Sunday, May 17, 2009

More exciting than Christmas....






More exciting than turning 5....







More exciting than Disneyland....







Even more exciting than Mom saying yes to fruit loops in the morning....








Yes its true. John entered me into a contest to win tickets to the Hot Rod Drag races at the Las Vegas Speedway and I won! Luckily they gave me the wrong tickets the first time and then called back and told us I was suppose to get tickets to a suite and so they gave us two more and let us keep the others so all of us got to go.

John got off work at noon and off we went. I have never seen Caleb more excited than when I told him we were going to see Hot Wheels in real life. We had some preconceived notions about "racing" and seriously we were so surprised and impressed with how nice and friendly most of the people were. Some of them let the boys sit in their cars and gave them pictures and one guy even gave them brand new Star Wars figures. (Don't get me wrong though, we still saw plenty of the "Our drinking team has a racing problem" type of signs!) We got to walk around and look at all the cars in the lot before they did their test and tune (the actual races were Saturday, but our boys didn't know the difference). Davis hated the noise and we did the best we could to keep their little earplugs in. We couldn't believe Beckham was sleeping through it because they were all testing their engines and it was LOUD!After we got up into the AC Beckham would not perk up. He just sat limp and wasn't moving or smiling. I tried to get him to eat and he ended up losing everything in him. We are pretty sure he had some form of heat exhaustion. Once he threw up and cooled down though he perked up. We were SO lucky we got to sit in a suite with AC and they have really thick glass too so the boys could hear the engines rev up but they didn't need their earplugs.

The boys just sat enthralled at the cars drag racing anywhere from 120-200 mph. It was awesome!
We are so going back in October!

12 comments:

Vicky Durham said...

How lucky to win tickets to such a cool event! I love your pictures!

SLO Rober said...

Seriously... just play the lottery and you wouldn't need to win every contest you enter into. Glad you guys had fun, those are some good times for the boys. Loud sounds and all.

Grandma Caroline said...

Wow, better than Disneyland with Grma, huh? That is so cool that you all got to go and enjoy such a day, and watching in style too!

Mae said...

I love the photo with the 3 boys with their mouths open. So funny!

Wheeler Bunch said...

How fun! I bet Caleb was in Heaven!

Campbell Family said...

what a fun opportunity! Glad you had a suite to get out of the heat. That will be something the boys will remember for sure....

jakenapril said...

Wow! Hot Wheels in real life! I can imagine your boys' excitement. How fun to be able to go as a family and spend some QT at the "drunken" races. Fun times indeed!

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Very cool!

Annie said...

That is awesome! My Caleb would love that! It looks like the boys had a lot of fun!

Sara said...

That looks so fun! Glad you had a fabulous time. And thanks for letting us crash at your house. We had a great time with you!

Mark and/or Lisa said...

Either you guys are super lucky or your just as unlucky as the rest of us and you just enter an inordinate amount of free give-aways....I'm thinking it somewhere in the middle.

The race looked real cool. Awesome picture of Beckham.

Lawther family said...

Ok so I am bad at leaving posts and bad at reading blogs... but I was at Las Vegas too!! I don't think the same ones, I was there in April. It was crazy! :)