Thursday, June 9, 2011

Memorial Day Fun in the Sun!

The day after our trip to Carlsbad, Daddy repacked the car with summer clothes and off we went to La Quinta to spend the long Memorial Day weekend with Tutu, Sir, Aunt Marisa, Uncle Mike and Cousin Ella.

On Friday morning, I helped Sir put out the American Flag. It was Memorial Day weekend, after all.
I really wanted to go up on the ladder, too, but Mommy made me stay on the ground. I held the flag for Sir instead.
On Saturday morning, we all headed over to The La Quinta Resort and Spa for some shopping. They were having a sidewalk sale so we wanted to get in on some bargains. Ella and I were ready for some fun for sure.
Here we are checking out the waterfall. We had fun running all over the place and up and down the stairs. On the way home, we stopped by Shields Date Farm for some delicious date shakes. It's a desert tradition since the 1920s, you know. We had never been there before and boy were those shakes yummy!

Later that night, Ella's Mommy and Daddy went out for their anniversary (Happy 8th, Marisa and Mike). So Ella and I had lots of time to have fun with Tutu and Sir. We ran up and down the hallways a their house about 50 times and screamed and giggled until we dropped. It is so fun having a little cousin to be silly with!
It was nice and warm outside on Sunday so Ella and I decided it was perfect weather for some bubble blowing. Yippee!
After a few minutes, I really got the hang of it. Will you look at those bubbles! I'm an awesome bubble blower!
Ella did really well, too. She may have tasted more bubbles than she blew but whose counting. Bubbles are the best!
On Sunday evening, we headed over to Tutu and Sir's club for a special Memorial day BBQ. They sure did dress festively for the occasion!
The tables were decorated with flags and shiny stars. Hey, can I have one of those flags, please?
Score! I am so patriotic!
Ella loved her flag, too. We waved and waved them.
Here's a picture of our little family enjoying the atmosphere. We had a ball and ate lots of good food. There were hot dogs and hamburgers, corn on the cob and baked beans, watermelon and salads, and... cream sundaes of dessert! I was in heaven!
Then it was time for the dance party to begin! Ella and I danced and danced for over an hour. Here we are cutting a rug with Tutu.
Then the whole family joined in. Ella was having so much fun, she would walk up to anyone on the dance floor and boogie with them. She was in the groove for sure!
Here's one more shot of me and my amazing moves! We had such a blast that our parents had to drag us off the dance floor. Ella even tried to sneak back out there on the way out the door. Silly kiddos!
By the way, here is a picture of the view from the club that night. Tutu and Sir's house is past those palm trees on the right. What a beautiful desert evening, huh?
Darn, our vacation was almost over. On the way home on Monday, we stopped by our favorite desert pit stop, Sonic, for lunch. I had my first corn dog. It was delicious! I ate it while wearing my sunglasses and watching a video. What can I say, I live a pampered life!

So there you have it...a wonderful end to a fabulous vacation! When do we take another one? Mommy says to stay tuned for a trip very soon to some place very relaxing and very island-like...oh, boy!


Meg said...

You do live a pampered life, Mr Noah!! What a fun holiday weekend with your cousin and more family! Nice end to a fun vacation!

Grandma Marirose "Tutu" said...

Noah Bear, you are a groovy dancer (I am a sixties girl after all). You and Ella were the hit of the dance floor. I'll never forget the two of you running with your frogs up and down the hallway over and over at our house. Ella's high pitched scream is still ringing in my ears! Good times.

Mimi said...

WOW! You had a great time, Noah! You're a lucky boy. I loved all the photos. Everyone looks relaxed and happy. Happy Memorial Day!

Love you

Dele said...

Hi Noah - just caught up on your doin's - my goodness you have had SO much fun - I don't think I could keep up with you!