Friday, March 19, 2010

A wish and what I ended up with.

Darin came home two Tuesdays ago and said that he had to go to Australia for work. He said he really wanted me to go but didn't know what we would do with Nora. There was no way I was going anywhere without her, so we tried to find a place that could expedite her passport (why do babies need passports anyway? do they think she's going to go bomb the country?) and we found a place but they had to have the itinerary. Well we weren't too keen on spending $1,200 on a plane ticket without knowing FOR SURE that we would get her passport. So I cried and boobed about how bad I needed a vacation and how my life wasn't fair yadda yadda.

So I decided to g to Vegas. I know it's not a conventional place to take a 4 month old but it was a close place with sun and my mom lives there. So we packed up the car and got ready to drive down with Grandma. The drive was nothing short of a nightmare. Nora HATES the car. There were lots and lots of tears involved.

What would normally be a 5 and a half hour drive took closer to 7 and a half. There were a few stops involved.

Darin got us a room at the MGM so we would have a pool to hang out at. We had a nice view of Hooters and the airport.

I sure got a lot of comments on Nora from people in the hotel. One guy even went as far to say that she was the cutest baby he'd seen since he'd been there. I kind of wanted to say that it was probably the only baby he'd seen since he'd been there. But she is adorable, so I couldn't deny the remark.

(Can't count on my Mom to take a decent picture with my camera. I need a point and shoot)
(My new favorite picture)

It was so fun dressing her in all her little summer clothes.

But obviously the main attraction of the trip was the fun in the sun. And man was it HOT! 80 degrees and perfect temp water. I was in total Heaven. And Nora liked it too.

She lounged around in the sun.

Took dips in the pool with Mom.

And then pretty much got all tuckered out.

I've got to say she was probably the cutest girl at the pool in her swimsuit. Hands down.

But at the end of the day we were excited to come home and see Darin. Nora missed her Daddy and I missed my man. Sometimes there's nothing better than lounging on the couch over the weekend.

The trip got me even more excited for Summer than I already was. It was a nice getaway. I can't say it was too relaxing, because nothing is that relaxing anymore. But it was a nice change of pace.  Thanks for hanging with us Mom.


Cardwell said...

So fun! I am so ready for warm weather again. Nora looks so cute in her little summer outfits. Traveling with little babies is so not fun. I think you made a good choice to drive to Vegas instead of flying for over 20 hours on a plane with her! Hope Darin had fun!

Trevor and Natalie said...

Nora is the cutest baby! Yay, for vegas! I'm glad you got your vacation.

Lindsey said...

80 degree weather sounds amazing. I'm glad you got to have fun while Darin was away.

Heidi said...

SO sad we missed you! It would have been fun to hook up while we where there. And yes, the weather was perfect!

Jonathan and Kiri said...

Oh how fun! I'm so glad you went somewhere when Darin was gone. It's really hard sometimes to stay home and miss your husband as he's out and about in interesting places. It sure looks like you guys took full advantage of the Las Vegas weather and the beautiful warmth!

Nora looks ADORABLE in her swimsuit! Oh she is so sweet!

Dartay said...

Glad you guys made it down, cute pics! Your mama's lashes look great, I hope she's liking them :)