Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tyler's 3rd Birthday Party

A few months ago, I was looking at cake pans and found a dump truck pan and a tractor pan. So I sent a picture of both to Melanie and told her I'd love to make his birthday cake. We agreed that both pans were super cute and so Tyler. But in the end, we decided to do the tractor cake. (Maybe we can do the dump truck next year.)

Saturday, we got together to celebrate Tyler's 3rd birthday. 

Tyler didn't want to wait, he started to pick the frosting on the sides. The cousins tried to stop him, but I told them he was fine since it was HIS cake. 

After cake and ice cream, the cousins took turns hitting a pinata. 

Kyle hit it hard enough to knock it down, but it still didn't break! So we hung it back up and let everyone have a few more turns.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Las Vegas Day 6 - Terry Fator

Our day started out with more exploring on the strip. The cool part was when we decided to go to a casino that wasn't on the list and one my mom had never been to before. It was the Bally Casino. To me, the outside is kinda cheesy. Dress up Elvis's and other characters litter the sidewalk in front of it. But then you go inside and its so elegant! It ended up being one of my favorite casinos.

The coolest part was the Pearl Factory. I was able to walk by it once, but when we were headed back out, I just had to stop! And since we ended up leaving with 3 necklaces, I'm sure they are glad we stopped to.

My first oyster. :)

After I finished picking out a setting for my 1st oyster, they let me choose a 2nd one, out of their "old" pile for free. My mom decided to turn it into a necklace for her. Because she did, they let her choose a 3rd "old" oyster for free, which she turned into a necklace for my sister. That was the end of our free "old" oysters, but since we got a necklace for all the girls in the family, it worked out perfectly. 

When we left Bally, I decided to get my picture with Mario & Luigi. Luigi must have known he was always my favorite character, because he was a flirt. 

After that, we went back to the Bellagio. 

They have the world's largest chocolate fountain. It was so cool!
They also had a ton of cool things made out of chocolate. Mostly cakes, but I LOVED this dress!

After we each got a treat at the chocolate store, we went outside to wait for the water show to start. 

That night, we went back to The Mirage for Terry Fator. Because Phantom of the Opera made such a big deal about no pictures, we decided to take a few in the lobby. 

It didn't matter! They were so more relaxed about pictures! So much so, that while we were waiting for the show to start, a professional came and took a few pictures of us. 

Terry Fator was AWESOME! He won America's Got Talent a few years ago, and I'm still convinced he is the best one to EVER win!

As soon as the show ended, my mom disappeared. We went out to the lobby to find she wanted to be first in line to buy the pictures. 

After Terry Fator, we went back to Treasure Island to buy some drinks. It was the only place we could find non alcoholic drinks for my mom and and the boys earlier in the week. Then we walked back to The Mirage to watch the volcano show again.

The next day was spent packing and driving home. But I did get a good laugh when my mom stopped in St. George so we could all go to Sub Zero again. It looks like I converted them all.
It was a fun trip and I'm glad I was able to go.