May 23, 2017

Las Vegas Girls Trip

I am trying to get back to reality and my regular routine after a girls trip to Las Vegas over the weekend. I definitely have the vacation blues.

My mom and I planned this trip months ago to celebrate my sister's graduation and 25th birthday. No way did I think I would be going to Las Vegas sober. Luckily, I am way past my binge drinking days and still had a blast!
We left Friday afternoon and arrived early enough to check-in and hit up the Sugar Factory down the street from our hotel. Such a fun experience (look at that milkshake) but definitely expensive. I suggest sharing if possible!
We headed back to our hotel room shortly after to get ready for dinner and a night out at Thunder from Down Under!

I have been to Vegas a handful of times but I have never been to Thunder from Down Under. This was my sister's first trip to Vegas so I figured she needed the full experience. Let's just say, I really wish I could have downed a few cocktails because you definitely need to be drinking.

I am just awkward when it comes to naked men dancing and flinging themselves around so this will definitely be my first and last time. My mom and sister were a hoot and had a blast!
The next day, I just wanted to lounge by the pool with a mocktail. I seriously wanted to use and abuse this toddler free time as much as possible and get a little color. We spent a few hours by the pool and it was so lovely. It was such a relaxing day.

My mom planned Saturday night for us and it was amazing. We had dinner at a steak house called Strip House and it was located in Planet Hollywood. I highly recommend it! After dinner, we then headed downstairs to the Britney Spears concert! My sister was the BIGGEST Britney Spears fan growing up so going to her concert was a must! Britney put on one hell of a performance, it was seriously so cool! We had great seats too so at times she was about 4-5 feet away.

 We rolled into bed past midnight (ahhh!) and got a few hours of sleep before needing to wake up to head to the airport. This was the perfect trip before life really gets crazy at the end of this year
hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well!

May 09, 2017

Mother's Day 2017

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and for those who celebrated Mother's Day, I hope your day was extra special!
We had a full weekend of celebrating all the moms in our lives. We are lucky that my mom and my husband's mom both live in town and that we could celebrate them!
We had both of our moms as well as my brother and his wife over for a Momosa Brunch on Saturday. We wanted to keep things casual and allow Portland to spend the morning running and playing with his two favorite grandmas.
Matt and I were busy in the kitchen that morning. On the menu was eggs, bacon, fruit salad, pancakes and french toast! Oh and of course Mimosas and bloody Mary's. Everything was super delicious and the weather finally warmed up after a rainy week so we could enjoy some time on the patio! 
Instead of our typical spa gift cards this year, we decided that we would plan a day out for our mothers. 
Sunday was my turn to celebrate! My husband had been teasing me all week about my Mother's Day gift so I couldn't wait to see what he cooked up. If you remember my Mothers Day Gift post, I posted this JuJuBe BFF diaper backpack and apparently my husband read my mind because that's what he had bought me several weeks ago. 

It was an amazing surprise and so far, such a great bag. I had no idea it is machine washable so to discover that was a highlight! 

After cards, gift and coffee and doughnuts we ventured out to get some flowers and plants for the yard. At our last stop Portland got in a funk. All he wanted to do was be held instead of run around (not like him) so we quickly wrapped up and took him home. 

Poor kid ended up spiking a fever and was just not feeling good the rest of the day. Lots of cuddles on the couch were in order and an extra long nap seemed to help and allowed him to feel well enough to eat some too. Unfortunately Monday didn't improve and after I got him up from a nap, I took him into the pediatrician. He developed a diaper rash with blisters and when we were seated talking to the doctor, I look down and see red bumps and blisters all over his hands and feet. 

Kid can't catch a break. He was diagnosed with hand, foot mouth after the doctor took a peak in his mouth and saw blisters. He has been an absolute mess since Saturday night and now we know why. He's home and quarantined the rest of the week. Praying I don't catch it before my girls trip this weekend. 

If anyone has low key activity suggestions to do at home, send them my way. It's only Tuesday and I'm going crazy.