Today was the best day that I have had in sooooo long. It was the most wonderful mother's day. For me it was the first where it wasn't about not doing anything---no diapers, no dishes, no cleaning, no picking up, no wiping noses or bums, no pottying, no cooking, no nothing. I didn't mind that I had to do all those things today---even though last night I was wishing it was Mother's Day so I could be done already. But today really ended up being like most other Sundays, but I felt such peace today.
Evan made me puffed french toast, which he liked, and he does not like french toast. He used my favorite cooking blog---our best bites. He raved about the blog and how easy it was to follow---and he does not cook. So we all ate my french toast in bed, daddy bite, mommy bite, Kyle bite. Aiden watched. It was fabulous. Then I opened my gift. It was a mixed CD with an awesomely accurate custom cover and booklet. It was Las Vegas themed.
That is because Evan is taking me to Las Vegas this coming weekend and that CD is our mixed CD for the road trip. I've never been and I've never been so excited. (Well, I've been on the way through to LA, but In & Out does not count as Vegas) He got all the babysitting ready (with his wonderful family of course) and his work figured out and has left the rest of the planning for us so that he could make sure I was happy with it. It is perfect. We got a cheap hotel right off the Strip, the Hilton, which the shuttle runs by.
I don't know what else we should do? I am trying to keep it cheap. We will drive down Friday, go to the Temple, The Pawn Stars pawn shop, and see everything else that isn't on the Strip we want to see. Saturday is the Strip day and will either include the Shark Reef or the dolphins at Mandalay Bay (any opinion on which is better), a buffet, and Sunday we'll drive back.
I am so excited. Like SOOO excited. Evan and I have never been anywhere by ourselves since we have been married. It was so sweet and thoughtful of him and I am so ready to get away. Any advice would be appreciated. Pictures of our weekend and thoughts on today are to come.