Monday, April 12, 2010

What happens in Vegas..

Just got back from three days in Vegas. No, not the kind of trip that one normally imagines when thinking of Las Vegas, although I did manage to leave around $20 in one of the stingy slot machines.

A few months ago the Duchess asked if her royal children could spend a few days with me while they attended a family wedding. Knowing that there would be New York grandparents attending I suggested that an alternative would be to go with them. I would stay with the kids at the hotel during the festivities and in the free time the other grandparents could stock up on some needed hugs, kisses and playtime. Eris joined us as well.

As it turned out, the night of the wedding brought us two additional little girls, ages 4 and 5, whom we had never met. I was a little concerned about how they would react to Mommy and Daddy leaving them at a strange hotel with two strange women for the evening. Little Charlotte and Vanessa were adorable and blended right in with the rest of us. Activities planned for the evening were bowling (Cosmic bowling is AWESOME), a spaghetti picnic dinner in the hotel room (thanks D and A), manicures, pedicures, movies and popcorn! By 9:30 pm the kids were sprawled all over beds asleep. Not one tear shed the entire evening!

Texting conversation between Eris and the Duchess (from the reception) at 8:00 pm:

Duchess: "How's it going with the kids?"

Eris: "Okay. We lost Charlotte. But we found another one about her age. Does D and A speak Spanish?"

The trip was fun. It's also good to be back home. Now I think I will go for a bike ride.


More photos at the Shooting Blog.


JW said...

Cosmic bowling? That sounds groovy. Glad you had a successful trip.

Casi the Great said...


The Duchess said...

My favorite was when D came in and said "hola Charlotte" - they loved that!!

Eris said...

It was great fun!

bleason said...

A buck sixty-four is more like it. Spotted from the bike? Vegas sounded fun.