Tuesday, October 26, 2010

REno..last part

First off, we are way better around here. Well...at least Rob isn't throwing up. Henry is still pretty sick and I am not kidding or exaggerating has probably only been awake 2 hours all of today. Which is great but really makes it so I can't leave the house. Poor baby. Cortney and I have both been getting cold/hot and feeling weak and just weird. I hate colds. My lesson went pretty good...although i misspelled exercise as EXCERSIZE...real big on the board. You could tell that I was definitely running on fumes.

Finally though the last part of our trip.

Saturday morning Ty and Cortney went fishing. Cortney caught a HUGE fish, I think it was a mirror carp and it was the biggest carp he has ever caught. Which is saying something because I have seen him catch ones bigger than Henry.

When they got back they let me and Nicole go out for some much needed girl time. When I say they "let" us go out that only means they agreed to watch to boys so we could venture out alone. It was awesome.

Nicole and I went to Mimi's because we wanted to have a long sit down breakfast and everywhere else wasn't still serving breakfast. It was delish. We sat and talked and ate and ate. I love Nicole. We really have always gotten along so well...she really is a sister to me. She is the kind of friend that always makes you feel better about yourself...you know the kind...some friends are not that way at all. Whenever I am with her she makes me believe in being cute again. After eating we went over to the mall and man oh man....I had one of the best shopping experiences of my life. We went to a store...everything was on sale, everything fit me perfect and they had tons of stuff that was just my style. Nicole knows how to shop and she knows how to find clothes that look good on my body. She kept saying how she had "never seen me spend money before"...in all of the 8 years we have known each other. That is sad. But boy did it feel good to spend some money. I spent 86.00 dollars and saved 200. it was awesome. We then went back home and she raided her closet and toiletries to send me home with more stuff. All in all I ended up with 2 pairs of pants, 20 tops (sweaters too), a pair of shoes and more hair products then I have had in my whole life combined. I have a whole new wardrobe.

That night we went out to the Gold and Silver Inn. It was on Diner's Drive In's and Dives...and I had wanted to go and try it out. It was so yummy.

Here we are....kind of a bad picture but we didn't want to bring in Cortney's big one. I think this one was part of the dives classification. But...the food was delicious, the food was cheap (5.49 for the kids stuffed pb&j french toast...which was so good) and the staff was SOOO friendly. They kept bringing crackers and such for HennerBens.
I loved this place and was so glad we stopped by.

Reno the biggest little city in the world...it really is...

Then we headed over to the Circus so the boys could see the city lights and one of the shows. The best part was going up and down the glass elevator and then up on top of the roof.

The boys with major red eye waiting for me in the bathroom.

Henry ticked off and tired.

I just kept wanting to scream..."everyone STOP waisting your money". It drove me crazy to see all of these people spending money like crazy. It isn't even gambling in there but just people spending dollar after dollar trying to win a stuffed banana. I am too cheap for that kind of thing. I loved taking the kids to the show however. And we almost won once...

On Sunday we woke up and had homemade hot chocolate and crepes. We lounged around and just enjoyed each other. I was so sad to leave.

Bef0re we left Nicole took the kids outside to get them to burn off their energy. She had them in boot camp...running, push ups, sit ups...jumping jacks and things like that.

tyler...Thanks to Tyler for having us, and showing us such a great time. I know Tyler would do anything for us. I know that without a doubt. Both he and nicole. They are some of our best friends in the world and we are so grateful for them.

on the road again...

At some point in the night Rob was sitting in a booster in the back seat but he laid to the side and his seatbelt wasn't on right and he got twisted around. We pulled over and Oliver un buckled him. Rob was crying so hard and the seat belt was some how wrapped around his waist...so TIGHT. I ran back and couldn't get him out. Cortney came back (Rob and I were both freaking out at this point) to see what he could do. The seat belt was locked up. Nothing we could do would make it budge and it was getting tighter and tighter. We tried lifting him up and pulling it down but no. He couldn't breath. Finally Cortney grabbed a cutco knife that I had brought to cut up apples and he cut the seat belt off of his waist. I said..."this is going to cost a lot of money." and he said "what else are we going to do." so he cut it. All of this happened in seconds. The funny thing was, that when Cortney was packing up the car he kept having a feeling that he should bring his leatherman. He didn't listen to that feeling and didn't bring it. We were all ready to leave...all buckled up and in the car but I ran back inside the house before we left to grab a knife so I could cut the apples. I know that is funny inspiration to have but we were in the middle of nowhere and without of knife I don't know what we would have done.

Robbie was so upset that he messed up the van. I kept telling him it was okay and we can get a new seatbelt.

On the way home Henry was a little better. He cried way less but he was still real sad.

It was a great trip. I was sad to see it and and sad to have to come home and do laundry. haha. We love you Reno!


khepworth said...

Holy crazy seat belt story! Reno looks like an awesome place.

Samantha said...

Ash I can't believe that happened with the seatbelt! I read it to kyle and decided we need to buy a knife! (I decided. Kyle thinks I'm being silly.) I'm glad he's okay.

{natalie} said...

i'm glad you had such an awesome weekend. it is great to have great people like them in your life. i can't believe you came home with so much loot. i'm jealous of the new wardrobe. awesome!

so glad you brought the knife...crazy story. oh and hope you get better soon. colds stink!

Douglas and Connie Jones Earl said...

Love you. Wonderful post.
Love Mom

Kandee Lou said...

It sounds like you guys had a great time. I wish Tyler & Nicole were closer so we could enjoy them more. Ollie just reminds me of Carter in those picture, 9.9 times out of 10 he has some crazy thing going on for pictures. love you guys.

Chasin Trout said...

I once chewed a seat belt to save my dog. nice family pics

Allison said...

Wow what a story. I love that inspiration.