Worst parents ever.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Just kidding. I know we're not. But at times today, it felt like Nora was judging us. :)

We flew to Las Vegas with our little one in tow. First off, Nora was diagnosed with an ear infection yesterday. I guess the MONTH of constant sickness/congestion finally caught up with her. So, we had to take her on a plane with only two doses of antibiotics, and probably a painful ear. However, she handled it like a ROCKSTAR. She did not cry once in the 6ish hours total we were in the air. In fact, she was in rare form, charming the socks off of complete strangers by flashing them the biggest smiles ever. Normally, she's very serious around unfamiliar people, simply staring at them--not today. Today, she was out to prove to all of them that a baby on a plane does not automatically equal disaster!

Wouldn't YOU want to sit next to me?

We landed in Vegas around 6:00 p.m. local time, which is 9:00 p.m. back home--meaning that we were already two hours past Nora's normal bedtime. Although she had a great, two-hour morning nap at home before we left for the airport, she only slept for about an hour on the plane, so believe me, she was tired. Still, you wouldn't have known it from her mood.

Before we even left the airport, we had to take Nora over to the slot machines for pictures. Sin City, baby!

After claiming our baggage (ugh), and picking up our rental car (double ugh), we headed to our hotel. We bid through Priceline and booked a hotel near the airport--South Point Hotel & Casino. By the time we arrived and parked, it was about three hours past Nora's bedtime, and she was looking a little rough:

This pic makes me laugh. Still, she was happy to do some people watching in the casino as we got checked into the hotel. Once we were FINALLY in our room, it was straight to bed for Nora. By the time she went down, it was a whopping FOUR HOURS past her bedtime and she had not slept at all. Crazy.

So, needless to say, we are not party animals in Vegas tonight! We were starving, so I picked up some takeout for us at Steak 'n' Shake downstairs. HA!

It's too bad Tessa couldn't be here with us. We saw someone in the airport walking their chihuahua through the terminal and it made us miss our other girl! But, as always, she is enjoying her time with our dog/house sitters, a.k.a. my brother and sister-in-law. (Thanks, guys!)

Now, it's time to go to bed, since it's very likely that Nora might try to wake us up at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow. Hooray, jet lag!


Crystal May 2, 2011 at 10:39 AM  

yay for Nora being a good girl! Lily would've been a terror..she's awful when she misses her naps/normal bedtime. How do you like your chicco stroller?? I'm thinking about getting one for our lightweight stroller.

Heather May 8, 2011 at 9:19 PM  

@Crystal--That's the Chicco Liteway. We love it. We have a Bumbleride Indie that we use the majority of the time at home, but we ended up caving and buying a second stroller for travel. We're so glad we did--this thing is so great for travel. So much easier to get through airport security, break down for the plane, fit in our rental cars, etc. Love the big sunshade and the handles on it, it has a great basket, and we love love LOVE the fact that the seat reclines all of the way so that Nora can nap in it while we're on the go. Highly recommend.

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