My beautiful blessings!

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Family Fun in Las Vegas

I grew up in a small town about an hour outside of Las Vegas and occasionally we would make the trip in to Vegas for school clothes or grocery shopping and I always thought it was just this big scary place full of crime, dirty billboards and to much partying and gambling. I never understood how anyone could raise a family in a place like that. I would always think what do kids do for fun and how boring it must be. I never thought I would be happy raising a family in Las vegas and honestly the thought of it frightened me. But over the years while living here I've discovered that there is a lot more to sin city than what you see in movies and at first glance. There is a lot more family friendly activities than I had thought and I have really started to enjoy living here.

I thought I would share some of the fun things we love to do and some things we will be doing this summer!

City of Las Vegas Free Family Events
First up is a new discovery for us we just heard about through a friend. The City of Las Vegas has some free family fun events going on throughout the year.  The first event we went to was a movie at the Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre and we all had so much fun and can't wait to go again!
Here's the next 2 events
Fishing DerbySaturday, June 14, 7:30 a.m.
Free and open to the public.
Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, (702) 229-8100.
Join Councilman Ross and the Department of Wildlife for a free fishing day. Look for updates on this event as the date gets closer.
Movie in the Park – “Frozen”Friday, June 20, 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive (at Deer Springs Way).
Enjoy the family film “Frozen” in the park. Bring your blankets or folding chairs to be more comfortable.                 
Here's the link to the wedsite for more events 

All Sports
I think the thing Rome is most excited to start this summer is sports at the Las Vegas Indoor soccer center. They have sports for all ages starting at 18 months to adults! When Rome was 18 months old we signed him up for soccer and he loved it and I couldn't wait for him to turn 3 so I could start signing him up for other sports because they only had soccer for under 3 years old. This time we signed him up for the All Sports which is a 9 week season in which he will be experiencing soccer, football, dodge ball, kickball, track and field, and baseball.
Here's there website
Library Story Time
Rome looks forward to going to the park then to storytime with his buddy Camden once a week in the morning! There are so many libraries that do story time in Las Vegas, for us the Centennial Hills one is the closest!
Springs Preserve
We go to storytime at the Springs Preserve every week and LOVE it. At story time they read a book and then do a craft that goes along with the theme for that week. They also have events throughout the year, like just last week we went to the ice cream festival and it was so much fun. They had all you can eat icecream, pony rides, face painting and lots of other fun activities. It was only 4 bucks for pass holders! Everyone needs to go check it out at least once!!
A fun new thing they have at spings preserve is a mini golf course and we can't wait to try it out!

Children's Discovery Museum
 We have a season pass to the Children's Discovery Museum and go about every month or so! You will easily spend a few hours there, there is seriously so much to do! It is great for all ages and is definitely a place everyone should experience at least once in there lifetime! They just put in a new Magical school bus exibit we want to go see.
Here's the link to the website so you can check out all the fun stuff they have to see and do there!
West Wind Drive-in Movie
We haven't been to the drive-in movie in a while and I had to search the internet to find where it was again. The last movie we watched there was Despicable me 2 and we can't wait to go back.
$5 Movie Tuesdays 
At the Sante Fe Station Regal Movie theater they have 5 dollar tuesdays. I'm not sure for how long but we just happened to go there last Tuesday and found out they now had that deal.
4949 N. Rancho Dr.
Las VegasNV, 89130
(702) 395-0222eatre
Of course no summer is complete without lots and lots of swimming and sun. We go to the YMCA because that's where our gym membership is so we swim for free.

Pics of my cutie from last year 

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