Thursday, March 5

welcome baby Alan!

Congratulations to my "little" brother Scott and his wife Angie on the birth of their son, Alan Webster! He was born at 3:33pm yesterday afternoon weighing 8 lbs 6 oz and 21.5 inches long so he's the cutest little string bean! I was lucky enough to see him within about a half hour of being born and he was so wide-eyed and attentive. Alex can't wait to meet his new cousin and start teaching him the ways of the world!

Tuesday, March 3


So for those of you who don't know, I have officially entered my 30's. It's true. And what better way to celebrate the onset of a new decade for a 6 month pregnant gal than a trip to Vegas?!? I've always wanted to go see a Cirque du Soleil show and Ben has never actually been to Vegas for fun (though he's been many, many times for work). Lucky for us the city is hurting right now so we were able to stay at the Bellagio for a steal. The girl at the front desk even saw it was my birthday and upgraded us to a strip view room. Take a look at that view... Jealous?

Adding to the good time were our friends Lindsey and Jarad who joined us on our little getaway. We did lots of shopping, walking, and EATING. Oh the food. And the walking. Ouch. Lindsey and I even got in the best massages ever while the boys learned their way around the roulette table. And yes, I did get to see Cirgue du Soleil. Awesome! Here are a couple of pics of Lindsey, Jarad, and myself waiting for our amazing dinner at TAO at the Venetian.

And here's Ben and I on the bridge between Caesar's and the Bellagio. It was a gorgeous night!

Can't forget to show off me in my birthday crown. Lindsey and Jarad thought it was just hilarious considering my "condition" (it read "Birthday Slut"). Ha! And what's Vegas without a little sparkle?

Thought I could get through an entire post without talking about the little man? Another HA! It was Alex's first ever night(s) away from Mommy but he had such a good time with Gramma he barely even noticed. Can we say "bitter sweet"? She even taught him that Mommy and Daddy went on an "airpane" to "Besas" (Vegas). Isn't he sweet?