For Spring Break I had made plans with my bunion study money to take a family vacation back to Las Vegas again. Unfortunately, Bundy needed to stay and work. I'm not the type of wife to call the whole thing off, so my sister Sara volunteered to step in and fill his place. We had a great time. On our way down we stopped in St.George for the BEST drink ever in the whole, widest world. Thai Coconut Avocado.....I still dream about it.
We stayed at Tahiti Village again. This was our third time coming and it will definitely be an annual tradition. This hotel doesn't have one single negative aspect that comes along with Las Vegas. No smoking, casinos, etc. Just has the great weather and is in close proximity to loads of fun activities. Our first day we just happened to be there the same time as Sara's best friend Tiffany and her family. My girls loved playing with her kids and we all had a great time together.
I think this will be Emma's last year not having any inhibitions, I will dearly miss that about her. There was music playing and Emma was a champ to dance like nobody was watching.
We took the kids to the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay....money well spent.
I love these jellyfish SOOOO much!! Look how GORGEOUS they are. Seriously, what a beautiful, CREATIVE, creation from God. It looks like they're wearing chiffon pettiskirts. Love them!!
The stingrays created a little bit of an episode. Long story short, Emma had a fear block and couldn't bring herself to actually touch them. I'm glad I learned my lesson from the trout and berry days episode and I refrained from trying to MAKE her do it. This sweet employee came over and took her hand and talked with her for a while and sure enough she had the magic touch. Emma practically had to be pulled away from petting the stingrays and hasn't stopped talking about it since. She used her own money to buy a sting ray at the gift shop and it hasn't left her side. Notice it in the remainder of the photos from this trip.
The resort we stayed at had loads of free activities for the kids. One night we went down to the pool for a swim in movie of Finding Nemo. The kids were in Heaven!
Emma is such a fan of Bumble Bee and was thrilled to meet him on the Las Vegas Strip, go figure.
My sister Sara, Caleb (8) and Jaken (5)
We took the kids on a mini tour of the strip. They loved seeing a real castle, Lady Liberty, and a few other highlights. As long as you're off the strip by 5 then the kids aren't exposed to the real "sin city."
We had a fantastic time. I loved having some alone time with my sister and our kids all get along so well. This is such a fun stage in motherhood and I'm glad to have a sister to share it with. We're already planning our next trip!