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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

4th of July....Vegas Style!

This year for the 4th of July I wanted to do something different.  Don't get me wrong, I love our neighborhood parade and firework, but I was ready to take a year off.  Vegas had been on my mind for a while as I thought it would be a cool experience for the kids.  It took some convincing but Jake finally caved in.  We booked the Manadaly Bay because we knew the kids would LOVE the wave pool.  We left early on July 3rd and arrived by 10 AM.  We got into our room and went straight to the pool.  #parentfail occurred right when we got to the pool and read the huge sign telling us you must be 48" to enter the wave pool.  We tried to make the best of it, but Madden was being weird and only wanted to sit in the hot tub when it was 108 degrees so we decided to cut our pool time a bit short.  

That night we headed to Planet Hollywood for a magic show.  With Madden still being really into magic we knew the show was going to be a hit.  

Jake and Madden had front row seats.  The theater was really small and intimate which made the show even better.

The Magician with Madden and Skylar.  Madden even got a signed poster which he treasured the rest of the trip.

The kids with the one and only Sponge Bob!!  

Since we didn't want to watch Madden sit in the hot tub the next day, we decided to do the tourist stuff the strip had to offer.  First stop was the M&M Factory.

The kids were in heaven!

We took the kids to the Venetian in hopes they would want to take the boat ride.  They both voted against it and wanted to go to the Excalibur to play games.  

That evening we headed to the Luxor to see Blue Man Group.

The Blue Man Group  so entertaining for both us and the kids.  Madden was shouting "Go Blue Man" the entire time.  

After the show we headed back to our hotel as we had a nice view of the city and saw fireworks after fireworks going off.  Don't think we could of asked for a more perfect first family trip to Vegas.  We are excited to take the kids back and check out what more Vegas has to offer.

1 comment:

  1. I love ALL the pictures and the great narrative to go with it. Soooo much fun for all. A magician for the kids must have been fabulous. What a great way to celebrate the 4th.
    Love, Suzie