In the afternoon we went roller skating with some of Brady's family....I haven't been on roller blades for almost 20 years, and I've only done roller skates once when I was about 8 or 9. I gave it a try to help encourage Ammon. He was having a super difficult time, crying for the first 1.5 hours he was there. But honestly, I wasn't doing much better :). I just didn't cry about it. Zenock just wanted to watch everyone because he was too scared to go on the floor with his skates. He stayed mostly onthe carpeted area. He also flipped out when I made him come out on the floor and hug the wall. Brady was the baby wrangler. After that we ate sandwiches for dinner in the car and took the kids to the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. They had free tickets from the summer reading program that expired that day. Afterward we took the typical tourist picture in front of the Vegas sign. Brady saved some fireworks from Independence day just for New Year's Eve. The boys loved shouting out the colors of the roman candles and doing sparklers. See you later 2012!
Rays and horeshoe crabs
Petting the sting rays. Both boys were really afraid at first.
Petting the sting rays. Gideon wanted to jump in the water and grab those swimming things.
In front of the huge shark tank
Finally after three years of living here Brady gets to check this one off the bucket list. He's always wanted to get a family picture in front of this famous sign. Some people visiting from Germany took our picture. I love listening to Brady speak German.