My birthday started on Wednesday when we were still in Vancouver. Jonny, Christian, and I went for a walk and chill. Jonathon got his hairs trimmed up and we sat at a couple of different city spots and enjoyed the different flavours and views. Somewhere along our travels we lost Sophie the giraffe and wish her well in her new life. I envision her with a cute little puppy squeaking happily. Christian's new favourite things to put in his mouth are water bottles....
and... Gatorade bottles...
At one of our chill spots Jonny gave me my birthday presents... I scored! I also won ten bucks on crossword scratch and wins. It was a great day that started with swimming and ended with beers with G in Gastown. None of it was planned it just was one of those nice sunny I am leaving for Vegas on my birthday tomorrow days.
The next morning came too soon. A hang over is never fun and it is even less fun with a baby that wakes up and is ready to go and is smiling at you and gloating at how good he feels. Against not all odds but bad headaches, evil thirst, and sleepy retardedness... we made it to Vegas.
|Christian's first flight from Vancouver to Portland.|
|Cool plane at the Portland airport.|
|We had a two hour layover in Portland. We got to have some food and beer.|
|Christian's second flight from Portland to Las Vegas. He is such a good boy!|
|Big boy snacks.|
|Las Vegas airport|
|Christian checking out the lights of Vegas from the taxi.|
|Checking in at The Tuscany.|
A side note about the microwave... when we got there Thursday night we bought burritos from 711. (711 imitation Da Bombs) Exhausted and hungry with the boy asleep in his stroller waiting for his crib we realized that we didn't have a microwave in our room. We were too tired to deal with the situation so we all just went to sleep once the crib arrived.
Our first morning we woke up early and went out for a walk. We went to Ellis island for breakfast and Jonny's first steak and eggs ($5.99). Jonny took pictures of skate spots and wondered why people weren't skating them. Do they get big fines? Is it too hot? Are there too many security guards? What's the deal?
|Wall ride at Bally's|
|I can't remember where this hand rail is.|
|You have to take elevators with the stroller... there was a stinky bum sleeping/passed out in one of them.|
It was still early enough - cool and shady enough to go for a swim with the boy when we got back to the hotel.
|My new friend Ana|
|Scruffy pigeon by the pool|
|Blue Moon wedding beers|
|It was quicker to take the bus back to the strip than to wait for a cab.|
|Back to New York, New York for some steak and crab!!|
|Stopping to feed the boy on the strip.|
|No P??? Anytime?? :-(|
|Frazzled by the lights! ROSS!!|
|Fashion Mall Map|
|Jonny likes this building - no hat yet!|
After the mall we needed to get some forms (formula) for the boy. We stopped at the Walgreen's and had a chill with some Corronitas. (Mini Corronas!)
|He loves tags|
|What are you looking at?|
|Cute face and new outfit.|
|Penny slots... memories of Grandma in Lughlin!|
|Sunset from the taxi.|
|Laser pointer head|
|Back to the hotel in a taxi.|
|Harley Davidson breakfast - Jonny had three kinds of meat!|
|Good bye last year's birthday Vans... you will be remembered fondly!|
|It was 11:30.. not really breakfast!|
|Can you believe they charged me $13 bucks for this beer? Had I known...|
|Christian also likes to eat his feet.|
|Wedding freak out jeans and top!!|
|Winning big at the casino!|
|The boy's chill spot on the patio... shade and fan!|
|Jonny fake napping... he's is so funny!|
|My boys!! LOVE THEM!!|
|Beer, forms, beer... and look.. SAM(uel) was with us!|
|Dancing back from the casino.|
Jonny and I planned out an evening of free events for Sunday night. The first one we tried to go to was at Caesar's Palace. That place is huge. We didn't make it in time. Ok, scratch that. Let's hit the next one at Treasure Island at 8:30. We got there and we were standing in a big crown of people and we couldn't really see. No fun. Scratch that. Let's head across the street to our Walgreen chill spot and watch from a distance. It is no fun trying to get around Vegas with a stroller in crowds of people. Next time we will go early and get a place at a restaurant where we can see the shows and chill.... not in a crowd! When the boy is older and cares...
|I'm in Walgreen's jail!!|
|A little light show at The Venetian|
|He learned to sit up in Vegas! He is sitting!!|
|Last Ellis Island breakfast... this trip!|
|New Ross outfit.|
|Town Car to the airport.|
|buckle up boy!|
|bus to terminal one.|
|Happy baby on the bus.|
|Boy watching Monster's Inc on the man across the aisle's Ipad. (NTS.. load up some kid movies for distraction!)|
|Good sleeping baby!! But boy is that uncomfortable for a long period of time. My but was asleep!!|
The End... for now!