Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Las Vegas & the 4th of July

This past weekend my little family and I took a mini-roadtrip to Las Vegas. This was our first official family vacation since Henry was born, and it was definitely eye-opening as to what is needed (and what isn't) in regards to traveling with a little one. We have lots of vacations coming up in the next couple of months so this was definitely good practice.  Overall the trip was really fun - as fun as Las Vegas can be with a 7.5 month old - but Hank and I switched off having "baby duty" so each of us could have a good time with his family. We swam at Mandalay Beach (real sand and a wave pool, love it), worked out in the hotel's gym, ate such good food (and way too many sweets), and shopped a bit too. This time we stayed at THEhotel, which is an all-suite boutique hotel and part of Mandalay Bay.  It was gorgeous, and one of my favorite places we've stayed at in Vegas. Our room had a living room/sitting area, two bathrooms, and a gorgeous bedroom that overlooked the pool. We were able to watch fireworks all around Las Vegas from the comfort of our room, and it was really and truly magical to celebrate the 4th like that.  I wasn't sure how Henry would feel about it, but he ended up being mesmerized, face and hands pressed to the glass. It was definitely a happy 4th of July.

Here are just a few photos from our trip -


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Las Vegas, July 2011

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Las Vegas, July 2011

and some photos from my iphone, too!

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35 comments:

  1. fun!
    you guys are such an adorable family.

    ♥elisabeth

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  2. I'm glad you guys had a ton of fun! I was in Vegas too on the fourth, we saw the fireworks from really far away. Your view was much better ;)
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jacqueline

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  3. Awh looks like you all had a blast!! I'll have to try out that Mandalay Beach, why on earth haven't I heard of it before!? :P

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  4. Sounds like such a fun 4th of July!
    Great pictures :D everyone looks like they had a great time.

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  5. I love the hotels in Las Vegas. They are all so different and unique. It looks as though THEhotel was no exception :)

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  6. AWW great pictures!! You guys are just the cutest little family! Love the matching Mom and son stripes :)

    XO Lindsay

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  7. Such a sweet family! Looks like a great time!

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  8. I'm Brazilian
    Owum que coisa mais fofa do mundo, esse bebe chupando dedo :3
    http://thefearlessgirl.blogspot.com/

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  9. i would never want to leave that hotel!

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  10. sooo cute!! I still haven't taken Cooper on a vacation (with just the three of us!) One day!

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  11. Aww, looks like a total blast. You are all so freaking adorable.

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  12. i love the one of hank and henry sitting on the bed! they have the same face!

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  13. That shark hoodie is SO CUTE.

    - Mandi
    www.lifeinbeta.com

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  14. Looks like fun! I love going to Vegas. Mandalay Bay has the best pools in Vegas hands down! I always love staying there but we haven't actually stayed there in a while. We normally just stay at Paris.

    Oh Jazmyn

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  15. that shark hoodie is so cute!

    looks like a very cool hotel room!

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  16. so so fun!
    what a wonderful first family getaway!
    xxoo

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  17. Belated happy 4th of July guys! I hope you enjoyed it with your family and friends because I just did ;)

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  18. awww. What a doll!! Your little boy is just absolutely adorable. And I really like that shark hoodie.

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  19. Looks like a fun time was had by all.... What a cool way to spend the 4th!

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  20. I was just there! Is that poker table at Harrah's? Harrah's is definitely my favorite gambling spot. :)

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  21. loving your blog. little henry makes my heart melt and my ovaries clap with cluckiness! eep!

    none the less your mini break looked devine!!

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  22. Looks so fun! That photo of Henry looking up at you on the bed is heartbreakingly cute. You are the most adorable family ever.

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  23. That last picture from your iPhone is to DIE for. SO CUTE! Looks like you guys had a great little family vacation :)

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  24. This looks like such a fun trip! You should do a post on things you definitely needed and things you definitely did not need!

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  25. Looks like an awesome vacation in vegas.

    Little Henry always makes the cutest and funniest faces. He always makes me smile. Thanks for sharing the cuteness =)

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  26. Man that looks like fun!!! That shark suit is just too freakin' cute!

    Kacie
    http://acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com

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  27. so jealous! love all the pics

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  28. this looks like a super fun trip! my dad would never let us go to vegas, and steven and i probably won't be going anytime soon [his ex lives there]. but this kinda makes me want to reconsider! [and henry just kills me! so adorable!!!]

    <3katie

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  29. I cant take it no longer, Your baby is the cutest little boy ever. I dont have kids and i smile ear to ear when i see little henry. He such a adorable little boy and your a great mother, you can see it when you look at him.

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  30. I would love to one day visit the States, especially Vegas. Glad your fourth of July was a good one.

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  31. You wrote "it was definitely eye-opening as to what is needed (and what isn't) in regards to traveling with a little one" and I thought I'd let you know that I, for one, would be very interested to know more about what you learned!

    As someone who loves to travel and hopes to have a kid sometime soon, it would be great to hear your take on it -- the challenges, tips and tricks.

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  32. what a beautiful little family! your road trip looks amazing
    have a delightful day
    lots of love
    rosie
    xo

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  33. PUHLEEZE tell us where you got that Shark Romper!!!

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