At each end of the pool were beautiful rocks and a cascading waterfall.
After swimming and playing we headed in for dinner. The kids played at Kids Quest after dinner while the boys played in the casino and Maren & I were able to sit and talk...childless!


DAY 2
After a super cheap and yummy breakfast we headed back to the pool for a dip! We then headed to the movies, which was located at the resort, to see Marmaduke!

Brendan was very excited...it was called Brenden Theatres!

After the movies was lunch and then back to the beach.
In between swimming I was able to talk the boys into a few photos!

After fun in the sun we headed back inside to clean up and head to the buffet for dinner. After dinner the kids wanted to go back to Kids Quest (very fun supervised kids play area) so the boys went back to play in the casino and us girls headed for the hot tub!

DAY 3

We finally talked Ryan into coming out and playing at the beach with us after breakfast! He had fun with the boys wading through the water and skipping rocks.

They also found what looked like to be a mini-lobster. Which I am sure was not, but interesting none the less!

One of my favorite pictures of my boys walking along the beach.
The McCraken Family

After playing for awhile it was time to head back to the room and check out, but not before a picture of our piggies in the sand!
Our mini vacation was lots of fun! We are hoping to make it an annual summer get away with our friends!

18 comments:

Michelle said...

AWWWW! You guys are just the cutest family!

Jules said...

That looks like so much fun. I really need a beach and some sun...

sara said...

looks like everyone had a blast!

Carrie said...

What a great getaway! How fun that the kids and the 'big' kids had a place to play ;)

Looked like a really neat place to go! So much fun! Hope you are able to go back every year!

He & Me + 3 said...

Everything looked so fun. I am so glad that you got to do that. Sure wish there were an inexpensive fun place like that around here. love all the pictures too.

Stephanie said...

How fun!!!!! Love the beach - sure wish we could get there this year but I have no idea if we actually will or not.

What a cool place to visit - looks like they have tons to do there!

Stacy said...

How fun!!! That looks like an awesome resort and going with friends makes it better!

Robyn said...

Looks like so much fun! I love all your pictures and what a great memory of time.

Foursons said...

That mini lobster is called a crawfish or mudbugs. People love to eat them down here!

Channa said...

How fun! Looks like y'all had a great time. All our beachs have oil all over them :(

Jane Anne said...

It looks like you (and the whole family) had lots of fun. Boy, that one where Collin was getting water dumped on made me cringe. I love that you were in so many pictures!

RaD said...

We have a Brenden Theatre here so I was kinda surprised to see it in your post. I didn't put two and two together why you would take a picture of it until I read your caption :) I'll bet he was a bit excited.

That sounds like a lot of fun and so relaxing. I highly recommend making vacations (even mini ones) annual. What I mean by that is the same place every year. It gives the kids something to look forward too and so will you!

Ben, Heather and kids said...

how fun! after being to the ocean, our kids can't WAIT to get to a beach again!! :)

Alicia said...

Gosh, what a fun vacation!!! My family would totally enjoy that too!

And how cool, a theatre with his name!!

Bridget said...

Looks like it was a blast!! Love the pictures!

Lisa said...

Very nice photos and that looked like a very nice trip. The sun, sand, hot tub...all sounds and looks so nice. I like the photo of the boys you shot from below them, good composition.

lifeasyouliveit said...

oooooo that looks like great fun! it almost looks like you are at a 'real' beach (you know, like the ocean type!) :) have a fun vacation my dear!

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