At first Ava didn't even want to sit by the touch pool. But, I showed her how to lay on her belly and reach in to touch. She was cautious at first, but finally towards the end of our visit she got brave enough to reach in. When she finally touched one she yelled, "I GOT IT!!" She said it was slippery.
After the aquarium we were ready for lunch. I took her to the Rainforest Cafe. When we first arrived there was a "storm" going on and she didn't want to go in. Luckily it stopped and we were able to eat and leave before the next one! She liked looking around and trying to find the different animals. She also got to try her first slushy. I was surprised she didn't really care for it! After we ate we took a couple pictures in the photo booth and she got to browse the store. Out of everything in the store she wanted a handful of small plastic snakes, lol.
Dino nuggets and applesauce. She ate almost all of it too.
Next we stopped in M&M World. She didn't want to watch the 3D movie, but she did get to meet the blue M&M! I picked her up a little container of candy only to find out it was a deck of cards, lol. So we ran back in to get some actual candy.
More character photo ops!
Then we went to the Pet Comedy Show. It was a mix of circus acts and animal tricks. There were dogs, cats, doves, parrots, geese, rats, goats, and even a miniature pony. On the way out Ava got to shake Popovich's hand and meet his kitty cat.
After dinner we stopped for a cupcake and listened to music.
The last thing we did was go on the High Roller. The high roller is an observation wheel that goes 550 feet up and one cycle around takes about 30 minutes.
We chose the night ride so we could see the lights. It is an excellent view but I thought there would be more of a view of the actual strip and all the lights. It was pretty neat to see the Bellagio Fountain.
Afterwards it was one final trip to the arcade before bed. Ava is actually pretty good at air hockey!
The next morning we had breakfast and headed to the airport. I don't think Ava really comprehended what was happening until we got to our vehicle at the airport and were driving home! She started pouting and saying, "I don't want to go home...I want to stay in Vegas!" A little while later she asked if we could go on another vacation, lol.
Overall this was a really fun first family vacation. There was plenty of stuff to keep Ava interested. She was so good with the change of schedule and honestly we have very few behavior issues! She did great!! Can't wait until our next vacation.