Needing to blow off some steam, yesterday TH convinced me to finally check out the Shark Reef exhibit at Mandalay Bay. We've been in LV for four years now and somehow haven't gotten around to seeing it, mostly due to my inherent dislike of going through casinos to get to "family" activities. But we needed to get out of the house, so off we went, and lo and behold...it wasn't that bad. As a matter of fact it was pretty cool.
J loved it. He was pretty well-behaved--no tantrums, nothing thrown into an open aquarium, no fights over getting into the stroller. And when he saw his all-time favorite animal, the sea turtle (which. was. HUGE.) the look of delight on his face totally erased all my screwed-up-house-closing stress. When he saw that turtle, he yelled out "KURKLE!!!!" loud enough to get a few snotty stares (get over it, people, it's an aquarium inside of a casino for God's sake not the frigging Louvre), and spent almost ten whole minutes with his face pressed to the glass just smiling. So even with all of the drama of the last few days, thanks to the tourist trap that is Shark Reef we ended the week on a good note.
Man, this picture coulda been a contender. I never look this good when we're both looking at the camera. Instead you get a good shot of Mommy with an even better view of J's 'Fro.
I just realized that J's ENTIRE wardrobe that day was courtesy of Old Navy. Old Navy kid's clothes rock!
And now for your entertainment, I present J the Blues Brother...(Give your toddler a harmonica. It's entertainment for the whole family!)