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! ;)