Sunday, June 19, 2011

Vacation - Las Vegas

Since this past week was Jonah's birthday and Harper was very sick, I haven't had a chance to blog about our vacation which is something that Tom has reminded me about at least a dozen times now.  Here you go Tom.

On Sunday afternoon we left to go to Las Vegas.  We had told Harper that we were going to go swimming on vacation, so she was constantly asking to, "go to the beach."  She calls all kinds of swimming going to the beach.  Every time we stopped she asked if we were at the beach.  Since we didn't leave LA until around 2 in the afternoon, we got to the hotel too late to go swimming so I think Harper endured the longest wait of her lifetime.  After all of that, I didn't even get a photo of us at the pool.

On Day 1 we spent some time walking on the strip since it wasn't outrageously hot.  It was very bright outside, so we got Harper some stylish shades.
We went to an exhibit at The Mirage where we saw dolphins.
And white tigers.
And then spent the rest of the afternoon at the pool.  After that we thought it would be a good idea to walk back to the strip (it was a couple blocks away) with no stroller and find somewhere to eat.  That ended in us wandering around for an hour with two heavy children until we finally found somewhere.

On Day 2 we started out at the Lied Children's museum.
 We played with water tables.
 Played with giant bubbles.
Flew airplanes.
And made art projects.
That afternoon we went to an aquarium which was probably the best part of the trip.  Harper really wanted to see the sharks and didn't really want to look at anything else until we found them.
I loved the jelly fish.  Pretty amazing.
After that we headed toward M&M world.  On the way there, we saw an old friend.  We saw this very same guy when we took my sister Kara to breakfast for her birthday when she was visiting us in LA last year.  I guess he moved to Las Vegas.
 We made it to M&M World and Harper was not disappointed.  That girl loves her candy.

That night I started some laundry in our hotel (the washer was in the room where the kids were sleeping) and put the kids to bed.  When I came back to put the clothes in the dryer, I opened the door and heard Harper making some very fake snoring noises.  And then I heard some crinkling sounds.  Harper had found her bag of M&Ms during the night and was pretending to be asleep so I wouldn't figure it out.  When Tom and I went to take them from her, she fessed up and said, "Harper has M&Ms in her mouth."  Yes Harper, we noticed.

1 comment:

kara t. said...

I can't believe you saw the wordmaster!!