I rarely listen to the news / read the newspaper. My mornings begin with my kids and around mid day I settle into doing things for myself (reading, writing, planning, creating) or things for the house/kids (feeding, tidying etc). I don’t like discussing the things going in the news and the world. To be honest I didn’t even hear it on the news. My sister told my mom about it on our group family chat. We were there about a month ago – my entire life was there. But instead of getting angry at the world, certain person or myself there are things we can do. Look for the blessings, donate and of course always be kind to one another.
At the beginning of September, our little family of four travelled to Las Vegas with my parents, my sister and her husband. It was our first multi generational vacation. We’ve done multi generations weekend getaways before but going away for 6 nights, on a plane with 2 kids, to a normally adult-only destination was a little daunting (ok a lot daunting).
But we managed to make it work and have a ton of fun! #ForMemoriesSake I wanted to do quick recaps of each day. I always wish I had more pictures (ha – like our entourage going through security checks) but I’ll post what I have and hope that years from now my memory will won’t fade.
Day 1: Travel & get settled
We left on the labour day Monday. After parking out car we loaded everything into the shuttle: 1 large suitcase to be checked, 1 carry on luggage, 1 MEC backpack and 2 umbrella strollers + ourselves. Ellie was on me in her sling and Miss S was so excited to be on a bus. What helped was prepping her ahead of time. Our flight was very early in the morning which meant we left the house by 5am.
Us 4 got to the airport first as we had to check our large luggage. Shortly after we met the rest of the fam and went through security. Luckily we were the only family in the family line so it went by super quick. I took both kids through security while the mister handled the luggage on the belt and other family members helped before or after.
We had an hour or so to hang out before boarding the flight. We all had coffee and some breakfast. Ellie took a nap and Miss S got her sillies out by running all over the place, taking a few too many trips on the moving sidewalk and telling everyone which plane was hers.
The flight was good-ish. I had planned entertainment bags for both girls. A few new toys for Ellie and random activities for Miss S, which included: stickers, no-mess marker with letter tracing note pad, beads with string, fruit/veggie gummies and suckers). We also had her sit at the window seat so she had lots to look at. Miss S was too excited to nap but thankfully Ellie did get some rest (which meant so did I)…!