Friday, May 15, 2009

A Little Vegas Getaway

We decided to go on a little family getaway since Jake is out of school for the summer. Plus, we wanted to take a mini-vacation before the baby comes and before I get too big :) So we headed down to Vegas for a few days for some fun in the sun!

We got to stay at the Venetian. We got the room for only $95/night on Hotwire! We were so excited! Otherwise, we'd probably never stay there, too pricey for us. It was one of the nicest hotels we've stayed in! The room was huge (I posted pics at the end of this post) and they had a great pool area - three pools. Emmy definitely approved of that! She is our little amphibian - she absolutely LOVES the water. The room also had electronic blinds/curtains. With the push of a button they would open or close - awesome!

We swam, slept, ate, saw the free outdoor Treasure Island show, Sirens (we told Emmy the girls forgot to put their clothes on - it was definitely a Vegas show!) shopped and took a gondola ride. We had a blast! It was the relaxing trip that we were looking for.

Here are some highlights from our trip:

I was trying to take a pic of all three of us and someone nicely offered to take a pic of us in front of the Venetian.

Watching the show at Treasure Island. Emmy loved it because of the big pirate ships and the pirates!

The Phantom of the Opera is showing at the Venetian. Emmy loved all of the posters and commercials/ads for the show. They had the music playing all the time around and inside the hotel. While we were waiting for our gondola ride, we could hear the music playing. Emmy put her had to her ear (see pic above) and said, "Can you hear it?! It's the Phantom!" She kept doing it after that, it was so funny. And she still does it! We've been watching the Phantom (good thing Papa gave us the movie a little while ago) since we came home. This girl loves anything with music!

Jake enjoying the gondola ride

Emmy and I enjoying the gondola ride. We even got serenaded by the gondolier!

Our room! This was our bed and then there was a sunken living room w/ a sectional sofa that also had a pull-out bed, so Emmy didn't have to squish in the bed w/ us.

The sunken living room. There were three flat-screens in our room! One in the bathroom, one in front of our bed and one in the living room.

Sunken living room from another view

Grand view of the room! I didn't get a pic of the bathroom, but it was big and really nice, too!


The Eds said...

Looks like you had fun...its so nice to stay in good hotels. We stayed at THE Hotel and it was amazing. The bathroom was all marble with flat screens everywhere. We loved it.

Anne-Marie said...

We love Vegas. Maybe next weekend actually...we'll see.

That room is awesome!!! Too bad i can't guarantee it on hotwire.

Ammon and Tasha said...

Wow! that room looks like so much fun! how far are you guys from vegas? we are staying a night there on our way down to san diego, it would be fun if you guys came out and had a little overnighter with us!

ps you look absolutely adorable!

Mary said...

I love Vegas! That room looks sweet. You guys take a lot of trips, lucky :)

April said...

That room is awesome!!! So fun to live in style for a bit. I can't believe how fast your pregnancy is going crazy!! You look great.

Amy said...

Where did you stay??? I want to stay there next time I head down! Looks so nice! And i think i better try out the gondola ride, we have never done ti!

Hansen Family said...

Nice!! Good for you guys. Love that room - especially the price!! Looks like you had fun and smart to do it pre-baby ;-)
Give Emmy a squeeze from us!