We got home from Vegas at midnight on Sunday. I planned to pick up Juliet first thing Monday morning and I could barely sleep I was so excited to see her. I missed her like crazy on this trip. She got sick while we were away and it was tough being away from her knowing she wasn’t feeling well. Juliet stayed with my parents and they took great care of her, I am so thankful for them. Vegas was a great time. We ended up having great weather, with the exception of one day. We went to the strip everyday and walked around from hotel to hotel gambling a bit and eating a lot of great food and many, many drinks.
Erik and I had a blast with our friends Libby, Biffer, Summier and Willie. Here is a list of all the things we did (that I can remember) over the course of 4 days.
Mimosas and a little gambling at the Venetian
Lunch at the Nine Fine Irishmen
Dinner at 35 Steak and Martini
Margaritas on the roof at Margaritaville
Dinner at Top of the World in the Stratosphere
Brunch at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris Hotel (best location to have lunch overlooking the water show at the Bellagio)
Window shopping at the Caesars Palace
Gelato at Venetian
Drinks at Minus 5 degrees Ice Bar in the Monte Carlo Hotel
Hanging out in the Wynn (my favorite hotel! We didn’t stay there but I would love to during at next trip)
Going to my oxygen bar in Bally’s casino
Checking out the Chandelier at the Cosmopolitan
And the best part of our trip and the whole reason we were there was my mother-in-law Karen’s 60th birthday celebration. Erik planned a huge surprise to have 30 friends and family meet us in Vegas.
Erik thought of every detail and he did such an awesome job with everything. We had a suite at the hotel so it was big enough for 30 people to pack in for the party. He got a crudite platter and a cheese plate catered in as well as a beautiful birthday cake. He had a bunch of alcohol for everyone to enjoy (and whoa people did!). The party began at 5:45pm and people were still going strong late at night.
Karen was very surprised (as you can see in the above photo) when she walked into our room to see that so many people had traveled all over to celebrate with her. I think that was a testament to how loved she is. Happy birthday Karen!
While Vegas was a blast, I am glad to be home. 4 days in Vegas is quite a long time. I was craving fruits and vegetables and well that’s be honest, an overall detox diet after the weekend. Erik could stay (and has) in Vegas for a week, but there is no way I ever could.
I had a quiet day with Juliet on Monday which was so needed. She is feeling better (no fever since Sunday) but is still not quite herself. She was sleepy today (um, 3 hour nap!) and didn’t have a big appetite. She wasn’t even too excited to play toys or read books but preferred to just lounge on the couch with me and snuggle. I was fine with that but I do hope she is feeling 100% tomorrow back at daycare.
Thanks to everyone for the great recommendations in the comments and on Facebook! There weren’t enough hours in the day to try everything but I’ll definitely hold onto them for our next trip as well.