Thursday, August 9, 2007

Viva Las Vegas!

We are home from a wonderful and very relaxing trip to Las Vegas! Mark had to go there for work so we tagged along. We were fortunate enough to stay at the very luxurious Wynn hotel and truly felt spoiled during our entire stay! It is definitely not a place geared toward kids so our boys were among the only children there and soaked up lots of smiles and compliments from the other guests. We played at the pool almost the entire time we were there and Gabe quickly became accustomed to the poolside life. Every day we would go someone would ask him to poor water from his water bottle on their feet or allow him to just dump water on top of their head. We dubbed him the "Wynn's personal Cabana boy" as he got more attention than all of us put together and performed his "tasks" with oodles of charm. By the time we left Joshua was swimming the entire length of the pool and back and Sam even went under water with Mark! This is HUGE for Sam as he is pretty water phobic, but was a lot more comfortable by the end of the trip. I was even dunking Gabe in the water without holding his nose and he would come up laughing. I wish I could have gotten that on video! We figured we had to try the famous buffet while we were there, even though we cringed a little when the bill for our little family came to $109! We cringed even more when all Sam requested from the tables was a roll. Mark quickly explained that he would not just be eating a roll when we'd just dropped $18 on his meal alone. Everything looked up quickly though when Sam discovered that you could dip the crab leg meat in melted BUTTER! This kid LOVES butter and would probably eat it with a spoon if I would let him! So they pigged out on King Crab legs, shrimp and prime rib, we couldn't have been more proud of them! Gabe ate an entire piece of Salmon and various other things and by the time Mark offered him a chocolate chip cookie he actually looked at it with disgust! It was so funny, it was a look like "get that out of my face before I PUKE" - I told Mark he'd probably never refuse a cookie again so we better remember the moment! We also took a night to see the pirate show in front of the Treasure Island hotel, the fountains in front of the Bellagio and walked the strip to visit M&M World and the Coca-Cola store. It was a great trip but was also nice to get home and back in the swing of things. This baby is coming soon and is not the greatest traveling companion when lots of driving or walking need to be done. :)

1 comment:

Tiburon said...

Glad you joined the blogging world Mel!! I will have to add you to my list of blogs that I frequent.