Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Afternoon Fun

One of our favorite places in Las Vegas is Red Rock Resort and Casino. It has beautiful architecture and decor, a bowling alley, movie theater, food court, arcade, gaming floor, nice restaurants, and, most intriguing of all, day care! We've been longing to use the day care since Remy was about 4 months old but between teething, minor illnesses, stranger anxiety, and the general busyness of life we've never managed to do it. Until today! We had recently got some coupons from Red Rock offering two free buffet meals and $15 in free slot play so decided to go use them before they expired tomorrow.

We took Remy with us to the buffet, thinking that if he handled that well we could try to put him in the day care. Red Rock's Feast buffet takes buffets to a whole new level. The space was really pretty and more romantic then most buffets, and the selection is so great it is actually kind of daunting. I went for the comfort foot - bbq ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, mac & cheese, scalloped potatoes, cornbread...and sushi. Ross and I shared cheese cake and some kind of mango chocolate mousse thingy.

I didn't take this picture. I wish I could have found a picture of the dining area, it's quite pretty.

Remy did awesome, so next we took him across the casino to the Kid's Quest daycare center. I was still feeling nervous about it and warned Ross that if I didn't like what I saw when we went in we would just bolt! However when we opened the heavy blue doors and went inside we were greeted by a kid's paradise - a jungle gym, sports area, video games, an ice cream machine, a designated area for babies, a bunch of friendly staff and, most importantly, a some very happy kids. We decided today was the day! They took Remy's info and made a copy of his immunization history for their records, and by the time we'd finished checking in Remy was grinning at the girl who came to take him out of my arms. He didn't take a second look at us.

So we went out to explore and enjoy some free slots and free drinks! I didn't want to leave him for too long so after we'd won enough money to pay for the babysitting we cashed out and went to get him. He was asleep when we got there and, most importantly, didn't give us any reproachful looks. We grabbed a flier on the way out for half-off the normal rates on Valentine's Day!

I foresee us having a lot more dates in the future! :)

That's the moon up there. Why does the moon always look so much bigger in person than it does in pictures?

(I am not being coy, I am tucking my extra chin where you can't see it. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.)

It's January and the pool was actually open. Some kids were brave enough to try to swim in it, but it was only 67 today.

1 comment:

Jacqui Skibbens said...

way to go Kim!! I would be nervous to leave Luke too with strangers! I am so glad he did so well for you and that you and Ross got to get out and get a date! YIPEE! And I think you are too cute. I love the pics and love your comment on the one of you and Ross...I am so the same way...always trying to find ways to look a little thinner. But seriously, you are looking GREAT!! =)