Monday, October 20, 2014

Vegas was callin' our names

In all the times I've been to Vegas (I've been a lot) I've never had my photo taken in front of this sign! We actually stopped by on our way out of town, but it felt right to post this as the first photo, ha ha!
Check out that chandelier... I want one in my house someday, HA!//Mia's first time night swimming. 
Kissing babies//After the kiss :) These babes are the sweetest!
Mia's first time actually playing in sand, and it's FAKE sand!//My phone camera is dying and my pictures are fuzzy :(
Mia loved riding in the tube in the lazy river!//Snuggle time is so rare these days!
She is her father's daughter!//Oh Mia, just trying to ride a stuffed Sven! HA!

What happens in Vegas... doesn't stay in Vegas when you're a blogger ;) When my soul sista (ha ha, butseriously) Courtney, told me they were planning a trip to Vegas, I was so happy that our schedules aligned and we were able to go down as well! We live so far apart that we basically plan our travels together so that we can see each other, and we bailed on going to Mexico with them earlier this month, so I was missing her bad! Turns out that Eric's feeling (the reason we bailed) was a warning sign, more details to come in another post. Our weekend didn't turn out to be the relaxing, care free weekend we had hoped for as a huge bomb was dropped on us during our drive down, but we tried real hard to make the best of it and soak up our family time! 
Our first night we met up at the Cosmopolitan (hello, amazing chandelier! My dream come true, ha ha!) and ate dinner at Holstein's which was delish! I made the mistake of ordering the maple bacon shake, that's a hard one to slurp up, but it was a fun experience to try something totally different :) Eric told me he let me order it (knowing that I wouldn't love it) so that I would have something to blog about... For someone that isn't a fan of blogging, that sure was a sweet gesture, HA! Then we went to our hotel (Tahiti Village- LOVE staying there!) and took Mia night swimming for the first time! Holy cow, that was the funnest experience and totally helped us forget about our stresses! I always loved night swimming as a kid, and it was even better with my own kid!
Saturday morning was spent at the pool! There is a fake beach that Mia wasn't too sure of, but she ended up having fun with the sand! She is such a fish and loves being in the water, I love it! Her favorite part was riding in the tubes down the lazy river! After swimming and lunch, we indulged in a family nap then went shopping! Shopping with Mia is no joke. She loves to thumb through the clothes like we do, it's also super fun to play hide and seek in the clothes... hence the leash! And poor stuffed Sven, Mia tried her best to ride him! "Go! Go, Spen, GO!" Then we stuffed ourselves silly at Cheesecake Factory! I was so sad to say goodbye to Courtney and Ryder after that... someday we will be next door neighbors (and actually take pictures together, #fail)!
We were able to meet up with our closest friends that actually just moved away from us to Vegas on Sunday, and it was soooo good seeing them! She just had twins (she also has a daughter a week younger than Mia, they are BFF's, obviously!) and Mia was all about the "babies!!" She just wanted to hold them, pat their backs and steal their binky's... oops! Our happiest moments over the weekend were spent with our amazing friends (we feel so blessed to have met the best people during our years of marriage, moves and blogging!) and soaking up our time as a family of three. Mia was such an angel the whole trip! She never put up a fight with sleeping, and she handled herself like a pro when she did miss a nap or went to bed way late. She is our little slice of heaven! I'm ready for a totally stress free weekend back in Vegas, asap! ;)
A Mommy App

24 comments:

Pamela said...

Love her face after this kiss!!

P!nky said...

So bummed we weren't there at the same time, but sounds like you had an amazing trip. I love the chandeliers at the Cosmo, so gorgeous!!!

xoxo

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

So sorry your weekend didn't turn out the way you had hoped! At least you made the best of it and really glad you were able to enjoy some of your time there!

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

birdie to be said...

How fun!! Looks like perfect weather for pool time!

BLovedBoston said...

Sorry to hear that your weekend was started out on the wrong foot - but I'm glad you were able to make the most out of it!!! I love that family photo in front of the Vegas sign and girl the chandelier is just gorgeous -we stayed there for my cousins bachelorette and I think we took pictures there every night LOL!

~Dawn~ said...

Seriously, so many bloggers have taken trips to Vegas in the last month....why didn't we plan this better so we could have all been there at the same time. hehe
Glad Mia was an angel!! Vegas is so fun!

Karra said...

looked like such a fun weekend despite bummer news!!

Jamie said...

I want to go to Vegas!

Nadine Lynn said...

Looks like you had a great time! I have never been to Vegas.

Elizabeth {Chasin' Mason} said...

I've been to Vegas a bunch too but have never taken a picture by the Vegas sign! Too funny. I think most of the time people are too excited about getting there that they don't want to stop (that or they have to pee so bad that they don't want to stop LOL!!). Love her on Sven "go spen go!". And so glad you shared where you stayed because I was so going to ask! So pretty!

Brittany said...

I'm sorry to hear about your stress, but I'm glad little, precious Mia was there to make you smile! She's just so cute! I also love that gorgeous chandelier in the Cosmopolitan. Stunning and pictures don't do it justice!

Caroline Fleenor said...

I'm so glad that you had fun in Vegas! I love Vegas. :-) We only walked through the Cosmopolitan, it was pretty cool. That chandelier is gorgeous too. Those pictures of Mia on the fake beach with her buddy are SO cute. I love how babies and little kids interact with each other, its so sweet.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Glad to hear you made the most out of the trip even with bad news. Hope everything is alright. Her face in the picture holding the baby is too precious!

Hannah said...

What a fun little trip! It sounds like all of you had a fun time. Those pictures make me want to go to Vegas!

Desiree Macke said...

We've been to Vegas so many times, I can't keep track anymore, but we've NEVER taken a picture of, or in front, of the iconic sign. Definitely adding that to our "must do" the next time we're there!
Tahiti Village looks PERFECT for the littles, and it looks like Mia had a blast!

Karina Marie Powell said...

So fun. I love all these pictures. SO happy you had a weekend to keep happy when stuff doesn't go right! Love you!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

That kiss!!! This looks like so much fun!!!

Kelly Mock said...

OMG! Baby love! SO SWEET! So much fun!

Katie @ yellowmangolife.blogspot.com said...

What a great little getaway! I love Vegas but am on the fence about taking Cruz there so little...this makes me a lot more willing to try it out sometime!

Sara Elizabeth said...

These pictures are the best! Totally with you on night swimming!! That's the best way to go!! Mia has the best eyelashes, I love that sweet face!

Jenny said...

You know we've never taken a picutre in from of the vegas sign either and we've been way too many times to count! Love that you got a photo! The night swimming with mia looks so much fun! I can't wait to do that one day with Callie :)

Kristen said...

love Vegas! I have been 3 times and I don't think I have a photo with the sign either. Mia looks so cute swimming!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love Vegas! That place can be so fun!

Court said...

oh how i love you!!! and as soon as i am looking as smokin as you we can take pictures together :) love you my friend!!!

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