The big trip was finally here! Remember, back here, when we surprised Carson with a special trip with his dad for his birthday? Oh man, these guys had the best time!
I love when we do things all together as a family. But there is something just so sweet being one on one with your kids. The dozens of picture texts I got from these two just warmed my heart. I am so, so glad they got this bonding time. These two are really close. Trevor has really crafted a sweet relationship with Carson. It's a lot of late night chatting, playing basketball or running a couple miles, a lot of listening. These years are the best for dad/son. And to step out of real life for a week and go on vacation together was just awesome for both of them!
The arrived late on Wednesday night. They were joined by one of Carson's good friends and his dad. As well as another dad/son combo from our ward. Such a good group! It totally made the trip to have a friend along too.
The main event was the West Coast Conference basketball tournament. Trevor & Carson were in heaven being able to watch both BYU and Gonzaga play! There were a few games everyday...that's a lot of basketball!!
My dad met them in Vegas too! How awesome to get Grandpa all to yourself??!
Sadly, they only got to see one BYU game. They lost at the buzzer!! The boys really got into the games and the action.
During the day they played around in Vegas. Checking out a different buffet each night and hitting all the 'kid' entertainment (a little difficult in Vegas!). And did a lot of eating (I think they hit Cafe Rio at least 3 times).
Since there were no games on Sunday, they decided to take the group to Pine Valley on Saturday night for a day and a half. They got in super early on Sunday morning, but the whole crew managed church in the am!
Thank you to my mom for hosting the group! Everyone just loved it!!
The boys loved hanging out in the big house on their own with the adults. They ate my mom's entire candy stash. Played in the hot tub. Played video games, watched movies. I told my mom they are never going to want to come home!
The went sledding over by my grandparent's home. And had a big father/son snowball fight!
Hiding out in the loft with the movie seats and all the treats!
My mom helped them ride the ATVs around while the dads went golfing.
Monday came quickly and they headed back to Vegas for the championship game, but not before stopping in St. George to say hello to my grandparents! Grandpa Snow looking so much better!
Gonzaga won the conference (no surprise there...too bad they didn't get too far in the NCAA tournament!). As they were wrapping up their last night at the Luxor buffet....the entire Gonzaga team walked by! They had won the championship just hours before...
The team was so awesome to stop and take pictures. Look how tall Kelly Olynyk is?? (Trevor is 6'1").
The boys were on cloud nine seeing all those players!
Oh such a fun trip! I hope Carson remembers it forever! Although he now thinks this will be an annual getaway with his dad!! And even though planning/scheduling is always tough, I'm so glad we were able to make this happen.